Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sunday eats

It was just one of those Sunday's that called for pizza. I was happy to oblige. My weekend continues, until Tuesday.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The weekend

I was a bit of a sloth yesterday, it was kinda nice sleeping in, reading the paper and drinking cups of coffee in bed. I whipped up the store bought meringues pretty quickly for dinner/dessert with the girls. Mascarpone, sweetened with vanilla sugar, fresh strawberries and a home made & grown passionfruit sauce. A nice mix of sweet and tart.

Friday, October 22, 2010

The postman's been

My Frankie diary arrived in the mail yesterday. Even though I'm all tech'ed up I still like writing things down. Old school. There's a bit at the front that shows an overview of the month, then there's space to write something down each day. I likey.

Have a fab weekend. I'm going to hang out with my Girls and I couldn't be happier at the prospect.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I have the technology

I've spent the last couple of days recovering from Sunday. It was a big day. It took us eight and a bit hours to ride the 210km (with a little help from a ferry ride). I'd come down with a cold the week prior so I wasn't 100% fit. But in the end happy with the effort.

Today marks the arrival of my new phone. I've been out of contract for ages and with the slow demise and functionality of my old phone it was time to upgrade. I will now have a camera with a somewhat decent resolution on me at all times. This makes me happy. I just have to get over the fear of dropping it.

Your fave app suggestions are welcomed!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Indoor kinda weather

It's been an easy Saturday, after brunching with friends at St Ali, we popped into the South Melbourne Market for some supplies and I then proceeded to potter in the kitchen while Mr T spent quality time in his garage.

To fuel for tomorrow we'll be having baked homemade gnocchi.

I also made this broccoli slaw but with my go to dressing of horseradish & light whole egg mayo - thinned with a bit of water.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Couldn't resist

Because I just couldn't help myself, a few more photos from the festival, but this time ranunculus. Of course.

Have a fab weekend. We're resting up for a very early start on Sunday morning. There's a whole lot of riding to be done. There's going to be some exhausted bodies in this household come Sunday night.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The weekend part II

I couldn't convince Mr T to come along to the Tesslar Tulip Festival again. As much as he didn't mind it last year, Bunnings was calling his name. So after the 1000 steps, and popping into a few nurseries, Mum and I spent a gorgeous spring day admiring the tulips and the pretty countryside of Monbulk.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The weekend part I

Started with a hearty and healthy breakfast before climbing the 1000 steps at Ferntree Gully National Park. It's a workout! One that comes highly recommended and should definitely not be attempted with a hangover like I did last year (and failed miserably).

Another item crossed off the list. With a big thanks to my Mum for driving me out there, because hey, I deem it too far by scooter!

Friday, October 8, 2010


A whole free Saturday stretches before me. That my friends is a luxury not indulged in recently what with Grand Finals; a draw and the replay. Sunday sees 120+ km on the bike before next weekend's 210km for Around the Bay. The fact that the weather is going to be glorious helps tremendously.

Oh and if you ever wanted some bright colour in the garden, I highly suggest planting ranunculus. They really are super easy to grow.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Trash TV is good for something

I am resigned to the fact that there's no way I'll finish my cotton crochet blanket this year unless something amazing happens that involves me not working another day and seeing out the rest of 2010 with a whole lot of crochet. Unlikely at best. However there a two new time slots in which to get some hooking happening. Hello, Survivor: Nicaragua and to a much lesser extent, but in support of Mr T's infatuation, Amazing Race. This makes my little Virgo heart very happy as I multitask.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

It's so nice to have you back

For the past two years both my Hippeastrum plants have failed to flower. Maybe taking a stance against the West? Or perhaps just not placed in the right spot? After a repositioning, I'm delighted to see one of the plants flowering again.

Monday, October 4, 2010

The weekend

...was indeed a good one. Staring off with an impromptu birthday dinner on Friday night for my brother, including chocolate cinnamon chili cupcakes with a salted caramel icing. What better way to celebrate his 30th on Saturday than with a premiership! Yes, the Pies were indeed the better side on the day. Then finished off Sunday with extra hour of sunlight. If only the weekend could have lasted a little longer...