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  1. Casey @ Insatiably Healthy

    Hehe I definitely steal the little “freebees” and then wonder what the crap I’m going to do with tiny sachets. Maybe one day I’ll run into a lunch time single serve emergency and it will pay off 🙂

  2. Shannon

    If I paid $18 for that buffet I would most definitely stock up on condiments. Especially peanut butter. I’ve never had vegemite so I can’t say whether or not a few of those would make their way into my bag. I’ve heard of people taking ketchup packets from places they go and squeezing them into full-size bottles. I like a freebie but I wouldn’t take it to that extreme. Okay, now I’m rambling.

    P.S. I hope you slept in the big bed.

  3. Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel

    i can’t get over how cool those Kellogg’s cereal dispensers look! so fun! you took some great photos too! ps. mini Vegemite packets? HOW NEAT!

    pss. last pic- GORGEOUS!

    xoxo <3

  4. Errign

    Winning Harry Potter reference.

  5. Emma

    May I proclaim that your image somewhat mirrors that of a cardboard cutout in the last picture? For your information, cardboard cutouts are very attractive versions of someone that don’t quite look like that someone. Plus they look 2D, I guess. What amazing skills this camera and you have together!

    I wonder if his portkey was a cardboard cutout?

    Hotel rooms look funny in Australia. Sheets look about the same though:/

  6. Sig

    I feel your pain about the conference buffet and definitely think the freebies made up for the $18 price and lacklustre selection 😛

    And the mayor guy of Adelaide does look like he just apparated. I like his style.

  7. Three-Cookies

    So that sort of worked out to be all day breakfast for $18, it starts to seem more reasonably priced this way:)

  8. ck

    Hmm, curious about which hotel it is, it does look a little cruddy, even with the upgrade. Love the photo of you and the Lord Mayor and still smiling at the idea of alien hands morphing onto the ends of your arms, radio controlled by your brain. Weird?! Funny what a tired brain can do to our thinking. I’m looking forward to hearing about what the surprise was, hate having to wait though!

  9. ck

    p.s. is it ‘The Grosvenor’?

  10. Fiona

    Love escaping to hotels!

  11. theresa

    If your hands are controlled like robots, does this mean there is a risk of them revolting, turning on their human master, and wreaking havoc on the planet? I hope not, though, knowing your hands, the havoc would probably involve a lot of chocolate and raw vegan desserts, so maybe it wouldn’t be so bad.

  12. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    Oh goodness, so busy! And such long days! I hope you get a chance to catch up on sleep when you get on the plane / get home – and that maybe even there is some splendid flexi time arrangement that see you having a day of in lieu of Saturday? Maybe? I’m sure government positions should provide such things 🙂

    On happier notes, I DO THAT WITH SPREADS IN HOTELS, and also sometimes cafes (but only in moderation, and only sometimes), and I am happy to have someone agree that it is entirely an adult thing to do – especially when your breakfast cost $18. I just wish they’d have the crunchy peanut butter.

  13. Margaret

    It is so adorable how you took so many photos! It is always fun to get taken along on your adventures. 🙂

  14. Iron Chef Shellie

    yay for the upgrade, boo about everything else.
    mmmmm…. peanutbuttery goodness!

  15. msihua

    What about all those many peanut butter you stole??!! HMMmMMMmm???? Lol

  16. Agnes

    You should’ve taken your Costco peanut butter with you – would’ve fed you for at least 2 days, surely. That breakfast buffet looks pretty damn sad.

  17. Hotly Spiced

    How wonderful to go to Adelaide but it sounds like an exhausting trip.

  18. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Oh dear! I’m much less tolerant than you with hotels! I may have had the severe grumps 😛

  19. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    I LOVE the black & white shirt you’re wearing! Me want.
    And that menu of canapes = swoon.
    I’m glad I’m not the only one that eats little packets of jam or PB plain with a knife or spoon…you do eat them plain, straight out of the packets, right?

  20. whisperinggums

    I’m looking forward to however many other parts there are to your conference adventure!

  21. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    I want to stay at a Peanut Butter hotel. But perhaps one that is actually more deserving of the title, in that it has jars and jars of peanut butter displayed around it’s place. And spoons ready for diving into said jars. And peanut butter goodies on your pillow. And peanut butter scented shampoo etc.
    Heidi xo
    p.s. you look very very very pretty in that picture, even if it was the same top. You totally took it from one look, to another – you fashionista, you 😉

  22. Ashley

    Peanut butter sachets sound like the best thing ever. The perfect portable pick me up wherever you are…. 😀

  23. Andrew

    I can absolutely relate to those “my hands are robotic” moments. I’ve had it most often when opening doors. I’m focussed on the door knob and I watch as an arm enters my field of view, reaches the knob, twists and pulls, with such efficiency and accuracy that surely it must be a mechanism designed for the sole purpose of opening that door and couldn’t possibly be a part of me. Oh, wait, no, it seems to be connected and I seem to be in control… Fascinating. 😉

    I’m sure that the last few hotels I’ve stayed at have all had that exact same “demon” bed spread. It seems to be the in-thing for hotel style. I don’t mind the colouring so much as how they make up hotel beds in general. They always have the doona(/duvet), then below that a think woollen sheet, then the standard sheets below that. If it’s too hot, I would throw off the doona to just use the woollen sheet instead but, after an epic game of tug-o-war trying to pull it up to cover my neck, I would find that it was tucked in so tight that I simply couldn’t pull it any further up than my chest. And then I would pout. 🙁 First-world problems. 😉

    Loved the photos. Love the Harry Potter reference. And I’m looking forward to hearing about your pleasant surprise! 🙂

  24. Kath Lockett

    Crikey, as an ex-South Aussie gal, I’m guessing it was the South Park motor inn? If so, you have my sympathies and fervent encouragement to nab every sachet you can!

  25. JohannaGGG

    I love how you go for dinner and dessert, not just dinner! I love how I have hardly had to stay in one of those hotels with dodgy brekkies for the past couple of years. I love the thought of you photographing the room from all angles and then photographing that gorgeous lady in the mirror and thinking ooh it’s me! But please tell me the sachets were not your whole dinner when you returned – you really needed to nab a bread roll or two as well!

  26. Lou

    I think Misty is having the same ‘I control my hands’ thoughts as you, he keeps staring at his hands, slowly opening and shutting them, and then laughing to himself. Amusing. I always take sample sized things…. just cos. Free = good.

  27. Louise

    Hotel breakfasts are universally awful. I generally try to avoid them. Except in Texas there was a make your own waffle (awful) but I got lucky and the 50/50 roulette wheel of life gave me the Texas shaped waffle! Yes I ate Texas. That was a highlight. Even if it did taste both bland and noxious.

  28. Louise

    Maple flavoured syrup Hannah. Maple flavoured. (and it was)

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