Friday, July 29, 2011

another break in transmission

...and now here's a lazy attempt at a post.

Enjoy, and happy Friday!

Friday, July 15, 2011

it's a plus

By keso

Are you on Google Plus yet?  Do you know what Google Plus is?  Do you really not care?

I got an invite this week and have been playing around with it.  I really think it has the potential to rival Facebook in the social networking stakes.  They have clearly thought about what people want, and have carefully crafted solutions to some of Facebook's problems.  I like that you can group people into circles and easily share information only with the people you want to.  I like the idea of the video chat (although I am yet to try it out).

What do you think?  Do you think Facebook should be shaking in their boots?

(P.S If you want a Google plus invite just let me know your email address and I'll send you one over.  It is a bit quiet over there...)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

whilst we're talking about brooches

...and we were, right?

My brooch fascination only started about 12 months ago and I really don't have that many in my collection at this stage.  But I do think they are wonderful and lovely and I must have more! is another of my favourite brooches (I promise my whole brooch collection is not cat related!)

This one is particularly special because of how I came to buy it.  I got it in Kyoto, Japan last year on my wedding anniversary.  My husband and I were wandering through the streets looking at all of the amazing pottery stores (and I was trying very hard not to buy big breakable things to bring home).  We found this little shop where a lady was handmaking and painting these cat brooches and selling them for 300 yen!  That was about $4.50 at the time!  Sheesh!  So I couldn't pass up such a bargain of course and have been proudly wearing it ever since.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Winter blues

I am sick of Winter and Winter clothes already!  I always feel grumpy and I don't want to go outside because I hate being cold.

The only thing making my Winter wardrobe slightly more bearable (how many more layers can I possibly wear?!) are my brooches.  I find them a cute and fun way to spice up my Winter layers of black, black, and more black.  This is one of my favourites.  Cute huh?

Monday, July 11, 2011

a mexican inspired weekend

After hearing the lovely Pip talk about it on Friday, I headed out and bought Mexican Food Made Simple by Thomasina Miers.  I had already been planning on making tacos for dinner on the weekend and was feeling a little uninspired by our usual taco fillings.

So...what followed was a Mexican inspired feast of a weekend.  We had stuffed potatoes with a yummy salsa for dinner on Friday night.

On Saturday night I went all out and made the Piccadillo, guacamole and red rice to fill tacos and tortillas.  And of course there was plenty leftover so it was also lunch on Sunday.  If I was smarter I would've taken some pictures.  You'll just have to trust me when I say that it was delicious and I am very much looking forward to trying out the other recipes.

I hope your weekend was as delicious as mine.  Did you cook anything yum?
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