Not long now till Christmas – only a week in fact! It’s difficult to believe it’s right here so fast.
As if the approaching pledge of Christmas as well as all its associated fun as well as games isn’t sufficient to keep us busy, this week we’re having a birthday celebration for Christina (it is her birthday after all) in addition to her speaking gig at a curly hair celebration plus most likely a lot more gin than is advisable!
We’ve likewise been provided the very best Christmas designs ever by our buddies you’ve got to inspect out.
Hope you take pleasure in this regular Edition.
Cheers – Jim & Christina xx
Today, Christina – using her Hair romance hat – is at a curly hair festival. So the hat is undoubtedly metaphorical. I mean, who uses a hat to a hair event?
She’s at the Bondi pavilion for I like My curls curly hair festival, where numerous curly women are gathering to discover a lot more about products, methods as well as anecdotes taking care of curls.
Not to mention the difficulties as well as events connected with this a lot of dynamic hair type.
She’s working with Shea Moisture, telling her ‘curly journey’. It’s an amazingly supportive, delighted crowd.
This annual celebration is a exceptional happening as well as everybody right here is looking ahead to next year’s.
There have been lots of revelations today, with one bit woman telling Christina that she never understood there were so lots of people like her around as well as that from now on she’s going to like her curls. Amazing.
Towards the end of the day, I show up to inspect out what’s going on as well as to have a look at the beach. It’s been ages considering that I was last at Bondi. Such an famous Sydney spot.
Sadly there’s no time for a dip though. I’m sure there’ll be one more possibility soon enough.
Today, we’re celebrating Christina’s birthday! It’s a bit early though – her actual birthday is December 18 if you want to make a quick note of that!
We’ve set up a garden celebration on the harbour to celebrate yet one more year going by. We’re lucky the weather condition as well as smoke have been kind.
Everything you requirement for a great party: sunshine as well as great deals of gin! On our last trip overseas, we gotten a few of the greatest bottles of gin we’ve ever seen. One is nearly 2 litres.
From these purchases, the concept of a gin garden celebration took seed. as well as what a great concept it’s turning out to be!
It’s the pink hair parade! Our buddy Ewelina as well as Christina are two pink peas in a pod at the party.
As you’d expect from Christina, the food platters are amazing. She’s got some ideas right here for producing Pinterest-worthy platters however when the Portuguese tarts look this good, it makes whatever easier.
Yes, the food’s good, however it’s so much a lot more about the gin! I’m half running the bar today, which always spells trouble.
I tend to have a one-for-you-one-for-me policy when I’m making drinks for people. as well as when there are around 30 people at the bar, that policy can get you into trouble!
This, my friends, is Teddy. Or to be a lot more certain Teddy Roosvelt the Cavoodle. Of course, he has an Instagram account – @teddyroothecavapoo – which you must absolutely follow.
He’s our buddies Sammie as well as David’s fur infant as well as is rather potentially the softed thing I’ve ever touched! He’s amazing as well as at danger of stealing the limelight from the birthday girl!
Even though it’s Christina’s birthday, I end up getting a present too! Our buddies Kathleen as well as Jarrod, who run the extraordinary business Nip of guts – a distribution business for craft Australian spirits.
If you like your Aussie whisky, gin, rum as well as liqueurs, get onto these guys. They’re incredible as well as the brilliant distillers they represent are superb.
Anyway, Kath as well as Jarrod have provided us this amazing Christmas gift: gin-filled baubles to hang on the tree called Ginglebells!
Gingle Bells is the brainchild of Lee as well as Jocelyn Etherington, who make condiments, spices as well as sauces from native Australian plants. They now likewise have a distillery to add to the Wild Hibiscus flower Co as well as make all the gin within these balls!
The pack consists of six different flavours infused in the distillery’s own gin, which you can either take pleasure in on ice or produce mixed drinks with.
The six flavours are Finger Lime Gin, B’lure Butterfly Pea flower Gin, Wattleseed Gin, Snow Chrysanthemum Gin, Pepperberry Gin as well as – of program – Wild Hibiscus flower Gin.
And don’t worry, you don’t have to find up with mixed drinks for every of these infusions. Lee as well as Jocelyn have done all that for you. There’s a mixed drink card in the pack.
Each of the baubles has a sample of the crucial infused component suspended in its juniper depths. I can’t wait to get cracking as well as try a few ofthese. I believe it’s going to be a extremely merry Christmas here!
Check out the Wild Hibiscus Co’s Gingle Bells site right here for a lot more information.
Well, it’s the morning after the celebration before. I’m suffering for my social skills – or lack of – behind the bar last night. Meanwhile, Christina as well as our mate Anton seem to be fine.
They’ve taken the plunge to get rid of the last few gin-soaked cobwebs as well as are showing off their finest form. Not bad, guys.
Everyone dries off as well as we head to a close-by cafe for a feed. The menu at Euforia in Balmain is always interesting. It’s been a while considering that we’ve been back as well as we’re rewarded with an exceptional salmon bennie… or rather Christina is. looks good, right?
It’s quite much lunchtime by now, so I feel my option of fries is valid. Also, the hangover is making as well lots of inroads in my skull. I requirement deep fried carbs.
The jalapeño pulled pork burger is likewise assisting heaps!
It’s been a extremely great week – we hope you agree. now let’s get some speed up for the introduce into Christmas!
Cheers – Jim & Christina xx