Archive | January, 2013

Tune for Wednesday/Tonight’s the night!

30 Jan

Elvis Costello tonight!!!! This is probably still my favourite of his songs.

Welcome to the working week…

29 Jan

My working week consists of one day this week. Sorry. But I’m excited. Tomorrow I travel to Sydney with my good friend and next-door neighbour, S. Cannot wait! Then that evening – Elvis Costello!!!! I’m so ridiculously excited.


28 Jan

Remember this from two years ago? Guess what? We’re back into the territory of non-stop Breakfast Television coverage over the state of Queensland as the state is doing it all over again. It is different this time. The source of so much rain is being caused by a Cyclone from the  north of the state. We’ve been experiencing days of constant rain and as of yesterday and today, intense winds. It’s so gusty out there still. In two days S and I are heading to Sydney, so today I’m trying to get myself organised, and get clothes washed and attempt to get the clothes dry in time for our holiday!

Flood 2013

In the spirit of the weather, this clip from one of my favourite movies – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid:

Veronica – Elvis Costello

28 Jan

Classic Film Friday

25 Jan

Tune for Wednesday

23 Jan

A very special tune for Wednesday – only one week til I see Elvis Costello in Sydney!!!

Classic Film Friday

18 Jan

Tune for Wednesday

16 Jan

Oh how I love this song. It always touches me!

Edible Balcony: end of Week 2

14 Jan

Rowena's front balcony

Rowena's lettuces

Steph's front balcony

Reo's basil and mint

Rowena's back balcony
There certainly has been a lot of growth and satisfaction for all our nurturing of the plants this week. But we made an alarming discovery during the week on the leaves of our tomato plants – little brown spots turning some of the leaves yellow. My initial thought was blight! Doesn’t it sound bad? Just one syllable and deadly. I thought we might have to rip all eight plants out and burn them to kill the disease!! Luckily for our plants we made a trip to Bunnings to consult the garden gurus there. Bob, was very helpful. He told us we just need to build up our plants immune systems with some good liquid fertiliser and seaweed extract. I obeyed dutifully and yesterday got my hands all fishy-smelled with the brown emulsion and watered each of our plants. Let’s hope we can push through the fungal infection. Poor little things.

Tomato fungus

On a brighter note – the lettuces are powering, and so are the basils and our mint plants! They haven’t looked back. I’ve already been adding a few of the basil leaves to my dishes. Delicious-ness! Check out the flowers on our tomatoes!!

Tomato flowers

Classic Film Friday

11 Jan

This movie proved to be a real gem of 2012!