My niece recently went on a school trip to South Africa and she made some very cute videos of the local wildlife.
Here is one of her videos of a Rhino cow and a calf.
Rhinos are not only cute and have thick hides, but they also have bad hair, poor eye sight, a great sense of smell and excellent hearing.
And they also eat for a large part of the day.
I read that and watched the video, and it all seemed a little bit too familiar for my own liking.
Particularly right now, after my own recent excursion into the wilds of South Yarra (Melbourne).
I blame my daughter entirely. Oh yes siree.
She told me she had ordered six 'special' Christmas decorations from a certain design store which she had to pick up on Christmas Eve.
Design store.....Christmas decorations....
I couldn't work out why she had to wait to pick them up, so I thought I would check out the store myself given I was in the neighbourhood.
Talk about a jungle. I had to fight my way to get out of there.
I finally managed to walk out with a waddle that any self respecting Rhino would be extremely proud of.
The store is Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio.
My kind of grazing land.
I finally found the decorations she ordered. Highly coloured baubles.
Highly coloured EDIBLE Christmas baubles to be exact.
They are made from white Belgian chocolate filled with chocolate coated pop rocks (??) and raspberry marshmallows.
Instant Sugar Coma anyone?
This store is like a modern day Willy Wonka Factory.
The open Kitchen looks like part Science Labatory. Amazing works of sweet art (click on picture to enlarge it if you dare)..
At this stage, I am thinking of making it much simpler and having - Chocolate, Chocolate and more Chocolate. I mean, you can't really go wrong, can you?
And that leaves me with another dilemma - my holiday wardrobe. I have had to entirely rethink that as well.
At this stage, I'm thinking Kaftans, Kaftans and more Kaftans. Colourful ones, naturally.
So what is your favourite food over the holidays? Family favourite? Something new?
And no, the store's clever owners are not paying me in money or chocolate to talk about them. Their amazing works of art speak for themselves. They also have an online store so that you can make a total rhino of yourself in private.
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