Monthly Archives: December 2008

Merry Christmas!

We chose to have pheasant for dinner this Christmas.  Kate did the preparation and found a few surprises in the process (namely shotgun shot) It cooked up lovely on a bed of oranges…   Our little Christmas tree is not … Continue reading

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Less ugh than before

Bah! I’ve figured out that the decongestants that I can get here (containing phenylephrine not pseudoephedrine) don’t work.  Pseudoephedrine is used to make crystal meth, so it’s hard to get – even in Australia I’ve read.  BUT it works as … Continue reading

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Ugh.

Three days to Christmas and I’ve come down with a virus.  Sniffles, headache (with foggy patches), aching joints and needing to urinate a lot.  The last thing wouldn’t be such a problem if we had a lemon tree.  To top … Continue reading

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Tempted?

Kate found these 5 kg tubs of Nutella at the Winterwonderland in London last weekend.  She thought the crepe people probably wouldn’t miss one, but I thought they might… The Winter Wonderland is currently set up in Hyde Park.  There … Continue reading

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Australia, nice enough to bore the best of them!

Turns out Charles Darwin was not that interested in Australia while he was there.  He was bored and grumpy and missed a lot of “Australian” native fauna.   He didn’t even see a kangaroo!  Maybe he needed a better guide.  Maybe … Continue reading

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Forecast – Sunny and…

My desktop weather widget says today it is sunny. Low 1°C High 3°C It’s reached the maximum.. It is beautiful and sunny though. My ears are going to fall off.

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