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  1. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    This is hilarious. The plastic coconut cups with googly eyes are too funny! That sounds like a really fun evening.

  2. rice kernel

    How fortuitous! Over the weekend, my husband kept asking me / looking online himself for a carrot salad recipe. I’ve been hardpressed to settle on one but, with your endorsement, this one is on the menu tonight! Thanks, Hannah!

  3. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic

    Cute dress 🙂 I was just thinking earlier that I need to eat more carrots (just more colorful veggies in general, aside from the usual greens) – I should def give this carrot salad a try!

  4. Sarah B @ Bake + Bike

    1. Your dress is superb!
    2. What is that creepy yet adorable coconut creature?
    3. Was the Azerbaijani duo that took first any good? I’m impressed by their outfits.
    4. I think grated carrot salad is highly underrated. Yours looks lovely and fresh!

  5. Miri Leigh

    Funny post! And the carrots look great!

  6. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    I love the idea of a Eurovision party! I must remember that for next year!

  7. Shannon

    Ooh what a simple, yet delightful sounding carrot salad!

    Is it terrible that I don’t know what Eurovision is?

  8. sophie

    i love that dress and COCONUT EYES !

    that carrot salad looks very appetizing .

  9. Lizzi

    Ahhhh I KNEW that dress would look bangin’ on you! So glad! It’s officially had TWO wears now… thus justifying its purchase (as far as I’m concerned) 😀

  10. Brent

    You shouldn’t be a stranger to dresses: perhaps you can pluck up the courage to foray into a Supré now and then 🙂 Then you might have the courage to buy dome nice high heels 🙂

    And I’m yet to see the appeal of Eurovision. I can bare to watch more than 5mins of it.

  11. Priyanka

    That carrot salad looks right up my alley, bookmarked!

  12. Errign

    Yes to the coconut shaped drinks. No to the raisins, always no to the raisins.

  13. Lauren

    I hope my Scottish-Irish-English-German brothers and sisters performed admirably. We aren’t known for being the sexiest of European countries.

  14. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    I’ve never watched Eurovision either…although I caught snippets of the most recent airing and was amazed by the colour and drama. If combined with coconut eyes, it might have proved too much for me 🙂

    I very much like your dress (and boots) but am whole heartedly in favour of avoiding Supre, and preferably going one step further and, say, causing havoc outside the front of your local store so no one else can visit it either. Although with that said, perhaps that’s why there’s a security guard at the store nearest to me…maybe someone got in with that idea already. Hmm!

  15. hungryandfrozen

    Coconut eyes! Reminds me of the desert island episode of Mighty Boosh *shiver*
    Pretty pretty dress and sassy boots, eurovisiontastic combo! Much like carrots and mustard and honey!

  16. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Hehe I knew this would have a fashion photo because Eurovision is all about the really crazy clothes! Your dress is cute though and channels that space ship vibe that they seem to like without going overboard. I’d say you capture Eurovision perfectly!

  17. theresa

    That looks like fun – you can tell, because the plastic coconuts are smiling. I’ve tried to watch Eurovision once, but I imagine it’s the sort of thing that is a lot more fun in a party-setting. It just doesn’t make *sense* when you try to watch it alone…

  18. Kath Lockett

    I laughed like a hyena at the plastic coconuts and so soooo want to use the word ‘shazzling’ in some form or other before the week is out!

  19. whispering gums

    The bow just makes the dress – for a dress-up party that is. (BTW I hope Gma Sydney doesn’t see you use “loan” as a verb. When I grew up it was only ever a noun but how things change!).

    Were there any songs you liked?

  20. Libby

    Mad fun!

    I’m ashamed (okay, fine, NOT ashamed) to admit that I used to watch Eurovision ALL the time, but I didn’t get a chance to this weekend. I was bummed. No, really, I was. *sad face*

  21. Margaret

    I learned a lot about Eurovision from this post!
    I was also reminded of the delicious carrot salad that my mum used to make for me when I was tiny! That photo brought back happy childhood memories. 🙂

  22. penny aka jeroxie

    You really got into the whole Eurovision thing….. 😛
    I think I prefer carrot salad than Eurovision

  23. Ada

    Haha awesome post. Love the dress! And that carrot salad looks amazinnngggg!

