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  • venna posted on September 19, 2005 at 10:41 pm

    Ahh your breakfasts and lunches look absolutely amazing. And even though the dinner looks much more decorated, it has an interesting appeal to it. I’m glad I just ate before checking out this entry!! It would’ve made me soo hungry 😛

    I think it’s so adorable that you refer to lollipops as lollies!! I guess I’m just boring and can’t find a cute word for those darn things.

    Oh, and Beverly, I’ve been semi-keeping up with your entries 😛 School and everything else keep me fairly busy and I just heistate to comment because you already have so many by the time I get to the entries! Anyway, looks like you and Chris are having a very lovely time 🙂

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    • beverly posted on September 20, 2005 at 6:01 am

      I make myself hungry looking at the pics, lol!

      Ya in Australia everyone says “lollies”.. in singapore it’s “sweets” and in the USA it’s “candy”.. so I pretty much say all 3, haha

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  • nav posted on September 19, 2005 at 10:44 pm

    everything looks so good 🙂 You two really make a cute couple !

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    • beverly posted on September 20, 2005 at 5:59 am

      Hehe thank you! It was such a nice getaway.. i wish it was longer though

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  • starbucksweetie posted on September 20, 2005 at 12:13 am

    You and Chris look great in all the pics. The scenic railway looks fun. I love paninis, they are healthy and they taste good, the fettucini looks good too. I also liked how after you ate healthy, you went into a candy store. The irony. The dinner sounds and looks fancy. I’m glad you’re having a fun time.

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    • beverly posted on September 20, 2005 at 5:59 am

      I’ve never had a veg pannini before.. now I”m addicted. But yes, healthy needs to be balanced with unhealthy, right? 😉

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  • borboleta posted on September 20, 2005 at 12:16 am

    i was glued to “The Candy Store” photo, because of all those reese’s, normal and white chocolate ones, I would have gone crazy and bought loads and loads, because they don’t sell it here in portugal and it’s my favorite candy! =) i had to buy it off ebay to satisfy my craving =)

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    • beverly posted on September 20, 2005 at 5:58 am

      It’s really hard to find Reese’s in SYdney too, reaaaly few stores stock it 🙁

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  • mzlizbit posted on September 20, 2005 at 1:23 am

    i spy….a balenciaga!!!! 🙂 in two photos. hehe

    i love this entry. so much fun to read/look. i didn’t know eucalyptus oil was blue…or at least evaporating eucalyptus oil. that’s kind of fascinating actually. your veg. pannini looks really good by the way. vegetables can be very filling depending on how they are prepared. roasted is the best way, i think 🙂 i love the charred flavor.

    Bovril, is that molasses? like a honey-consistency? we don’t have it in the states but it looks like this product from the philippines that my grandma did the same thing with except without the egg.

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    • beverly posted on September 20, 2005 at 5:58 am

      Hhehehe you’re sharp 😛

      Bovril is like molasses, but not sweet at all, it’s savoury! SO YUM :)~

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  • sepps2 posted on September 20, 2005 at 1:24 am

    Darley’s looks really quaint and cozy.. 🙂

    you guys look like you’re having a really relaxing trip!

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    • beverly posted on September 20, 2005 at 5:57 am

      Darley’s was amazing.. they’ve won many awards and now I see why! 😛

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  • renew posted on September 20, 2005 at 1:35 am

    What a fun trip! The scenic railway/flyway look too scary for me (afraid of heights girl *hehe*), but the view must have been amazing! How far away are the Blue Mountains from Sydney?

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    • beverly posted on September 20, 2005 at 5:57 am

      I’m scared of heights too, but the view was so nice I just HAD to look 😛

      It’s a 1.5 hr drive.. but took us almost 3 hrs with traffic :X

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  • etherealprey posted on September 20, 2005 at 1:48 am

    wow. blue mountains does that mean there are blue koala bears running around then?

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    • beverly posted on September 20, 2005 at 5:54 am

      You’re crazy 😛 we didn’t see any koalas actually.. but we did see a wallaby!

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  • jacarandas posted on September 20, 2005 at 2:16 am

    you two are seriously glowing!!!

    that really looks like a good short break!!

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    • beverly posted on September 20, 2005 at 5:54 am

      Hehe so true.. some time out was so invaluable!

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  • farahdean posted on September 20, 2005 at 2:16 am

    lovely pictures!!!

    BTW what else did you haul out of the candy store other than bovril? the candies look ohso :)~~~~~~

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    • beverly posted on September 20, 2005 at 5:53 am

      We got chocolate and Reese’s stuff 😛 Yummy!!

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  • ex_rong posted on September 20, 2005 at 2:29 am

    BOVRIL!!!! I am so deprived!

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    • beverly posted on September 20, 2005 at 5:53 am

      You like Bovril too? I grew up on the stuff! Mixed in thick congee with an egg and butter is the best:)~

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      • ex_rong posted on September 20, 2005 at 6:52 am

        Hmm, mine was just bovril and porridge, and maybe some pork floss. Damn. But you know when I went to australia 2-3 yrs ago, I couldn’t find any Bovril! *wails*

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  • madmoneymonkey posted on September 20, 2005 at 2:30 am

    Yum! Everything looks fab! Such a warm and cozy holiday!

