FOOD, Food reviews, Friends, Uncategorized LONDON HOTEL & KITTY TIME 7 December 2007


The London Hotel
234 Darling Street
Balmain, Sydney 2041

Met up with a couple of friends on a sunny Sunday afternoon at The London Hotel which is, uh, not in London.. but rather in Balmain, Sydney 😉 Established in 1870, it’s a cozy pub jam-packed with people also having a relaxing Sunday over some drinks and food. The cool thing about the place is that it’s “dog friendly”, so a girl friend brought her cute pooches along. Note it didn’t say the place was “FERRET friendly”, so we didn’t bring the furkids along. D’oh!

Food was really pricey, but I guess that’s what you get in Balmain. At least it was terrific! The best was the Balmain Burger, which came with a fried egg and bacon in it, Aussie-style. And the shoestring fries it was served with – ooh!! Only recommendation is that they should have more outdoors seating.. especially on a nice sunny afternoon. It’s just not as fun being cooped up indoors!


Our boys

Girls – united in food & fashion lovin’ 😉

Balmain Burger with Fries. Omgggggggg

Bacon and Mushroom Pasta. This was delish!

Vegetarian Nachos. Needed meat 😉

Chicken & Avocado Salad. Seemingly healthy, except it was drenched in oily dressing!

Chicken Schnitzel with Fries. Looks goooood.

Dark Chocolate Mousse. The serving was too small for $13, esp since it was divine!

Meet Kahlua

And this is Buffy!

Random gorgeous Husky


After that, 4 of us headed back to check out ‘s new kitty!!! She’s 2 yrs old from the RSPCA and has got the sweetest, most placid temperament ever. Apparently she was a little freaked the day before (when they just got her) but she was all mellow and chill when we saw her. And she has got THE SOFTEST FUR I’ve ever felt on a cat. It’s like soft duck down and paired with her gorgeous green eyes, it’s a heart-breaking combination 😛 So so so so cute. I want a kitty!!!!

Ooooooh soft fur

Hello green eyes

Boys having a drink

Where is the kitty?!?!?

Okay she came back 😛

Kitty lovin’

She’s just been neutered, hence her sore-looking belly 🙁

*heart melt*

The photo was meant to be of the kitty, but evidently we missed!

Vhris’ eyes kinda match the cat’s!

Random 😛 And I just have to boast – my dress was $29
from some sort of el cheapo store at the train station. Score!


Let’s Chat!




Let's Chat!

Been reading your blog for years and years but don’t think I have made any comments – got the link from Vogue Forums (Maitreya is my username)… I am one of Tim’s (Christine’s brother) friends. I had the priviledge of meeting Kahlua at the Knights’ when he was a puppy back in 2003. My name is Jesse btw 🙂

Been reading your blog for years and years but don’t think I have made any comments – got the link from Vogue Forums (Maitreya is my username)… I am one of Tim’s (Christine’s brother) friends. I had the priviledge of meeting Kahlua at the Knights’ when he was a puppy back in 2003. My name is Jesse btw 🙂

I got em shaped and also coloured in! i never do anything to my brows so it’s soo good to have them ‘proper’ for once,heh

I got em shaped and also coloured in! i never do anything to my brows so it’s soo good to have them ‘proper’ for once,heh

Great pics!! That was a fun day. And kitty is super settled in now, although I’m not sure she’ll be happy with me when we take her to the vet for her check-up this afternoon!

Great pics!! That was a fun day. And kitty is super settled in now, although I’m not sure she’ll be happy with me when we take her to the vet for her check-up this afternoon!

Still no name! Lots of nicknames though and M likes “Shinty” after a Scotish hockey-type game.

Vet went well thanks love…she’s in good health, though it did stress her a bit and she’s sleeping very soundly right now. 🙂

Still no name! Lots of nicknames though and M likes “Shinty” after a Scotish hockey-type game.

Vet went well thanks love…she’s in good health, though it did stress her a bit and she’s sleeping very soundly right now. 🙂

I got em shaped and also coloured in! i never do anything to my brows so it’s soo good to have them ‘proper’ for once,heh

I got em shaped and also coloured in! i never do anything to my brows so it’s soo good to have them ‘proper’ for once,heh

yeah, see, i can’t stand when restaurants charge so much for burgers. i can whip up a dandy one here at home on the grill for just a few dollars. yummy….

except. . .am i right in thinking there was an egg on that one?

yeah, see, i can’t stand when restaurants charge so much for burgers. i can whip up a dandy one here at home on the grill for just a few dollars. yummy….

except. . .am i right in thinking there was an egg on that one?

Great pics!! That was a fun day. And kitty is super settled in now, although I’m not sure she’ll be happy with me when we take her to the vet for her check-up this afternoon!

Great pics!! That was a fun day. And kitty is super settled in now, although I’m not sure she’ll be happy with me when we take her to the vet for her check-up this afternoon!

Still no name! Lots of nicknames though and M likes “Shinty” after a Scotish hockey-type game.

Vet went well thanks love…she’s in good health, though it did stress her a bit and she’s sleeping very soundly right now. 🙂

Still no name! Lots of nicknames though and M likes “Shinty” after a Scotish hockey-type game.

Vet went well thanks love…she’s in good health, though it did stress her a bit and she’s sleeping very soundly right now. 🙂

yeah, see, i can’t stand when restaurants charge so much for burgers. i can whip up a dandy one here at home on the grill for just a few dollars. yummy….

except. . .am i right in thinking there was an egg on that one?

yeah, see, i can’t stand when restaurants charge so much for burgers. i can whip up a dandy one here at home on the grill for just a few dollars. yummy….

except. . .am i right in thinking there was an egg on that one?