  24. Johanna GGG

    What I learned from Eurovision

    1 off the shoulder gowns are the thing to wear

    2 Don’t wear a dress with a fascinating skirt and a boring top if you are going to spend most of the time in it behind a lecturn

    3 some people really love cheesy europop – no I mean really go crazy for it – scary stuff

    I have watched it many years but you don’t really concentrate on it or that is too scary to really take it in – your friend in the middle of the photo with his hair on end definitely has the eurovision look – you needed an off the shoulder dress (see my point 1 but full marks for glitter and flesh) Shame you missed the Terry Wogan years – his commentary was priceless albeit quite tongue in cheek

  25. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    What a wonderful salad! Totally fits my taste! 😀 And I WANT A COCONUT MUG LIKE THAT TO WATCH (over?) ME! 😀

    Thank you for sharing on Facebook, you’re a real friend! 🙂

  26. Alisa Fleming

    You’re such a (coco)nut!

    Love that salad, must make!

  27. Anna Johnston

    Hilarious 🙂 Eurovision parties, gotta go to one of those – until you mentioned themeing a party around it … well…. I just didn’t see the sense of Eurovision at all…, but a part—Aaeiii, now that’s another thing.

  28. Rach

    Love the dress! And girl, I know what you mean about using self timers on cameras, haha! Also love the plastic coconut!

  29. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    WooHOO! Now that’s a smexxxy outfit. Are those fishnets?
    I <3 coconuts, real OR plastic.

  30. Adrian in Food Rehab

    LOL! Check out the plastic coconuts. I will keep your advice in mind.

    I missed out on Eurovision this year. I might youtube it now….hopefully no one sees me at work!

  31. Monique

    haha this looks so fun!! 🙂 Since I’ve begun watching French news broadcasts again, I get the Eurovision reference! Yes, I love not feeling lost 🙂 How’d the French opera singer do??? I really should look this up!

  32. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    hahaha I’ve never watched eurovision either. Sounds like a hoot 🙂 nice salad too!
    Heidi co

  33. Louise

    I used to love catching a bit of Eurovision, that was until last year, when I accidentally created a 9 year old Eurovision fanatic. He saw a little bit of the final before he went to bed last year, and was in. We had to tape the rest of the final. He watched the scoring over and over again, made up games of it, and in the last year has become Australia’s greatest living Eurovision expert! Every car trip I am now stuck in a car with a Eurovision CD and yet another scoring game. I kid you not. So….. this year- I had to watch all of both semifinals, scoring each act in our own scoring system, and then the final. OMG. We didn’t dress up and do a party, (although I did do a cross-channel biscuit challenge with a packet of Hobnobs and those French schoolboy biscuits) but for next year I’ve discovered Eurovision drinking games- and I can certainly see the benefits here

    I’m in. Would have been off my chops by the time Croatia finished. BTW for those that didn’t watch all 3 nights, Azerbijan sucked. I think the whole thing is rigged and there is a genuine conspiracy to get us to know that the captial of Azerbijan is Baku.

    This year the skirts were ridiculously short. And there were far too many ball gown versions of mullet skirts.

    Oh and raw carrot is not a food. Doesn’t matter what dressing you put on it. Your dressing sounds delicious BTW, and would be nice on some blanched carrots I’m sure.

  34. Susan

    Eurovision is the best, although I accidentally saw who the winner was on the morning of the finals which I was very annoyed about. I love all the voting process which goes on for ages, although they used to count down all of the scores from 1 to 12, but now they give you 1 – 7 which makes it go quicker.

  35. Maria @ Scandifoodie

    Heheh since moving to Australia I’ve had a pleasure of introducing many Aussies to Eurovision! This year I didn’t watch it at all, but my partner was glued to the tv and was really disappointed I missed it!

  36. Conor @ Hold the Beef

    WE HAVE PLASTIC COCONUT CUPS TOO!!! But we didn’t put eyes on them. We are stupid.

    I was so horribly disappointed by the Eurovision result. Azerbaijan? Really? Super lame. You think I would stop being surprised by super lame songs winning it, really.

    I have also decided that I am going to become a Azerbaijani distributor for my newest OMG discovery – the Smooth Groove. There was way too much distressingly tight lycra wearage on backup dancers and I’m sure they’d be flocking to purchase one of these horrors for next year!

  37. Agnes

    Hot outfit, love! It goes perfectly with the coconut. 😉

  38. The Hook

    Great title!

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  43. Catherine McLean

    The world needs more coconuts with googly eyes.

    I have to admit, I have a twisted love for Eurovision. We have a Eurovision party every year, and so obsessed are we (well, me) that we tape the semi-finals so that we can play our guests any gems that didn’t get through. So often the truly tacky and silly acts get culled early, and tacky and silly is the whole point of Eurovision.

    Here’s my Eurovision party post from this year. I think Ken would like those coconuts…

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