Tuesday, December 7, 2010

It's All In The Attitude

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.

Douglas Adams

Image: "About TIME" by lu05

Monday, December 6, 2010

Live, Laugh, Love

It is confidence in our bodies, mind and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures, new directions to grow in, and new lessons to learn - which is what life is all about.

Oprah Winfrey

Image: "Lush Love" by Belenen

Aussie Tucker

I put a call out to folks about Australian food - either what "typical Aussie food" we would serve to international visitors; or what international guests would expect to eat as "typical Aussie food".

I did get a pavlova as a suggestion and lots of food including bush tucker flavors and ingredients but I ask myself if that is something that we would "typically" eat. For most folks, I think the answer would be 'no' - fabulous food, great ideas, but not "typical".

So, putting my thinking cap on, I think it would be a barbecue. It could be flash or regular; it could be steak or seafood but I think it would be a barbecue. Salads would include a coleslaw, a potato salad, a green salad and then a "chef's special" (ie whatever they wanted to throw together on the day). Dessert would include the pav, and probably a cheesecake and a fruit salad. It would be byo drinks but softies would be provided. The rest of it (including the budget) is entirely optional.

Any thoughts from others?

New Pearlcast is out

I have added a new Pearlcast to the Pool website - take into account I am still learning this modern technology stuff but you can check it out here. It is an ode to Summer - with an attempt to desperately try and find the positives in my least favorite season :-)

Image: "Harvest Time by Cyron