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July 10, 2010

Ok, pay attention now – if you are in Sydney, get thee to Black Star Pastry at Newtown as soon as possible and try the glistening and gorgeous bread and butter pudding. It comes with a generous jug of crème anglaise and is sen-freaking-sational. As are the chocolate eclairs, yes indeedy.

I was there last Sunday having farewell afternoon tea with the lovely Yasmin, who is about to embark on a most excellent adventure to Canada and then New York! Check out her blog, About The Food, in coming weeks and months, for what I know for sure are going to be delightful tales of culinary fun!

I think in my excitement about my trip my stomach may be confusing butterflies for hunger.

I went on what might appropriately be called an amazing date last Saturday (of course I did. Because I’m about to leave town). It involved a flight in a seaplane to lunch at a fantastic restaurant, then back again as the sun was setting over Sydney, which was looking just beautiful. This really is a very pretty place to live. It’s good to know it’ll be here looking lovely when I am ready to return.

This post by author Marie Phillips made me laugh a lot – mostly because I identify with it 100%. I am a Rufus Wainwright and Jose Gonzales loving, Festival Hall and Hay Festival attending (when I’m in the UK), (online) Guardian reading gal, and quite happy to be so! (via @meandmybigmouth)

One day I will have a quiet office/workroom space of my own. I will. I must! I have a Wonderful Workrooms pinboard on Pinterest for inspiration and dreaming purposes which had a huge boost from Design*Sponge’s fabulous posts on offices this week. Go see here and here!

This bird in progress by Estelle from Curbside Style has captured my heart. He is so wonderfully round and wonderfully yellow – a happy bird indeed!

I love this post by Rachel over at Buttons Magee.

This foldaway cardboard bookshop by Campaign is ace! The pop-up shop was open during the London Festival of Architecture. (via Fubiz)

I’d love to attend a Squam workshop – I think they look amazing. It isn’t going to happen this year, as I’ll be in the midst of my UK adventure, but in lieu of getting to be there I would really like to have this book! It’s “an exploration of the journeys we take, how we can find friendship in the most unexpected places, and the restorative power of natural beauty – but above all, it is about what happens when you honor your creativity.” Sounds pretty lovely, yes?

In just a couple of days, I’ll be in the UK! I haven’t packed yet – that’s next – but I’ve spent plenty of time thinking about all of the summer recipes I want to try. First on the list? This mango slaw from Smitten Kitchen. Hurrah!

My next post will be from sunny Tunbridge Wells! Have a wonderful weekend everyone, whether you’re staying cosy at home or heading out on an adventure! xo

6 Comments leave one →
  1. July 10, 2010 7:48 pm

    Looks sensational.

  2. July 11, 2010 12:33 am

    Many things to look at and look for, thank you.

    In related news, I booked tickets to see Rufus in Boston. On a whim! Well, hopefully he’ll be on a stage.

    Adventures ahoy! Can’t wait to hear from you once you’re over the seas.

    • Francesca permalink*
      July 11, 2010 8:14 am

      Rufus whim-tickets? That’s awesome! Wow. I need to book me some whim-tickets.

      Adventures ahoy-hoy! xo

  3. July 11, 2010 8:05 am

    That bread and butter pudding looks fabulous as do your amazing collection of images on Pinterest – oh to have my own room for anything! Maybe I need to go to a Squam workshop to learn how to honor my creativity;)

    Happy and safe travels to you and I look forward to hearing about things in TW.

    • Francesca permalink*
      July 11, 2010 8:17 am

      Thanks Caz!

      Teehee, space to be creative, be it a room or a workshop would be a wonderful thing indeed! xo

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