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Hello Fresh

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My lovely friend had sent me a box of Hello Fresh goodies.


It was perfect for the lockdown from COVID-19.

I had never tried delivered ready-to-make food boxes before, so it was very interesting to see what was inside.


The recipes were right on the top when the box opened.


Certainly a very good selection of recipes.


Each meal was packed in an individual colour coded bag.


Fridge items were packed separately in an organic reusable zip-lock bag with ice packs.


Here is a peek of what was in the cool bag.


 A colour coding system is used to match the ingredient bags to the recipes.

I have to say I was very impressed with the meal selections, and they turned out to be very easy to prepare.

Below are some of the dishes I made using Hello Fresh recipes and ingredients.


Caribbean Pork & Coconut Rice (with caramelised pineapple salsa)


American Chicken with Chipotle Mayo sauce (free range, corn fed chicken)


Sri Lankan Chicken and Vegetable Curry (with toasted lime coconut)

Overall, I am very happy with what Hello Fresh had delivered, and I am very thankful to my good friend for sending it to me.

Stay safe everyone!





Milka Chocolates (and BBQ Sauerkraut)

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I ❤️ Milka Chocolates!!

Definitely one of my favourites!

Therefore, I bought a whole lot of them, plus a bag of BBQ Sauerkraut since I am paying for shipping already.IMG_20200312_083424_047

It was my first time trying some of the flavours.

All of them were lovely, including the BBQ Sauerkraut, which I used in burgers.

I found the Milka Choco Jelly range so nice that I bought a whole lot more of them.20-03-18-11-22-14-331_deco

Safe to say that I probably wouldn’t be running out of chocolates for awhile~~


Shopping spree

Thought I would give Aim’n a try, since they offer free delivery in NZ.

I usually wear Lululemon, and it would be interesting to compare the two.

Got 16 items altogether.

Each item comes in a zip lock plastic bag, probably isn’t the most environmental friendly. However, the courier bags they used were biodegradable, which is a good start.

 Here is a photo of the items I bought.

And below is a photo of me wearing one of the sports bras and tights.

Overall, I found the items offer good fit, good support, and are very comfortable to wear.

It certainly is a bonus that they also look cute, and stylish! 😊

The material used in Aim’n activewear is quite different compared to Lululemon’s.

Nevertheless, I wouldn’t personally place one brand over the other.

Beard Papa’s! (New Flavour)

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Now, after hearing my work friends rave on about Beard Papa’s, I have decided to finally give it a try.

Apparently when it first arrived in the local shopping centre, many people were actually queueing up to buy its cream puffs.


Doing a quick scan over the menu, I decided on its Paris Brest Shell filled with the newest cream flavour – “Maple”.



Taste: 4/5

Now, this is the weird part. Every single person I have ever spoken to, about Beard Papa’s, has really REALLY enjoyed its cream puffs, but for some reason it just doesn’t do that much for me.

It is still good, but just not AMAZINGLY good as other people had found it.

Maybe it is because I had come to try Beard Papa’s with an already high expectation.

The puff shell, though not crunchy, was still nice and firm on the outside. I was expecting the cream filling to be richer and fluffier, but it had a texture more like custard.

There was A LOT of filling, and minimal amount of pastry, therefore the cream inside pretty much bursted out as soon as I tried to break the pastry apart.

The “maple” flavour which I assumed was maple syrup was subtle.


Cost: 2.5/5

An original (vanilla cream) flavoured Paris Brest Shell is priced at NZ$4.20, however, there is an extra added cost of 20 cents to any other flavours, including Maple.

Therefore, the price for my maple flavoured Paris Brest Shell was NZ$4.40.

Considering the size of the puff was quite small, at least for me it was,  just look at the photo and how empty the paper bag looks! And the fact that it had a minimal amount of pastry, and is consisted mostly of mildly maple-flavoured cream, I thought the price was quite expensive.


Availability: 3/5

Maybe the novelty has worn off, but there was no queue when I arrived today at the store.

As far as I know there is only one store operating in the city I reside in.


Overall Mark: 3.2/5

I did enjoy Beard Papa’s Paris brest shell puff, and its new maple flavour, but I found the price to be too steep for what the product is.

However, this review only serves as a guide, the best way to find out would be to try the puff/s out yourself!! 😀


LV Moon Cakes

Mmmmm~~ Yummy Moon Cakes courtesy of Louis Vuitton~~~ 😀

Angry Birds Fruit Gummies!!

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My sister had kindly gifted me some yummy Angry Birds fruit gummies!!

She knows I am a big fan of Angry Birds! Teeheehee!! wink


Thank you very much Mary!!

