2012 wrap up!

29 December 2012, 12:59

Ahhh the end of the year recap! I want to thank you all for reading my corner of the world, as always it’s been a blast and it just wouldn’t be as fun without you! Thank you for all the comments, emails and lovely messages on Twitter and Facebook, you guys make my world go round :D So ready for a time trip? So something I didn’t blog about:

The boy and I went to Fiji at the beginning of the year for an extremely belated honeymoon and it was amazing. Blue skies, even bluer water and the friendliest people ever. Days were filled with alternating swims in the pool or down at the beach and lazy arvo naps. We stayed at Likuliku Resort on an island off the mainland and visited the local villages and schools. Tried the cava ceremony which was a bad idea because I am a lightweight but the food! The food is amazing! The freshest fish we’ve ever had, tropical fruits galore and of course the tasty beverages with paper umbrellas at the beach were a mad plus.

This year there was copious amounts of fried chicken. So much fried chicken but hey that’s never a bad thing! Beschico (Epping), Arisun (Haymarket), Naruone (Sydney), Jazz City Diner (Darlinghurst) are my top pics of the year.

There was a looooot of donuts. I love donuts! I totally want to go on a road trip around USA just eating donuts! For now I’ll make do with awesome donuts in Aus from the American Doughnut Van (QV Markets, Melb), Flour and Stone (Woolloomooloo), Famous Donut Berry Van (Berry) and Walker’s Doughnuts (Melbourne).

Some super quick recipes because we all know life is too short for complicated goodness!

And then there was that time when I thought building a Tim Tam Colosseum would be a piece of cake…

My first ever visit to New Zealand, Cloudy Bay where there was scuba diving, foraging and incredible wines.

The movie Battleship came out. It was both terrible and awesome at the same time and to celebrate we recreated battleship BUT WITH SHOTS haha epic Battleshots is epic!

Aaaand to keep it short and sweet that’s it! By the time you guys read this I’ll be on a lil adventure with the boy to a part of Australia I never would have thought I’d visit so catch me on Instagram and here’s to an incredible 2012 and let’s make 2013 a year to never forget!



  1. A delicious looking year! This post is a great idea :) That trip to Fiji sounds awesome :D

    Christine @ Cooking Crusade    Dec 29, 01:23 PM    #

  2. An awesome year – how fab does Fiji look? An a year of fried doughnuts and fried chicken – never a bad thing. Enjoy your trip, happy new year!

    thesuzchef    Dec 29, 03:28 PM    #

  3. Always fun reading your posts! There can never be too much fried chicken & donuts. Enjoy & stay safe wherever you 2 are headed lol

    Ramen Raff    Dec 29, 04:32 PM    #

  4. It has been wonderful to stalk you :) Everything in your round up looks amazing. I’m super jelous that you are jetting off again but hope you have the best time :) x

    Cass @foodmyfriend    Dec 29, 10:38 PM    #

  5. Sounds like a great year of eating, cooking and travelling. Happy 2013 to you and noods and here’s to more clinking of glasses in the new year x

    Tina@foodboozeshoes    Dec 29, 11:17 PM    #

  6. What fun times!!! Happy New Year to you and Noods. Looking forward to your adventures in 2013 :-)

    Sneh Roy    Dec 30, 10:52 AM    #

  7. Happy New Year! Wonderful eating recap of 2012 :) and your belated honeymoon sounded awesome! Cheers to 2013 xx

    Vivian - vxdollface    Dec 30, 11:09 AM    #

  8. Hurrah for an awesome year and here’s to an even more exciting 2013 Chocolate Suze adventure! You should totally do the US Doughnut Road Trip, preferably mid-next year so I can join you ;)

    Hannah    Dec 30, 11:38 AM    #

  9. happy new year suze!

    i always enjoy reading your blog. cant wait to see your 2o13 adventures!! XX

    Dolly    Dec 30, 07:19 PM    #

  10. Happy New Year!! Can’t wait to read more of your eateries in 2013!

    Food is our religion    Dec 30, 09:12 PM    #

  11. lovely year you had! here to a better 2013! cant wait to hear more about your wacky adventures!

    Milkteaxx    Dec 30, 10:30 PM    #

  12. mmm you can never have too many doughnuts! Have an awesome trip and new year Suze!

    Jacq    Dec 30, 11:46 PM    #

  13. You’ve had an awesome year, dude and yes I’ve stalked you every step of the way (scary!) Have a faaaaaaaabulous time wherever you are. Wishing you and Noods a happy and safe new year!! xx

    Tina @ bitemeshowme    Dec 31, 09:28 AM    #

  14. Happy New Year to you and Noods. May 2013 be as delicious and as exciting as 2012 xxx

    Sara @ Bellly Rumbles    Dec 31, 11:20 PM    #

  15. Happy New Year Suze!! Cheers to more food adventures to come! Let me know if you come by my way! xoxoxo

    Stella    Jan 1, 06:42 AM    #

  16. Happy New Year, here’s to an even more blogolicious 2013!

    YaYa    Jan 2, 12:42 AM    #

  17. happy new year Suze! :)

    ibyang    Jan 3, 08:29 AM    #

  18. Happy New Year! I love Fiji but I haven’t yet been to Likuliku Resort – I’ve heard great things about it though. Enjoy your holiday xx

    Hotly Spiced    Jan 5, 08:03 AM    #

  19. Tim Tam Colosseum FTW. Happy New Year! xx

    Sophie    Jan 6, 02:55 PM    #

  20. What an awesome, food filled year! Here’s to more adventures in 2013! <3

    Trisha    Jan 6, 04:21 PM    #

  21. Best food blog ever :D happy new year Suze!

    — Prue Glavic    Jan 10, 10:38 AM    #

  22. A belated Happy New Year to you and Noods… I think I saw you all of ZERO times in 2012. Maybe 1 time. Not sure… but we should eat together again in 2013!

    catty    Jan 17, 03:35 PM    #

  23. love this post! can’t tell you how many people i’ve shown the tim tam colloseum to! my friend who works at arnotts said it was famous in the office! :)

    Emma    Jan 23, 12:50 PM    #

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