Thursday, July 2, 2015

Melbourne: Day 4-7

Day four saw me wandering around Fitzroy whilst Emaya prepped her Tanzania Slideshow Dinner.

Bronwen Gray's Babushka Dolls


I had an awesome mushroom Nigiri at Momo's sushi shop deserving of two thumbs up.


And for dinner Emaya cooked us authentic African cuisine, the white blob under the stew (Ndegnu) is called Ugali which you use your hands to scoop the Ndengu up with it :)



 I know some people can get bored of others travel stories but I always find them super inspiring and now I really want to go to Africa :) Wild Giraffesss!!!

And pretty fabrics! I got the official word that they're called Kanga but possibly the word for how you wear them rather than the cloth's name - any insights?

The next day we took a tram to Northcote to a Vintage Clothing sale where we were in hunt for some denims for a special party project - I'll tell you guys about later :) We also stopped in at Shoko Iku, where I had a raw brownie and a chai.

I gave my meal around a 5-6/10. I should be upfront here and say I don't think this raw life is for me.

but then I did pick up some raw cacao and it was Devine, with a capital D!



For dinner I got a Mr Natural's Pizza. If there's been one thing missing in my life since giving up diary it's cheese on pizza so I got pretty excited to know there was dairy-free cheese pizza options. I ate 99% of this pizza in one sitting and happily gave it 10/10 :) I was pretty convinced it tasted just like real cheese but Emaya gave it 1/10 so perhaps my cheese taste buds are off. Mr Naturals has since inspired me to seek out other fake cheese apart from Daiya - which I'm not so fussed about. The other week I picked up a brand called bio-cheese and it's currently my new fav cheese that melts perfectly in my sandwich press :) Anyway I digress - onwards to day five!

Emaya was off to work so I went off exploring.



 It actually turned into quite a cat-centric day for me and I'm going to share all my cat photos lumped together tomorrow but... spoiler alert, I got to meet Wilbur the Thornbury Newsagency cat!



For a treat I headed to Merry Cupcakes who solely do vegan cupcakes - what!! I got so used to having so many options and whole shops devoted to food I could eat that it really was a bit sad coming home. Luckily I love cooking :)








After my wander I came home to find Emaya's friend, Speck, had dropped us off more bakery treats from Beatrix.


How pretty are they! 

AND to top it all off, for dinner, we went down to the pub for a meal which turned out to be the worst meal of the trip (no photo evidence sorry) but it did result in lots of laughter  :)

14 comments:

  1. Always love your photos! Looks like you had a wonderful trip with lots of yummy treats along the way. Food is always one of my favorite parts of travelling. :)

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    1. *high five* to all these food lovers :) Thanks for your sweet words!

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  2. Such pretty photos! :) Melbourne looks super cute, loving these blogs :)

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    1. Thanks Heddie!! It was so super cute :) :)

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  3. great pics. looks like a great place and a great way to spend a few days...

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    1. I'd recommend it for anyone's Australian itinerary :)

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  4. those Babushka Dolls and crochet things caught my eye! ;)

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    1. And both super close to each other, the shop window is from Meet me at Mikes and just across from that shop is a park where the Babushka Doll statues live :)

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  5. everything seems so bright and cozy there :)

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    1. a nice interjection to the coldness :) :)

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  6. Beautiful photos! Are those digital or analogue?

    Katrina Sophia

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    1. They're all digital. It was one of my goal to take lots of film but I only managed one roll, which is sadly sitting on my desk waiting for other rolls so I can bulk send them off for processing :) I need to work on taking more film!

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  7. So many great things in these pics & post Fee! Certainly you had an awesome time at Melbourne and lots of wanderings, I looove those :) The giant Babushka dolls are incredible!! and so are all the details from the stores and streets you have captured, eye candy, thanks Fee! I am also one of those that never tire to talk about travels and see (ALL) the pictures, I know lot of people can't stand it but alas...it gives me such a joy discovering new places through another person perspective and makes me start dream-planning my own trip ;)

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    1. I think travel posts are one of my favourites to read even :) How awesome are those Babushka dolls! Melbourne was so much fun, I'm a a little (a lot) sad it's all over :(

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