Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Breakfast out

it wasn't exactly burnt brioche
just a small slice, slightly singed

the decor was lovely
all dark grey and pressed tin
plate shaped like an abstract tick
young neat elegant swift wait staff with lovely smiles

two wafer thin slices of fried ham
two small poached eggs
some mild hollandaise sauce
unable to compete with the taste of burnt toast
pea shoots

a pot of tea like an large egg
why do they all insist on putting the little milk jug inside the cup?

Breakfast for one in Townsville =$24

I think I am becoming a crotchety old woman  I am sure I remember buying eggs benedict and a coffee for only $12.50 in other towns not all that many years ago.

Sunday, March 15, 2015


My niece asked me if she was allowed to have the Cheese Nachos that she probably isn't allowed to have because I was the only adult in the house and therefore in possession of casting vote on such things.

I told her of course she can have the cheese nachos.  You're sick, you can have anything you want.

She said "Ahhhhhhhh.  World domination is mine!"

And then I explained to her that coles only half fill the corn chip packets because they are taking extra special care so they didn't break.  We aren't being gypped at all.  It's just a sign of how much they love us.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Oh god! it's March Already

lots of birthdays this month and a notable death day - dear beloved Mr Pratchett - have been rolling about like a cat in catnip in an orgy of rereading disc world novels of late - finishing off snuff for the fifty thousand something time - remember the first time i read a terry pratchet novel - colour of magic - i was cold and sick and depressed at the time - remember rolling around on the floor laughing that the main character had just fallen of the edge of the world to what could only be certain death at the end of the book - never got quite so upset about stuff after that - i felt like a had a better handle on perspective - cheers terry

went to a book signing in sydney - figured i would be gone for about an hour - however three hours later i finally got to the head of the line and was in too much pain from standing around on street corners to be coherent - he was perfectly happy to chat but sadly i was not up for it - longest queue at a book signing i have every seen - people  i worked for were rather worried by my disappearance

my eldest niece has started university and is slogging away at the required number of driving hours towards her licence

my youngest niece has started prep

i resemble something like a beached whale at the moment
my sofa bed seems to suck all the energy out of my posterior 
leaving me like limp overcooked spaghetti

brotherinlaws birthday today and champagne and margaritas of many colours have been consumed with a willing heart and a sated belly - mmmmmm nachos mmmmmmmmmm