Please feel welcome to check out my sister’s awesome Blog!!! (^-^)


The product comes in 3 other different coloured packages, with varied Angry Birds theme characters printed at the front~~

My favourite is the red version of course! lol


There are SIX flavours in a box and these are:  Cherry, Lemon, Raspberry, Apple, Grape, and Strawberry.


The price was $4.99 from Paper Plus


TADA!! lol


First glance into the bag~~


All six Angry Birds characters lined up~~~


ATTACK!! biggrin

Taste: 4.5/5

The Angry Birds gummies were packed with yummy fruity flavours, and had a wonderful “chewiness” to them.

Cost: 4/5

The cost was on the pricey side for a pack of gummies.

Availability: 4.5/5

I haven’t seen them selling at the Paper Plus I’ve been to, so they are probably only available in certain Paper Plus branches and confectionery stores.

Overall Mark: 4.3/5

Comment: Great taste and a must try for anyone who enjoys a good pack of gummies!! (^-^)

Whittaker’s L&P Chocolate!! XD

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YAY!! 😀

My friend got me a bar of  Whittaker’s new L&P chocolate!


I had it for morning tea today~~ (^-^)




It was very yummy, and my friend is very kind for getting it for me, however as far as Whittaker’s white chocolate goes I still prefer White Raspberry~~

Nevertheless, it was still a great treat!!

Breakfast @ Cornwall Park Restaurant

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Mum and I went for breakfast at Cornwall Park Restaurant this morning~~ 😀

Make sure you visit my Facebook page if you would like to see more photos of Cornwall Park in Auckland!

By the way, if you are interested in purchasing any of the (original and unmarked) photos on my blog or Facebook page, please feel welcome to contact me by email.


It was a nice cooling morning when we made our trip to the restaurant 🙂


Certainly can’t have breakfast without my Cappuccino!


Blueberry and coconut pancakes w streaky bacon, vanilla cream and maple syrup~~


Mmmmm~~ yummy blueberries~~~


After breakfast, Mum and I enjoyed a nice and sunny walk in the park 😀


Georgie Pie!! :D

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I got to try the long awaited Mince & Cheese Georgie Pie today!! 😀

They are available at selected McDonalds.

I have had quite a few requests from readers, friends, and family to review the pie~~

And so here it is!!


TADA!!!!! 😀

I got mine from McDonalds at Westfield St Luke’s food court.


The pie is priced at $4.50/pie


Mmmmm~~~ Cheesy goodness~~


Looks and tastes like the original Georgie Pie, except maybe the crust is a bit more flaky and greasy exclaim

It still has the same granular-tasting mince and alot of sauce for filling~~~

To be honest, if it was up to me, I would call it the Gravy Pie! 😛

It is probably a pie that I would only recommend to those who misses the original Georgie Pie franchise~~

I hope you found my review useful! 🙂

Sydney Conference

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Hello Everyone!!

I had just come back from a conference at Coogee Beach in Sydney!

It was absolutely wonderful! I had such a great time and gathered so much new knowledge!!

Everyone was so friendly and lovely! 😀

Below are some of the photos taken from the trip.

I had taken a lot of them while in Australia, and it is very hard to select which ones to put on the blog.

Due to the large number of photos I have, I had decided to start a Facebook page to include the ones not on here .

I hope you enjoy look at them! 🙂

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Duty Free Confectionery Shop at Auckland airport!! ♥

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The chocolates are made/shaped in front of customers~~

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Enjoyed a nice cup of Cappuccino before taking off 🙂




My hotel room at Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach


The window view~~


The hotel lobby



I was early! eek



The Pizzas were delicious!! smile


Room Service!! biggrin



Buffet breakfast at Bluesalt restaurant



It was wonderful being able to watch the Sunrise~~ cool


Decided to have dinner that night at Bluesalt restaurant as well


Roasted quail, it was so tender and juicy!


350g of  grilled angus reserve rib eye cutlet with red wine jus!! 😀


Rosewater panna cotta, Persian fairy floss, and baklava~~


So Yummy!! It had caramel coated nuts at the bottom~~



A cup of warm tea for me is the perfect way to end a lovely dinner~~


Day 2 Breakfast

Their croissant is very addictive!! One thing for sure, I won’t be saying how many I had~~ razz



Networking dinner at Ceviche restaurant



Seared scallops, avocado & snow pea salsa, wasabi dressing


Prime fillet of beef, truffle infused mashed potatoes, vegetables, creamy green peppercorn & bacon sauce


For dessert I had Vanilla crème brûlée with pistachio biscotti


The homemade sorbet, brandy snap, seasonal fruits, and mango coulis others had looked pretty good too!


Tea after dinner is a must for me!


Shop filled with Duty Free Chocolates at Sydney airport!! ♥




Sydney tower in the distance~~


Bye bye Australia!!