Wednesday, 27 November 2013

I'm up early...

... so there's time for a cup of tea - from my BIRTHDAY CUP!

Thanks Anne-Marie for a gorgeous gift!

Friday, 22 November 2013

Catriona's Valedictory Dinner

At her Valedictory Dinner last night, Catriona received Excellence awards for Chemistry, Specialist Maths and Psychology. And a service award for being Music Captain. And they praised her singing, which was nice!

We had a very nice night with Finola and Erin and their families.

There were brief glowing speeches about every single student as they took their certificates. It was nice seeing all these kids becoming adults and taking their place in the world.

Congratulations, graduates!

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

A Proper Pear

Rita, a workmate, caught me eating a pear in the kitchen at work once. That's not unusual, I like my fruit. She complained that Australian pears are strange, and not as nice as the ones she grew up with in China.

And then I found this at my local fruit shop, Bushy Park.

This is the Fragrant Pear, grown in China. I usually prefer not to buy imported fruit, but I was keen to see what a proper Chinese pear tastes like.

It is crisp, juicy, very sweet, and has a perfumed taste. The skin is perfectly edible, but a bit tougher than most local varieties. It is delicious! These ones looked vey fresh, too.

So thanks, Rita, for encouraging me to try yet another new fruit!