Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Not a Rapper. An Unwrapper.


George, showing skill and finesse when it comes to unwrapping presents.

Friday, 26 December 2014

The signs of Christmas...



Christmas - A time of pointy carrots and home-made butter.

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Sunday, 7 December 2014



Margaret said she felt like a vegetable frittata for dinner. 
Needed 5 eggs. The first four were double yolkers. 
Five eggs, nine yolks.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Robert Baker's Teaser


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Ingredients for starter and dessert - what are they?

Monday, 1 December 2014

November Temperatures

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The average minimum and maximum temperatures
in Melbourne in November since I was born in 1954. Both are trending up.
No, no case for causality.

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Traces of Monet


Martin & Roni's (& George''s!) pond.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Doesn't look happy...


Coming home from a pro-ABC rally, our tram had an argument with the overhead wires.

Came off second best.

Olives, olives, olives.


Last night's dinner featured black olives in each course.



A cold platter to start with green and black olives in there.




The last course, with candied black olives as a garnish.
(Yes, that is beetroot under the chocolate mousse.)

I forgot to photograph the main course - a chicken, red & yellow peppers and black olives dish.

No a lot to be proud of.


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Monday, 3 November 2014

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Random shots from George's 2nd Birthday.







Tattered but fruitful...


The leaves hail-shredded but the fruit of the tamarillo hang in there.

Fireman George


In a CFA fire truck.



George registers a strong positive on the "scamp-o-meter".




Sunday, 26 October 2014

Presenting the new cake on the block...



You're probably aware that a 'brownie' came about from a failed chocolate cake. Last night I left the milk out of a lemon delicious and produced a tasty but heavier dessert. 

I am going to call it a 'Yellowish'.

Friday, 24 October 2014

The Lee


From the walls of a male toilet somewhere in North Melbourne...