Friday, November 25, 2011

The Week Before...

Taking inspiration from Karen at Bookbath's 'The Week that Was' - where she posts photo's from the previous week... here are some photo's of my previous weeks journeys to Brisbane and Melbourne....

Sofitel Brisbane

Melbourne - South Bank

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Dinner Party

After spending the last few weeks away from home for various different work functions and training, I was home this weekend - yeh! And I spent most of Saturday cleaning the house, and preparing a Lebanese Feast for my partners Birthday celebrations with friends. I enjoy the challenge of finding a theme and creating things I've not done before. I have to say this was a simple challenge - the Lebanese use a yummy mix of lemons, garlics and soft spices like Cinnamon and's simple to prepare, and there's plenty of opportunity to be a bit creative. I also simply enjoyed going to the garden to collect the salad ingredients.

The meal was delicious!!

  1. Flat bread and home made Hommous
  2. Fattoush Salad
  3. Spiced Rice
  4. Marinated Chicken skewers
  5. Hazelnut Date Loaf

Friday, November 11, 2011

Lest we forget

It's the 11th day of the 11th month, and this year is also the 11th year of the millennium - 11/11/11. In Australia, we Remember them on the 11th hour.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
between the crosses, row on row,
that mark our place, and in the sky
the larks, still bravely singing, fly
scarce heard amid the guns below.

we are the dead. short days ago
we lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
loved and were loved, and now we lie,
in Flanders Fields.

Take up your quarrel with the foe:
to you from failing hands we throw
the torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
we shall not sleep, though poppies grow
in Flanders Fields.

John McCrae

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Friday Fillins

1. In November, I most look forward to roses blooming, parrots in the garden, and eating strawberries from the the bush.

Today the sun is shinning...phew!

3. It's right there,
in the window....... (the one with the wagging tail)
Today. I wish you all peace of mind.

5. Water,
taken in moderation, can not hurt anyone (Mark Twain)

6. Take one, but don't tell your what my grandmother used to say!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to
resting well, tomorrow my plans include going for a bike ride, eating strawberries from the bush, and Sunday, I want to go to the beach!

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