Results tagged “Alcohol” from Kazza the Blank One
Just some more photos gathering dust that need blogging.
These were all the dried up paint-by-numbers paints I threw out. In February.
This was taken during a walk around Lake Ginninderra. In May.
Italian thick white hot chocolate in a Hug Mug. OMFG soooo good!
After a very long lunch to farewell our team as it was, I built this.
We brought this box of Cadbury Creme Eggs home from Junee with us (they'd been sitting in David's pantry for about five years). We're still getting through them.
Stu got kitty snuggles with George
This was my lemon meringue mush a while back. It tasted great but the recipe needs work.
This time I got George (and Petal) snuggles
Holy beer it's your birthday!
We had a bourbon night a few weeks ago. They all had fairly unique smells but tasted relatively similar.
Cute little flowers we saw on the walk up the Owl to complete a mission
I totally love daffodils
So the week at work started out ok, got worse, got hopeful, release went ahead anyway, a moment of panic on my behalf, a moment of panic on everyone else's behalf, and finally an early mark to go to the pub for Connor's birthday. Phew.
But going back a little. Last Sunday night I decided to use up the last of the potatoes we had in the house, and some leftover sour cream and some past its use-by date thickened cream to make this potato bake. It was a bit of a case of "would you like some potatoes with your cream and cheese?" and it became our entire dinner.
Tuesday I tried out Le Wrap's nachos. There were ok, but nothing special. The cheese was a little cold when I got it, so had solidified and glued all the chips together. Salsa and guacamole and a bit of salad on the sides.
Thursday I snapped this using Dad's telephoto lens from Aranda oval.
Neil has been doing various winter drinks over the past few weeks. There's been hot cider (with or without rum), mulled wine and last Thursday there was hot mead. I'd never had mead before. It was very drinkable warm!
After work Friday, met up with the sweetie for a drink at A Baker. I was surprised how uncrowded it was for a Friday night. There was a DJ playing, but the music wasn't loud, so we could chat which was nice. Then we went over to J&Y's for drinks and nibbles. We chatted for ages before discovering their extensive collection of eighties music, so we put on a stack of songs from 1988/89 and Y and I sang our hearts out. It was like singstar without the microphones or words. Lots of fun :)
The weekend was pretty quiet. We went on a mission to buy a new dishwasher yesterday (our old one blew up just before I went to Turkey, did I mention that?). Was successful in that mission. In the evening we enjoyed an incredibly rare Saturday night to ourselves and watched The Wind Rises, which was sweet and sad, as per most Miyazaki films that I've seen!
Today the mission was food shopping and feeding Potty's fish. We mostly bought food from the edges of the supermarket, which always looks like we're pretending to be healthy (it doesn't show the six different kinds of cheese we bought!)
Tonight I cooked a roast pork and I'm still quite full. I also forgot to properly document it. Oops!
Met up with Luc after work for drinkies at the Baxter Inn. We split four different whiskies so we could try some different kinds, although we mostly stuck with the Islays.
First up a Longrow Campbelltown limited edition ($19). Only 9000 bottles made in small casks. Very smooth. Strong smell, but not peaty. This was Luc's favourite of the night.
Then a Laphroaig Triple Wood ($13). Not a strong smell to start with, although released more vapour after being warmed up a little. This was nicely smokey, but a bit bitey. Luc wasn't as much a fan of this one.
Askaig ($20?). A bit smokier and smoother than the one above, I liked this one as well.
Bowmore ($17). This one had some very interesting flavours. Luc said honey and herbs and sweet - would go well with dessert or Christmas cake. Kinda like burnt ginger snap. I found it a little bitey and quite interesting.
We also shared a cheese and nibbles platter, which became my dinner.
Then I had their signature drink, which is half a shot of this drink, mixed with the juice of one apple.
Look at the bottle of Monkey Shoulder!
I finished off with a Big Peat ($11), a blend
And Luc had The Peat Monster ($16)
Fun times :)
Had a mini whiskey night last night. Three whiskeys. The Hazelburn was probably my favourite, and the Balblair was very easy to drink.
Then met up with Gaelian at the Wig & Pen. Then to the Dumpling Inn for dinner, but I forgot it was Chinese New Years Eve, and the place was *packed*. Oops. Did some food shopping afterwards, then came home. The house was super hot, but I think it was hotter outside than in :( So jumped in the pool to cool off.
Had a whiskey tasting night last night.
Order of perference:
- Connemara Peated Irish Whiskey
- Longrow Red Cabernet Sauvignon Cast 11 Year Old
- Glenmorangie Extremely Rare 18 Year Old
- Glendronach Revival 15 Year Old
- Arran Malt 100 Proof
- 1986 Adelphi Cragganmore 26 Year Old Cask Strength
The last one was just too sharp and bitey to enjoy drinking. The others weren't bad. I liked the peaty ones the best of course :)
On the go all day today pretty much. First up headed to Yarralumla to pick a couple of goldfish. Then went shopping on the way home. Then my parents came over for lunch on their way back through town. Then Annie and kids came over to pick up the fish.
Suddenly it was 2pm .. oops!
Spent a bit of time tidying up the house, then Tom came over and we had several beers while Stu cooked dinner (better than my stir-fries cause he's talented that way ;) ). Watched (well sort of watched cause we were mostly chatting) Prototype This and Iron Chef, then we settled down and watched Spiderman 2, which Stu and I had not seen before. It was pretty good as suggested by reviews, although a few very cringe-worthy moments (which got even worse in Spidey 3).
So it made for a very pleasant evening, although I do suspect Stu might regret his overindulgence in alcohol tomorrow ;)
Now to deal with crap at work.... hrm.....
Then took out the last batch of stuff from our storage unit (after lunch at Fortune Box). We've had the place for so long it feels kinda weird to let it go.
The afternoon was spent doing "housy" stuff.
Tonight we watched the second part of Tinman (with Iron Chef and Rockwiz in the middle - felt very hungry while Iron Chef was on so cooked up the last of the Christmas turkey with garlic and honey - so yummm and Rockwiz wasn't the same without Julia) over a few drinks.. But I swear it ended just too suddenly .. I was expecting Askedelia to take over the kingdom as a "good" queen and DG to go home to Kansas or wherever .. but it just stopped so suddenly - the stoopid voiceovers starting even before the credits music had started... :(
So I've had quite a lot of cointreau tonight on account of having sold out of all our cheap alcomohol... really must go have a yokult before bed......
Not sure where the Life on Mars reference came from, maybe a link to Ghost Whisperer or something.....
Prior to that I was at Dave's for a Christmas/house warming drinks/afternoon tea thing. I drank a little too much champagne .. oops..
Prior to that was tidying up the house/unpacking etc.
Yesterday was more of the same (unpacking and tidying that is). As well as lunch at Fortune Box and Melita over for afternoon tea.
I still haven't sorted out photos from the past couple of weeks, even though that was on the todo list for today too.