Without a doubt my favourite thing about Melbourne in the summer time is daylight savings. As someone whose winter sunshine consists entirely of office fluorescent lights and the brightness of my computer screen, I use daylight savings to catch up on some much needed Vitamin D. The Brooding Architect and I like to make the {more}

As long time readers will know, The Brooding Architect is my harshest food critic – particularly in  respect to my baking. He comes from a long line of ‘baking purists’ and gets very anxious about my somewhat relaxed attitude towards baking, alleging that my unauthorised recipe modifications often result in ‘rock cakes’. This month’s Delicious {more}

Despite being the end of October, Melbourne is still only teasing us with the prospect of summer. One tantalizing day of 30 degrees and sunshine, followed by yet another cold, grey rainy day, is certainly testing my patience for winter. Fortunately, like 90% of all Melbourne office workers, I am taking a self-declared ‘Extra Long {more}

Is anyone else completely addicted to French Food Safari? In the lead up to my trip to France I cannot get enough of this show. By the end of each episode my mouth is watering and I have scribbled down a long list of dishes and places I just have to try while on holiday.  {more}

Apart from food, one of my other addictions in life is frocks. New (preferably Leona),  vintage, subtle black or clashing colour prints – I can’t get enough! Much to The Brooding Architect’s dismay, my collection of dresses is always increasing.  It has got to the point that he has had to impose a (poorly enforced) {more}

Winter has well and truly set in. This year, I am feeling the effects even more than usual, as in the last 2 weeks I have become one of those crazy (gym) bag ladies waiting at the tram stop at 6.00am to do a morning body pump session. (It is truly amazing what the looming threat of publicly {more}

On the weekend, a friend of mine had a house warming party to welcome a housemate to her bachelor(ette) pad. I love parties where everyone brings a plate of food along to share, as you get to taste so many wonderful dishes. Add a few glasses of champagne and I am hard pressed to think of a better {more}

The Brooding Architect has caught the dreaded ‘change of season cold’ that seems to be lurking in every office and on every tram in Melbourne. He has spent 3 days on bed rest, eating nothing but restorative chicken and ginger soup. However, today his health seems to have turned a corner and to celebrate the {more}

Over the weekend I celebrated another ‘closer to 30 than 20′ birthday. To mark the occasion, The Brooding Architect and I held an afternoon picnic along the banks of the Yarra River with a lovely group of old and some very new friends (special mention to the newest of them all – The Tall Professor). {more}

The Brooding Architect has been ridiculously busy at work over the past few weeks, with lots of weekends and late nights. However, unlike many law firms (you all know the main offenders), architectural practices expect you to have a life and as such don’t have  ‘after hours meals policies’. My solution was to make The {more}