Counting down to Australia..


G’day Londonistas..

With the announcement of the Chief Funster Finalists fast approaching, I’ve got Australia on the brain. I’m having trouble sleeping, listening to the likes of Pendulum, Bee Gees, Savage Garden & Gotye on repeat (Yes, I know, an incredibly random mix but all have Aussie connections somewhow) and constantly pacing up and down my room.

At this stage, the anxiety is catching on.. You can’t help but think “What if I did things differently”? The If’s, But’s and Maybe’s start to creep in and you have to remind yourself inspite of some of it being based on luck and circumstances, you gave it your best shot and that’s what you should be happy with.

Even after my campaigning techincally ended last Wednesday, I’ve continued to recieve relentless support from my #TeamShay-sters and even a fellow contestant! Every day I can’t help but feel incredibly grateful and loved – so thank you! <3

Since I’ve clearly got a case of “Chief Funsteritus”, what better way to calm my nerves than to dig into some Aussie grub? Literally, feed my anxiety..

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SydneySide Beef Burger, topped with jalapenos, roasted red peppers, crisp lettuce, juicy tomato, red onion and cool sour cream, served with fries and onion rings – £6.65

I’ve been a big fan of the Walkabout chain for a good few years now. I have one too many memories of busting a few (awkward) shapes on the dance floor at thier Shepherds Bush venue but that is an entirely different blog post. The Walkie is known for its friendly regulars, promise of a good time but I’d never really focused on thier food before.

The menu offers what you’d expect of the venue; Honest Aussie Grub. Expect to find All-Day brekkies, Steak pies, Chicken Parmigiana, a range of Sarnies and Bonzo Burgers!

I opted for a SydneySide burger.. for OBVIOUS reasons.. it is the dream destination after all. The combination of the jalapenos and roasted red peppers gave the beef patty an extra kick, which was well cooked and still moist. The burger is served with fries and onion rings and considering you get all that for £6.65, I’d say that’s pretty good bang for your buck..

Apart from the decent grub, The Walkie is an awesome place to hang out to watch a football game, to catch a quick pint with friends at or to let your hair down at the weekend. Every Saturday and Sunday all thier venues are BUZZING with locals and antipodeans alike, getting thier party on to classic rock anthems and cheesy pop. If you fancy a taste of the land down under in London, why not pop in?

Check out a list of their venues here.

That’s all for tonight my Londonistas..

Hope you’ll keep your fingers crossed for me over the next few days!

Thanks for reading.. Until the next post!


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4 Comments on Counting down to Australia..

  1. Patricia ♥
    May 12, 2013 at 7:04 am (8 years ago)

    I understand completely how you feel. It’s so stressful xD
    Don’t worry, I’ll keep my fingers crossed ;)

    Have a lovely Sunday,

    • thelondonite
      May 12, 2013 at 12:21 pm (8 years ago)

      Haha, thank you.. I kind of want the day to get here, but at the same time I don’t!

      Thank you lovely, you too! :) Shay x

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