Tuesday, 2 August 2022

Get Away - Thirroul, Heart and Soul Retreat


This blog post was written by Melle.

I recently had a get away in Thirroul and attended the Heart and Soul Retreat. I can't wait - the weekend starts with a South Sailor seafood platter for 2, then Thirroul beach, and Heart and Soul Retreat for some yoga, shooting hoops, healthy eating and some unexpected jigsaw puzzling!

Photo above is the South Sailor Thirroul cold section of the platter: spicy tuna tacos (really yum!), salmon rolls, kingfish ceviche with sesame snaps, and salmon and apple sashimi. Fresh seafood.

Friday, 29 July 2022

Sho City, Lane Cove


I recently visited Sho City which is a new Japanese Restaurant in Lane Cove. It's located upstairs in the shopping strip of Lane Cove and has seating inside and outside.  Sho City is probably best described as modern Japanese.   From the outside, I was unsure whether this was a casual eatery or a upmarket venue. I would say Sho City is more upmarket. So upon reflection, perhaps not the best venue if you have a toddler (like mine who won't sit still) but I did see other families with older children. 

Monday, 25 July 2022

New Bacardi Flavours - Raspberry and Coconut


Bacardi has recently launched two new flavours, Bacardi Coconut and Bacardi Raspberry. They are two great additions to the Bacardi Caribbean rum portfolio. 

Monday, 11 July 2022

The Eight, Haymarket - A revisit post covid


The Eight is located on top of Market City in the middle of Chinatown. Since the pandemic, one of the other major competing Yum Cha houses Marigold has closed down. So I was unsure about the impact on the Eight given we still have high covid numbers and Marigold has closed down.

Saturday, 28 May 2022

Spicers Guest House, Hunter Valley NSW


It feels like a long time with the pandemic but I recently spent a night at the Spicers Guest House in the Hunter Valley. I had mixed feelings about being out and about during a pandemic but it was good to enjoy the beautiful scenic grounds at Spicers Guest House.

Sunday, 20 March 2022

Mezza Via, Ryde



Hello Folks. It's been some time since I've last blogged as I've been a bit busy with life. It had been some time since I last visited Mezza Via in Ryde. It used to be one of my regular haunts before the pandemic started. I last posted in 2015 so I think it is definitely due a revisit blog post. 

Friday, 31 December 2021

Mapo, Newtown


 Mapo is an ice creamery located on King St Newtown. It’s New Years Eve and we’ve had 21,000 covid cases today. Mapo is my only outing today as I’ll be celebrating quietly at home. With the current pandemic, I’ve been able to get parking really easily in Newtown. 

Mapo is a tiny shop so basically only one customer can enter at a time. The ice cream flavours change frequently which makes for nice variety. On this occasion, I decide to get three flavours in a cup which costs $9.