Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Hello, my name is Amanda and it has been 4 days since my last big shake.

The earthquake commission people called round today and inspected our cracks (!!!) and broken stuff.

We are very thankful things are not as bad as they could be.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tuesday Tipple

I'm feeling a tad fruity today, let's have a Rockmelon Dream!

30ml Galliano
22ml Maraschino
30ml fresh orange juice
30ml fresh cream
3 scoops rock melon

Pour all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth, then pour into serving glass. This looks fabulously rich in a champagne glass. Then I will slink off to the hammock and use a foot on the ground to gently rock back and forth to this tune....(and when I wake up I WON'T be at my desk, slaving away for the man....)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tuesday Tipple

Crikey, after the past 24 hours I reckon I'll need a tripple tipple!

Yesterday morning we had a 4.1 to remind us the earth is still moving, then this morning we had several then a 4 then within half an hour we had a 5. In our building it felt bigger than that, but it was quite shallow and close to the city hence the feeling of "OMG".

If anyone has a palace in Tuscany that isn't being used at present, I'm sure a contender for housekeeper!! (Actually, I could almost settle for an unwanted, up turned compost bin just as long as it doesn't shake, rattle or roll..)

Gloom Chaser

30ml Grand Marnier
30ml orange curacao
30ml lemon juice
7ml grenadine

Pour all ingredients into shaker, shake then strain into serving glass. I'd use a champagne saucer if they weren't all broken! Decorate with an orange twist.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Saying Goodbye

Today has not been a good day. Today I went to farewell a very good buddy of longstanding. He died of a massive heart attack, unexpectedly. We're in shock.
BC, you taught me so much and I didn't even know it. I will miss you so much, that crazy laugh that you could hear miles away, that love of Guinness (well, you're Irish!), your stong principles and endless fear when protecting what you stood for, very proud Union man. You have left us all with big boots to fill but we're the richer for having known you. Its been an honour, BC.

This one's for you.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tuesday Tipple

I've got a ruddy doze and I'm only up for tea....white, no sugar. Thanks.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Feeling Blue?

Blue sky and blue water, old blue building, and old Blue Hotel....
many ways to be blue and Barnesy does it best (with this song co-written by our very own Kiwi Classic Neil Finn)

Monday, October 04, 2010

Moggy Monday

My Cat

- by Amanda Stephens

My cat likes to hide

My cat likes to ride

My cat likes to sleep

My cat likes to peep

My cat creeps.

My cat likes to roll and run

My cat likes to have fun

My cat likes to clean his paws

My cat likes to sleep in drawers

My rumbustious cat SNORES!