Tag Archives: chocolate

The Real Australia – Port Lincoln

22 Oct

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Melburnian for a Week

22 Mar


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Letter to Emily

3 Mar

Emily in Semuc Champey, Guatemala, July 2009

[Emily “tagged” me after being tagged herself. You can read her blog Grounding my Roots and see the rules of the game below. Since she sent me 11 questions, I thought I’d address my responses directly to her, my blog buddy and Guatemalan partner in chocolate crime]

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Christmas in Ireland

1 Feb

There is only so much sea sun and fun a mountain girl can take. After 13 months in the Pacific, it was time to return to Europe and dreary winters. I arrived home on 19 December, during what the Irish called a tropical winter, wearing four layers, two scarves, gloves, socks over my cotton tights, and still thoroughly frozen. Cold is relative.

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Diary of a Sydneysider

2 Aug

Thoughts and tastes from Sydney from June 29 to August… to be determined!

No Taste
30 June –  3 July 2011

Sigh. Here for three days and I still can’t taste a thing and haven’t eaten any chocolate. What’s the point if I can’t appreciate its deliciousness! I was unwell in Port Vila but it turned into body chaos once the adrenalin stopped shielding my body. The stress sent its best soldiers and I was a shivering mess under blankets, or a hot and steamy mess in a tank top. Blisters all over my lower lip. Red patches around my neck. Swallowing is too painful to eat and no appetite anyway. I have been looking forward to this trip to culinary Wonderland and I can’t even tell what I am forcing into my mouth! arch

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Melbourne: Australia’s Chocolate Capital

7 Apr

30 March – 7 April 2011

If I hadn’t been born in the world’s chocolate capital, I probably would have been born in Melbourne. My second trip to Australia started with a Google search for chocolate tours… and I found plenty. But who wants to follow a group of chocoholics? I just got the addresses of as many stop points as possible, and visited them, one at a time. De-li-cious. And remember: this was just before Easter… the best season for my addiction.
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Australian Escapade: Sydney in the Summer

23 Jan

Series of emails sent to my best Australian mate – who now lives in Ireland – from her favorite city…

Page 1 – Target Reached
Page 2 – Celebration du Chocolat
Page 3 – Hills Hills Hills
Page 4 – Law-Abiding Citizens
Page 5 – At Long Last We Meet, Tiger Pie
Page 6 – Hop Hop Hippity Hop
Page 7 – Fishy Fishy
Page 8 – Close your Eyes
Page 9 – Loose Ends

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