We also stayed at a house in a small place called Cunjurong Point, where we swam in the ocean twice a day. It was amazing - the water was clear and warm and beautiful. I didn't get any photos, but I did get this video one night (in the dark - not the best time to video something). It rained. A lot.
I mentioned in a previous post that I am back blogging again, in part because I have an exam on Friday and it is super procrastination.
Other anti-study things I have been doing (apart from baking, and cleaning) include:
1. Buying super cheap plants (5 for $10!) and potting them and arranging them in strange ways around the house:
I think the stairs are a no-go. Looks totally stupid. What was I thinking?
2. Quilting. I've only just finished the last one, and I'm back on the quilting wagon. And I have two on the go at once! Woah! Crazy times!
But, in my enthusiasm, I have killed my trusty old Bernina machine. And, to makes things worse, when I pulled out my back-up machine (another not-quite-as-old Bernina), it worked for about one minute, then started buzzing and emitting smoke and a funny smell. Doh!
The Bernina repair shop used to be in Sydenham, about five minutes from my house. But after the earthquake, it moved to Papanui. So now I have to drive both my machines up there to be looked at...blah blah blah...
So sorry to those peep who I promised quilts for - looks like there will be a delay. Hopefully I'll be back in action in a couple of weeks.
We had dinner with friends on Wednesday - they cooked the most delicious pork. The piggy was grown in a loving, friendly environment... and you could taste it.
...the crackling was the best! We washed it down with plenty of wine (a bit too much for me, I realised on Thursday), then followed up with a nectarine tart, made by yours truly.
In other cooking news, I had to make an urgent brownie this afternoon - this morning at work I accidentally stabbed a nurse with a needle - it had just come out of a cat's vein, and I managed to stab it right up to the hub, into the muscle of her hand....oops. She's ok (not growing whiskers or anything...tee hee), but hence the urgent brownie.
We have Mac staying with us for a few days while his owners are away. He and Boo are well-matched. Of course, he will never replace Digby's role as the love-of-her-life, but it's great to see them getting along so well.