26 July 2010

I'm back

Hey guys, it's been a little while but I have been missing blogging so much that I have started a new blog: http://spoiltlily.blogspot.com/ hope you will be able to follow me there!

13 June 2010


The wedding is over and my blogging days seem to be fading so I have decided it is time to say goodbye to my blog. I will still keep my eye on everyones blogs and thanks so much for all of your great feedback and the lovely friends I have made through this blog xx

11 June 2010

08 June 2010

Back again

Sorry guys - I have been away in Darwin for the long weekend and have had no time to stop by. Our high res shots have all arrived so I will be showing some of them off!!

21 May 2010

Paneang Curry

While we were away we spent our last day doing a cooking class. After we met with the monk in the morning! Anyway.. we cooked Tom Yam Goong, Phad Thai & Paneang Curry. My favourite was definately the curry and despite eating thai food 3 times a day for 2 straight weeks I still can't get enough! Here is the recipe!

Panaeng curry paste - 10g
Shrimp paste - 2 g
Coconut milk (fresh if possible) 100g
Chicken stock - 30g
Vegetable oil - 20g
Kaffir lime leaves julienne - 2g
Red Chilli julienne - 3g
Fish sauce - 1tbsp
Sugar (palm sugar if possible) 1tsp

1. Heat vegetable oil, add panaeng curry paste and shrimp paste and stir for 3 minutes until the curry paste is fragrant
2. Add the pork or chicken or beef and stir for 4 minutes until well mixed
3. Add the chicken stock
4. When the stock boils, add coconut milk and boil for 3 minutes until bubbling
5. Add kaffir lime leaves and red chilli and season with fish sauce, salt and sugar to taste
6. Pour into a bowl and garnish with kaffir lime leaves and red chilli

17 May 2010

Koh Racha

Our first stop in Thailand was a small island called Koh Racha off Phuket. The hotel is one of only a few on the island and it sure was luxury! We had our own pool which has a view down to the bay as well as an outdoor shower and many other cool features. We were able to explore the island by quad bike, snorkel and basically just relax! Our kyaking adventure was less successful and I don't think we will be 'tandem' kyaking again!!

I am really struggling to re-adjust to being back home in the cold Melbourne weather so am working out some new goals for myself to keep motivated and make life a little bit more exciting/challenging!

16 May 2010


We are back from the Honeymoon - it was brilliant! We had lots of fun times and stayed in some great places - many photos to come!

24 April 2010

One down many to go!

After a little bit of retail therapy I headed off for my first run back. It was going well thanks to a lovely tail wind and a I managed an hour of walk/run so I am feeling good!


In and effort to get myself back into a good fitness routine I am going to try and get back into my running. One of my best methods of motivation is either reading running magazines or hanging out with my old triathlon buddies! So I am going to make a pact with myself to run every day and get myself back to the point where I can go for a nice long slow run! Wish me luck! I will keep a dairy on my blog to track how I go!

22 April 2010


I am loving the fact that Masterchef is back - and it goes for 1.5 hours every night!! It gets even more interesting once there are a few less contestants...

20 April 2010

Bring it on

I am seriously hanging out for our trip to Thailand. Can't wait for some relaxation and a break from work!!
One of the hotels we are staying at in Krabi is located with a view across to the Hong Islands which we plan to explore by kayak!
So apart from working flat out - I have been trying lots of new cooking creations as well as another Jamie Oliver book - I am obsessed with his recipes. I have 3 custom wedding invitations on the go through my etsy shop so that is exciting.
Hope everyone is going well xx

15 April 2010


Today we visited Jerry's Cafe in Elwood. I have been wanting to try it for approximately 5 years! The corn and dill pikelets with salmon was our first pick but unfortunately the pikelets had run out!! oh no - I was seriously nearly crying. So I had the caramelised banana porridge. Hmm not the best ever. Anyway this weekend I am going to make our own corn and dill pikelets with the salmon and maybe next time we try Jerry's they will have some left. Loving the Italian Food Safari tonight! Farewell Bruce M.

12 April 2010

The Racha

The honeymoon is coming up and we are both so ready for it!! One of the hotels we picked is The Racha which is on a small island off Phuket - amazing!

11 April 2010

New stuff

So now that the wedding is over I will need to re-direct my blogging energy. I just have to work out where! At the moment I am focussing on: 1. The honeymoon 2. Growing our business 3. Getting back into my cycling 4. Improving my cooking. The weather is certainly getting colder here in Melbourne and next thing on my list of movies to see is Micmacs. Be back with more soon!

10 April 2010

08 April 2010

07 April 2010

The Boyz Jumping


The professional photos have arrived - here is one for now and heaps more to come! xx