One of my secret interests

Oh yes… and yesterday I bought The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir from Elizabeth’s. I’ve always been intrigued by the history of the British monarchs, especially during the times when beheading and other gory forms of execution were used. The story of the House of Tudor, Henry VIII and Elizabeth I are […]

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I love a pie for breakfast

I love eating a pie for breakfast. Especially a pie fresh from a real bakery. Whenever we go away, I always make sure I familiarise myself with the local bakery of whatever town we’re staying at. I highly recommend the Miami Bakehouse at Mandurah, and the bakery at Ledge Point (town next to Lancelin). I […]

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Savory Chicken

I forgot to tell you about this yummy chicken dish we had for dinner earlier this week. It’s from a book called The Fine Art of Chinese Cooking, by Dr. Lee Su Jan, published by Gramercy Publishing Company, New York (no date of publication). We found it at a swapmeet some time ago. From the […]

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Dinner and then some trickiness

This evening I met Jac at her work. We had a nice walk and got dinner. She opted for a mixed sushi plate. Starting from the yellow one, moving clockwise: omelette, tuna, vegetarian, california roll, caviar, octopus, eel, prawn, salmon x 4. In the centre, a wee cat poo-style piping of wasabi. This came with […]

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New pc case

Now that the date has been set for Computer Building Day (the public holiday coming up on the 26th September – my brother and I are both very busy people!), I’ve ordered one more part for the computer – a new case! After much um-ing and ah-ing and lots of research (I stole some time […]

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Lunch with the girls

We all ordered the same! See, triplet lunches: We all had the grilled snapper fillet with chargrilled courgette, served on seeded mustard mashed potato. The ring of yellow and black that you can see is olive oil with drops of (apparently) a balsamic vinegar reduction (hoity toity!) that was very sweet and syrupy (reminded me […]

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Late lunch

Today Jac and I, and our friend Michaela went to visit another friend in hospital. On the way back (like, 2:15/2:30pm) we had a very late lunch at our favourite asian food hall. Michaela’s lunch: chinese combination. I forgot to ask her what dishes she had, but I can see sweet and sour something, satay, […]

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Friday Night Footy+ caesar salad

What an exciting match tonight! I listened to the final quarter on the radio, and it was so damn good I had to watch it on the telly (delayed telecast) afterwards. I had to see Nick Davis’ final goal that stole victory for the Swans with just seconds to spare. And ok, I admit, I […]

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Stir-fried soyaroni

Tonight’s dinner: stir-fried soyaroni with chicken, swiss brown mushrooms and broccoli. Flavoured with onion, garlic, salt-reduced Kikkoman soy sauce, a splash of dark soy and a drizzle of sesame oil. Jac ate hers with lots of pickled green chilli. I splashed more dark soy all over mine. I think Jac has finally been converted to […]

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New job

And in other news, I got the job! I’ll be one of a batch of new exam supervisors at uni for the semester two exams. I had been convinced I’d been rejected because the chap who interviewed me told me he would email on Friday of last week or on Monday this week, and I’d […]

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