A fine wine, a speaking gig and Melbourne gets its little blog bigged

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Last week was just like my mum: short but sweet! It was also incredibly full… which doesn’t really work with my mum analogy anymore.

With Sydney’s public holiday on Monday, everything we had to do got squished into just 4 days, which is never easy. 5 days isn’t easy so 4 is ridiculous. We did it though and here’s the result.

Hope you enjoy this week’s Instagram Diary. x

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 2 Wither Hills

After a crazy Tuesday – which is also acting as a Monday this week, Mrs Romance and I have decided it’s well and truly time for a midweek picnic.

To me this is exactly what Tuesdays should be about: a bottle of wine, some cheese and a view like this.

The wine is from Wither Hills – an excellent example of a New Zealand Pinot Noir. Marlborough region wine is so good.

We love Wither Hills because of their easy-going approach to enjoying wine. They embrace that ‘for times when time doesn’t matter’ view of wine. That’s exactly how we’re feeling now we’re seeing the end to a frantic day.

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 2a Mrs R's door fetish

This morning, Mrs Romance and I are exploring the laneways of Balmain. There are so many cute old houses here – it’s brought on another bout of Mrs R’s door fetish. She loves taking photos of interesting old doors. They do photograph well, I must say. I think she should make a book on them.

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 2b LBB Melb is almost here

Mrs Romance and Carly from Smaggle.com are getting very excited about this coming weekend. It’s the first in their latest Little Blog Big campaign and it’s kicking off in Melbourne.

I’ve been listening to some of their rehearsals and I think this set of workshops is going to be the best yet!

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 3 Cuba

Today we’re really really excited.

Another of our posts on Cuba has been published over on our travel idol site yTravel Blog! This one’s all about the places to go to and which ones to avoid when you’re in Cuba. Check out the story here.

We loved being in Cuba so much. It’s an incredible place.

As a supporting piece to our guest article on yTravel, we’ve also put together an image post of our time there. Here’s our Postcards from Cuba post.

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 3a Mrs R at Ingage c.TRG

Mrs Romance has been asked to speak in the panel for The Remarkables Group’s first Ingage event. It’s an educational talk about how to work in the digital space and also how bloggers work. Very interesting!

Image courtesy of The Remarkables Group’s Instagram feed.

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 4 flowers from TRG

The Remarkables have sent these beautiful flowers to Mrs Romance for her amazing performance at the Ingage event last night.

Unfortunately she’s not in town to enjoy them as she’s already left for Melbourne and her Little Blog Big workshop. I’m not much of a flower arranger (always something else to learn how to do!) but I think I’ve done ok here!

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 5 Mrs R in Melb for LBB

Mrs Romance is up very early this morning (check out those long shadows!) before her Little Blog Big seminar. She’s found her way to the park in Carlton and the beautiful Royal Exhibition building.

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 6 Mrs R, Smaggle and ISpyPlumPie at LBB

And they’re off! Mrs Romance and Smaggle doing their thing at Little Blog Big Melbourne! And in the middle there the lovely Liz from ISpyPlumPie.com! Look how much fun they’re having. Meanwhile I’m stuck at home in Sydney.

Photo courtesy of I Spy Plum Pie’s Instagram feed.

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 7 a little friend

When I say ‘stuck at home’ things aren’t that bad. And I’m not lonely – made friends with this little character today!

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 8 snacks and drinks

After a busy Sunday decompressing after yesterday’s Little Blog Big session, Mrs Romance, Smaggle, Liz from ISpyPlumPie.com and Tahlia from TahliaMeredith.com have found time in their schedule to pop a bottle of rose and munch on all the good things at the Fitzroy Beer Garden. Looks good enough to eat, doesn’t it?

Back in Sydney, the clouds have descended and it’s looking like it’s going to be a wet Sunday night for me…

How was your short week and – no doubt – even shorter weekend? Tell us in the comments!

Images by Mr and Mrs Romance via Instagram: @MrAndMrsRomance, @HairRomance, @Christina.Butcher – Mrs R’s Insta account and @AngryBastard of course!


  • Reply October 13, 2015

    Liz @ I Spy Plum Pie

    Naww thanks for including my photo Jim! You were most definitely missed this weekend, but we’ll just count the rose drinking as a practise run for when you do make it down next time xx

    • Reply October 13, 2015

      Mr Romance

      No worries at all, Liz! Hope you don’t mind us sharing it. Glad you guys got a bit of practice in though. Will have to put it to the test for when we’re in town next. Hopefully won’t be too long!

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