31 May 2010

Things that make you go Oooooo (May 2010)

Panda's that nom by cgines

I'm declaring May "Panda Month" and although I'm writing this at the begining of April by the time it's posted "Project Panda" will nearly be over for me and I would have spent a full month looking after my black and white friends in their homeland of China. To celebrate, this is a special Panda themed edition of Things that make you go Oooooo.

Panda's Unlimited - Best panda Fan group out there not only for the awesome pictures, amazing news and updates but this group loves Panda's so much that they've raised thousands of dollars to help panda conservation.

San Diego Panda Cam - I have spent many hours watching this and it was the place where I saw my first real life panda.

Panda Bounce - A cute little Korean panda themed game.


emandsprout - Some of these cutest panda clothing out there, check out the super cute panda shoes!

Tare Panda

♥ Panda Channel - Live feed from the pandas in Chiang Mai with a daily update on cubbie Lin Ping's progress, another zoo which I was lucky enough to visit.


Steppie - Some cute Panda themed goodies, I especially love the hoodies!

Pandas International - A great Panda resource and organization helping the conservation of pandas and providing updates from panda's all round the globe.

Zhao Bandi - the "Panda Man" who's artwork is inspired by his favorite creatures, check out his fashion line it's crazy cute!

Eskimo kisses for my mommy by  Somesai

aprikotDIY - Love their panda hoodies.

Urban Panda

Lazy Panda - Cute little animation about a very lazy panda!


Kung Fu Panda - Everyone loves this movie don't they?

Trail of the Panda

Go Panda Go - A cute animated movie from the genius that is Hayao Miyazaki

Peeking Pandas by Sheree
 Sdi's dinette by SanDee Sun

Panda Airways - I love how even airlines celebrate their love of all things Panda by decorating their planes in honour of them.

Panda Express - How do you get a Panda back to China? FedEx of course!


Panda Necklace - So cute and comes in an adorable panda gift box.


Panda Hugs Tour - Yes you can HUG a real life panda!








Love & Hugs
Cate
xoxo

15 May 2010

Inspirational Quotes #2

I have always believed that fashion was not only to make women more beautiful, but also to reassure them, give them confidence - Yves Sant Laurent

10 May 2010

The Frequent Flyer: What's in my Bag #2


After over 20 years of flying long haul I've learnt to be prepared for every eventuality and also how to keep myself occupied on 8 - 10 hour flights because lets face it that long in a small confined space with nothing to do and nowhere to go can easily make a person go mad! So this is what I took with me on my flight to China.


I know what you're thinking how on earth did she fit all that into one bag? All I can say is years of playing Tetris on long boring flights has given me the awesome skill to pack everything I can into a tiny compressed space, and if you think I'm a great packer you should meet my mother she has packing down to a fine art!


So here's a rundown off what I took with me: Passport, tickets, travel Moleskine (not taking my laptop so I got a Moleskine to document my adventures), a pen, dress, gloves, spare underwear, sunglasses, purse & travel money, vitamin case + vitamins, Hello Kitty camera case + camera, Fisheye camera, phone, business postcards (these are awesome to give out to people!), MAC Hello Kitty mirror, Hello Kitty facial towel + tissues, mini makeup kit, comb & "Liquids bag", sweeties, reading material (China related of course), iPod, Nintendo DS + games, Vado video recorder and my glasses.

 
 Tell me what are your travel essentials, those things you absolutely cannot get on a plane without and what way do you keep yourself occupied on long haul flights?

05 May 2010

Bye Bye Blighty, 你好 China


I'm leaving for "Project Panda" tomorrow and I'm nervous and excited all at the same time. This will be my first time visiting China and I'm so excited to see what life is like there as I've heard so many amazing things, I've been given such a wonderful opportunity to work more closely with my favourite creatures and it really will be a once in a lifetime experience.

Unfortunately I won't be able to update you on my adventures till I return due to China's internet censorship, but I may be able to email a few pictures to my twitter and answer any questions you may have for me about it on formspring so keep an eye on those. In June I'll be visiting my family in Thailand which I'm very excited about as I always have the best time in Thailand and I've been craving some good street noodles for sooo long!

As I'll be away for a while I've scheduled in a few special blog entries so you won't be too bored of reading the same old thing.

So I bid you adieu and farewell and I'm sure when I return I'll have some interested stories to tell.
Love & Hugs
Cate
xoxo

03 May 2010

It's Cocktail Hour (Pink Apple Fizz)


It's Holiday Monday, the sun is shining, the birds are singing and flowers are blooming. Today is the perfect Spring day which makes a nice change from the week of rain we had last week, so what better excuse is there to break out the cocktails?

I love cocktails on warm sunny days it gives me that feeling of being on some exotic paradise island eating pineapples and watching brightly coloured birds flying through the skies, bliss!

Pink Apple Fizz

This is a little something I knocked up today, half apple and elderflower juice and half pink champagne finished off with lots of ice. It's the perfect blend of refreshing fruity sweetness all you need is one of those little cocktail umbrellas and you're halfway to paradise!

Try it out and let me know what you think, do any of you have your own cocktail creations?

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