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Shelley Turns 27

For my Shelbyville’s 27th b’day we went to the Bavarian Bier Cafe on York st. A great evening, full of schnitzel, cake and beers the size of Shell’s head. Happy Birthday Shells!

Trick candles – who knew!?

Food, Fashion & Ferrets

I spent the day with Beverly shopping, playing with ferrets and eating. I have to give Bev major props for helping convince me to get the gorgeous Alannah Hill tunic.

Star was a little mental.

Misty was the chilled out one.

Beautiful cakes at Sweet Art. Happy Feet! I’ve never seen a penguin cake before.

An interesting wedding cake …

Shop window – I loved the cake in the bottom left corner that was the giant cupcake crawling with cute critters.

Ballet shoe heaven – the sale at Parisian Ballet Flats.

Beverly’s chocolate pudding dessert at Mickey’s cafe.

My caramel sundae. No wonder I feel ill right now.

Odds and Ends

Alec noticed this guy on the train – he does look like he has a smiley face on the back of his head, right?

Later that night at Sebastian’s Bucks Party…

Duff-man sends his wife a surreptitious text message. Does he look sneaky? Yes, he does.

Calman leans in to make out with Seb. Save it for the bedroom guys.

Make A Wish Charity Ball

The Make A Wish Ball as held at Luna Park this year.

Some pics of me looking fancy with Shaden.

The Ken Duncan picture I won in the auction. Alec and my first piece of valuable art for the apartment. We are officially DINKs – WTF comes up with these stupid acronyms?

Zombie Day

Alec’s favourite day finally arrived. Sebastian, Alice & Jamie came over today for a festival of zombie movies.

We started with 28 Days Later, then, after some Chinese from Chatswood BBQ Kitchen, we watched 28 Weeks Later at the movies.

While I really enjoyed 28 Days Later, 28 Weeks Later lacked the main feature of the first film – sympathetic central characters to drive the story along. Without these characters it’s hard to get too involved in a story and care about how it ends.

The first film also focused on the evolution of its main characters, making it as much of a human drama as a scary movie. 28 Days Later reminded me of Lord of the Flies in that it commented on the thin veneer of civilisation that keeps our society in check. Take it away and we all revert to animals.

Holding on to your humanity in the face of monstrosity was a central theme in 28 Days Later, but not so much in 28 Weeks Later, which seemed to be more about gratuitous violence and death. With the lack of substantial lead characters who saw the movie all the way through, it also lacked the complexity of the original film.

On a less intellectual level, there were also no cute guys in 28 Weeks Later. Bring back Cillian Murphy and the naked shower scenes!

It was still a great day – and Jamie even made a new friend. Cecil the snake. A bargain from Coles, only $8!

Belle Fleur at Rozelle

Alec, Daniel and I drove to Rozelle markets to check out some bargains.

Vintage cameras. Film! ooohh!

Daniel and Alec discuss the finer points of … something or another.

Gratuitous Weimaraner dog shot.

This is the point where Daniel and Alec were considering leaving me behind so they could fit the wine rack Daniel is checking out into the car.

WTF is with the tongue?

Bargains! Ohhhh!

At Belle Fleur, Daniel ogles the Belgium town hall made entirely of chocolate. 50 hours of love went into this creation.

Telescope made out of chocolate.