Sunday, February 28, 2010

My Nan

Just some wonderful memories of my Nan::

When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses

 ~Joyce Brothers

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Marian Valley

Yesterday we spent a peaceful morning at Marian Valley. The gardens are gorgeous and there are beautiful religious statues all over. Here are some pics:

Our Lady of Vailankanni Good Health

Some more pics soon

Enjoy your day!!

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life
Henry David Thoreau

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Photo Hunt - cuddly

This Polar Bear that turned up at my front door August last year, was cuddly (picture is a bit blurry)

Enjoy your weekend

Go here to tnchick  for more photos

Ask yourself this question:
"Will this matter a year from now?"

Richard Carlson, writing in Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Remembering my Nan - Jess, Nan and myself - taken 12 months ago - one of the last photos taken with her. I miss you Nan.

A Grandmother is a special person who causes a joyful happening in the heart of a child.

Author Unknown

Wordless Wednesday

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Just some photos - a time for reflection - Okinawa Japan July 2009

These photos are from our Asian Cruise in Jun/Jul 2009. We had a wonderful time. The cultural experience was fantastic. These photos were taken in Okinawa Japan at the Peace Centre - I certainly shed tears walking through the gardens and looking at the exhibitions. We certainly will be returning to Japan - the best place we have ever visited.

The more a man knows, the more he forgives.
Catherine the Great

Photo Hunt 200 - broken

We had floods last week around our area, so there was plenty of 'broken' - here is a broken tree that ended up on a broken road

Enjoy your weekend!!

People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.

George Matthew Allen

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Sunday night Dinner - Chicken Florentines

Chicken Florentine with Kumara Saute and Steamed Asparagus

Vegetable Oil
2 Chicken Breast fillets, halved lengthwise
80g bab spinach leaves
2 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
4 slices of tasty or Jarlsberg cheese

Pre-heat oven grill to high, heat oil in pan over moderately high heat.  Add chicken, cook for 3 minutes each side or until seared.  Transfer to a baking tray.  Add spinach to pan, toss over heat for 1 inhute or until just wilted.
Arrange spinach and tomato over chicken, top with cheese.  Place under grill, cook for 1-2 minutes or until golden brown and chicken is cooked.
Serve with steamed asparagus.

Serves 4


'Preach not to others what they should eat, but eat as becomes you, and be silent.'

Epictetus (55 AD - 135 AD)

Dancing, food and floods - what a week!!!

What a week!!!

Dancing started again for us - so I get to spend more time with my Dancing Diva buddies - which I love. Our first dance is to Heat Wave from the film "There's no business like show busines"!!

My great dancing buddies from last years Concert!!

Lots of fun and games playing WII this week - note the concentration and my tongue hanging out!!!

Plenty of food this week, including a visit to the local Yum Cha haunt!! Some new recipes including Strawberry Souffle and Soy Pork with Kumara Saute.

Me and Sally at Yum Cha

Peggy and Julie enjoying Yum Cha

Paul and myself enjoying Yum Cha

Paul made strawberry souffle -yum!

My Soy Pork and Kumara Saute - real nice!!!

I finished book 3 in the True Blood series - can't wait to start book 4 'Dead to the World'.

Watched a few more movies that are on my list of 101 things to do in 1001 days - Bladerunner and The Evil
Touch - both great movies.

And the floods of Feb 2010. Today our area is flooded - I'm told hasn't been this high since 1954!!!
The photos below are from the local causeway!!

Enjoy your week!!

"Imagination is the eye of the soul"
Joseph Joubert