Saturday, September 30, 2006

Friday, September 29, 2006

Funny bunny

Big bunny Posted by Picasa

Bobbi bunny had the time of her life yesterday running around and having fun wandering into the bedroom. She is usually not allowed in but yesterday since we were both in the room, we left the door open and let her hang around. After a while, she took to making herself comfortable sitting at the doorway "guarding" the entrance even :D Realised that she likes to be wherever we are in the house...hehhehe!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006


Peko Pie Posted by Picasa

Bought this from the asian supermarket a couple of days back. Haven't opened it yet but it does look good...:P Have an ulcer on my lip now so it isn't a good time to snack on this.

Jelly Tots

Jelly Tots Posted by Picasa

My colleague's wife came back from South Africa a couple of days back and brought Jelly Tots from there. The Jelly Tots comparison started when I brought some to work and realised that they have them too over there. We all like Jelly Tots but they cost the moon here because they are sold at the shops that specialise in sweets from UK. Anyway we all have stocked up on our own countries' confections and now have them in comparison right in the flesh :D

The South African ones come in packs of sour ones and berry mix ones too but they don't have the natural flavours and colours compared to the Singapore (UK) ones :)

Monday, September 25, 2006

Funny news

Just read this funny piece of news about a cow falling off the back of a truck on the freeway. I love imagining these funny stories. Of course it is only funny if the cow is not hurt. In this case, the cow was unharmed and "after falling from the truck, it began wandering the freeway". Hehehhe!

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Show day!

Went to the Royal Melbourne show today. The weather forecast did not sound too promising in the morning but keeping our fingers crossed, we still went anyway :) Initially there were periods of rain and really cold gusty winds but eventually, some sun did come out.

We spent a total of about 6 hours there, going through all the animal displays, watching people play games (we didn't need to get any of those giant toys that you win for prizes), buying showbags, checking out the food pavillion and catching a glimpse of the diving and racing pigs. The diving and racing pigs were so cute but the area was rather crowded and the pigs went by so fast that I could hardly see much of them or catch a good picture.

All in all it was a rather fun and tiring day. We bought 3 showbags only - mostly food ones since we already got some of the novelty types from the Sydney show earlier this year. See more photos at my Flickr page!

Rides Posted by Picasa

Game stands Posted by Picasa

Racing pigs Posted by Picasa

Dairy cows Posted by Picasa

Saturday, September 23, 2006

View from home

The show from our house Posted by Picasa

While we were having dinner, I noticed some bright sparks in the distance and realised that it was actually the fireworks coming from the Royal Melbourne show!

Pancakes again!

Stack o pancakes Posted by Picasa

Made pancakes for breakfast this morning again! :D They looked quite good this time too!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Spot the difference

One of these things is not like the others... Posted by Picasa


The process Posted by Picasa

Attempted to bake scones today after seeing the recipe online a few days ago. I think it didn't turn out too badly. I made tiny bite-sized ones because I think the large ones are usually too much to handle at one go. The only thing is I don't know if that will make them become harder once they cool down (I haven't tried it cold) but they were yummy just coming out of the oven.

2 cups self raising flour
¼ tsp salt
1 dessertspoon icing sugar
1 heaped tbsp milk powder
30g butter
¾ cup water


Sift dry ingredients, rub in butter, add water and gently mix by cutting through with a knife.

Work quickly into a dough on a floured bench. Flatten out into a 1.5cm-high rectangle on a lightly floured or greased scone tray.

Cut into squares with knife or pizza cutter or rounds with scone-cutter and place on top shelf of very hot oven (230-240C) for about 10-12 minutes.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Coming soon!

Show tickets! Posted by Picasa

Hooray! The Royal Melbourne Show is starting next week and we are definitely going! I can hardly wait to go and see the farm animals and the diving & racing pigs and buy showbags...:D

Spring blooms

An update on some of the plants currently growing in our balcony.

Statice Posted by Picasa

The statice have taken some time to get this far but at least now there are flowers blooming :) Must have been the wrong season to start them in perhaps?

Tulip leaves Posted by Picasa

These tulips leaves sprouting are from bulbs saved from last year's tulips bought by Johnny when he went to the tulip festival. Wonder how long it is going to take to get the flowers sprouting. The tulip festival this year has already started but these here look like they have some way to go still.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

My first sock monkey!

Sock Monkey Posted by Picasa

Completed my first sewing project with my new sewing machine - a sock monkey :) I have always wanted to do one of these because they are so soft and floppy. This took me approximately 4 hours to do and I am quite proud of it. Not bad for a first try I think and it is really soft and cuddly.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Cold weather again

After saying that spring was here and it was all nice and sunny last week, it has sort of gone back to winter weather. The past few days have been rather cloudy, rainy and cold as well. Rainy might not be a bad thing since there was actually problems of drought coming up in some areas in Victoria due to the lack of rain in winter. Only thing is the winter clothing won't be going to be packed up anytime soon then...

Friday, September 08, 2006

Getting ready for....

Walked past David Jones just now and some colourful shiny baubles caught my eye since I always get attracted by shiny colourful stuff. I did a double take, noticed that there were some trees and nutcracker wooden soldiers in the display as well and realised what they might be for. Checked my watch for the date and decided that I had to get a picture of this as it is only early September. It is still 138 days before Christmas!

It's really early for Christmas! Posted by Picasa

Sunday, September 03, 2006


Bobbi sleeping Posted by Picasa

Spotted Bobbi bunny sleeping this afternoon. Check out how cute her paws look!

Yummy pancakes

Tried this pancake recipe last week and it turned out to be quite good so we had it again this morning. The texture is something between a crepe and a pancake so it is rather thin compared to the thicker pancakes that usually turn out. This means that you can eat more!

Ingredients (serves 12! - I usually do half):
* 250g plain flour, sifted
* 2 tsp baking powder
* 3 tbsp sugar
* 2 eggs, beaten
* 750ml milk
* 75g butter, melted
* pinch of salt
* butter for frying

1. Add all the dry ingredients together.
2. Mix in the eggs.
3. Gradually add milk and butter, stirring until smooth and lump free.
4. Leave to stand for 30 minutes.
5. Heat butter in a pan over medium heat.
6. Pour in enough batter to coat the base of the pan, cook for a few minutes and then flip.
7. Repeat for more perfect pancakes.

Pancakes! Posted by Picasa

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Bunny pedicure day

We brought Bobbi bunny for her first nail cutting experience at the vet today! Thank goodness everything went very smoothly. We couldn't do it ourselves because we haven't been able to carry her - we used to carry Small Bunny and Rabbitto bunny when we cut their nails previously.

The vet showed us that by putting her on a smooth surface so that she has no grip to escape and with one person holding her shoulders down, the other person could quite quickly and easily cut her nails by lifting up her paws. Bobbi bunny stayed quite still through the process and only did slightly try to move. We were all quite tensed up, being afraid that she might suddenly try and run away...hehehe! What a great relief it was after it was done in a couple of minutes only.

No worries now for a few months after which I think we need to try it out ourselves...:S

Friday, September 01, 2006

Yawning bunnies

Just came across a website that has an entire picture collection of bunnies yawning! Hehhehe! I haven't got one of those for Bobbi bunny yet...and no binky photo either.

Spring is here!

Hooray! It is officially spring today! A beautiful sunny morning to begin with. It was already 15 degrees when we woke up and the high today is 23 degrees :) Cold is sometimes nice but it gets a bit dreary when it has gone on for a while. This is much better.

Update at 4pm: