Friday, February 15, 2013

I went for the arty photo look, sadly

Plum jam made on a slightly cooler evening in February.

Shakespeare in the Park
  Me going out for night out with the "girls"

Sorry, tried to be arty, failed miserably, but the photos show I think, how hot the summer has been, taken at all times of the day and night and the sun just will not behave. Note people wearing jackets at Twelfth Night, it got decidedly cooler in the evening under the trees. My mantra this year is go out more, so what if Basil's working, he's always working. I going to see the Wind in the Willows soon, it's in our beautiful Botanic Gardens, and signed up for a Laser Strike night. Went out to the market and stopped at a very expensive Op shop, bought Basil a milk frother, the lady at the counter didn't know what it was, it would have been more than $3 if she did know, I think.  On to the market where I bought a Chinese bamboo steamer and a book, ok, also a sausage in bread, with onions and mustard. Might as well confess my sins. No big deal about St Valentines day, neither of us celebrate it, we have been together 31 years, through good and bad, and we are in it for the long haul, the occasionally "brunch or movies out is our treat". I have been out for "brunch" actually twice last weekend, it reinforced what didn't need reinforcing, I LOVE BREAKFAST. I say  to one and all, goodbye at 5.00pm, with the smell of BBQ in the air, (not ours), children laughing, (next door) and the bloody crickets making a fearful racket in the trees. Love 
Aunt Bee.

Dahlias with half eaten plum, by me.

Friday, February 1, 2013

The printer and wi fi are out to get me???????

What a kerfuffle, with the printer, (still requiring intensive psychiatric help and the wi fi (now working) only working on the TV and Aj and Tom's laptops, but not ours,( and we all know whose is the more important) with everyone but the experts trying to fix it, it's been very stressful for ME.
How could you forget it's all about me, with the laptop, it's mine I tell you, mine, I only share with Basil because I have too.  Busy busy, hot, hot, bloody hot, to hot for me, but Tania (work) bought in this gel thingy which you soak in water and put around your neck, I bought 2 of them immediately, one for Baz and one for me, though to be fair I wanted something to encase me whole body, God knows what that would cost, the neck tie thing cost $25 for two, good deal I thought.Of course I haven't used it yet.
It's been so hot and I'm telling you something that I didn't let the family know about, so hot one night last week,I had berry ambrosia for dinner, that's right, that's the whole meal and it was delicious. 
What they don't know wont hurt them, they weren't home so mum rules apply. 
Wont bore with the rules because they are fairly fluid in nature, because I'm very good at adapting them to the situation as it develops, yes I get complaints, which is covered in rule one, Mum is always right.  Shall actually post tomorrow with photos, now there's a challenge. Love Aunt Bee.