Another front yard golden hour shot! I swear one day I'll be in an interesting location to capture the golden hour rather than just a few steps out my front door!
FOUR N TWENTY ANGUS CRAFT BEER - PEPPERED BEEF PIE WITH DARK STOUT
What do you get when you combine two of my most favourite things ever?
Taco Boobs! Woohoo!
Sadly, this is not about Taco Boobs at all. This is about beer pies or something. Which I guess is like my 3rd and 7th favourite things.
While the idea of beer in a pie might seem a little strange to some, it's actually a pretty common thing for me. You see, my dad has been adding beer to a lot of his cooking for years now. That said, it was mostly just him drunkenly knocking beers over into shit and pretending it was meant to happen. Sometimes it worked out fine, other times it did not. If anyone is interested, I have a really disappointing recipe for "XXXX Gold and 5th Birthday Cake Surprise". The surprise is beer..... and the un-ignorabal realisation that my father is a raging alcoholic and a 5th birthday party ruiner.
But how does this all translate to pie form?
OK....... I guess. You can't really taste it. It's like a subtle undertone that might not actually even be there at all. That said, this is actually a pretty nice pie as far as frozen pies go. A great peppery taste that I would certainly like to have again.
Still, I definitely would much rather a decent set of Taco Boobs right about now.
About my long weekend and the places I spent ✌️ #straya
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Spacious open road carves, views of Iron Knob & a little bit of roadkill.
Halfway into a 7 hour drive it was time to stretch the legs and let the dog out for a run.
Found a nice gradually declining hill with no traffic for km's infront or behind.
Pulled the longboard out and went for a few runs up and back with flo chasing along.
Awesome way to break up the trip, think it will become a bit of a ritual on these long drives. 🤙😃
Hello from Morocco! Jokes. Just some magical sand dunes in Port Stephens (Eastern Australia). So, novel ahead.
When your work and play coincide, how do you know where to draw the line?
This is perhaps my biggest struggle as a travel blogger.
Without coffee, I'm anxious.
With coffee, I'm anxious -- but faster.
Anxiety became the theme of my year and I had no idea how to alleviate it.
When you travel for work AND play, it's hard to know when you can take all seven of your hats off.
This year has been BUSY. Busy in an exciting, overwhelming, and scary way.
Proposals that would've made me sh*t my pants a year ago, I'm having second guesses about now.
Fellow bloggers I once admired before, I learned how some can be pretty conniving in how they operate for their personal gain.
I've had my intellectual property stolen more times than I can count, and it sucks. Because you can't do much about it.
And though I will always struggle with the shame of never being exactly who my parents hoped and prayed I'd be (every child of immigrant parents will understand this), I had to learn to accept and be comfortable with my own definition of success.
So while you may look at my life from a distance and think I have it all together, please know I have my own struggles.
We all do. No curated social media life will ever fully describe the complexities and layers to any lifestyle, which is why I try to write captions like this.
Nonetheless, I'm truly blessed to be doing something that gives me so much pleasure and purpose, and also helps others aspire towards greater things in life.
So here's to getting back to creating the content I love that got me started in this industry in the first place.
A big thank you to those who've stuck around for my rants, musings, experimentations, growth, lessons, struggles, and more.
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