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    • beverly posted on September 20, 2005 at 5:52 am

      Well the hotel was warm, but outside it was cold 😛 It got much warmer over the next 2 days though *whew*

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  • irene82 posted on September 20, 2005 at 2:42 am

    hi beverly! i work at a travel agency and we have packages going to australia and the scenic railways is one of the destination! my co-worker who’s been there says it’s sooooooooo freaky! haha. im still trying to convince my parents to go this christmas.. how is there weather there during december? warm?

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    • beverly posted on September 20, 2005 at 5:51 am

      Oooh yeah, do visit the Blue Mountains! It’s really gorgeous, and def stay at Lilianfels as it’s the nicest hotel.. the others are all motels :X

      Dec is nice and warm, def the best time!

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  • budding_corsage posted on September 20, 2005 at 5:56 am

    Looks like you both had a lovely time 🙂 I was at the Blue Mountains about 2 years ago and took the Scenic Railway and another Cable Car- like thing too. Enjoyed the Scenic Railway but wished that the ride was much longer than it was!

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    • beverly posted on September 20, 2005 at 6:24 am

      Yeah, it should be 5x as long cos it was fun 😛

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  • chatellerault posted on September 20, 2005 at 6:13 am

    That railway looks fun! But scary at the same time, haha. Love the pics, looks like you had a great time 🙂

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    • beverly posted on September 20, 2005 at 6:45 am

      It WAS scary!! I didn’t realise it was so steep until I saw it *gulps*
      Fun though, like a rollercoaster 😛

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  • venna posted on September 19, 2005 at 10:41 pm

    Ahh your breakfasts and lunches look absolutely amazing. And even though the dinner looks much more decorated, it has an interesting appeal to it. I’m glad I just ate before checking out this entry!! It would’ve made me soo hungry 😛

    I think it’s so adorable that you refer to lollipops as lollies!! I guess I’m just boring and can’t find a cute word for those darn things.

    Oh, and Beverly, I’ve been semi-keeping up with your entries 😛 School and everything else keep me fairly busy and I just heistate to comment because you already have so many by the time I get to the entries! Anyway, looks like you and Chris are having a very lovely time 🙂

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    • beverly posted on September 20, 2005 at 6:01 am

      I make myself hungry looking at the pics, lol!

      Ya in Australia everyone says “lollies”.. in singapore it’s “sweets” and in the USA it’s “candy”.. so I pretty much say all 3, haha

      Reply
  • nav posted on September 19, 2005 at 10:44 pm

    everything looks so good 🙂 You two really make a cute couple !

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    • beverly posted on September 20, 2005 at 5:59 am

      Hehe thank you! It was such a nice getaway.. i wish it was longer though

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on September 20, 2005 at 12:13 am

    You and Chris look great in all the pics. The scenic railway looks fun. I love paninis, they are healthy and they taste good, the fettucini looks good too. I also liked how after you ate healthy, you went into a candy store. The irony. The dinner sounds and looks fancy. I’m glad you’re having a fun time.

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    • beverly posted on September 20, 2005 at 5:59 am

      I’ve never had a veg pannini before.. now I”m addicted. But yes, healthy needs to be balanced with unhealthy, right? 😉

      Reply
  • borboleta posted on September 20, 2005 at 12:16 am

    i was glued to “The Candy Store” photo, because of all those reese’s, normal and white chocolate ones, I would have gone crazy and bought loads and loads, because they don’t sell it here in portugal and it’s my favorite candy! =) i had to buy it off ebay to satisfy my craving =)

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    • beverly posted on September 20, 2005 at 5:58 am

      It’s really hard to find Reese’s in SYdney too, reaaaly few stores stock it 🙁

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  • loupita_ posted on September 20, 2005 at 9:10 am

    Wow, the breakfast and your dinner look so.. umm, posh. 🙂
    And you two really make one of the cutest couples I know.

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    • beverly posted on September 20, 2005 at 9:23 am

      Much posher than my usual breakfast-at-the-computer 😛

      And thank you! chris makes the cute half, hehe

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  • mzlizbit posted on September 20, 2005 at 1:23 am

    i spy….a balenciaga!!!! 🙂 in two photos. hehe

    i love this entry. so much fun to read/look. i didn’t know eucalyptus oil was blue…or at least evaporating eucalyptus oil. that’s kind of fascinating actually. your veg. pannini looks really good by the way. vegetables can be very filling depending on how they are prepared. roasted is the best way, i think 🙂 i love the charred flavor.

    Bovril, is that molasses? like a honey-consistency? we don’t have it in the states but it looks like this product from the philippines that my grandma did the same thing with except without the egg.

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    • beverly posted on September 20, 2005 at 5:58 am

      Hhehehe you’re sharp 😛

      Bovril is like molasses, but not sweet at all, it’s savoury! SO YUM :)~

      Reply
  • sepps2 posted on September 20, 2005 at 1:24 am

    Darley’s looks really quaint and cozy.. 🙂

    you guys look like you’re having a really relaxing trip!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on September 20, 2005 at 5:57 am

      Darley’s was amazing.. they’ve won many awards and now I see why! 😛

      Reply
  • renew posted on September 20, 2005 at 1:35 am

    What a fun trip! The scenic railway/flyway look too scary for me (afraid of heights girl *hehe*), but the view must have been amazing! How far away are the Blue Mountains from Sydney?

