Monday, October 15, 2012


Sometimes my Canon is just too bulky to take everywhere with me. The rule for me most of the time is if I wouldn't go somewhere with my handbag, I'm not going to go there with my camera. As any blogger knows, it goes against our every intuition to go places without any form of image capturing device, so that's where my iphone camera comes in. Here's the first instalment of what I'll be dubbing The iPhone Diaries.

This month, I encountered some tremendous and tempting foods. This colossal hotcake was my first attempt at a gluten-free version of one of my favourite breakfast items. We don't need to talk about how I ate it for dinner and that it swam in a pool of butter and maple syrup.

Equally enormous (and tasty) was this choc chip cookie from Le Pain Quotidien that James and I shared over the weekend. This will be the last sugary food item we eat this week in our bid to get our bodies beach-ready. Wish us luck!

It was a month for milestones for Elsa, who not only started puppy school but also went on her first walk on the lead. Surprisingly, she can keep up with us, this weekend clocking up about 10 kilometres!

She's also getting to be very good at obeying commands. She wanted to play with her bath towel, so I made her sit for it. This is a still from a video - she's just about to plonk herself into a sit after trying to leap for the towel:

As you know, I invested in a hair tool that allows me to achieve salon-straight locks using my hair dryer. Here's the end product - no GHD involvement whatsoever:

The photo above was taken just before one of our cinema dates. I can't sit for too long without pain, so that's where Gold Class comes in. Fully reclining chairs, cocktails and cream of the crop nibbles: I don't know if I could ever go back to regular cinemas again! 

Gluttony should always be offset with gym visits. I got back into the swing of things and took this picture as evidence. I have seriously bad shins (despite orthotics and physiotherapy) and was only doing weights when this picture was taken. Shortly afterwards, I bought a shin compression sleeve and I can finally jog for the first time in almost a year! If you are prone to shin splints, a compression garment might be something worth trying.

Coincidentally, it's time for me to go to the gym so I'll bid you adieu and promise to post shortly. Send me your links so I can take a squiz at all the things you've been up to lately!


  1. Elsa is THE cutest thing! So tiny! Love your blog - I only recently discovered it and may have already made my way to the back of your archives... Without wishing to sound like a stalker, I have loved reading about your adventures! It's great finding Sydney blogs to understand all the references to restaurants, shops and such. I look forward to reading more in the future! :)

    1. Thank you so much. That's gotta be the loveliest comment I've ever received!
      Blogging has helped me get out there with my camera and try and get to know this city of ours better!
      And I have to agree with you on Elsa - in person she's even cuter, if you can believe it!

      Anna x

  2. I so understand the dilemma of taking my canon along as well. It's just way too big!! Thank goodness for camera phones! Your dog is seriously so adorable.

    1. Oh she is such a cutie, I know.
      I wonder if I upgrade to the iPhone 5 whether the photos will be clearer...


Thanks for taking the time to leave your comments - I love receiving them!