Saturday, August 19, 2006

I have moved

I have moved to another "home" and therefore
will not be posting any more stuff on this site.
Please visit me at
There you will find personal/funny videos, my recipes,
my opinions, my photos and much much more
See you there!

Thursday, August 10, 2006

A Toast to our 3rd Wedding Anniversary

Exactly three years ago, on this day, we made a commitment to each other in the company of 50 closest friends and family. It was a beautiful sunny winter's day, just like today. Absolutely Perfect.

In the presence of God, our family and friends,
I offer you my solemn vow to be your faithful partner in sickness and in health,
in good times and in bad,
and in joy as well as in sorrow.
I promise to love you unconditionally,
to support you in your goals,
to honor and respect you,
to laugh with you and cry with you,
and to cherish you for as long as we both shall live.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

I am going Bananas...

...because

(1) Blogspot is playing up (finally allowed me to upload this luscious pic of bananas after 10 tries; yes I am persistent) and

(2) I have been deprived of bananas since Cyclone Larry ravaged all the banana plantations in Innisfail (22 hours drive north of Brisbane)!

Bananas have always been one of my favourite fruits because it tastes good, great source of energy, no fat and it is oh-so-convenient. It is great in cereals, over pancakes, in cakes, in loafs and even in curries.

It is probably one of those fruits parents enjoy giving to their children because it is fuss free except for when the child decides to squash it between his/her fingers!


Now surely, there are bananas for sale in the supermarkets and fruit markets in Brisbane you say.

Well, yes they are for sale but for the grand price of $12 per kg!

I am not calling your bluff on this one. In fact, the supermarkets and fruit markets are now selling the bananas individually (single finger) as opposed to bunches because not many people are venturing close to those bunches. My train buddy told me last week that she gave in to her taste buds and bought herself 1 small finger of banana and paid $2.50 for it! That is daylight robbery! For the love of bananas...*haiz*

Saw on the news this week that the banana plantations in Innisfail are recovering very quickly and soon, they will be local bananas for sale but to get them really cheap i.e. $3 per kg, we will have to wait another 12 months. *sob sob*

Bananas grow quickly, please....



Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Time to hit the snow fields...

Another event down over the weekend and there are 6 more to go before this office closes on 20th December for 4 weeks. I am looking forward to the EKKA Show Holiday (Queensland Show Holiday), the last public holiday until Christmas Day!

Jared told me this week that he has to clear 8 weeks of annual leave ! Didn't realise he has been so frugal with them. Considering we went away to Singapore this year, he still has 8 more weeks of leave to clear!

Goodie - I have put on my thinking hat and am planning another holiday before the end of winter (keeping fingers and toes cross). He is a very keen snow skier and I am what you would call a scream-down-the-mountain kinda gal. Jared looks like a pro on the slopes and I, on the other hand, look like a mad woman just released from the asylum with no hand-eye coordination whatsoever. You get the picture?

Despite my lack of performance on the slopes, I am still as keen as mustard to give it another shot. Last time, I had a half day group lesson and boy was it embarrassing! At the end of day 3 after a lot of falling, sliding and skis pointing up towards the sky rather than flat on the slopes, I was skiing quite alright but my lack of confidence prevented me from attempting to the next level. However, if this trip is meant to happen this year, I am determine to get it right once and for all. What does that entail? I will sign up for one-on-one private ski lessons. My objective? I want to ski down the slopes with Jared!!!!

Wish me luck, folks!