Friday, April 15, 2011

let's go surfing now

Tonight Didds and I are boarding a jet plane, the beginning of our surfing safari. 

Tomorrow we will board this:

On our way to this:

To do this:

So I will be offline for the next fortnight, having an absolute ball!  Can't wait!!!

Hope everyone has a fabulous Easter and eats way too much chocolate!!!

Happy eating!!!


Sunday, April 10, 2011

buon compleanno!!!

A little bit wierd putting the shout out to a big happy birthday to myself .... but, here goes...

What a cracking weekend!  Way too much pinot, beer, chardonnay, cider, shots, food.  Pretty much everything! Glutinous.

Quarter of a century is a big thing and there is only one way to come to terms with the realisation that I am getting old!!! Drinks with my closest friends and, of course, my family.

Birthday presents a plenty.... Truly spoiled. Beautiful shirt and a couple of bottles of Pinot from the brother.  Vintage milk jug + succulents from sister.  Plenty of vino and cook books from the extended fam!!! Cash from Mims and Didds (they know me too well!!)

I really want to make a point of how fabulous my day has been today!!!  I don't think there could have been a better way to celebrate. Lunch with the fam at Il Centro and then kicked on with some beers at Crosstown in the Gabba.  I have finally made it home now and am absolutely exhausted - my cheeks hurt from the laughter....

I honeslty think that there is nothing better than a meal with my family.  We talked so much rubbish.  We laughed.  We had a family fued.  We were clearly too loud for the other patrons.  Max (the 1 year old baby with a personality to knock your socks off) befriended our neighbours. We drank pinot and Didds even got a Gamberri Pizza (despite there being nothing remotely similar to this on the menu)... Lucky to get out in one piece...

All in all, a great celebration for a quarter of a century. 

I hope everyone's weekend was as fabulous as mine!!!

Happy eating!


Sunday, April 3, 2011

sunday lunch

As those of you who read the blog earlier this week would know today I hosted lunch for 8 of my work friends.  After an extremely exhausting week (I reckon it was the most difficult on record) I surprised myself in being able to pull together a decent feed....

More surprising than the quality of the food was the cleanliness of the house... Despite the endless personal protests I think the hours of cleaning this morning were worth it.  I transformed what looked more like a bomb shelter into a functioning flat.  Even the team appreciated how 'neat and tidy' everything was. . . If only they were here a couple of hours earlier.

I didn't take photos of the food as I think they would have thought I was a little strange - not sure that they have all embraced the whole blog thing yet... So I am left with the early photos of the table, which I snuck in before everyone arrived... 

The succulents on the table are courtesy of my wonderfully generous sister.  An early birthday present apparently.  A fabulous gift!!!  I think it is all part of her latest obsession - her garden. 

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  It has started to get cooler here and I have begun planning what winter treats are in order. . .  These will obviously be posted here sometime soon.

Happy eating!!!