Bakeries Avalon Beach, NSWI enjoyed a sausage roll from here, it was only just warm which the staff were very clear about telling me and only selling if I was okay with that. I have to say it's probably the only sausage roll I would ever eat only warm and that is because it is a quality filling, real meat and the pastry was delicious too. However I will look forward to having one hot one day.
Parks Oxford Falls, NSWI conducted a baby naming ceremony at this park in the weekend and it was just beautiful. It must be called Peace Park for a reason as it truly is just so peaceful. Lovely simple gardens and an old school hall which you can rent for functions. The building is gorgeous too with wide balconies.
Restaurants Avalon Beach, NSWWe headed in for Saturday lunch with our 15 month old and firstly the service was excellent. Very aware of an attention limited little one they pulled out books and toys and verbalized they were family friendly. Secondly the food was excellent, we had satay chicken sticks and a soup that had the tastiest broth.
Serviced Apartments Tathra, NSWWe finally made it back after all these years and still love love love Kianinny Resort. This is my favourite holiday place in Australia. I love sitting on the verandah of the cabin and just enjoying the bush, listening to the birds and seeing the wildlife potter about. It's like coming home!! The rooms are always spotless too.
Restaurants Manly, NSWIt's always easy (and harsh maybe) to be critical when a new venue opens as there is always a phase of getting it together and it has only been opened for two months, perhaps long enough to be reasonably sorted.
You queue at the counter to order your food which is fine, but frustratingly annoying when that queue is 30 minutes long and even more so when there is only two of you so you are both left solitary for a long time. My husband was asked when he ordered why we were there, which was our anniversary, and very sweetly a waitress brought out a little cake a sparkler and a happy anniversary which was very sweet. The menu wasn't inspiring at all...we were there for brekkie. I had the avo, feta and tomato which was tasty and my husband loved the beans on the big breakfast, which were a side order. The apple ginger juice was delicious and the coffees were just excellent. I much prefer to order my coffee after my meal however we ordered all at once to not have to queue again. The decor is just beautiful and the garden out the back lovely. It's created a much busier Shelley Beach just by opening. I won't hurry back for the queue or the menu but I would for the location at a quieter time of the day....if that possibly exists.
Hotels Manly, NSWI popped into their function venue for the Northern Beaches Bridal Expo and I was really impressed. The rooms are large and plain which is great as you can the dress them exactly how you like. They have a wide and enclosed balcony that is directly over the ocean and with big open windows has lovely views. I enjoyed a sparkling as I pottered around and they had plenty on every staff on hand to chat to about packages which were reasonably priced.
Cafes Chatswood, NSWI come to theIBAA for their cafe and little slice of tranquility in bustling Chatswood. It's reasonably priced for a couple of dishes and rice but they are all vegetarian. I always get the mushroom rice which is delicious and two selections on the side.
Takeaways Manly, NSWGreat little hidden sushi train in an arcade off the corso. They were so attentive to my little boy and realised I needed a quick meal and bill straight away when he got grumpy. Ha, the sushi is good too and they will make to order.
Acupuncture Bondi Beach, NSWThe Red Tent Mums give you the warm fuzzies about everything pregnancy related. I recently tuned into their amazing week long online seminar and so so so thoroughly enjoyed it. Lots of practical speakers and informative information. I'm looking forward to being pregnant again now that I know they're about to utilize their support.
Airlines Sydney, NSWWe just flew to Hawaii on an unbeatable and unbelievable deal. $1380 for two adults and a baby return including luggage. The flight was on time, the plane was beautifully refurbed and a smooth flight.
Home Decor Retailers Brookvale, NSWThe staff here were exceptionally helpful, especially in describing products and ensuring you don't order something that won't suit your space. And they will order in what you require. They have a gorgeous dog behind the counter which is great to occupy the kids.
Takeaways Mona Vale, NSWI found the service when ordering to be lacking. Orders are placed at the cash register and they were too busy talking to notice I was there for too long an amount of time. However this was saved by the friendly waitress who brought our order to the table, who was kind and chatty. A prefect location.
General Retailers Dee Why, NSWI pop in here every so often for those little homeward nic nacs. They have nappy bags for a bargain price of $2 and plenty of storage solutions like the hanging fabric clothe and shoe holders that are hard to find.
Household Appliances Retailers Ultimo, NSWI have only just discovered this exists then googling for ideas on a new Breville toaster. Whilst stock is a little limited they seem to have a bit of turnover. There is parking at the door which is very handy.
Cafes Manly, NSWI had quite simply two of the best pastas yet...one was a mushroom and keg with large pasta curls. The second being carrot, feta spaghetti. Forget the minute on the lips, lifetime on the hips....they were sensational and worth every mouthful.
Restaurants Manly, NSWWhen you haven't eaten at Beaches in a while, well it's like coming home. The wine menu is always fantastic, with plenty of reds. And the pizzas are always consistently good, they never change and that reliability is the draw card. Delicious.
Furniture Stores Balgowlah, NSWThey have some great dinner sets at the moment, varying shades of grey that have a modern flair. There is a pop up store next door at the moment for some fantastic bargains.
Takeaways Manly, NSWIt's embarrassing to say I enjoyed Salty Rooster two days in a row. A salad on day one there was almost half a marinated Chook in there so we were able to share it between two. Chips on the side were delicious too. Day two I had a wrap which was small so great if you don't want a big burger, but in saying that somewhat light on the filling. My friend had the bacon and egg burger and devoured it.
Restaurants Manly, NSWThis seems to be the place to be in Manly at the moment. It's really busy but one of those places where you bump the person next to you and get chatting. We had the fairy floss cocktail and it was good and strong. Just beware of the fairy floss hangover!!!!
Bowling Dee Why, NSWWe had a family night here this week for a birthday and had so much fun with all 12 of us, adults and kids included. When the staff caught wind it was a birthday they sung happy birthday over the loud speaker which was a nice touch.