Weekend before last Kit hatched about ten chickens.  And one duckling.  There were lots more duck eggs, but only one of them survived.

They are seriously the cutest things in the world!

Spring chicken

Spring chicken

Spring chicken

Spring chicken

Spring duck

Friday morning got to go with Chrissie to her diagnostic ultrasound.  Quite long - about forty minutes.  Very very cool :)  

In the evening we were both just getting ourselves organised for the weekend.

Saturday I did a day trip to Sydney to see the flat which is nearly finished being renovated.  On the way up I passed this accident, which apparently had happened some six hours earlier.  Sadly someone in a car in the oncoming traffic died.  I'd like to know what happened - did the truck driver have a heart attack or just fall asleep?  Got some lunch and had it at Luc and Lizzi's, then came home, diverting via Mittagong and Berrima, although I probably could have followed the diversion that had going off at Medway Road and probably wouldn't have been too held up.

Well actually I went via the club in both directions to drop off and pick up Stu.  Listened to six hours of "Criminal" podcast.  We watched Monsters University in the evening.

Sunday was just housework in the morning, then back out to the club again as we needed to show some newcomers around.  Had a swim before coming home.  Chicken dinner and Moulin Rouge! in the evening.

Today I found out before I left for work that I had a small package coming, so I worked from home so I could take delivery.  Just a small package - only contains 40320 pieces..

Noriega's Great Aunt

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OK does anyone remember this song?  Noriega's Great Aunt.  Done by Triple M back in the late eighties or early nineties to the tune of Je Ne Regrette Rien ???

So we were watching Anthony Bourdain in Nicaragua, and that's all I could think of the whole way through.  And I'm like singing the song (well the entire three words I remember of it) and thinking Stu couldn't possibly know of it, and yet he did.  What the??

The internet has failed me, I can't find it...

Survived

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So Survivor finished last night.

It was interesting this season.  There was obviously a lot of fans of the show playing this season as most of the survivors played *hard*.  But the problem with that is most of the people weren't actually all that nice (or at least weren't portrayed that way) and to be honest there wasn't all that many of them that I hoped would win.  Jericho's final speech made him sound like a complete jerk, and yet he still won it.

Oh well.

All I've done since getting home is gone to see the chickies, cooked and eaten dinner, done a load of washing, and watched Survivor.  

And now it's bed time.

Sigh.

Hence I'm sad we don't get one...

Friday night we were going to go to Chrissie's for dinner cause Aunty Di and Uncle Graham were down.  But Chris was unwell, and AD and UG had gone home, so that got cancelled.

Instead a bunch of us went out to the Capital Brewery at Fyshwick for Simon's 40th, which was a great venue, pretty casual (altho no cash at the bar - only cards) and it was very pleasant evening.  I didn't end up buying any food, as there kept being fries, and when I saw the size of the Brod-meals I decided not to bloat myself by eating too much!  Thanks to the sweetie and Jim for lifts there/back.

Capital Brewery

Capital Brewery

Brod Dog

Saturday was pretty much just houseworky type stuff, and a bit of food shopping.  In the afternoon Serena invited us over for an impromptu barbeque which was very nice, with Kit and Pete and Ben and Sarah and Anita also coming. 

Alby's fish tank

Alby's fish tank

Alby's fish tank

Today was more houseworky stuff.

Oh and chickens.  And ducks.

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Saw a three chickens hatch, missed a duckling and two other chickens.  Super epic awesome. :)

These were two from the same series Kit lent me a while back.  Even though they were all grey and the pieces were the same shape, you could tell which way up they went from the shape so they weren't too hard.

Stumped jigsaw

Venice jigsaw

This was another one of Kit's - a pretty photomosaic of a butterfly.  Was somewhat challenging, but not as hard as the dolphin one I have.

Photomosaic butterfly jigsaw

And another one of Kit's - scenes from around Africa.  I've been to a couple of them.  Not too difficult due to having a number of smaller pictures.

