Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Pappadams for Peace


In response to a perceived increase violent attacks on Indians in Melbourne, group in started a 'movement' called "Vindaloo against Violence" - support your local Indian restaurant on February 24th. Indirectly and directly showing support to the local Indian community.

Well, a Lamb Masala and a Beef Kashmiri later, I can report that it was a great success.

And I will drive the admin people wild with the smell of curries tomorrow at lunch time.

Simple pleasures.


Sunday, 21 February 2010

Oh, smashing shot, Curruthers!


A leisurely lunch up at the local oval watching district cricket.

Champagne, cold chicken, grapes, cakes, coffee in the shade of a tree.

No idea who was playing, it didn't matter much. We cheered both sides on with appropriate words of support: "Oh, smashing shot, Curruthers!", "Damn fine catch, Witherspoon!".

Simple pleasures.

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Nope. Count me out.

If the internet is anything to go by, the TV news will be all Tiger Woods tonight.

That's a good enough reason not to watch it.

Monday, 15 February 2010

Things I've learnt #8,482

Parker blue ball-point refills leak in the washing machine.

Valentine's Day


I hope everyone had a happy Valentine's Day.

Yes, I know it is a commercial rip-off and rampant exploitation but we don't buy gifts, just have a nice meal. Not that we need an excuse for that.

It is also, by pure coincidence, our half-anniversary.

And the Kookaburra? There was one sitting on a power pole across from our bedroom window, laughing as we sat in bed drinking the first coffee of the day.

Laughing with us, not at us, I hope.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010