Saturday, June 26, 2010
25 June 2010- We wandered past this in the CBD in Brisbane- apparently the city council has been sponsoring an alleyway revival over the past 3 weeks, and this was a alley way fiesta. There were jugglers, and a counting horse ( a girl with a horse head costume) and an art show. It was all very interesting and different.
24 June 2010- We have way too much. What with the frequent stops at Dan Murphy's on Fridays, the quarterly 12 bottles and the extra we bought for the party in January, we have a lot. This picture shows a small fragment of the collection that is housed in the kitchen, in the vain hope that we will drink it.
22 June 2010 - Still in baking mode I tried one of my old favorites- the Hershey's rich chocolate cake (or something along those lines). It didn't want to come out of the pan. Now I remember, this was the recipe that got me started on using baking paper to line the pan.
20 June 2010 - I felt like baking, so I cracked open the " country kitchen" cookbook and tried some scones. I used half buttermilk and half regular milk (what the recipe called for) and they were yum, but had a tendency to fall apart (Greg's complaint, not mine)
Saturday, June 19, 2010
18 June 2010 - The waiter gave me a funny look when I asked for the straw and then noticed the lip. Yes I can still sip coffee through a straw, and it kind of makes me want to sing the old Girl Scout standby song "Cider through a straw".
17 June 2010 - This is the view from my work car park. The train tracks run right by, which can be quite noisy. The other bridge, with the lights on, is the yet to be opened Go Between Bridge. yes Brisbane has a bridge called the Go Between Bridge.
15 June 2010 - Last day of the Lifeline bookfest. Twice a year for at least 3 days the Lifeline charity puts on a massive book sale in Brisbane- millions of books, most under $5 ( the average paperback book in Australia is around $20 thanks to some very restrictive importing rules.) many are under $2. Over the years I have picked up some absolute bargains (1930's original Nancy Drew - no cover 50 cents) and some very unique gifts ( 1956 state mining journal for my dad). Anyway this is one at least 10 tables in the high priced section (about up to $10), there are another 20 to 30 in the regular and cheapie sections.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
11 June 2010 - I don't like this photo- it shows what happens when two people misjudge a situation. In this case the keeper and I both went for a 50/50 ball. I got there first and got a shot off, she didn't. and when we collided my chin met her knee and ouch. A lot.
10 June 2010 - At the annual ASFA trivia night. We came second- by a measley half a point. Half a point. Yes I am annoyed, especially since we lost two questions because I couldn't hear the correct answer someone had.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
7 June 2010- I spotted the mouse corpse in the driveway when I came home from soccer. Pretty big mouse (or small rat).
Update- this is indeed a rat. As long as it is no longer living in the building I don't care that much.
Friday, June 4, 2010
4 June 2010 - I made a cake. It may have come from a packet mix, but it was yum. The whole in the center is because, despite cooking at the right temp and time, and checking, the middle seems not to have cooked 100 % and it collapsed under the frosting.