Last week, my phone finally gave up the ghost. My contract ran out last October & between children & laundry, I haven't had a chance to upgrade it until a few days ago. I haven't been able to take photos for ages, which is why I didn't get any photos of the Brisbane Bloggers meet up. Yeah, boohoo! I am loving my new Nokia N9 sick, although it seems a little temperamental. Yes I am a blogger. No, I don't have an iPhone. I don't have an iPad either, although I can get my hands on an etchasketch at short notice.
The recent rains have bought out all sorts of critters, including this gorgeous tree frog that hangs around our back door occasionally. We've also had all manner of bugs delightedly eating the new lush growth in the garden, but I'm not celebrating that just yet. Maybe in a few days with a spray bottle full of garlic chili tea.
Nothing lush about this tomato plant at the end of it's time, the Stevia looks great though, despite being regularly cut for iced tea! I don't know what cultivar this tomato is, it just started growing of it's own accord. One of the joys of using home made compost, you never know what will pop up! Those tomatoes where delicious & just the right quantity to put into this salad..
Crisp lettuce, homemade garlic croutons, bacon, tomatoes & cucumber with Caesar dressing on the side. Those are kumera oven baked fries behind the salad, & the lemon is for the chicken schnitzel that didn't get into the photo. I have no idea why this photo is on it's side, it isn't before I upload it to Blogger. Grrr Blogger! Stop being a little bitch!
Teenage Daughter's friend-who-is-a-boy, not to be confused with boyfriend, lives a little way into the countryside, which is a lovely drive on a Sunday afternoon. We even have to go through a level crossing, which is quite a novelty for me. After this you drive over a creek & then there are some cows on your left. I do yearn for a rural life, but I cannot leave the ocean. It's a difficult thing, perhaps I need to buy a few acres for the weekends? A little cottage to fix up/play with? Don't think I don't think about it every day...
This is what happens when you ask the boys in this house to smile for a photo. Actually that is the best photo I have seen of Mr BC for ages, normally he pulls this face when you aim a camera phone at him.
You are totally jealous right now, aren't you? Step back ladies, he's all mine.
Said hello to Ganesh at the local nursery, as you do. That guy behind him looks a bit unhappy at his heavy load, you'd think Ganesh could lend one of his many hands. (Blogger! I said Knock.It.Off!)
Seedlings ready to go into the garden & start growing into a salad.
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This was a funny character. Not to sound too whiny, but wtf gives with the comparison? Because we are both fat? Because I
I know I've already made fun of Mr BC, but seriously - do not let your husband near your labelling device. 'Vanilla Sticks', anyone?
How was your weekend?