Monday, 20 February 2012

Blog revival!

Ok, off to a slow start for the year, but nevertheless it's time to get back into it. So, the weekend; this happened

The boys will be arriving in this beautiful 1973, single owner VW beetle. Incidentally, the single owner is my 91 year old Oma, a beautiful car and a beautiful lady! Mr Haphazard is extremely excited about being allowed to drive and ride in this wonderful car. On the other hand I am going to be arriving in a charger. Pics to follow soon! Wedding planning is going well. I'm trying to put together a bit of a collage of ideas. Which I'll post soon. Happy Monday - welcome back blogging!

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Summer Ideas - Top 5

As Summer draws ever closer (though today, with the amount of rain in Adelaide I would hardly believe it were true) I thought I would put together a little post about the things I love in Summer.

1. Pretty bathers via Gorman. The colours and patterns for this summer are just perfect!
2. Thongs (or flip flops, whichever) Haviannas are my preference.
3. Somewhere comfy to park myself in the sun. These from Bunnings are oh so comfy and only around $20
4. A digital radio to chill out with. SBS Chill or Fresh FM are pretty good stations for a lazy afternoon in the sun.
5. Something tasty and refreshing to drink. Rekorderling Strawberry and Lime Cider is the perfect addition to a Summer afternoon. It's sweet without being sickly, bubbly and refreshing. Great served over ice, with a couple of mint leaves. MMMM.....

Happy weekend!!!! 

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Friday night fun / Brazil Film Festival Opening

Last night after work Mr Haphazard and I trecked down to the East End to attend the opening night of the Brazil Film Festival. Can I just say, a great night out!

Amazing canapes, of a brazillian nature, were served. Pasteles featured, which are kind of like pasties, but filled with shredded chicken or beef and very cheesy and deep fried. I am definitely going to attempt to find a decent recipe and whip some up at home.
Also, I discovered a new drink. Caipirinha. And how lovely it is!


How to do it:

Basically, you take one part cachaça , some sugar and a heap of limes (cut up into small chunks) and mix it up in a short tumbler with some crushed ice.
Perfect for these warm nights we have been having lately.

But, enough of the food and drink....

The film which was shown for opening night was Absolutely HILARIOUS! I was pretty much in hysterics the entire time. I definitely recommend checking it out. You will laugh and maybe even drop a tear at the end. It is a very sweet, farsical film with a heart of gold.

If you are free over this weekend, and in Adelaide, I highly reccomend catching a Brazillian film or two. All details via

Tonight, we are heading to the Valley to see old friends and spend a little time with my family.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Friday catch up / Shoe lust

Ok sooooo much has been going on since last Friday and I can't believe I have been this lazy at trying to get a post out, but to recap:

1. Mr Haphazard successfully ran a charity show on Saturday night. Very fun. Many drinks were had and many a good boogie on the dance floor.

2. We finally had our engagement party and my oh my it was a fun day.
My 91 year old Grandmother was in attendance as well as a bunch of people who had flown in especially for the day! (thanks everyone) A good time was had by all, drinks were consumed and a pretty dress was worn...
But more on that later...

Shoe lust.
Can we just talk about these...

Available via ASOS. Ridiculously sparkly? Check. Nice and high? Check. Totally impractical for the office and the 2km jog i have to do between jobs on a friday morning? You better believe it! But I can't help myself. (oh and they are on sale! EEk!)

Yep. So more details to follow re: engagement and pretty dresses, but for now... Pretty, pretty shoes!

Also.... TGIF!

Friday, 4 November 2011

Friday night fun!!

This little puppy is sure to get your Friday night started. Take one part good quality vodka, one part peach schnapps, cloudy apple juice and shake in a cocktail shaker with generous ice then pour into a chilled martini glass and drop in a cherry. Ohhhh yeaaaaahhh. Friday night has a flavour and this is it!

Friday Fuzzy/ Almond Tree Designs

Something to make you feel warm and fuzzy on Friday.

Monday, 31 October 2011

Top 5 weekend / Bowerbird Bazaar

This past Sunday I took myself (Mr Haphazard was working) into town for a little thing called the Bowerbird Bazaar. And it was AMAZING!  You know, lately I have been saying that something is AMAZING quite a lot, but this, I assure you, is well deserved of caps. Held twice a year in the Queens Theatre, Adelaide, this market features artists and designers from around the country and local food and wine sellers.

 So first off, the line for entry was crazy long, but luckily it moved quickly.

 These beautiful flower arrangements, provided by Fleurs de Nadia, were the centrepieces for the tables in the cafe area. 
 She has a real flair for arranging native flowers and she had a ton of them for sale too. Like these kangaroo paws. Definitely a favourite of mine!
How cool are these? These were the chairs and tables dotted around the venue, made of cardboard and absolutely gorgeous.
Ok, I think I may have mentioned before my obsession with cool lighting, yes? But how awesome are these chandeliers? Sustainable and flat packed, ready for assembly Who did that offer a range of chandeliers, among other products, of exquisite design and quality.

All in all it was a great day spent wandering the aisles discovering cool and interesting new products.

My Top 5 from October Bowerbird Bazaar:

1. Delilah Devine for these fun and quirky upcycled vintage wallpaper horse wall decals

2. Almond Tree Designs,  for this cool piece, (a highlight of my purchases for Mr. Haphazard)
3. Who did that , because, well, see above ranting about awesome lights.
4. Marble Merchants, because Marbles are always awesome, particularly these handmade little balls of amazing. Seriously, check them out.
5. Monolog, for their super lovely printed fabrics.

An absolutely great experience in little old Adelaide town. Now, to save up for next time.
If you want more info on Bowerbird Bazaar check it here.