Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sunday sunday

Sunday mornings are very much about food in our house. A long breakfast usually followed by a trip to the farmers market, then home for morning tea. Poached eggs on toast, fresh apple juice and lemon tarts fill our bellies, make us feel well looked after and content. This morning it was chocolate pancakes - the recipe is small variation on the classic - Sift 1 cup Sr/flour, close to a 1/4 cup brown sugar, two or three tablespoons of good organic cocoa into a bowl, a pinch of salt, add about a cup of milk (more or less depending how you like them), a beaten egg and a drop of olive oil and mix or beat well. Melt butter in the pan and pour mixture:)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Little moments


Saturday, August 15, 2009

Get on board

Flickr pic from Koooji' . I loved the Partridge Family Mondrian style bus when I was a young one and now this Orla Kiely printed tram has stolen my heart. Come on everybody get's a warm 25 degrees here today. Spring soon :)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Blue day

A visit to the bay this morning. On the tram down I was imagining cornflower blue seas and pale sand, thinking summer and not winter. At first I was taken aback by the steely grey seas and the shabby sand as mottled looking as this roving dog. My moment of disappointment passed quickly. For many years, in one of the shopping arcade car parks, there was a little 1960's caravan that was permanently parked, and served as a thrift shop. The caravan was always manned by two elderly people at a time, often two women, sometimes a man and a woman, seated on a vinyl bench seat behind what looked like an old breakfast counter. Incredibly quaint and and friendly. I visited another old bay thrift store which doubles as a cafe and has this great deco looking hand painted sign. It was here that I found these sweet little J&G Meakin cups with pretty blue flowers, a memento of a lovely morning.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Small shots