Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love... your sweater
Is it Cashmere?
And you're using that whitening toothpaste I see. I must say, it is doing wonders for your smile.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Line the base of a 20cm (base measurement) springform pan with baking paper. Place the biscuits in a food processor and process until finely crushed. Add the butter and process until well combined. Transfer mixture to the pan and use a glass to press the crumb mixture firmly over the base and side of the pan. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes to set.
In the meantime, to make the passionfruit curd, place passionfruit pulp, butter, eggs, sugar and lemon juice in a saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until mixture boils and thickens. Remove from heat and set aside for 30 minutes to cool.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Wooooooo Hooooooooooo. So excited, I might pee my pants.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Following a lifelong love of horses, Wally got a job working on my grandfather's farm in his teens. He went on to be one of his milk men, traversing the streets with a clydesdale named Mickey and his milk cart, eventually becoming one of the last in the metropolitan area to do so. I heard today in his eulogy that he would often have a cup of tea with his customers and at the end of his rounds, he would go to the deli and buy Mickey a cake. There was a touching moment when the celebrant read out a fax from a former customer, who was just a boy when Wally did his round. He had read about Wally's passing in the paper and felt moved to show his respects, so he faxed the story of how he would wake up early and wait out the front firstly so he could pat Mickey, but also so he could run out his family's bottles so Wally wouldn't have to get off the cart and Wally would give him a couple of shillings for his help. Isn't it funny how how some people stay in your memory like that.
Image via here
After my grandfather died, Wally stayed on with my Nanna, choosing to live in a caravan at the back of her place until he fell and had to have a hip replacement. It was only after this that he accepted that he would have to move inside the house.
He lived his life simply and the way he wanted. He loved Cowboy novels and sport on the wireless. He apparently never had any obvious girlfriends, no children of his own and chose his friends carefully and sparingly, but to us grandkids he was always kind, gentle and quite the teaser. The celebrant kept referring to Wally as a character and I guess I never really thought of him that way. I thought every family had a Wally. I will miss his ready smile and cheeky jokes and I have the greatest appreciation for the loyalty he showed to my family.
Rest in Peace Wally.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
You probably wouldn't know it from a lot of my posts, but I love grammar and good spelling is really important to me - I'm the kind of person who gets goosebumps when I see a preposition at the end of a sentence.
So, when I was double checking the spelling of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, I found a picture of her and immediately thought of her contempory celebrity look-alike: Ross Noble.
Check them out
Seperated at birth, oui/non?
I have seen Ross Noble perform at a few of the Adelaide Fringe Festivals and I think he might be the funniest comedian I have ever seen. He goes off on the strangest tanjents, but always comes back to where he started. He often describes his style as random and this spot on Rove's "Things we Love" is the most perfect example of this that I could find. Bizarre.