Well, June 30th is done and dusted and I am free to think about some other things besides work, work, work!
Last night we spied three owls that had landed on the roof and balcony of a local house. It's been many years since I have seen owls so close up. It was a lovely moment. Can you see them in the dim photo below?
|Find the three owls|
Toby-the-dog has been learning some new routines since we adopted him. Toby's quiet life has exploded into the equivalent of a particularly shattering version of a Donald Duck movie now that Toby lives with the seven of us - all our comings and going, multiple conversations and 'stuff' ..... poor puppa.
|Who tried to eat their bone on the carpet?|
Toby is not looking at me as I go 'crook' about it.
We are getting used of the oven and cooker at house - they both cook rather fiercely and that means adjusting all our recipes to suit. Mrs HM reckons that only timid cooks cook on low heat anyway - hmmm. We burnt a few dishes until we figured it out.
|Home roasted chicken from scratch.|
|Veggies with chili - looking very innocuous until|
you take the first mouthful.
We popped up to Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast recently to celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary. It was a nice break and very frugal seeing it was off-season. We stayed at Pepper Soul on the beach and they put us up on the 29th floor as a nod to our amount of years married. Very luxurious at a very bargain price. However, I am hopeless with heights and needless to say did not spend much time on the balcony (tingly hands and feet!). Winter in Queensland - 21 degrees C every day .... that's the same as everyone else's mild summer day. No complaints from us.
|A Gold Coast scene|
The restructure of this blog is going MUCH slower than I hoped. Blogger is not quite as easy to reconfigure as I thought - lots of things just no longer working as I expected. I'm still toying with going across to WordPress. Let me know if something looks badly wrong - I probably will have no clue how to fix it - ha ha!!
Anyhow, off to sort dinner now.
Take care folks and stay nice.