Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The search for the perfect avocado and a Christmas in July … in June

Finally I have something to blog about! I’ve been a bit quiet of late as I haven’t had much exciting going on but am happy to be back!

The weekend just gone was taken up by a 5 hour trip south to Armidale to visit the boy’s dad for the weekend. It was surprisingly warmer than we had expected and we enjoyed a beautiful Christmas in July dinner (in June of course).

The table was set up beautifully.



I enjoyed a large proportion of the selection of sparkling on offer –   my new favourite - Yellowglen Vintage Cremant as well as Jacob’s Creek Chardonnay Pinot Noir

I might have overindulged a bit because I was in dreamland by about 8pm but hey, it was Christmas!

We ate:

Potatoes, pumpkin, sweet potato and onion cooked in the camp oven, roast turkey and oh-so-good fresh sourdough bread as well as honey glazed ham and butter beans. Home made apple pie and custard topped off the feast.

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Poor Rocky (the dog) didn’t know what had hit him when he was forced to sleep outside for the 2 nights we were away. He sure wasn’t acclimatised so i went to the local op shop and bought him a jersey … a kind of pov attempt at a dog coat. It kept him semi-warm and he didn’t seem to mind wearing it. The second photo is him looking up at the dead rabbit that had to be put up a tree to save him from devouring it as he had already caught and munched on one the day before.



Now, totally off topic – does anyone else have trouble buying avocados? I NEVER have luck – they are either hard as a rock or brown and disgusting inside. I tried my luck last night at the supermarket and had a win – a perfectly ripe and soft green avocado. Here it is for all to see.

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Recent op shop finds in my next post!

Over and Out XOXO

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