Thursday, June 29, 2006
Tamarillos. They were called tree tomatoes in my mis-spent youth, when kiwifruit used to be chineese gooseberries. I blanche them in hot water, peel them, and keep a bowl in the fridge for eating with cereal and for dessert. Look at that colour! I love them. No-one else in the house will touch them. Shame!
I've got a theory about this photo thing. Blogger will let the first photo be 'clickable' but not the second. So let's test it.
I'm trying to find some great photo blogs to encourage a friend to start hers. Found any good ones?
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Then go visit MamaHen, 'cos you know a woman from ... actually I don't know where she is from, but someplace in America...who is counting down the days Bush has left in office has got to be interesting! She has some great sculpture and beautiful power pylons too.
Sunday, June 18, 2006
My lack of interest in knitting is seriously challenged by the beautiful yarns available, and all those knitting blogs out there.
Colour week was great fun and led me to some wonderful blogs. I've added lots of new "must reads" over there on the right.
Now, time for some stitching, and a little less blogging!
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
No doubt Mr Inglis got his surgery in Christchurch at the expense of someone on a waiting list who now has to wait a bit longer. No doubt he got his surgery at the expense of the tax payer, when the specialist care could've gone to that waiting list person, if Mr Inglis hadn't needed his frost bite attended to, and his obvious exhaustion cared for.
And look at this.......Road deaths in NZ
As at 12 June 2006 167
Same time last year 213
Last 12 months 359
In the 2005 calander year 405 people died on NZ roads.
What's going on? Is it the price of petrol? Are you driving less? Are you driving more carefully?
Got yourself a legal/natural high? (Stroking beautiful fabric doesn't count here, nor does blogging)
Did you know "party pills" are made from cow worming products. ewwww!
Reported by TVNZ today. "New research has found that as many as one in five people aged between 13 and 45-years-old have tried party pills.The survey of just over 2,000 people was commissioned by the Ministry of Health and carried out by Massey University.Respondents were asked about their use of legal party pills containing BZP.One in five said they had tried the pills at some time, and one in seven had used them in the past year.Use was greatest among 18 to 24-year-olds, with up to 38 percent saying they had used them in the last 12 months."
Well golly, you can buy the things on almost every corner of the central business district of all the NZ cities I've been to in the last year or so. So why are all the headlines expressing surprise? The research is interesting, you can find it here.
Such are the things occupying my little brain while I don't feel like sewing, and there are no essays due.
Friday, June 09, 2006
"You Never Know Your Luck..." Hung at the National Quilt Symposium in Auckland 2005 (it's the kind of show where getting 'hung' is something to celebrate!). About 1m x .5m. Hand painted background fabric, hand dyed brights, and commercial fabrics. Named, unknowingly, by one of my favourite Gemini's.
My artist's statement went along the lines of "Twilight in the summer, in my city by the sea. Who knows what tomorrow will bring?" Who indeed?
What is the plural of Gemini? How come I know so many of them?
Suddenly he is 12, and much less inclined to be photographed, thank you very much. He wears glasses now, and likes his hair long, and his jeans baggy. He shares his birthday with a couple of other Gemini's I love. Happy, happy birthday.
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Monday, June 05, 2006
I tried to go for a swim, but the pool was closed because the heat pump was broken. Phooey!
The flight home, which is just 30mins on a very small plane, was beautiful. Here is the Marlborough Sounds, sunset, and Mt Taranaki in the distance.
I sure do love those business hotel bathrooms, and huge beds with perfect crisp white sheets. Now, back to reality.