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Aussie Curves – Red


Ahhh, to be back in Sydney and able to steal use my Mother’s good camera. I’m on the lookout for a good camera to buy that won’t break my moving budget, but so I can still post quality images on my blog. My phone just doesn’t cut it.

Anyyyywho, Aussie Curves! This weeks theme is RED! I used to own a lot of red, it was one colour I would wear back in my ‘goth’ days. Once I dyed my hair pink a lot of the red left my wardrobe. Luckily, I picked up this skirt a few weeks ago & while they look slightly orange in the pictures, the lips on the skirt are red!


ASOS released this print in lots of options. I have the matching Curve singlet, but they also have a skater dress and a scoop back top. Pairing it with the curve singlet makes it looks like an amazing dress! Also, yes, this skirt is from the straight sized range, in a size 18, but fits wonderfully!


I’ve expressed before my love of skirts with pockets, actually, I just love any items of clothes with pockets! Pockets FTW!


 Top – Supre | Skirt – ASOS | Shoes – Payless Shoes | Headband - I don’t remember


Making the move to Melbourne!


Well, I’m back in Sydney, back to #thedarlingden and today I’ve been re-united with my kitty cat. I flew back in on Wednesday & made the guy sitting next to me & the stewardess laugh at me on the plane by getting super excited about seeing snow.

If you follow me on some of my social media channels, you probably already know, but…

I’m moving to Melbourne!


The past 8 weeks in Melbourne has pretty amazing. It’s a place I feel comfortable and accepted. A place where I feel I can be myself and not be judged. I felt more relaxed and at ease. I loved getting out and exploring. I loved having lady lunch dates with friends.

It was also a trial run with my boyfriend to see how we went staying together on a longer time period. Long distance relationships are tricky, and while we did fine spending 2 weeks together, we really wanted to make sure we could deal with each other day in and day out. So seeing as I’m now moving to Melbourne, you can tell it went really well!

And now, the hard work begins. I keep sitting on my lounge, looking around and thinking “I have too much stuff”. It’s a bit overwhelming and very intimidating. I’m going to be doing a massive cull of ALL THE THINGS! Yep, including clothing!

My current to-do list looks a little like this:

  • Sort through my stuff & divide into ‘to sell’, ‘to donate’ and ‘to toss’ piles.
  • Photograph, price & set up store system to sell stuff.
  • Start looking at rental properties online around mid September.
  • Look into removals. Sydney to Melbourne.
  • Organise getting Tonka to Melbourne.
  • MOVE! Probably around the start of October.

If you have any recommendations for removals or such, let me know! I’m also going to be pretty brutal with my culling, so if there is any outfit you’ve seen me wear on the blog and you’d be interested in buying it, let me know!

Have you moved to a different state before?

A very seafood weekend!


I love seafood, in fact, Oysters are one of my favourite foods. I know they are one of the foods that a lot of people dislike, but not me, I’ve been eating them since I was young! My parents will tell stories about how I would be at a restaurant aged 6 ordering oysters.


For my last weekend here in Melbourne, my boyfriend decided we should have a seafood night, so he got up early Saturday morning and went to one of the local markets to pick up some fresh seafood. Turns out, he bought enough that we made a seafood weekend out of it!


Originally he planned to wrap the scallops in bacon, but then we kind of went “hey, why not kilpatrick ALL THE THINGS!”. I’d never actually had scallops kilpatricked, but it sounded like a good idea!


It wasn’t a good idea, it was a GREAT idea and they tasted a bit like heaven!


Next up, crabs! I admit, I found it all a bit fascinating. I’ve never really had crab, and i’ve never had the chance to see and touch a crab up close before. Well, apart from my many hermit crabs I used to own, though these blue swimmer crabs are much different!



They actually have this weird rimming of hair on some of their legs! I did not however find it at all appealing having to pull it apart and luckily my boyfriend did all the icky parts of getting the meat out. While I do eat meat, and seafood, I do find manhandling meat and such hard. I feel blessed that I live in an environment that all that hard work is done for me. (I guess this is one big huge topic that everyone feels different ways about.)




Michael ended up making a crab and corn soup! I loved it! I was a little worried cause I often get a slight allergic reaction to a lot of shellfish, but I had no problems with this soup! Though I’ve realised i’m really not fussed on coriander.


Sunday was oysters! And yes, of course, we had them kilpatrick! I can eat oysters anyway, fresh, mornay, but my favourite by far is kilpatrick! I mean, bacon!


Friday I ducked out and bought a bottle of this Worcestershire Chutney by Beerenberg. I’d seen it a few days prior at a fresh food store and thought it would work even better on the oysters then just the normal worcestershire sause and OMG, this stuff is delicious!

I’m a huge fans of chutneys and I remember seeing a few of this brand at my local Woolies in Sydney. The branding attracted me, and then I noticed they were made in Adelaide, and one of my fave places in Adelaide, Hahndorf! After seeing all the stuff they have to offer, you better believe I’ll be making an order soon!


For dinner Sunday night, Michael crumbed up some flathead and panfried it. I didn’t get any pictures cause I was way too busy enjoying eatting it!

Do you like seafood? What is your all time favourite food!?

Nope, this isn’t a sponsored post for Beerenberg, I bought it all myself and just wanted to share the love, it was that good!

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