Sunday, May 16, 2010

trigger happy

today i did about a third of my planned Paddington photo walk, and 0% of my creative industries essay.I got a fair way, sticking to one side of the road, but then got super hungry and went to Old Faithful for lunch ( aka Nandos). The service was really good, they weren't technically open when I arrived, but the man was very nice and let me in.

I'm trying to learn to love spicy food, so I ate my Peri Peri Chips ( my favourite chips in the world) with Medium Peri Peri Sauce. I thought I was doing quite well, till I read the label:

"a mildly spicy sauce for Nando's virgins and the not-so-brave"

Not so brave?! Here I was thinking I was braver than brave, but no, apparently I am still a wimp.

I always like eating at Nandos, not only because I have to work just to support my Perri Perri addiction, but because it always feels so warm, and less like a standard fast food restaurant (ie.Maccas)

I then went to deposit $35 in change to the bank. Embarrassingly, the bag split while I was standing in the queue and coins went everywhere.
I'm glad it's in my account though, because despite seriously considering paying for clothes in change, I decided against it, so the change bag has been working on furthering my scoliosisever since.

Just looked in my account...can't see the new money in there. Shit, i hope i gave them the right account number...surely they'd check it was your name though on the account they deposited into? I think I threw out the receipt for a change. Dammit.

Anyway, here are the rest of my photos from today. I've noticed there are a lot of stairs in the area. I'll put the stair pics up later, there are too many to put up at once.

this moth/butterfly looked almost like a brown leaf when it was sitting still, but when it flew it revealed the bright orange side of its wings

Okay, that's enough Paddington photos for today. I'm a bit too lazy to upload them all now, so I'll just disperse them through my next posts.
It was on the bus on the way back that I remembered why I had planned to walk back; on the other side of the road was Trammies corner, and at the corner of Wilden St and Latrobe terrace there is another great lookout point, with a mosaic couch. I'm there pretty often though, so it's not the end of the world.

I found this really cool book in Biome, but I can't remember what it was called, only that it was $35 and had a khaki cover with a tiny gold title.

I made pear & chocolate galettes this afternoon. I didn't have milk chocolate, so on half I substituted with Nutella, which worked well, and on the other half, white chocolate. I soon discovered white choc doesn't melt so well, and it caramelised...which actually tasted really good, so I went with that.

The white chocolate ones look an absolute mess in the photo of them straight out of the oven, but that sauce thats leaked everywhere is a mix of white chocolate and pear. Nice work, oven. It was sooo goood.

I was going to do my assignment, but instead I played piano. I can't say it was a total waste of time because I can now play The Scientist and am learning Good Riddance by Greenday :)

I met up with the lovely Myles, who gave me a folder full of great photos he had printed from the internet for my Room Project! He picked really great photos too, so I'm going to put them all up :)

For dinner Mum was putting Lavash wraps into texan patty pans and filling them with mince, and so I used the offcuts of the Lavash wraps to cut into dorito-sized chips, and baked them in the oven with grated cheese melted on top. Yummy :)

The sunset tonight was really amazing; the photos don't do it justice. It looked like the sky was on fire and the purples were really pretty.

This is a massive post, but I won't do one tomorrow, as I've decided monday is my free to be creative and not do uni work day ( "isn't that ever day for you?" I hear you say. Shutup, i do work occasionally).

There was something else I was going to say, but I forgot, so i'm going to go drool over the lonely planet website now.


  1. Hi there, thank you so much for your lovely comment.

    I just love the food you have pictured here...must be hungry...already!!!

    That little red car is so cute, love it.

    Have a great day,
    xxx DJ

  2. naww you and cute tiny myles are so adorable!

    you need to make me some of those pear and chocolate thingos. like, asap. i have serious, serious cravings after seeing those photos :)

  3. Hahaha, I will make you some :) I'm thinking of experimenting by using cadbury fruit and nut or top deck or something different next time too :)

    And thankyou DJ, you too!