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February 28, 2014

Last of the summer

I spent the majority of my summer break in the northern hemisphere, so I haven't been doing many summery things (e.g. no beach yet this year!). On Tuesday, Wai Lam and I got together to do a goodbye-summer picnic.



But first, we brunched. She took me to this cafe underneath Bon Bon, the chocolate store at the end of The Strand (the Pitt St side), which I never knew existed. My eggs and bacon were satisfactory but the ice chocolate I got was AMAZING, best ice chocolate I've had in Sydney. Definitely going to go back to try their hot chocolate when the weather cools down.



We then hit up the supermarket and took the bus to the Botanical Gardens, where we set ourselves up. Pink wine and sorbet has become our picnic M.O.




A baby (?) kookaburra which settled on a low branch near us. It was less aggressive than the last one.

Last day of summer today... but I'm excited to wear my winter clothes and have some good midyear travel ideas (I've just got to rope my friends into them).

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  1. Can't believe summer has ended, I just realised I didnt even get to sport many of my summer outfits at all. But I'm still relieved Autumn is coming, because layering is my favourite way of creating an outfit. And don't make me crave weis' mango ice cream or Bowen Mango ice cream from Home Ice Cream.

    www.rosa-dyn.com

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  2. one of the things i'm looking forward to the most when warm weather comes around -- going on picnics!

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  3. YEAHHH WEIS ICE-CREAM (or sorbet, whatever). I for one am glad that summer is almost over. Poor old me cannot handle driving around in a non air-conditioned car for much longer! Waahhh!

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  4. loving the kookaburra dude, never actually seen one before, just heard.

    Buckets & Spades

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  5. I've never been to a place that served ice chocolate, but it looks amazing! It is still freezing in the Northern Hemisphere and I am excited for spring and summer (so tired of wearing pants and coats!!). Going back to NYC in April and I plan to buy out the whole Uniqlo store!

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    1. Haha go crrazy in Uniqlo for me!

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  6. The kookaburra looks kind of cute--are they territorial and usually cranky like that though?

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    1. I've got no idea! I think the last one was just not afraid of humans and really keen on our roast chicken...

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  7. That picnic is lush! Sorbet + rosé wine what a good idea!
    And the ice chocolate looks delicious!

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  8. Yumm! We call fizzy alcohol mixed with sorbet a "spoom". Delicious and so refreshing!

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    1. Spoom, I've never heard of that term before!

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  9. Glad the iced chocolate got you amazed c: It does
    look good! And that fizzy alcohol with sorbet is nice
    in the hot days ^_^ omggg I can't believe you took
    a picture of that kookaburra birdie thing! Xx

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  10. Oh, this makes me long for summer. Nothing seems nicer than moscato and sorbet at the moment! You look beautiful, too. Are you growing out your hair?

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    1. So observant! I am indeed growing out my hair :)

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  11. Oooo, looks delicious. And I love that bird! Did you guys ever sing a song about the kookaburra as a child? I remember singing "kookaburra sits in the old gum treeee...."

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    1. I think we did, that does ring a bell haha

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  12. Great photos. I think that you had fantastic day :) kisses dear

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  13. A perfect goodbye summer picnic! Bon Bon sounds like an amazing place. I'm so excited to hear about your mid-year travel plans! Where to? :)

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    1. Well I was reaaallly hoping for South America but I think it's a bit too late now so maybe somewhere a bit closer to home - New Zealand?

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  14. I really love that first photo. there is so much detail in those reflections I don't know where to focus at first! Lately I've been dreaming about visiting Sydney. I suspect it's from all the photos from you and other bloggers. *__*

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  15. I am definitely going to appreciate summer a lot more this year Looking forward to picnics and eating outside and all that fun stuff.

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  16. The reflection in the store window is great, you are good stuff with a camera Jane! I've actually never tried sorbet or ice cream at a picnic, I definitely need to do this during the summer. What a gorgeous bird too, may have a go at drawing the little fella!

    Thanks for your comment too, I can't wait to fill the sketch up with tons of stuff and look back through it. Glad you liked the post! means a lot

    Katie » Tattyboots

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    1. Aw I'd love to see how it turns out if you do draw it!

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  17. Oh Jane, this makes me long for warmer weather and picnics so much! You look so pretty, are you growing out your hair, it's longer than before? Kookaburra's look so...cool. And I am so excited for your mid-year travel plans! I really need to save more money haha!!

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    1. Haha I am growing out my hair, I really want long hair (which I haven't had since I was 12)!

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