Tuesday, March 11, 2014

March Madness

Fireworks at the Fringe Opening


How cool is Adelaide in April and March? It's like the city just suddenly wakes up and every street has something awesome going on.

Waymouth Street Party

I've discovered there are ups and downs to living in the city during festival time.

The ups are living so close to everything, seeing amazing street art and performers every time you walk to the supermarket and not having to battle the traffic/parking queues.

Royal Croquet Club

The downside is living so close to everything gives you extreme FOMO. It's hard to sit inside and have a lazy night watching MKR when outside your window you can see or hear exciting things going on.

Watching the crowds from our lounge room

I feel like I've done my best to experience as much as I can this year, but I still feel like I missed a lot. *sigh* Next year I will do better. :P

Garden of Unearthly Delights

There's still a few days left to experience the madness people!

Adelaide Hare xx

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

So it's been a while


Isn't it weird how life gets in the way of blogging? I can't believe it has been so many months since I last posted, and I don't have a very good excuse. Work got quite busy, winter set in, heat waves started. Yep, no good excuse.

So here is a quick catch up blog post!

Feast Festival Parade, as seen from our lounge room

We had the best seat in the house!

Adelaide Uni looking gorgeous in late Spring

I've spent a lot of time at the museum, and spent a bit of money at the shop. How awesome is this poster? 

My dog has been happy with the warmer weather, and has been making the most of North Adelaide's ovals!
Beers at the Belgium Beer Cafe 

...And beers at the beach (my dad's choice, don't judge me!)

Dark skies over Rundle Street East
Christmas in the city

Santa looming over the city like a Christmas version of Pacific Rim. 

..And finally, a photo from the Botanics today. I took a picnic blanket, a thermos,  a book and my phone (for photos!) and had the most relaxing hour I have had of late. Definitely recommend!

Hopefully it won't take 6 months before the next update. 

Adelaide Hare

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Knitted Statues


Has anyone else seen the knitted extras that have been added to some of the statues on North Tce? They're great! I saw them on the weekend and had to take a few photos to share here.

Aren't they fab? Does anyone know who put them there?


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Windowsill Garden

Hello lovelies!

One thing I was worried about when moving to our city apartment was losing my garden. I've always had some kind of yard wherever I have rented and I love having pots of herbs and flowers.

Happy Geraniums

Luckily this old building has wide windowsills and I've put together a few plants that like small pots (by raiding my Mum's garden for off cuts).

I have quite a few geraniums and they have lots of flowers which is awesome. I've got mint going too, although it's struggling a bit. Does anyone have any mint growing tips for me? It's necessary to feed my cocktail addiction so quite important..

Coffee Cup Succulent

And of course succulents are almost too easy to grow in pots. I have some in old china cups and jugs and a lovely friend of mine put some in little colourful ramekins for me too. They look fantastic in the kitchen!

Ramekin Garden!

So tell me, do you have a windowsill garden? If so, what plants have worked for you? I need tips!

Much love,
Adelaide Hare

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Seeing Adelaide from the 30th Floor


Westpac House opened it's doors (and elevator!) to the public on the weekend as part of Open House Adelaide. Visitors were able to travel up to the 30th floor and check out the amazing views of the city and beyond.

Westpac House is the tallest building in Adelaide, and the 112th tallest building in Australia (according to Wikipedia).

It was very cool to see the city from a different angle. Everything always looks different from above!

Have a great week! xo

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Winter is coming.... to Adelaide


My apologies for the post title. I wanted to do a blog post about the cold weather and of course "Winter is Coming" is all I could think of. I don't even like Game of Thrones. I seem to be on my own with that opinion though so I will just accept that I have terrible taste in TV shows. Yes, TV shows. I haven't read the books either. But I hear they are very good so I promise to try them. Wow. I think it would have been easier to just not use the post title I did. I feel all defensive now.

Moving on.

How cold and dark is it in Adelaide at the moment? I know it was sunny today, and for quite a bit of yesterday but still. Cold sometimes! I can't remember being this freaked out by daylights savings turning back. Is it because I am now in my 30s and I notice weather more? Is it a slippery slope to watching the Weather Channel nonstop and commenting on gales in some remote part of New South Wales that I have never visited, and probably never will?

Anyway. It's cold. And dark. And I have photo evidence.

Here are my photos! Notice how most of them are from my lounge room. That's because I don't venture out in the rain. I've discovered a new favourite pastime since moving to the city. Watching people run from the rain.

Rainy and dark

Rainy and not so dark

A random addition from my weekend Fleurieu visit

Not rainy and not dark. Grey though.
Oh and here is a bonus photo of my umbrella. I bought it in Poland last July. Everytime I use it I stare at everyone who passes by, waiting for someone to grab my arm and ask where I got that gorgeous umbrella. No one has yet. If you happen to see me out and about please ask. Just so I can say "Poland" and feel very worldly.


Adelaide Hare