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    • beverly posted on September 20, 2005 at 5:57 am

      I’m scared of heights too, but the view was so nice I just HAD to look 😛

      It’s a 1.5 hr drive.. but took us almost 3 hrs with traffic :X

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  • etherealprey posted on September 20, 2005 at 1:48 am

    wow. blue mountains does that mean there are blue koala bears running around then?

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    • beverly posted on September 20, 2005 at 5:54 am

      You’re crazy 😛 we didn’t see any koalas actually.. but we did see a wallaby!

      Reply
  • jacarandas posted on September 20, 2005 at 2:16 am

    you two are seriously glowing!!!

    that really looks like a good short break!!

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    • beverly posted on September 20, 2005 at 5:54 am

      Hehe so true.. some time out was so invaluable!

      Reply
  • farahdean posted on September 20, 2005 at 2:16 am

    lovely pictures!!!

    BTW what else did you haul out of the candy store other than bovril? the candies look ohso :)~~~~~~

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    • beverly posted on September 20, 2005 at 5:53 am

      We got chocolate and Reese’s stuff 😛 Yummy!!

      Reply
  • ex_rong posted on September 20, 2005 at 2:29 am

    BOVRIL!!!! I am so deprived!

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    • beverly posted on September 20, 2005 at 5:53 am

      You like Bovril too? I grew up on the stuff! Mixed in thick congee with an egg and butter is the best:)~

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      • ex_rong posted on September 20, 2005 at 6:52 am

        Hmm, mine was just bovril and porridge, and maybe some pork floss. Damn. But you know when I went to australia 2-3 yrs ago, I couldn’t find any Bovril! *wails*

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  • madmoneymonkey posted on September 20, 2005 at 2:30 am

    Yum! Everything looks fab! Such a warm and cozy holiday!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on September 20, 2005 at 5:52 am

      Well the hotel was warm, but outside it was cold 😛 It got much warmer over the next 2 days though *whew*

      Reply
  • irene82 posted on September 20, 2005 at 2:42 am

    hi beverly! i work at a travel agency and we have packages going to australia and the scenic railways is one of the destination! my co-worker who’s been there says it’s sooooooooo freaky! haha. im still trying to convince my parents to go this christmas.. how is there weather there during december? warm?

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    • beverly posted on September 20, 2005 at 5:51 am

      Oooh yeah, do visit the Blue Mountains! It’s really gorgeous, and def stay at Lilianfels as it’s the nicest hotel.. the others are all motels :X

      Dec is nice and warm, def the best time!

      Reply
  • falterd posted on September 20, 2005 at 1:20 pm

    Ooh. The railway thing looks fun! Hurhur. 🙂 Like !!!!AHHH!!! fun.

    Oh a question! Do you get weird stares and all, when you start taking photos! (with flash) at your photo. That’s why I’m always fearful of taking photos of food! Especially in more posh areas.

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    • beverly posted on September 20, 2005 at 9:49 pm

      The railway was like a rollercoaster, lol.. right in the middle of the serene mountains!

      I don’t use flash.. or if I do, I just do it and don’t care. I’m very thick-skinned 😀

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  • budding_corsage posted on September 20, 2005 at 5:56 am

    Looks like you both had a lovely time 🙂 I was at the Blue Mountains about 2 years ago and took the Scenic Railway and another Cable Car- like thing too. Enjoyed the Scenic Railway but wished that the ride was much longer than it was!

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    • beverly posted on September 20, 2005 at 6:24 am

      Yeah, it should be 5x as long cos it was fun 😛

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  • chatellerault posted on September 20, 2005 at 6:13 am

    That railway looks fun! But scary at the same time, haha. Love the pics, looks like you had a great time 🙂

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    • beverly posted on September 20, 2005 at 6:45 am

      It WAS scary!! I didn’t realise it was so steep until I saw it *gulps*
      Fun though, like a rollercoaster 😛

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  • loupita_ posted on September 20, 2005 at 9:10 am

    Wow, the breakfast and your dinner look so.. umm, posh. 🙂
    And you two really make one of the cutest couples I know.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on September 20, 2005 at 9:23 am

      Much posher than my usual breakfast-at-the-computer 😛

      And thank you! chris makes the cute half, hehe

      Reply
  • falterd posted on September 20, 2005 at 1:20 pm

    Ooh. The railway thing looks fun! Hurhur. 🙂 Like !!!!AHHH!!! fun.

    Oh a question! Do you get weird stares and all, when you start taking photos! (with flash) at your photo. That’s why I’m always fearful of taking photos of food! Especially in more posh areas.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on September 20, 2005 at 9:49 pm

      The railway was like a rollercoaster, lol.. right in the middle of the serene mountains!

      I don’t use flash.. or if I do, I just do it and don’t care. I’m very thick-skinned 😀

      Reply

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