Cyclone Warning...

August 15, 2009

We get these weather maps when cyclones are about to hit….and indeed, we HAVE been hit by Cyclone Kavya, and our lives will never be the same again!

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Intelligent Conversation

August 13, 2009

Through the day, I am generally alone with The Biddles, as we call GD. Conversation is, of course, of a high intellectual standard. She and I discuss disestablishmentarianism, and go from aardvarks to zygotes…she was one of the latter recently, so she has a lot to say about it.

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Kitchen Murder... and Kitchen Wildlife

August 13, 2009

One job in the kitchen that I really hate…. chopping cabbage…I tend to slaughter it….

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Even MORE so if that cabbage is red and gives me pink fingers…the process becomes even closer to a killing!

Then why do I do it? I think, "If I hate it so much, how much will another person also dislike it, especially after coming home tired from work, with a baby to feed several times at night!" and I find I can do it after all….

That said, I just love that knife in (one hate to be balanced by one love!) in the picture. When one has a very sharp, good knife, one may fear for the length of one’s fingers….but food preparation is a doddle…well…everything except cabbage, I mean! Cabbage…somehow the chopping sort of multiplies as you cut it in slices, you know what I mean? I slice and chop, slice and chop, slice and chop..then there are the big bits to slice and chop yet again…

I want to know how each of YOU tackles this chopping-cabbage task….

Oh, and we also often have leopard bananas in the kitchen…want to see them?

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That banana stand, I am sure, is from


…you can also see some ordinary bananas waiting to be hanged, until they are either eaten…or spotted!

And the flowers? I love flowers, I get them whenever I can. The home always has at least 3 vases of flowers!

OK, I stopped the chopping because of an intense desire to share all this with you lot…must finish murdering that cabbage and wash my hands before GD wakes up!

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