Sunday, August 29, 2010
The advice given to drivers on country Australian roads is not to swerve if confronted with wildlife on the road due to the danger it presents to the driver. I always battle with this advice as my first instinct is to try to avoid hitting any animal on the road. Last week a solitary parrot decided to stand his ground and speeding along at 110kms I was distressed to hear the sickening thump as I flew past. This image is in honor of this very Pretty Polly.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
I love the beach in winter and was pleasantly suprised to come across a riot of winter blooms by the seaside today on a day trip to the coast. It was only 5 degrees outside however the weak winter sun and the pretty blooms made it an absolute pleasure to be there.
Friday, August 27, 2010
Im patiently waiting for a steaming bowl of pasta which is being cooked in my kitchen as I type so drinks tonight are Italian themed. Post-dinner we plan to indulge in some Grappa. If I was not at home in rural Australia I would love to be enjoying this Grappa in the northern Italian town of Bassano de Grappa where it is believed that Grappa originated. Practical or not this divine dress from the Italian fashion house Versace is perfect. Not sure about the head gear...Happy Friday!
Monday, August 23, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
It is wine again this week prompted by a visit by my sister to the Barossa Valley wine region in South Australia last weekend. She had some lovely bottles of Rockford wine sent back which have just arrived so dinner tonight is being replaced by a plate of Maggie Beer produce (another Barossa favourite) and a bottle of cabernet. After days fo rain wellington boots are a must to wear whilst navigating through the vines. Happy Friday!
Friday, August 13, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
I am in the middle of catching up on the Mad Men series and whilst I write this Im watching the 5th episode of Season 1 (alot to catch up on I know!). Im a little bit in love with the fashion and jewellery in the show so tonight's drinks are inspired by this era. My drink tonight is an 'Old Fashioned' and to wear a pretty 1950s style dress. Umbrellas and cigarettes optional. Happy Friday!
Dissolve a small lump of sugar with a little water in a glass, add two dashes Angostura bitters, a small piece ice, a piece lemon-peel and whiskey. Mix with small spoon and serve.