Results tagged “Ice” from Kazza the Blank One
Monday morning last week I moved desks. I moved into the team I've joined, but I'm still doing the work we brought over with us, but now I'm separated from Neil so I felt even more alone. Not being able to see the sky and being in the dark certainly doesn't help.
Tuesday morning the pool had started to freeze over. So there were small (and huge) snowflakes growing all over the surface!
Tuesday and Wednesday nights I made good progress on the "winter hobby room" - sticking plastic sheeting on the bookshelves to protect all my models from dust, vacuuming, organising, purging, tidying.
Thursday night was whisky night at work. My favourite was the Glenmorangie. Such a lovely sweet smell, and very smooth.
Then we picked up C and all went back to their place for a nice dinner of fish and green stuff - real food I called it.
Driving home Thursday night was super beautiful because of all the fog.
Friday night we were back at EffanC's for another nice dinner, and then we watched Life of Pi in 3D. Such a beautifully filmed movie, and probably the first 3D movie where I've actually appreciated the 3D.
Saturday morning we did a shopping run to pick up a Christmas in July feast - which we prepared at the club for Saturday night. We cooked four kilos of pork, two kilos of turkey, there was a ham that someone else brought, and we did potato bake, potato, sweet potato, parsnips, brussel sprouts, jerusalem artichokes, eggplant, minted peas and honeyed carrots. And there was almost no leftovers. Pretty amazing.
And there were real live lambs! Two and three week old lambs rescued from the abbatoir. Apparently some dodgy farmers will sell pregnant ewes which is illegal. These lambs were at full term and actually born there and now they're being raised by a couple of members of the club. They were so adorable. And happy to be picked up and cuddled. I even had one start to fall asleep in my arms, until he became to heavy to hold heh.
Sunday we came home and had a pretty quiet day. Went and saw Annie and Stu's new car. Made pepperoni pizzas for dinner and watched Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Last week wasn't quite as bad as the week before. And then Neil came back which helped. BBQ at @CLBradley's on Thursday.
Friday night Chris and Zac came down. We had wine and pizza and chatted which was nice.
Saturday morning we hung out at home in the morning. I made a tomato bake for breakfast.
Went into Civic and got some lunch at the Curry festival (meat on a stick!), then ice skating at Skate in the City. It was fun but it was super crowded and the ice was all lumpy and rough. But towards the end a lot of the little kids got tired and left, and the people that were left were getting better at it, so it was a lot better.
Came home and cooked up a lamb roast for dinner, and Chris made a lemon meringue dessert thingie which was delicious.
Sunday not much in the morning, then tried to get organised in the afternoon. Went over to EffanC's for some delicious soup and boeuf bourguignon and watched Force Majeure which was somewhat cringeworthy. And the footage of completely empty ski slopes irritated us hehe.
Have seen balloons (and frost) a few times this week.
On Monday morning it was *cold*. Freezing in fact. The ice was so thick on the tub of water out the back that I have no idea how thick it actually was. It held up a potplant with no effort.
There was slight freezage of the pool that morning, but just a few crystals. Same with this morning.
George came by yesterday and said hi to the fish.
Friday night, the alarm went off to go out and see the ISS. Magnitude -3.1 .. Super bright! Super cool! Didn't have time to setup my camera - was too busy with work :(
Yeah so work. Was online for about four hours on Friday night making sure they didn't break things. Then again on Saturday morning while they did in fact break things, and even had to go in :(:( Would have been a nice day to go out to the club but I was on call :( On the up side, I'll get a bucket load of money for all the overtime.
Last night Nat and Andrew came over and I cooked a pasta bake and we chatted and ate dinner and then played a couple of games of Fluxx (Stu won one and Andrew won one) and then a couple of games of Buzz (I won one and Stu won one), finishing off with some Singstar which my still-slightly-sick-throat did *not* thank me for afterwards.
Missed the -3.3 ISS pass - phone was in another room while I was doing dinner stuff so missed the alarm.
Jigsaw-piece shaped ice
We went on a mission to see how many rules we could get onto the table at once. We managed twelve.