Attending a blogger event through Nuffnang to hear about the travels and adventures of a group of bloggers who got to experience a fabulous trip to Dubai. It was at the Doc Martin's bar in Collins Quarter in the 'Paris' end of Collins Street in the city of Melbourne.
Eating fancy food...
Mmmmmmmm!! And then there was the specially created cocktail with a Dubai inspired flavour!
It was called 'The Burj' and it was a mix of Vermouth, Chamomile, Orange Blossom and Apricot liqueur, especially created by Doc Martin's head bartender, Zeb. It was an experience! The first sip highlighted one flavour, which was then followed by a burst of orange blossom and chamomile, followed by something else. It was quite unusual but definitely delicious!
On a completely unrelated note...I finally got the fenders back for my saddle. They had to be considerably shortened because I am so vertically challenged. Anyway now I can AT LAST use my new saddle that I got for Christmas. It's from Toowoomba Saddlery.
I got this Neck and Decolletage Cream by Natio, which is an Australian brand that I really like, and is available from my local chemist. It's reasonably priced and uses lots of natural ingredients. This cream has Plant Peptides, Argan, Moringa Butter, Fennel, Frankincense and Myrrh...and as well as feeling a bit like one of The Three Wise Men with the whole Frankincense thing, it smells gorgeous. I decided to invest in this cream because the old décolletage gets a bit neglected and it is one of the first places that you can start to show your age. That and the back of your hands (which in my case seems to be happening...probably all that time working on farms.) Natio, I discovered recently, is also pronounced 'Nay-T-O'. I don't know what I was saying before but it was definitely wrong.
This other item, which everyone would no doubt recognise, is my all time favourite Brazil Nut Body Butter from The Body Shop. I actually used to sell The Body Shop products through The Body Shop at Home party plan and I learnt some really weird facts. Probably the weirdest was that the original store was actually located right next door to a funeral parlour. A funeral parlour next to 'The Body Shop'. How confusing.
This favourite is a representation of my 11 year old son's first classical ballet class which he had this week....and did very well at I might add. This is my daughter waiting outside during the class...something I am going to have to get used to with my 2 other small children. Next time I will take more toys to occupy them. I will also get some photos of my son... but for the moment here is a little video.
And a teensy bit more...
What were your favourites for the week?