Wednesday, 7 September 2022

Silvia Colloca’s The Italian Home Cook book

 I can't enough of Italian food. It's the cuisine I tend to eat the most of every week. The Italian blood in me craves it constantly 🍝 ⠀

Lately, I've been using the recipes from the recently released book, The Italian Home Cook.⠀

Australia's favourite Italian home cook, Silvia Colloca, shares the 100 recipes that will show you how to cook like a true Italian 🇮🇹⠀

For non-meat eaters like myself, there are plenty of vegetarian recipes featured.

Silvia Colloca The Italian Home Cook book




Tuesday, 19 July 2022

Vinyl Fair at Rozelle Collectors Market

I went to my first vinyl fair this weekend at Rozelle Collectors Market (Inner West Sydney). The first stall had unbelievable cheap prices - $3 for each record! My son and I purchased 13 of them and a couple of CDs and the guy at the stall just charged us $40.

There were 12 other vinyl stalls and the usual weekly market. We had a gorgeous afternoon in the winter sun.

I took some photos of the amazing vintage items you can find at the markets.

Browsing for records at the Rozelle Collectors Market Vinyl Fair
Browsing for records at the Rozelle Collectors Market's Vinyl  Fair

Browsing the stalls at the Rozelle Collectors Market's Vinyl Fair
Stalls had vintage and not-so-vintage records and books

James Brown poster 1968 Boston Gardens
James Brown poster

Vintage Cuban music record
Vintage Cuban music

Absolute Beginners vinyl album featuring David Bowie
I had to get this one. The title song of Absolute Beginners by David Bowie is one of my favourite songs. I also like Patsy Kensit, Sade and the Style Council. Great memories of the 80s.

Beautiful vintage kewpie like doll from Japan
Beautiful vintage kewpie-like doll from Japan. 

Vintage fashion at Rozelle Collectors Market
Vintage fashion at Rozelle Collectors Market

Vintage camera at Rozelle Collectors Market
A vintage camera that needs a thorough clean.

Quirky wooden rabbit at Rozelle Collectors Market
Quirky wooden rabbit

Vintage doll at Rozelle Collectors Market
Vintage doll

Leopard print faux fur coat jacket
I wanted this leopard print faux fur coat. Too bad it wasn't in my size.

Mosaic bust
Mosaic bust

Wooden shoe forms
Wooden shoe forms. They make great door stoppers, best on light doors.

Vintage doll at Rozelle Collectors Market
Another cute vintage doll

Vintage sewing machine at Rozelle Collectors Market
Vintage sewing machine. Not sure if this was an actual sewing machine or a toy.

Pug dog
This little pug was patiently waiting for his owner to finish her lunch.

Pancakes with butter and maple syrup at The Old Rosebud cafe Rozelle
My lunch at The Old Rosebud cafe Rozelle. Pancakes with butter and maple syrup. Yum!


Thursday, 14 July 2022

Mortlake Car Ferry

Mortlake Car Ferry
Mortlake Car Ferry (photograph taken from the Putney side of the Parramatta River)


After all the rain that Sydney received this week, it was so nice to see a break in the weather. 

The Mortlake Car Ferry, also known as the Putney Punt, is the only operating car ferry in Sydney Harbour.


Monday, 11 July 2022

King Street, Newtown

My nearest film processing store is Super 8 on King Street Newtown. Whenever I go and get my film scanned, I love to check out the nearby stores and street art.

I took these photos on my latest visit.

Street art in Newtown depicting a fish, alien and Monkey. Photography by Rachel Hancock. Unknown street artist.
Unfortunately I didn't get the name of the artist of this street art. It was in a lane way just off King Street. If you know the name of the artist, please let me know so I can credit them.

Vintage rocking horse outside of That's So Mi Store in Newtown. Photography by Rachel Hancock
Beautiful vintage rocking horse outside of That's So Mi store 

Street art on King Street Newtown. Photography by Rachel Hancock
Street art on an electricity box (not sure exactly what it is). Loved the way the swimmer looks like he was going to dive into the dog's bowl.

Vintage beaded cardigan from The Noffs Op Shop Newtown
This gorgeous vintage beaded cardigan was in The Noffs Op Shop. I wish it was in my size. 

Street art by Remine outside of the Newtown Performing Arts High School. Photography by Rachel Hancock
Street art by Remine outside of The Newtown Performing Arts High School.

Never Work stencil art on King Street Newtown.
I have no idea what the stencil and stickers are representing. Just thought it looked interesting.

Saturday, 18 June 2022