I don’t know if I am happy about doing these Week In Review posts, because they make me realise how fast the week has gone! Am I the only one who thinks time has moved too fast since about 2000?
I’ll start the posts in this Week In Review series with a cat photo. I know I’m not the only one out there who goes all squeaky at the sight of kitty paws! Up here we have what typically happens every time we break out a game. Punky insists on sitting all over the board, grabbing the counters and trying to swipe cards. Here he’s taking a break from cheating.
When I’m walking around Melbourne I always seem to take photos of the same stuff. Maybe that’s because I take the same route… One thing I do is look up. Always look up! I love our old buildings, our trees, everything here in Melbourne. When I worked in the city I don’t know if I looked up anywhere near as much as I do now:
We spent some more time at Library at the Dock. I love this building:
I met up with a lovely bunch of people for dinner at Yong Green Food. I got the Japanese curry again and really want to replicate this at home:
Arthur and DeeW had some friends over. Why walk down the street normally when you can be zombies?
There was a community event called Music For The People at a park in West Brunswick. We checked it out briefly but it was a bit too hot and the kids all wanted to zombie walk to get ice cream:
Articles and Other Interesting Stuff:
– Did you know you can search the records of the Old Bailey online? On this day in 1730 “Mary Gardener , of St. Peter’s Cornhil , was indicted for privately stealing a Watch, Value 4 l. from the Person of William Fan , the 15th of March last”.
– Sad news indeed with the deaths of Sam Simon and Terry Pratchett. Here’s an article Terry Pratchett wrote about being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
– How many animals have you saved by being meat-free? I don’t know how this is calculated, but check out this calculator. For 36 months my result is 606.
– Inflatable regatta down the Yarra! Will you be going?
For the past three days, Melbourne has been hosting the Arnold Classic, an international bodybuilding and sports event named after Arnie. I got to cheer on my coach (vegan of course!) Christiane Carvalho as she placed fifth in her category, and then watched her set a chinups record at the event. Here she is talking to the host and here’s his face when she said she was vegan. Ha ha! But he was good about it (I found myself bracing for some silly comments but it was all good):
– I’ve had this recipe for Coconut Belgian waffles bookmarked forever. I have a Cuisinart Belgian waffle maker and I’m not very happy with it as it keeps burning the inner corners but the outer corners aren’t as cooked. So I’m keen to try this recipe as the waffle maker used is just about identical to mine.
– Another recipe I’ve had bookmarked forever is this Rainbow Rice Cake. Doesn’t it look brilliant!
– Angela from Oh She Glows is always coming up with fantastic recipes. Check out her 3 Layer Nut-Free Dream Cups. Then wish you could pluck them right out of your screen!
What I’m Reading:
I’m still on former Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s book My Story. Apart from that, just my usual reading pile of cookbooks!
Nothing in particular, just whatever’s on the radio. I’m hearing a lot of Madonna’s new song and wondering whether I should see her live. Then again, who knows if she’ll pull out of coming to Australia (again)! Help me decide you guys: should I put “see Madonna in concert” on my bucket list? I’m leaning towards going, no matter how much the tickets cost, because I’ll probably regret it if I don’t go. I didn’t see Prince when he was here and I regret it!
As I sit here I realise that yet again I have failed to meal plan for the family’s week of food. Tomorrow is set but I need to work out the rest of the week tomorrow. Arthur is now trying every single thing, everywhere, including wasabi and sriracha!!! Sure, he spits out about 90% but it’s fantastic progress. I’m going to break out the big guns this week and make some rice. He won’t go near rice, so this will be a great experiment!