Thursday, March 20, 2014

Thirsty Thursday

There has been an increase in the wasp population down here; not sure exactly why but the boffins claim that we had a mild winter and this means the wasps weren't killed off with the cold. Anyway, I have certainly noticed more of them in the gardens around the city and definitely in our own 2 backyards!

It seems fitting therefore that this weeks drink is...


45ml brandy
15ml white creme de menthe

Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice, stir, then strain into serving glass. Down the hatch!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Thirsty Thursday

This is my second to last day in my current job. I have been here almost 17 years so am looking forward to new challenges with excitement but also a spot of awe as  to what they actually be. The daily reality of the written job description, as most of us know, can differ greatly.

I have next week off to just 'horse around' so I will have to pour myself one of these while I contemplate the future....feel free to grab a glass and join me!

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½ Shot of gold tequila
½ Shot of Jagermeister
½ Shot of peppermint liqueur
½ Shot Overproof rum

Pour contents in shaker over ice and shake well. Pour into glasses and slam it.



Monday, March 10, 2014

Music Monday

A spot of bouncy Kiwi music for you! Enjoy.

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Marching on

No - this is not our new home (still waiting for that one!!) I was struck by the stark contrast between old and new in this bustling city.

After Linda's funeral we headed to Brisbane for my in-laws 65th wedding anniversary. It was great to be somewhere else, where the roads were smooth and the houses intact and the weather warm, very warm.

We went shopping and dining but the girls were really keen to get to the Museums and Art Gallery's that Brisbane has to offer. It was fabulous!

Sadly, only weeks after we returned home tragedy visited us again with the sudden loss of my sister-in-law from a relentless and subsequently deadly auto-immune illness.

I have a new job that I am starting in a few weeks so am looking forward to that very much, leaving my current employer after almost 17 years was a tough decision to make but am confident I have made the right choice. Nothing like 3 deaths, close together and close to my heart to sharpen the focus!!

The Whovian has developed a taste for this programme and I think this song is pretty quirky...enjoy!