Sunday, October 29, 2006


Yesterday Shawn and I went to the Art Gallery of New South Wales. On this occasion we didn't actually go so much for the art as for the food. We don't normally choose somewhere quite so swish for lunch, but we have been married for six months now and felt that although it wasn't a yearly anniversary, we still felt it to be a milestone. So the Art Gallery Restaurant is where we chose to celebrate. The views over the Domain and Wooloomooloo where great, but the food was better. We had barrumundi on lentils with a mild curry sauce with a glass of semillion sauvignon blanc, followed by a mango custard with sliced mango and lime. The wine is not expensive, but it did not, I repeat, did not cause an adverse reaction on my skin. So I had a great lunch.

We followed this with a walk through the 2006 Dobell Drawing Prize exhibition. This exhibition kind of makes me want to draw again.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Working from home

Since Thursday, I have been working from home. My computer at work is at a service centre having a problem diagnosed. I love getting to work from home, but I suffer from cabin fever so I wouldn't want this as a permanent arrangement. For now it suits me. I love having the extra time that's not taken up by travel. I've been walking a lot more as a result as well. Always a good thing.

Walk diversion

We diverted from our usual weekend walk routine. This time we walked around Bicenntenial park, followed the waterway away from the bay to see how far the parkland stretched, found the "wetlands" I saw on a map (Not worth seeking out), walked to Jubilee Park, then around the waters edge, along Glebe Point, to The Boathouse restaurant at Blackwattle Bay. We sat around and enjoyed the view before walking back. I think we were gone for a good two hours. My hat doesn't really cover my neck and I got a little burned as a result. Not a good thing for my skin. We were tired for the rest of the day.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Weekend Walks

I'm very lucky to live in an area that is in the city, but also has lots of parks and green strips down behind all the houses.

This area could be a very unattractive strip along a stormwater drain, but the council has down a lot to make the old creek area very nice to be in. There's one particular part that's like a mini-bush-walk, with all native plants.

They are all in flower at the moment.

There is also a pond that is home to a lot of fish, lots of frogs (i think they are banjo frogs). Ducks also visit sometimes.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Yum Cha

Last long weekend was much appreciated. So glad to have the extra day off. Shawn hasn't been on the Light Rail here so we caught that to Chinatown to buy some Yum Cha (Xiao Cha for those from Beijing. It's morning tea/brunch for them. Dim Sum for Americans and possibly for those in the south of China who speak Cantonese).

I will share a secret. If the massive weekend queues for Yum Cha put you off, go buy prawn dumplings from Janny's Cakes in the market place in Chinatown and take them home and steam them. So good. Oh, and for dessert, get some of the custard buns. *purr*