5.10.11

Lately...

Who remembers visiting Australia's Wonderland back in the 80's? The handful of visits I had as a kid gave me some of my favourite memories. I just loved those rides. A family friend gave me this old photo from there recently, and I want to find a frame for it. I love the get-up my older sisters and I are in, and I imagine we are looking at the height allowance board to see if shorty can make it on the roller coaster. Bring back Wonderland, I say.

Six year old me would have loved this bottle of beads too - I couldn't resist them from the bargain bin at Spotlight recently. Now, what to do with them?


The first mango leading up to Summer always puts a smile on my face - and this one on Monday was no exception.

How tragic is this? The brown blob to the left is actually my first attempt at a scone. I'm serious. The recipe (I clearly don't know how to follow) was from Angel Adoree's 'how to host' book. Angel talks about everything from chicken sandwiches to DIY bunting...and it's a good read. I hope you are all having a lovely week.

-Briar

19 comments:

  1. Your scone is hilarious! You were the cutest kid! Kellie xx

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  2. I'm sure the scone tasted great...maybe try 4 ingredients scone recipe, love your work :)

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  3. i think that scone is cute ! you should make the lemonade scones, they are the best even if they are not CWA approved !!

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  4. Wonderland! I almost forgot about that place.

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  5. I bet Wonderland is full of McMansions by now... And your scone! Well, it's amazing what some jam and cream can conceal - I bet it tasted awesome!

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  6. Thanks for all the scone support ladies - as bad as it looked, it actually tasted like a scone surprisingly! Love the idea of checking out the 4 ingredients recipe though. And...how sad - to think McMansions are standing where Wonderland once was!

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  7. oh! I just had my first mango of the season. SO mind-blowingly good :)

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  8. Oh my, Australia's Wonderland ... that was such a fun day as a kid wasn't it ... I love that photo, especially those pants.
    That is a bit sad about the McMansions taking over, McMansions are sad enough, let alone taking over our Wonderland !!!
    I think your scones look yummy, perfection is so overrated !!!

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  9. Scones are not easy! Yours still looks good though! Btw, the full grown adult that I am, would love that jar of beads. ;)

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  10. If memory serves me, I think some of Australias Wonderland Paraphernalia is sitting in the junkyard near Windsor Tip (an awesome place). Such a shame that it closed . I loved going there. The swings were my favourite ride :)

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  11. Scones do look a little 'sad' but don't give up. After seeing that picture I might have to go mango shopping! x

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  12. The 80's shot so reminded me of the goldcoast family holiday and one particular year wearing (and thinking i was so cool!) the oversized 'sportsgirl' logo tee - gosh do you remember that? I was all of 13 i think at the time... so funny! Thanks for the memory flashback!

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  13. @My Messy Room
    Oh the old sportsgirl logo tee! Between my sisters and I - we had it in white, red and grey marle...AND the beach towels. So so cool!

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  14. If you miss Wonderland you should check out the website with all the history of it. There is like 4,000 photos of the place
    http://wonderlandhistory.net

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  15. ... oh Briar I'm lovin' the saltwater sandals ... you know they've made a comeback!

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  16. Oh Wonderland, my number one favuorite place as a kid!! Such great memories and fabulous 80's fashions. I seem to remember alot of neon...

    It is so sad what happened to Wonderland. Have you seen this site about its demolition? http://www.wonderlandhistory.net/content/demolition_time_line

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  17. Your scone made me laugh. Well done for sharing!

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  18. Briar! I got such a surprise to see that photo. I am not certain, but I think I took it. I know I was there that day. If I can find the one of you laughing on the water rafting ride I'll send it over. You looked so cute. Xxx. Nick

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  19. @Nick Copping
    Hi Nick! Lovely to hear from you on here. Yes - I thought you might have taken these...it was from the photos Barb gave Les the other day. Mum thought you would have been too young to take such a nice photo....but I reminded her you were a bit of a prodigy!
    B xx

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