The weekend… really?

When your weekdays look a lot like your weekends, it’s hard to do a lot really. And I’ve been going out of my way to not do anything in the state I’m in. It was nice today, for a few hours in the middle at least, and we take advantage of that in the Turner ...

Smart new living in an old way

The whole family went to Flemington today, for I think the third time, to the Paddy’s Food Markets. Until recently, it was something I’d never done before, but already it seems like such a smart thing, that is easy, new, but old at the same time. For most people, food is something you get from ...

Sundays …

For some reason we didn’t go to bed until 3am this morning … Sallie’s been on a real productivity bender with her new Pressure Canner, though I have a feeling it’s not quite as easy as she’d hoped it would be. Maybe it’s just first time issues, I think. I could have gone to bed, ...

Oil and lying

This is getting ridiculous. I mean, would they prefer Rudd to just lie and say that everything will be all right and he can just fix it all (as Howard did, I guess) ? I mean, it doesn’t sound like the greatest answer in the world to admit you’ve done all you can do and ...

Gingery goodness

Made ginger beer again tonight — from about 10.30pm till midnight. An odd time to do it, but it’s a process that’s getting easier. With our perfected recipe, cleaning gear, and especially the magnificent Italian mechanical hand capper to cap the glass bottles, the whole process is getting quicker and quicker. And it’s making a ...
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