It’s been an age since I was here. The blogging enthusiasm is waning. It’s not that I don’t want to post my
thoughts ramble, I’d just rather it was instantly there, rather than me having to sit and type. I do enough of that at work. So what have I been up to?
A number of friends and I have a monthly get-together where one person hosts an unusual dinner party. There are about eight of us in the (ever-growing) group, so it takes a while for the circle to complete. It’s the kind of party where you spare no expense and really try to put on a good show. Last weekend was my turn, so I had a fondue party. Very 70s, I tell you. Maybe a little excessive – there were three fondues – cheese, oil (for meat) and chocolate. With loads of stuff to accompany it all. I even shattered all my fish-eating morals and bought prawns for oil fondue. It was all very yummy. There was, of course, lots of wine to go with it all (the essential ingredient). I don’t know why fondues went out of style – they are so much fun. Especially for people (like me) who like eating, because you literally eat FOR HOURS. Everyone had fun and I have a feeling there will be more of these to come. I took photos that I would post – but all my batteries for my camera seem to have died at the same time so I am busily charging them now. Pictures next time.
I have also been making lots of clothes. I bought a funky 1960s dress pattern from the markets the other week and made a dress which fits everywhere but around my bust (don’t know what’s going on there!!). So I can’t wait for all the gym-going to pay off so I can actually wear the thing. Ditto for another top I made a few days ago.
I’m still going to the gym all the time – until I play volleyball or touch football or any other sport that requires a small amount of exertion – because I will always over-do it and injure myself. I’m starting to think I am too old for team sports. Wednesday night I was thrown to the ground (yes, touch football is a non-contact sport) and am still feeling the pain in a shoulder, elbow, knee, hip and cheek. Yes, my cheek is sore. I don’t notice it until I’m trying to go to sleep. A couple of days before that I injured my wrist playing volleyball. I’m serious when I say that I don’t think I’m meant for team sports.
I bought an iPod the other week (because music at the gym sucks). I haven’t actually used it at the gym yet, but I will. One day. It is tiny!! It’s just a 1GB iPod shuffle – about 1 x 1.5 inches – it’s hard to understand how such good quality music can come out of such a tiny piece of metal. Again, I’d show a picture, but the camera is playing up.
I’ve been asked to enter a cooking competition for morning tea at work next week. If any of you are living under a rock, next Thursday is Australia’s biggest morning tea – raising money for cancer research. I laughed hysterically when I was asked to enter – clearly this person has never experienced my cooking. But then, I suppose in every competition, someone has to come last. Though as soon as I told one friend about it, she said, “make your banoffee pie.” So banoffee pie it will be. Something that I actually don’t like, but any fool who likes caramel will die for.
I can’t think of any other news. Am off camping next weekend (most likely), so hope to have some tales to tell after that.