Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Free Steak Knifes

In my previous post I left a couple of things out.

While at Salvos Fyshwich, I also found a Vase in my pattern.

Ok, it’s not strictly in my pattern, but its close enough.

It is near enough that in the middle of a table setting, with flowers in it, you would not notice that the differences.

At Tinys tip shop, Mugga, hidden in the crockery we found a fair bit of my Pattern.
  • 2 plates
  • 6 side plates and
  • 8 cups and saucers.
I have a plethora of cups and saucers. Mostly I use the coffee mugs, and I have only used one of the tea cups, once. So I left the cups and saucers behind.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

After the Cricket

Taph and I made our annual pilgrimage to the prime ministers eleven cricket match. We spent a morning in the grandstand while it rained, and at around 2pm the announcement was made that the game was a washout.

“Yippee” we both said, “We have an afternoon of op-shopping in south Canberra”.

Our first visit was to St Pauls, where I picked up two shirts and a pair of florsheim shoes for the grand total of $9. Taph pick up a silk scarf and two vintage necklaces for $1 each.

Our next visit was Salvos where we got Xmas packaging very cheaply.

A visit to Vinnies Narrumbah found us four Tupperware pantrymates for $2 each.

Tinys tip shop, Mugga got us five Rutherglen Winery Walkabout souvenir tasting glasses.

Not a bad afternoon following a mornings washout.

Monday, February 6, 2012

And I will always love you.

Taph and I made our annual pilgrimage to the prime ministers eleven cricket game. This year they were playing the Sri Lankan team.

It did not stop raining, and at 2pm, the game was declared a washout.

We were unable to Kinear Julia Gillard, but we did spy Mike Whitney in the crowd.
It looked to us that he was having a chat with some old friends, and we felt it would be intrusive to interrupt him for a photo, however a number of other people were not so considerate.

With the events of Australia Day, it would have been funny to get him to reprieve this performance for Ms Gillard.

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Gluten Free adventures

Happy spider had a birthday on Friday.

She is also a coeliac so as part of her present, we baked her some gluten & dairy free biscuits.

The recipe can be found in this Gluten and Dairy free book.
It was a happy gathering where all the food was gluten free, and many of the guests brought gluten free noms.

I took a gluten free date loaf (yes it was from a packet, but the biscuits were from scratch). I also took a homemade egg plant dip.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

The Best of the Platters

I have had a good couple of weeks of hunting through op shops.

At Tinys, Mitchell, I found a platter in my pattern.

Yippe, this now gives me three platters in my pattern.

Taph picked up the first platter at Vinnes, I got the second at a salvos in Sydney. Now I have three.

But wait, there’s more, and that will be in a later post.