Tag Archives: Chocolate

Bite Me

Dear Friends, I never thought the time would come when I wanted to do some work experience but didn’t get the job. It’s my own fault though. I’m just too debonair for my own good! Dracula’s Cabaret Restaurant on the Gold Coast was advertising for cast members and I decided to audition. With my yodeling …

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Bananarama

Dear Friends, Have you ever seen something that is larger than life and been a little disappointed? Do you remember when I went to the Big Banana hoping to find the biggest banana split on record, only to have my dreams dashed? It was a sad day. Thankfully my belief in bananas has been restored – …

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Outside Inside – Weekly Photo Challenge – Container

Dear Friends, Judging by the labels on the outside of these  containers, the contents might be a little unusual and you would be forgiven for thinking that New Zealanders make some very strange choices when it comes to food. But have a look inside and you’ll be in for a pleasant surprise. Don’t judge these containers …

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Sweet About Me

Dear Friends, My trusty Pocket Oxford Dictionary defines the meaning of the word ‘remarkable’ as exceptional or worth noting. From the outside, The Remarkable Sweet Shop in Arrowtown didn’t look all that exceptional, but once inside I was overwhelmed by the amazing selection of sweet treats. There was fudge, in flavours from passionfruit to hokey pokey …

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Growing On Me

Dear Friends, You know that old saying about things that don’t grow on trees? Well, look what I’ve just found growing at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing, so I took a closer look. Sure enough, Eggea chocolatus, more commonly know as the Easter Egg plant, was in full bloom. Unfortunately these …

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Junk Food Junkie – Weekly Photo Challenge – Layers

Dear Friends, I know I’ve been talking about chocolate a lot lately, but I just had to share this photo with you for this week’s challenge. It was taken at the shop at the Cadbury factory in Hobart, Tasmania. Can you imagine how exhilarating it was to be surrounded by layer upon layer of chocolate…I …

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Chocolate City

 Dear Friends,  Since the day I spent with Robbert learning the skills of tour guiding I have been thinking more about the sort of tour I would like to do. As you know my speciality is food, especially if it’s sweet. So I decided to work on an itinerary for the “Justin Beaver Tour of …

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A New Career in a New Town…

  Dear Friends, Remember when I had a work experience day at Fox Glacier? It was so much fun and ever since I have been hoping I would have another opportunity to learn a new trade. When I was in Brussels I decided to go on a free walking tour with Robbert of Sandemans New …

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Chocolate Love – Weekly Photo Challenge – Inside

Dear Friends, Did you know that Belgium is famous for its chocolate? I knew I was in Belgium when I found a chocolate shop on every corner. It’s heaven for a sweet tooth like me. It was just too difficult choose from this delicious selection so I settled for a box with one of everything. …

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How Sweet It Is

Dear Friends, Ever since I visited Adriano Zumbo’s pâtisserie at Manly I’ve been dreaming of his amazing zumbarons and incredible cakes. When I found out that not only was I going back to Sydney but I was going to be just a 10 minute drive from the great man’s newest store at Waverley, I was …

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