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Friday, March 11, 2011

snippets of my day

Finally, after years and years and years, (well that's what it seems like), I have ripening tomatoes.
Tomorrow, there'll be tomato sandwiches for lunch.


I had a lovely lunch in town with K today, we've been eating from a chinese cafe called The Dumpling Box for the last few weeks, but today we tried a place called The Muffin Box, or Muffin Basket.....Muffin something.


They have a daily savoury muffin, today's was spinach and fetta, plus a large range of really yummy looking sweet muffins. Strawberry, with a little cream and halved strawberry on top; orange and lemon, with glazed thin slices of fruit on top; and many more. (Double choc-chip). I meant to go back after my shopping and bring home a strawberry one, but I forgot......they also have a nice selection of wraps, so I chose a chicken satay wrap for my lunch, ate half and brought the other half home for dinner, but it was kind of squished, so it's still in the fridge, while I decide its fate.


One of our major department stores is closing next week, with all stock being moved to a new location while the existing building is torn down and rebuilt. Most stock has had major price reductions for the last few weeks, so today I went in and bought a new handbag. Reduced from over a $100 to $39. Red, with a brass buckle. There was a matching smaller version in black.....I couldn't decide which to get, so came home with both.


Later this afternoon I had another physio session, where we discussed my upcoming trip to Sydney, (Yay, BlogCon!), and he (John), mentioned that his wife reads a few blogs and did I just read or do I have a blog?
So I gave him one of the cards I'd had made.


Then I wandered down towards Coles to check if we were open next Monday. It's Adelaide Cup Day, but since we don't close for Melbourne Cup Day, I wasn't sure.
On the way I saw this--->



Three men...............



...setting up this.


A sky high camera.
Naturally, I walked over and asked what they were doing.
Them: Setting up a camera.
Me: what for?
Them: to take pictures
Me: Why?
Them: because we can.
Me: but what for? A newspaper article? TV program?
Guy who was answering turned away, clearly didn't want to say anymore.
Other guy: It's a promotion.
I didn't want to cause any trouble for him, so I wandered off, crossed the road, and took these photos.
On the way home, I watched for a minute while they turned the base in a full circle so their camera took 360* photos of the tops of the buildings at that intersection.
Now I'm eating dinner - spinach and ricotta agnolotti, yum.
But no strawberry muffin.........Sigh.



9 comments:

  1. YUM!!! Home grown tomatoes are the BEST!!! My plants have done really well this year given I only have about 4. Still blanching and peeling tomatoes for the freezer (one bowlful at a time).

    Had to laugh at your tiny little confession there! Gotta take advantage of these bargains when you see them! :)

    Have an awesome time at BlogCon. I'm sure you will! :)

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  2. Now if the Con was in Melbourne, I would say take the black bag, but as it is in Sydney, maybe the red.

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  3. I was very impressed by the classy card and I loved the colour.

    Congrats on buying both bags, you would have hated yourself in the morning if you hadn't.

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  4. Lightening; Confessions should always be whispered. I'm nervous about BlogCon, but so very excited too.

    Andrew; I think the red too.

    JahTeh; It's a great card, can you read the print easily? I think it's a bit tiny, but most newsagents sell magnifying glasses....
    I really should stay away from handbag departments.

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  5. That first bloke you spoke to, what a boring man.
    You're very organised, very efficient, I don't know if that's good or not, it doesn't seem restful.

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  6. There's nothing like the taste of freshly ripened tomatoes straight off the vine :-).

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  7. Yummo. Home grown tomatoes - they make any other kind taste like plastic. Loved your day - though it sounded v busy. Have a wonderful conference.

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  8. I didn't realise you were from adelaide too!! Yay! can't wait to meet you at the conference. Good get with the handbag!!

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  9. R.H. it's very restful. Because everything is organised, stuff gets done quickly, efficiently, leaving me with plenty of spare time. To blog, to read, to nap.

    Windsmoke; I had one of those tomatoes on a sandwich for lunch today. it had actual flavour! Shop bought tomatoes taste like whatever else in on the sandwich.

    Elephant's Child; It was a yummy tomato. Its brother, big red, is going with me to my daughter's house on Monday, to be sliced and sandwiched.

    bigwords; I'll have to check and see if Adelaide is in my profile; if not, I'll put it there.

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