Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Not too much mess to clear up, swimming lessons for the kids going on. Two people were fishing from the reef into the lagoon, had a go at them but they didn’t stop. So many fish hooks have been found in the water that it won’t be long before someone really gets badly hurt. Weather warming up, 39º on 1.1.09. That’s hot!!
I made some bread today, recipe adapted from ‘rosemary damper’ as I added fresh tomato juice instead of water. Taste is excellent (could do with more rosemary & maybe add garlic) but it is more like a cake or scone.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Just come across another very good author, Brenda Walker. ‘The Wing of Night’ a powerful novel of love & war, written in 2005.
The novel is mainly set in the farming communities of the south west of
The book also explores what it was like for the men who survived the war and returned home.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Two big kookaburras sitting on a wall, one with a chip & one with ****** all.
this morning & getting bigger.
Arrived today an email from Mr T. about
'The way to inner peace at Christmas..."
I am passing this because it definitely worked for me today, and we all could probably use more calm in our lives.
Some doctor on the radio this morning said that the way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you have started.
I looked around my house to see things I'd started and hadn't finished and before leaving the house this morning...
1. I finished off a bottle of Merlot,
2. I finished a bottle of shhhardonay,
3. a bodle of Baileys Irish something,
4. a butle of vocka,
5. the res of the Chesescke
6. an a box a chocolets.
Yu haf no idr how gud I fel.
Peas sen dis orn to dem yu fee ar in ned ov inr pece.
Monday, December 08, 2008
Suddenly the globe artichokes burst into flower just when I thought they would look really good dried. (See 1st pic on Nov 26th).
I am reading a Rosie Thomas book ‘Iris & Ruby’. Another excellent one. Quote: “Memory is not a recipe or a shopping list. Memory is the scent of clear water at an oasis, the brush of lips on naked skin, a plangent chord”.
Sunday, December 07, 2008
Went to see Sue at Indian Ocean Gifts in Yanchep yesterday. So many items that were tempting, in the end I bought this cute little box to put my washing in. There were other things which I will show after Christmas.
This morning I had my first dip in the lagoon, many people were there as it is Abalone season. Where do they all come from? Most of them left just before 9o/c and it was back to a few locals, no doubt later today it will be packed again.
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
How amazing is this! I sent an official card to Giovanni in
Also this week I was asked to download a card sent to me in 2006 ID 1394. When I found it I put it on my postcrossing wall, it was a scene of ‘Girgaum Chowpatty (MUMBIA –
At this point I shall add this great recipe for
WATERMELON, FETA AND BLACK OLIVE SALAD (I hope this is OK to copy from Nigella)
1 small red onion
2–4 limes, depending on juiciness
1.5 kg sweet, ripe watermelon
250g feta cheese
bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley
bunch fresh mint, chopped
3–4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
100g pitted black olives
Serving Size : Serves 8
Peel and halve the red onion and cut into very fine half-moons and put in a small bowl to steep with the lime juice, to bring out the transparent pinkness in the onions and diminish their rasp. Two limes’ worth should do it, but you can find the fruits disappointingly dried up and barren when you cut them in half, in which case add more.
Remove the rind and pips from the watermelon, and cut into approximately 4cm triangular chunks, if that makes sense (maths is not my strong point). Cut the feta into similar sized pieces and put them both into a large, wide shallow bowl. Tear off sprigs of parsley so that it is used like a salad leaf, rather than a garnish, and add to the bowl along with the chopped mint.
Tip the now glowingly puce onions, along with their pink juices over the salad in the bowl, add the oil and olives, then using your hands toss the salad very gently so that the feta and melon don’t lose their shape. Add a good grinding of black pepper and taste to see whether the dressing needs more lime. Hava Negila! The taste of Tel Aviv sunshine!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Saturday, November 08, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
An envelope with four great stamps on, arrived today from Paul in the
Tuesday, October 14, 2008