Wine Review August

13 Aug


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Solid Potato Salad

23 Jul

Here are three young Texan lasses called the Ross Sisters, who rose to fame by singing and dancing in the 1940s with a little acrobatics and contortionist action along the way. 
Enjoy their simple song, ‘Solid potato salad’.
It makes your morning stretching routine look somewhat inadequate…

Wine Reviews July

9 Jul


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Winter Thanks

25 Jun

So long, Winter Solstice. Thanks for swingin’ on by. In the week leading up to this darkest night of the year, not all things were doom and gloom on my end and I had many things to be thankful for. For starters, how could you not be thankful for a video clip like this. Gold.

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Wine Reviews June

10 Jun


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20 May

Having purchased a property an hour west of the big smoke, my partner and I soon realised the TV reception in the area was lacking finesse, to say the least. Hence a month or so ago we found ourselves talking to a local chap who fixed our picture by installing a satellite. The only flaw in this new system is that some channels air advertisements that are specific to one area of Australia – an area where everyone needs satellite TV – and that would be Alice Springs.

As such, we often hear about Alice Springs’ local Real Estate team, the local gem store, the local parks to visit, etcetera etcetera.

In the hope of one day discovering that Alice Springs know how to make more than one decent commercial, I figured it might be a nice idea to flashback to some of my favourite Australian food and drink commercials from years gone by. Readers from overseas, you may or may not recognise some of the branded products but I hope you find the video clips entertaining nonetheless.

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Wine Reviews May

7 May

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Rich Mahogany

22 Apr

I’m a simple kind of gal.

There are not many things I need in life to be completely happy but very recently I came one step closer to being pretty darn content and ticking something off the bucket list. 

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Wine Reviews April

10 Apr


As my birthday falls in the month of April I decided to seek out three impressive wines with equally striking labels that would make the perfect gift…hint hint.

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New Challenges for this Wine Stooge

25 Mar

Curly, Moe and Larry judging wine…

Despite the comical nature of the above photograph, I have had a productive couple of weeks in wine.

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Wine Reviews March

11 Mar



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Soldier of Love

25 Feb

This post comes to you a little later than normal but from the comfort of my bed as I try to recover from a bout of pharyngitis.

It is called Soldier of Love. Relax. While this post may not be about wine, it is certainly not a love story either.

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Wine Reviews February

11 Feb


Here are a few wines to tempt your loved ones this upcoming Valentines Day.

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Top of the world

28 Jan

So it’s official.

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Wine Reviews January

14 Jan

wine reviews january 2014

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Chortle & Chuckle

17 Dec

In the spirit of the silly season I have decided to share a few tidbits that should make you chuckle or chortle for the next minute. These pieces come to me thanks to a mad Jewish man named Dean who supplies my partner with exciting vintage leather goods, shares crazy stories and has taught me some hilarious Jewish jargon. 

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Wine Reviews December

3 Dec


It is high time that I started channelling my inner Julie Andrews with a few of my favourite things discovered in the last twelve months.

Raindrops on roses and Macedon Chardonnay

Bright copper kettles and Lagrein on a bogged day

Dirty Three Pinot with pure fruit that sings

These are a few of my favourite things 

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The Seekers – A World Of Our Own

19 Nov


My partner and I are on the lookout for a place to call our own. Only in the last few months have we commenced this pursuit of happiness and find ourselves trawling through one real estate ad after another in the evenings. We seem to be spending most of our weekends driving around various towns and getting an idea of an area, which is an exhausting process when it happens week after week, but satisfying nonetheless as we begin to narrow down the places we would be happy to settle down. We are the seekers and our journey thus far has not been in vain. Sure, we don’t actually own anything yet, but there have been a couple of close calls where we have been in the final bidding and just missed out. The icing on the cake has to go to the property where we had to revoke our offer after finding out some structures on a property were illegally installed and not approved by council. Oh the joy. With each loss though there is more learning and understanding of the process, more familiarity with an area and more wisdom in dealing with the agents we come across. I have come to realise how much easier the process can be when you have a pleasant, down-to-earth real estate agent by your side. This is not always the case, as we found out during our very first bidding experience, with a chap who turned out to be quite the dodgy operator. You live and learn.

Seeing as property seems to be what consumes a lot of our time these days, I thought it only best to post some of the great real estate ads on Google these days to lighten the mood.

Don’t forget to listen to The Seekers clip at the end.

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Wine Reviews November

5 Nov


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AWOL on the Classics

22 Oct

It happens about once a week. My partner and I will be sitting amongst family or friends laughing away when it comes about in conversation that I have yet to see a particular film. My partner looks over at me, lets out a frustrated ‘gyah’ and shakes his hands in the air. What I appear to have often missed out on is a classic or cult film. That’s not to say that I have had a misspent childhood. In fact, my siblings and I grew up watching old TV classics like Lost in Space alongside more recent pop culture hits like Seinfeld. Although combine that with my father’s interest in wrestling shows like WWF might help explain something. My interpretation of classic films must differ to my partners. I hold children’s films like ‘Labyrinth’ and ‘Ewoks Caravan of Courage’ in high esteem (the former due to my keen interest in David Bowie)…is that wrong? Suffice to say that there is a growing list of films that my partner wishes for me to see.

Bowie gif

Dreamboat Bowie in Labyrinth

In the interest of keeping up with the Jones, I would like you, dear reader; to add on any suggestions I should add to the Classic Films That Krystina Has Yet To See list.

The Classic Films That Krystina Has Yet To See list

Good Morning Vietnam


The Graduate

The Usual Suspects

The Matrix

The Power of One

Monty Python (in general)

Pulp Fiction

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Star Wars series