|local olive oil bought in Toowoomba|
We went to a newly-opened Bulk Store in Toowoomba last weekend called The Source. You wander around and scoop up the goodies into brown paper bags from bulk containers. We bought chocolate:) Ha ha! And this local olive oil. Dunno where exactly 'local' is, as the label is devoid of info.
|blue bilby by Blu Art Xinja|
Not sure if I've shown you this before. It hangs on my kitchen wall. Made by a local art warrior known as Blu Art Xinja. He puts up (illegal) artworks all over Brisbane, and in Melbourne and New Zealand. Long may he or she prosper! I'm guessing he's a he, but you don't get to see the face.
|lovely silver spoon|
I bought this in the Bulk Store too. A gorgeous silver-plated spoon which has been engraved with Eat drink and be merry. "A great Xmas present" the nice store lady said...
|single forest maple syrup|
Single forest maple syrup? Who knew there was such a thing? Not this little black duck. I adore maple syrup, especially on bacon. And it's organic too; win, win.
|ever so pretty rosy little jug|
I found this little beauty in a Vintage shop in Brunswick Heads on our recent trip to Northern Rivers. It is a Clarice Cliff design, called Janice Rose. Very different from her Art Deco pieces.
|another cutie from our potter mate Miss B|
We had dinner with Miss B. when down in Northern Rivers, at the incredibly trendy restaurant Harvest in Newrybar. The wee village used to be just a general store and a post office- c'est tout, but now has a bakery, deli, restaurant and a very expensive artisan co-op. Bloody Chris Hemsworth! All his fault for moving there from Hollywood.
|yep that's him Chris Hemsworth taken by me in Sept 2014|
He lives down near Byron Bay, which is a mixture of ye old-time hippies/greenies and very rich actors etc. So now you gotta pay more for stuff down there:=)
|self-portrait by Abigail Stratton (excuse the shadows please)|
On the wall near my kitchen is this wonderful graphite drawing by a young girl down in Uki, New South Wales. We were wandering thru this quaint little village, in fact on our way to an artist's studio when we came upon an art show in the Buttery Bazaar. It was the last afternoon of the show, and I was lucky enough to find and fall in love with this girl. They only took cash so we had to hunt up a store that would give us some real money:=) The ladies were very excited for the young girl.
|my prize-winning entry for the Neff Cooking Comp.|
I managed to win myself a prize and have my recipe printed in the Neff e-book. The link is here if you'd like a squizz.
|Laurel Bank Park in Toowoomba|
And just to finish off, here is a photo of the beautiful gardens that we saw on the weekend when we were in Toowoomba for the annual Carnival of Flowers. Just glorious.
Well, that's about it for me. I really hope you can join in this month! I really appreciate and enjoy seeing everybody's global delights. Cheers till November. (one step closer to Xmas!)
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