Good lord, we’ve just suffered (and I don’t use that word lightly) through 5 full weeks without the internet at home. Whilst the local library has a good connection and you can grab an hour at a time (if you get in before everyone else), there was no facility that allowed one to upload anything to the internet, and to be honest, I’ve had other worries on my plate. Poor blog!! I do love you, I promise!!
There hasn’t even been that much cooking recently, if only because there hasn’t been a lot of spare cash to spend on (real) food. I have discovered a brand new dish in the last two months though; a yummy lentil dhal! And boy is it CHEAP and CHEERFUL!! So I’m going to whack that together over the next week and give you a lovely post on it 🙂
In country news, it’s been a shocker. We’ve had a hot dry summer down on the east coast on Aussie-land, and the state I live in (Victoria) has seen the worst natural disaster in history. We suffered through a day over over 46/47C through the whole state, there were major bushfires in numerous places, and 210 people lost their lives. Whilst the town we live in wasn’t directly affected on ‘Black Saturday’, we had several fires in the surrounding areas, and the communities east of our town were on evaucation alert due to one of the bigger fires in the state. (Not one of the major ones where people lost their lives, and let me tell you – there are some towns now that don’t exist.) However thanksfully around the start of March, we got hit with an ‘on-time’ blast of Autumn and the weather has slipped into the Autumn pattern of still warm days, overcast skies, and cooler nights. The town is full of trees that change with the season, and it’s gorgeous to see. Some trees are turning from green to gold/yellow, and others are skipping yellow and going straight for the red! It will only get better over the next few weeks I’m thinking.
So, it’s time to find all my photos over the year so far, and upload some stuff for everyone!