Fiona Moore

Author: Fiona

Fun With Kids (and sweet bedding)

The fun of the school holidays means I can have my niece and nephew over in the middle of the day. For playing in the park, and being creative indoors.

Just Bedding

This doona cover from Just Bedding (gifted) has been a hit. Fantasy styling in a sari print, my pillow case gets a good reception when I take it for sleepover shifts, and the kids were all over and under this bright happy print!

Makka Pakka and Ez

Just Bedding story tent

I have even coerced under it for Liam to tell me a fantastic story about Frozen, Makka Pakka, Optimus Prime and explosions. Several times.

Lego Guitar hero princess Anna Frozen

Lego Guitar Hero was then insisted on, and we rocked out!

Be like Ezri

Be like my hero, Ezri.

A few Drinks in Gosford

Gosford is a bit of a hidden gem (And my dear friend Bronwyn who I met for drink there last week would probably like to keep it that way!).

At the north of the Brisbane Waters, and an hour train ride from either Sydney or Newcastle, it doesn’t exactly evoke memories of a beautiful waterfront. With its abandoned or decaying (but, to my relief, revitalising) shopping centres. I don’t know, it never struck me as a destination as a young adult.

shiraz at the coast bar gosford

It was a grey, drizzly day, and while that dulled the shimmering blue waters, it didn’t change our destinations. Starting with a club-priced wine at the very busy Gosford Sailing Club, we discussed gender politics and popular themes, along with South Park, transphobia, the downfall of marriage, and Germaine Greer.

the coast bar pizza kiln oven

The Coast Bar (formerly known as the Ignuana Bar of NSW policial fame for Pizza, nibblies and wine.

the coast bar vegetarian pizza

the caost bar antipasto platter

Last but not least was a Margarita at Reviver on Mann St, a cocktail bar situated in the herse parking garage of a former funeral home. Of course. Dark, with hipster beers, and people in suits, it’s only going to get more popular with the relocation of public servants from Newcastle and Canberra…

Reviver Margarita Gosford

What places surprise you after you haven’t been there for years?

Saddler’s Creek Wine Tasting

Saddlers creek rose

On the back of yet another great Groupon deal, we headed up to Pokolbin to Saddler’s Creek Wines for a “teasting experience”. Which turned out to be two hours of wine tasting, commentary, questions and answers and delving into the nicer end of their selections!

tasting experience

The wine was accompanied by a cheese platter, and a selection of chocolate pieces – milk, dark and dark with sea salt – to complement or clash with our wines as a means of education.

Saddlers Creek Cabernet

We got to sample the fresh, still in the vat Semillon and Rose, complete with yeasty tingle and cloudiness, along with the amazing Hunter 2014 vintage, which, if you made a bad wine from, you should quit the business.

saddlers creek shiraz range

We were left along with the Shiraz range, which were all amazing, while the host attended to others visiting the cellar door. Who left me alone with some amazing Shiraz?

sticky

The stickies were amazing, especially the ever-Xmassy Muscats!

We took home a Shiraz and a Cabernet Merlot, and definitely recommend Saddler’s Creek for its wines (red, white and beyond) and hospitality!

saddlers creek winery pokolbin

Saddler’s Creek Wines
Address: 15 Marrowbone Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320
Phone:(02) 4991 1770
http://www.saddlerscreek.com/

Food Porn (Things I ate recently, in Lieu of a real post)

greek yoghurt with choc muesli and berries

Aldi Greek youghurt and frozen berries with Monster choc-lish muesli.

monster schocolish muesli

A really subtle sprinkling of dark chocolate in this (gifted) muesli, along with the usual seeds, oats and sultanas :) I’m been rekindling my muesli and greek yoghurt love with this!

fish and salad\

Various types of fish and salads.

Workers club callamari

$10 calamari from the Toronto Workers Club.

maccas lamb wrap for good friday

Maccas. On Good Friday.

garlic chili prawns

Garlic chili prawns :)

schnitty with mushroom sauce

Chicken schnitzel from The Meat Shed in Toronto with mushroom sauce.

hello fresh feta stuffed chicken breast

Feta and spinach stuffed chicken breast from my Hello Fresh. I actually have a few free intro boxes to gift to whoever wants them….. get in touch?

halls valley shiraz

All washed down with this Halls Valley Shiraz that I got for a steal!

I also have a freezer full of Lite n Easy mini meals, perfect for nights I come home at 10pm and can’t face cooking and know that toast isn’t always the answer.

I hope you’re eating well!