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  1. Margaret

    You are so cute Hannah! And so brave. I think it’s about time my mum and I went on another date. 🙂
    Being gluten intolerant, I haven’t eaten pastry for 18 years and I don’t miss it. I’d never buy insanely expensive gluten free pastry, or attempt to make it myself. It’s something I don’t mind if I never eat again!

    Hannah you need to thank your lucky stars that you’re single at age 23!!! Enjoy your exciting life. We enjoy reading about it. 🙂

  2. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)

    I see a face in your passionfruit tart 🙂

  3. Kath Lockett

    I want that tart.

    And that skirt – but in a much, mu-u-u-u-uch larger size. 🙂

  4. Ashley @ the fit academic

    Those sculpture garden photos are hilarious! Sounds like a fun time!

  5. Baking Serendipity

    I love mother daughter time…and that tart!

  6. adele

    The lady that told you she loved your dress? Awesome. I think we should all do that more often, and it is one of my resolutions for life (not just 2011) – when I see something I like on someone (hair, clothing, face) I am going to tell them. Spread the love!

    1. whisperinggums

      Do it … I made that resolution a few years ago and I do do it every now and then. People always beam.

      As for you, Hannah. “Quite” like? “Quite”? From my side it’s a little more than that – but how much more I ain’t telling.

      1. Louise

        I decided a few years ago that I like offering to take photos of people in groups- you know when someone who clearly should be in the photo at the significant landmark, but they are taking the photo instead. It’s always fun, and people are appreciative.

        I like the idea of commenting on a strangers dress as well, I may have to take that on as part of my Working Towards Eccentricity project. I think middle aged women can get away with such things whereas not everyone else may be able to.

        Delicious looking passionfruit tart BTW. Do you think it was from Silo? I have my suspicions. I’m sure your mother-daughter outings are a hoot. I can sense the hilarity in the Rodin shots.

        1. whisperinggums

          It did cross my mind Louise that it could have been from Silo … but I didn’t ask them.

          We do have fun on our outings … how can you not with Hannah climbing over huge fallen tree trunks, pretending to be a burgher of Calais, etc!

  7. Jonathon Clarke

    Another wonderful post, Hannah! You are so lucky to have such a great relationship with your mother. Having read posts from you both, it comes as no surprise that you have so much in common, and hence get along so well! Looking forward to the next outing, and it’s subsequent enthralling post! 🙂

  8. penny aka jeroxie

    Gosh.. you are one funny chick.

  9. Amy

    I went to Ballet Russes with my mum too and we had very similar thoughts about the weight of some of the costumes. The most interesting part I found was not in fact in the exhibition itself but in the shop. They had a plasma screen showing the resoration process in more detail. It’s amazing how long it took to restore just one garment. Coffee and cake is also a neccessity in our outings.

  10. Lexi

    Ooooo… tart! I’m with you on the pastry component. It’s like people only think that it has to hold something delicious and forget about that bit being yummy too.

    The dress is great – I wish people would compliment more often. I try to and sometimes people tell me that it really makes their day.

  11. leaf (the indolent cook)

    Ha! The passionfruit tart does look quite good, and I adore your dress too.

  12. Libby

    I was never into ballet as a kid (much to my mother’s disappointment) but I think I would have enjoyed seeing that exhibition.

    Oh, that passionfruit tart looks nice by the way!

  13. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    LOL I was hoping for another art tour! 😉 You guys get the best exhibits there too. And passionfruit tarts too it seems! 😛

  14. Simply Life

    That’s so sweet you’ve been spending so much time with your mom- and I’m jealous of your weather!

  15. Ameena

    Your dress is beautiful! I always find it interesting that you are all in summer dresses while we have our winter.

    Yes, it’s the little things that get me…

  16. tasteofbeirut

    Your dress and your poses are very artsy and entertaining! I would have loved the exhibit, having had some fleeting dreams of being a ballerina. The passion fruit tart looks made right, love the glaze and the design with the seeds artfully sprinkled on top.
    You look so young in the photo, a real “ingenue”.

  17. Camille

    That dress is awesome. And don’t you love how since Rodin worked with casts, there can be innumerable copies of each of his works? For example, I’ve cavorted with those very statues myself, in the Rodin museum here in Paris. It’s like we’re hanging out, but not.

  18. Tammy

    Great post. I love that you and your mum are having regular outings with tea! And that passionfruit tart looks amazing. You look awesome in those photos too.

  19. Iron Chef Shellie

    lol, nice posing 😛

  20. Fiona

    You make me smile so much some days 🙂

  21. Anna Johnston

    I kinda like dates with my Mom too, havent been to Ballet Russes yet, we do love to go ‘a-museum-ing’ from time to time. Love the sculpture garden too, I’ve been to lots of functions at the Art Gallery & like whiling away time & a nattering at the Members Lounge there too.

  22. Johanna GGG

    Canberra seems to get lots of great exhibitions – just right for mother daughter bonding! Glad you were also pretty as a picture!

  23. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    The passionfruit filling almost looks like lemon curd! Custardy and buttery and yummy.

    You are way hotter than any of those Rodin casts 😉

  24. theresa

    I just want to hug you (not in a creepy way).

    That is all.

  25. gmasydney

    Wonderful post, Hannah and wonderful poses, too! The dress adds to them but the girl is the best part.
    BTW You can make lemon curd using milk free margarine – I have the recipe (somewhere) and it is pretty good.

  26. Agnes

    Can you please post your best impression of a goose? 😉

  27. Susan

    Lol, hilarious. I must visit the NGA since its refurbishment and all. I would like to see what the Cafe there is like too.

  28. Conor @ HoldtheBeef

    So, does the Plebeian’s Cafeteria get the lacklustre tarts?

    I LOVE your dress, and I like to think that the shop you bought it from has it on display on a mannequin in one of your poses.

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