Month: July 2015

Food Photo Friday #21: Sunday Roasts @ The Taf

Food: Sunday Roast/ Consumed at: The Taf, Cardiff University Student Union/ Date: January 2015 Today’s edition of Food Photo Friday is nothing too fancy, but it sure was a hella good meal! Even though I’m eagerly counting down the days until I graduate, there are of course some fantastic perks to being a student i.e. student discounts. In this case, my flatmates and I made our way down to the Cardiff University Student Union Pub called the Taf for a Sunday roast for, guess how much… 3 QUID. Absolutely mental. In NZ dollars that’s about $6 for a plate stacked full of food. I packed a whole lotta roast vege, roast meats, mashed potatoes, peas, Yorkshire puddings, stuffing and a good drizzle of gravy and cranberry sauce, all washed down with some apple cider. Ahh that was the life. Do you guys have a go-to place for great food at a bargain price? Let me know below in the comments!  

Throwback Thursday: The Louvre in Paris

It’s a throwback to my time in Paris last year! I didn’t realise I hadn’t uploaded any photos of the day Moana and I headed to the Louvre for a day trip. After missing out on the Louvre during our first big(ish) trip to Paris we made sure it was on our to-do list this time around. The line was horribly long in the scorching hot sun, but eventually we got in. I’ve been to the Louvre before, during my previous big trip to France when I was 12, but you can never seen the Louvre in a day, so this time around, as well as seeing some of the obvious masterpieces it was wonderful getting to see the things I missed the last time. I think that now I’m a lot older I also appreciated everything a little more, making it a lot more special. As usual I had to grab the audio (in this case 3D visual) guide, because I always love to find out as much as I can about places and things …

Bean Boozled Challenge With My Siblings

Last week my younger sister, brother and I were pretty bored so we thought we’d film a challenge video, the challenge? Bean Boozled! The Challenge: The Bean Boozled Challenge requires a box of the Bean Boozled jelly beans which are filled with different coloured jelly-beans. For each colour there are two possible flavours– a ‘good’ flavour and a ‘bad’ flavour. We used a box of version 3 which included the flavours below: I was pretty scared about doing the challenge because there were definitely a lot of flavours I was not looking forward to trying at all. If you want to check out how it went you can check it out on my brother’s channel below:

Food Photo Friday #20: Crêpes in Paris

Food: Savoury crêpe/ Consumed at: A little corner bistro in Paris/ Date: June 2014 I know it’s two days late, but oh well, you’ll have to live with it! Here’s a little throwback to warmer days while in Paris last year. If you guys were following me last year, you may have seen my travel posts about my time during Paris. The past couple of weeks I’ve been reminiscing about my Europe trip, so I thought it would be fitting to have a FPF from my time away. This crêpe was enjoyed at a little corner bistro just off from Rue de Rivoli accompanied by a bowl of delicious apple cider. This was halfway through our first full day in Paris. I can’t quite remember what was exactly in my crêpe, but from what I can recall it was a savoury crêpe filled with cheese, ham, spinach and an egg and from what I can remember it was really nice! I’m usually more of a sweet crêpe person, nutella and banana is one of my …

Food Photo Friday #19: Dolma @ Casablanca

Food: Dolma with lamb/ Consumed at: Casablanca, Sylvia Park, Auckland/ Date: July 2015 Last night I went for a much needed dinner and catch-up at the cool Mediterranean restaurant Casablanca with my friend. We sat outside under the outdoor heaters at a cute blue mosaic table, the place itself is super lively and it was packed when we arrived. We literally got one of the last tables. Food-wise I went for the Dolma with added lamb which consists of: “green bell pepper stuffed with rice, onion currants, pinenuts and herbs, served with tomato salsa and labneh.” It’s the first time I’ve tried one from a restaurant (besides the meatball stuffed ones my Mum used to sometimes make before she went vegetarian,) and it was delicious and very filling. I was surprised by how filling it was actually but happy I was for the price I paid. I think without the lamb it would’ve been filling enough as well. Definitely want to go back again and try some other dishes on the menu. My friend took …

What’s On My TV Schedule? #2

A couple of months ago I compiled a list of all the TV shows I was watching, had been watching and wanted to watch titled: What’s On My TV Schedule? Now that a lot of the shows I mentioned have come to a season’s close, I thought I’d clue you all in on what’s currently on my TV schedule! I don’t discriminate, I’ll watch just about anything. Get ready for a melting pot of television shows! CURRENTLY WATCHING: (Season Running) Teen Wolf (2011): It feels like I’ve been waiting forever for this show to come back and finally it did– with a double episode to go with it! This season things are looking to get even more creepy and intense and I cannot wait. If you’ve never heard of Teen Wolf before you are missing out! Yes this is another supernatural TV show, but no it is not ‘just’ another one, it is THE one that I enjoy the most. If you’re a fan of Vampire Diaires or The Originals but are looking for something …

Food Photo Friday #18: Mac’s Brew Bar Wellington

Food: Chips and wedges/ Consumed at: Mac’s Brewbar, Wellington/ Date: June 2015 It’s a few days late, but here’s my Food Photo Friday, 18th edition! After a a visit to Te Papa Museum down at Wellington’s waterfront, we went for a quick re-fuel at Mac’s Brewbar. We just went for the good ‘ol hot chips and wedges and a refreshing lemon, lime and bitters. It was absolutely freezing outside, so it was nice to rug up warm inside the bar. There were also super cute lampshade lanterns that hung from the ceiling giving everything a really welcoming and eclectic feel. I can imagine in the summer time it would be the perfect place to have a few drinks and enjoy the evening sun and warmth. This time round though, inside was definitely the best option!

Food Photo Friday #17: Fab Quesadillas @ Fidel’s

Food: Quesadillas & Salt and Pepper Squid/ Consumed at: Fidel’s, Cuba St, Wellington/ Date: 24 June 2015 Located on the coolest street in Wellington and with raving reviews I was super excited for my lunch at Fidel’s. We went there for lunch on my last day in Wellington, it was cold and windy, so as nice as the outdoor seating looked, indoors was our best bet. I kicked off my lunch with a caramel latte (standard,) while Georgie went for the Snickers shake which is supposed to be aaaaamazing. For food I chose the Ropa Veija Quesadilla which comprised of a “folded tortilla filled with tender beef shoulder slow braised in tomato, garlic and chilli, served with tomato salsa, guacamole and an iceberg lettuce slaw.” I accompanied this with salt & pepper squid served with lemon and aioli. The verdict? I really liked the quesadillas and accompanied with the guac and salsa made it even better. I’m not a huge fan of coleslaw, so ideally I wouldn’t have had that with it, but eaten with the …