Monday, August 23, 2010


Here's a bad photo of me kicking off the ReadaThing at Avid Reader in West End yesterday.  That's what happens when you have to take a photo of yourself, by yourself, with your mobile phone - all the time worrying that the people sitting beside you think this is the most overblown case of narcissim they have ever witnessed - either that or sheer insanity!!  Ah - the things we do for social networking....

I chose to read The Passage by Justin Cronin - a futuristic vampire tale - which is a monster of a book at over 700 pages!!

And what a monster of an election!!  There will be a few pollies with sore heads this week I imagine.  Except for Bob Brown of course.  That smile won't come off his face for a while :)  A Greenslide indeed.

I've never seen such long queues outside polling booths .....and Bel voted for the first time bless her!

New culinary territory was explored in honour of the marginal election dinner party hosted for John and Julie - lamb, harissa and chickpea casserole....I've never used harissa paste before and it was a bit tricky to track down.....I should probably make my own in future instead of paying outlandish prices at the local wonderful but expensive gourmet deli. 

The upside down apple tartin was a big hit too with lashings of whipped cream.  There's nothing like baked apple to make you feel loved.  Quick! Give some to poor Maxine....