A Few Of My Favourite Things

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So the prompt for this Life This Week is “My Favourite.” Baked goods and dumplings and sunshine in spring, these are a few of my favourite things. Now let me tell you a few more!


Favourite Sydney icon: The Harbour Bridge. I still get excited every time I cross it!

What to see and do in Sydney - Pylon Lookout 2

Favourite small bar: Lobo Plantation.  Their rum cocktails are fabulous and the plantain chips are pretty good too!

Favourite place to eat: New Shanghai. Because… Dumplings!

Favourite beach: Balmoral. The no wave situation is a real bonus.

What to see and do in Sydney - Balmoral 2

Favourite walk: Taronga Zoo to Balmoral. Oh, so pretty!

Favourite tearoom: The Tea Cosy. The scone and tea cosy situation here is very pleasing.

Tea at the Tea Cosy

Animals and pets

Favourite Australian animal: Wombat

Favourite pet: Dog

Favourite breed of dog: Cavoodle

Favourite dog: Calvin (even though he’s not a cavoodle!)

Calvin the dog


Favourite airline: Qantas

Favourite mode of transport: Train

Favourite road trip: The Great Ocean Road. It’s been too long in between visits!

Favourite weekend destination: The Blue Mountains (it’s my spirit place.)

48 hours in the Blue Mountains - Echo Point 3

Favourite city: Sydney. Living here is living my dream!

Favourite place to go on vacation: Disneyland. It really is the happiest place on earth.

Disneyland world of colour


Favourite female author: Marian Keyes

Favourite male author: Mike Gayle

Favourite book: Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

Favourite children’s book: Avocado Baby by John Burningham

Favourite musical decade: The eighties. I think they were the greaties.

Favourite 80’s movie: About Last Night. Rob Lowe’s finest!

Favourite movie soundtrack: St Elmo’s Fire. All my favourite 80’s stars in one movie – it’s pure gold!

Favourite movie of all time: 50:50. And not just because it was filmed in Vancouver.

Favourite Disney movie: Frozen. Especially the sing-a-long version.

Favourite tearjerker: The Fault in Our Stars. And the book is mighty fine too. Now pass the tissues!

Favourite chick flick: Trainwreck. This is how I developed my basketball obsession.

Favourite Netflix show: Queer Eye. I love those five guys so hard!

Favourite TV genre: Documentary

Favourite actor: Joseph Gordon Levitt

Favourite West End Show: Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. I know all the words to every song!

Favourite band: Snow Patrol. They never get old.

Favourite guilty pleasure band: Take That. Been loving those guys since the 1990’s.

Favourite podcast: Anything by The Australian.

Food and Drink

Favourite meal to cook: Curry. Dharish’s chicken curry is hard to beat!

Favourite food: Dumplings. I never met a dumpling I didn’t like.

Dumplings New Shanghai

Favourite food smell: Bread baking

Favourite pizza topping: Ham and Pineapple. Please don’t judge me.

Favourite childhood food: My nana’s bread pudding.

Nana's Best Ever Bread Pudding 3

Favourite candy: American Hard Gums (which are actually not American at all.)

Favourite course: Dessert, of course.

Favourite meal of the day: Dinner

Favourite thing on the afternoon tea stand: Scones!


Favourite British food: Roast dinner with Yorkshire Puddings

Favourite crisp flavour: Cheese and onion

Favourite cake: London cheesecake

London Cheesecake

Favourite coffee: Long black with a splash of milk

Favourite alcoholic drink: Aperol Spritz

aperol spritz

Favourite kitchen appliance: My Thermomix. No prizes for guessing that one!

Favourite cuisine: Greek

Favourite fruit: Mango

Favourite vegetable: Mushroom

Favourite ice cream flavour: Salted Caramel

Favourite dessert: Cheesecake. This is one of my favourites.

Thermomix Best Baked Cheesecake


Favourite exercise: Running

Favourite ever run: Any in the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend.

Taking Stock Disneyland 5k

Favourite gym class: Body Pump

Favourite sport to watch: Aussie Rules

Favourite American sport: Basketball

Favourite sportsperson: Lebron James


Favourite quote: Winter always turns to spring. It’s the law of the universe.

Favourite blog posts: The Friends in my Computer and My Emotional Raincoat.

Favourite parent: Mum of course!

Favourite human: David. I chose well!

Travel Tag - Coronado Brewing

Favourite flower: Rose

Favourite season: Spring

Favourite rainy day activity: Baking

Favourite day: Friday

Favourite social media: Instagram.

Now I’ve told you some of my favourites, tell me some of yours! I’m all ears!

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