Kitchenette – Highland Park

19031So we’ve been here a few times and it’s always nice. They have the best ginger slice,the people used to be really friendly, they seem to have changed more recently but still nice. They have a wall where you can write pleasant messages or draw a small picture. It’s pleasant reading through all the ‘… was here’ and ‘you have the best hot chocolates’ and such.

I kind of thought we’d found a new favourite – at least for when homestead was busy.

I’m not quite so sure now.

Today we were sitting, eating our slices and drinking our coffee. A staff member heads to the toilets. So far, no worries. Then, she comes back, towards the kitchen, carrying a sanitary bin.

Yes, through the café, past the customers, towards the kitchen carrying a bin potentially full of customers… well, I digress.

A few minutes later, she carries it back. Gross, we think, but ok, not a huge deal. I guess.

She then clears some tables. Ok, dirty dishes, unwashed hands – questionable, but maybe not the worst thing in the world.

She then starts serving customers, preparing their food and drinks.

I was very tempted to go and explain to the customers that they were ordering a yummy snack with a side of dirty dishes and…, well, you get the idea.

I didn’t. But I don’t know how I feel about going back.

Movie Challenge – X

Watch 26 movies I’ve never seen starting with each letter of the Alphabet!X-men

A – Alice In Wonderland
B – Bait
C – Cars 2
D – Despicable me 2
E – Eclipse
F – Fantastic Four
G – Gladiator
H – Hairspray
I – It takes 2
J
K
L – Lesbian Vampire Killers
M – Monsters University
N – Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb
O – Ocean’s 13
P – Pacific Rim
Q
R – Rainman
S – Shakespeare in love
T – Troy
U
V
W – World War Z
X – X-men
Y
Z

Movie Challenge – W

world-war-zWatch 26 movies I’ve never seen starting with each letter of the Alphabet!

A – Alice In Wonderland
B – Bait
C – Cars 2
D – Despicable me 2
E – Eclipse
F – Fantastic Four
G – Gladiator
H – Hairspray
I – It takes 2
J
K
L – Lesbian Vampire Killers
M – Monsters University
N – Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb
O – Ocean’s 13
P – Pacific Rim
Q
R – Rainman
S – Shakespeare in love
T – Troy
U
V
W – World War Z
X
Y
Z

Movie Challenge – N

Watch 26 movies I’ve never seen starting with each letter of the Alphabet!night-at-the-museum-secret-of-the-tomb-54953fcf5873e

A – Alice In Wonderland
B – Bait
C – Cars 2
D – Despicable me 2
E – Eclipse
F – Fantastic Four
G – Gladiator
H – Hairspray
I – It takes 2
J
K
L – Lesbian Vampire Killers
M – Monsters University
N – Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb
O – Ocean’s 13
P – Pacific Rim
Q
R – Rainman
S – Shakespeare in love
T – Troy
U
V
W
X
Y
Z

Movie Challenge – I

Watch 26 movies I’ve never seen starting with each letter of the Alphabet!It takes 2

A – Alice In Wonderland
B – Bait
C – Cars 2
D – Despicable me 2
E – Eclipse
F – Fantastic Four
G – Gladiator
H – Hairspray
I – It takes 2
J
K
L – Lesbian Vampire Killers
M – Monsters University
N
O – Ocean’s 13
P – Pacific Rim
Q
R – Rainman
S – Shakespeare in love
T – Troy
U
V
W
X
Y
Z

“I’m my own Grandpa!”

Many, many years ago when I was twenty-three.
I was married to a widow who was pretty as could be.
This widow had a grown-up daughter who had hair of red
My father fell in love with her and soon they too were wed

This made my dad my son-in-law and really changed my life
For now my daughter was my mother, ’cause she was my father’s wife
And to complicate the matter, even though it brought me joy
I soon became the father of a bouncing baby boy

My little baby then became a brother-in-law to dad
And so became my uncle, though it made me very sad
For if he were my uncle, then that also made him brother
Of the widow’s grownup daughter, who was of course my step-mother

Father’s wife then had a son who kept them on the run
And he became my grandchild, for he was my daughter’s son
My wife is now my mother’s mother and it makes me blue
Because although she is my wife, she’s my grandmother too

Now if my wife is my grandmother, then I’m her grandchild
And every time I think of it, it nearly drives me wild
‘Cause now I have become the strangest ‘case you ever saw
As husband of my grandmother, I am my own grandpa

I’m my own grandpa, I’m my own grandpa
It sounds funny, I know but it really is so
I’m my own grandpa

Song found here and loved it so much I had to repost it!

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Baby Bib

Doing some knitting for a friend who is expecting a bub. Finished a bib. Neat pattern, and lovely yarn.

20150502_151257Pattern found here http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/i-love-stockinette-baby-bib

Yarn is http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/garnstudio-drops-cotton-light

 

Quote of the Month – Michael Caine

I was rehearsing a play, and there was a scene that went on before me, then I had to come in the door. They rehearsed the scene, and one of the actors had thrown a chair at the other one. It landed right in front of the door where I came in. I opened the door and then rather lamely, I said to the producer who was sitting out in the stalls,’Well, look, I can’t get in. There’s a chair in my way.’ He said,’Well, use the difficulty.’ So I said ‘What do you mean, use the difficulty?’ He said ‘Well, if it’s a drama, pick it up and smash it. If it’s a comedy, fall over it.’ This was a line for me for life: Always use the difficulty.

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Pizza night with Black Box!

We received a black box, and in it there were these 2 things, Tegel Meal Maker, and Turkish Bread Pizza Bases. Putting them together only seemed obvious.20150306_171727

So a chicken, cranberry etc pizza, and a pepperoni one :)

Wow. Just wow! Those pizza bases are the most beautiful, crisp, but not hard, firm enough to eat like a normal pizza (I was expecting it to sag as it was so thin). Really yummy. This is certainly our new pizza bases that we will be buying!

The Tegal Meal Makers are made from 100% New Zealand chicken and available in Sliced Smoked Chicken, Sliced Roast Chicken, and Shredded Roast Chicken. A really quick easy thing to use, as you can throw it on pizza, chuck it in a salad, mix it in your pasta – anything you want!