Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Happy MOTH

I knew the evening was going to be interesting when a pair of MOTH's favourite jocks sailed over my shoulder in the Laundry with the accompanying 'request', 'Hey Millie iron my underpants will ya, just in case I get lucky tonight.' Yes, as eagerly anticipated, no sooner had we arrived back from our Melbourne trip than we were heading up the Freeway to see Masterchef Justine's cooking demo. For a small rural community they had a great turn-out & the venue was packed. Despite intense jostling with a bunch of Ladies Who Lunch, he missed out on a front row seat & had to be content with craning his neck from Row 3. And crane his neck he did - his eyes didn't move from her once the entire night.

As expected, the gorgeous Jussie lived up to all his expectations, she was a delight, so naturally vivacious & very skilled. It was fab to see so many young kids in the audience & they just adored her, constantly wanting to ask her questions, give her a hug & hang out with her. I was aware that the last series of MC had attracted a really young audience, but last night's display of adoration really cemented that fact. She cooked a main dish of John Dory with Seared Scallops, Cauliflower Puree & a Champagne Sauce & followed it with a dessert of Chocolate Fondant with Cherries Marinated in Pedro Ximenez served with a Vanilla Bean Ice-Cream & Pashmak (Persian Fairy Floss).

So even though his lucky underpants weren't quite so lucky on the night, MOTH went away a very happy boy, content in the knowledge that his girl was exactly as he'd dreamt she would be.

We had a really busy but wonderful time in Melbourne, & have arrived home exhausted but very happy. Now back to the real world!

Image 1: Perth Now All other images: Miss Millie


  1. Silly MOTH, I am assuming (I try not to assume mind you) but that you and MOTH have an open marriage? Lucky underpants and all. So happy to see that you had a safe trip and a great time. Love ya, Heidi

  2. Well I can't say I watched Masterchef, I know I must be the only one in Australia who didn't but she looks divine and it is great seeing people so into cooking.. xoxo Sorry about the unlucky undies, not.

  3. Hi Millie,

    Great to have you back! Glad your trip to Melbourne was enjoyable. I had to laugh at MOTH's antics with Justine. I can just imagine him in aisle 3 craning his neck. lol. Bye for now.
    Take care.
    N.W. Coast Tassie

  4. i know why moth digs here.....
    she has a little 'millie' in her.

    what a beauty.

  5. So glad that Justine and Melbourne have been a hit for you and MOTH - your posts continue to make me smile, day in day out - keep them going Millie.
    Kind regards, Christine.
    P.S We are venturing into the Adelaide Hills on our journey from Melbourne to our new home in Perth next month after being inspired by some of you posts and links - if you have any new faves, pls let me know. xo

  6. Hi Millie
    Just want to know what were you going to do if Moth's undies got Lucky?
    Kind Regards
    PS: Glad your back

  7. She is lovely and natural looking isn't she? Bet MOTH knows that you are the complete package though! The desert sounds fabulous, I quite feel like tucking into that now actually. Good to have you back.
    Clare x

  8. Oh happy happy Moth. I wonder how he'd have coped with the front row. I am sure Justine noticed him from afar, undies and all!
    Welcome home Millie. xx

  9. Sorry to break it to MOTH but I think that there was quite a lot of wishful thinking going on in MOTH's head !! haha ...... but, don't break it to him. Let him have his dreams.
    Was there a lot of drooling going on, Mill's ?
    At least if there was, he could blame it on the food !!
    Is he still walking round in a daze or has he come down to earth now ?
    I bet he was in Seventh Heaven. XXXX

  10. Hi MIllie, Glad to hear you got MOTH home in one piece. Welcome back!!
    Jeanne :)

  11. If you iron his undies I think he already has the girl of his dreams!!

  12. A great trip, welcome home!

  13. Glad you had a wonderful evening....what a menu, YUM!!

    Loved the visual of MOTH craning his neck for a great view, lucky pants an' all :)

    Glad you are back :)

  14. Maybe you should've spent less time ironing the pleats??? Hhahaha - I could do with some cherries and champagne myself..

  15. I'm sure if she had realized MOTH was going to be in the audience, she would have brushed her hair;)!!


And none will hear the postman's knock
Without a quickening of the heart.
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
~W.H. Auden

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