Iso Date ♥

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2020 has been a little bit of an odd year for all of us – time seems to move slowly, yet it’s already September?

Although I’m not too outgoing myself, being at home week after week does have it’s drawbacks. What I really miss is being able to go out and dine in at different restaurants…and also eating at restaurants that’s more than 5km away from my house! The one benefits of course is that Ragnar gets to spend all our free time with us, and join us on all our adventures… like our iso picnic date last month!

I actually received the above picnic basket for my birthday a couple of years ago, and this is the first time we’ve “used it” as all the picnics we’ve gone on so far have been packed by other people!

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The above grazing board consists of salami, pastrami, prosciutto and a selection of cheese from Meatsmith.

I had a lot of fun trying to recreate all those #instaworthy grazing boards you see online, and even made the effort to go out to buy grapes and olives specifically for this photo! We decided to go all out and even crack open a sparkling wine from Balgownie Estate that I had been holding on for a special occasion.

Eating off a board (that isn’t really quite big enough) was quite difficult, so you can rest assured that we did eventually just move to the table (to save myself from having to clean the picnic blanket I got from Yoplait)

This was a great use of our Saturday afternoon and a delicious one at that too.

(Spot the old blog posts references!)

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Picnic in the Dandenong Ranges

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The Dandenong Ranges is amazing – despite the frequent amount of times I’ve visited over the years, I feel like I’ve been able to discover something new each time.

In this instance, we enlisted the help of AmazingCo, who sent us on a wonderful journey through Dandenong Ranges, taking us to locations and stops that we’ve passed many times but never thought to stop at. The above photo was taken at Olinda Falls, which required a short but somewhat challenging walk to reach.

Olinda Falls is a popular destination, but not so popular that we were able to spend some moments in the above pictured spot, taking in the view and beauty of the waterfall!

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We followed our  journey to different pit stops, picking up delicious snacks along the way. At the end of our day, we finally settled at R.J. Hamer Arboretum (another beautiful site), where we enjoyed our food in peace whilst taking in the views of the many beautiful trees situated in the area.

Dandenong Ranges is definitely full of mysterious and beautiful locations!

Disney Aladdin on Broadway!

I really enjoy musicals and theatre, so when I heard Aladdin was coming to Melbourne, I pretty much bought tickets as soon as they were out on pre-sale (Oct 2016 for a May 2017 show)!

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Now, while Aladdin wasn’t my favourite Disney film growing up, I’ve always really loved the songs, so it was a real treat to see them performed live on stage by talented performers (hello genie!). And although there were many songs (and part of the story line) that differed from the original Disney film, I still really enjoyed everything and do recommend it.

We watched Aladdin at Her Majesty’s Theatre, and although I really enjoyed the show, I was disappointed in the size of Her Majesty’s and the close proximity of the person next to me did distract me from the show quite a bit! However, apart from that, Aladdin the Broadway Musical is definitely something you should check out if you ever get the chance!