Africa jigsaw

This is the other "World's Most Difficult" jigsaw that I have (the other one was pigs).  I actually did these puzzles completely differently.  The pigs one I picked up a piece, found where it went and put it in.  Then had to flip whole sections of the puzzle over and ninety degrees.  With this one I found all the pairs of pieces and lined them up with their correct orientation (you could even tell from from back by the clarity of the printing).  This was a lot more work to sort the pieces, but a lot quicker to do the puzzle.

Cats jigsaw

Cats jigsaw

Cats jigsaw

Cats jigsaw

This is the Opera House jigsaw that Mum gave me for my birthday.  These are the sails, ready to be assembled.

Opera House jigsaw

And this is it completed.  It's pretty cool.

Opera House jigsaw

On the Sunday morning that David was up before my birthday, we did these two small jigsaws.

Sugar cane train jigsaw

Robots jigsaw

This was a second hand jigsaw I got for my birthday.  Can you see anything wrong with this picture?

Alesund Norway jigsaw

ok so it's hard to tell, but there's three baggies (one split).  Labelled top left, bottom left, top right.  So I knew going in that the jigsaw wouldn't be complete.  But I did it anyway, because with the sections being split up, it was like doing three 250 piece jigsaws.

Norway jigsaw

Because with all the grey, doing the whole thing would have taken a lot longer..

Norway jigsaw

And finally, a magnetic jigsaw of New Zealand that F got me from New Zealand.  Only 100 pieces so quite easy, but sadly the front of our fridge is not magnetic, so couldn't do it there!

New Zealand jigsaw

Food

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Bit of catching up here, and this isn't even everything heh

Tried out Gozleme King in the mall in June.  It was quite nice, although the spinach leaves a bit of an after taste on the top of my mouth that I don't like that much.  Later tried peri peri chicken which was nice enough too.  But would be nice if they had a "dine in" option as they go through a *lot* of cardboard boxes.

Gozleme King

Got these heirloom tomatoes at the markets in July.  Not bad, although they do tend to dry out in the tub they're in at the markets because people don't buy them fast enough.

Heirloom tomatoes

I used those tomatoes to make a tomato bake.  Roast the tomatoes for like an hour..

Tomato bake

Top with basil and mozarella cheese

Tomato bake

Bake for another 5-10 minutes or so.  So good.

Tomato bake

Purple brussels sprouts we also got at the markets in July.  Don't think they were quite as nice as the green ones.  This is mixed with bacon, before being roasted.

Purple brussels sprouts

Just a lamb roast I did in July

Lamb roast

This was a beef cheeks dinner I did in July based on this recipe from Not Quite Nigella.

Beef cheeks

It doesn't look like much, but it sure was tasty!

Beef cheeks

Animals

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A wolf spider in our front yard just before we went overseas.

Wolf spider

Bacon!  To go with the alliteration of Buttons and Blobby

Bacon

The bristlenose I got for the angel tank

Bristlenose

Just me and a chicken - at @CLBradley's

Just me and a chicken

Just the sweetie and George

Just the sweetie and George

Just the sweetie and George

Just Kit and a donkey

Just Kit and a donkey

George was excited by this possum in our cherry tree

Possum up a cherry tree

Stu caught this gecko in our ensuite bathroom

Gecko

Plants

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Taken in January, this is cherry I got off one of the root suckers of our cherry tree.

Cherry sucker cherry

These tomatoes sprouted in a pot I'd planted some beetroot seedlings in.  No idea how that happened.  They took over and I transplanted them to a planter box, where they went a bit crazy.  They were doing well, but struggled in the planter box - they'd run out of water during the day and I was watering them twice a day.  The fruit got blossom-end rot from water stress, and then we went overseas, so didn't get to eat many of the tomatoes.  I think Kit's dogs got a few of them heh.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

More recently, the first day of spring in Canberra had shiny flowers everywhere

Spring

Spring

Spring

I love daffodils.  We only got this pair this year.

Daffodils

This is in Kit's yard

Spring

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