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Tuesday 27 January 2015

A Family that Feasts Together... Ummmm Eats Good Food Together???

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Sorry, I know that was a really lame post title. I had all the best intentions of coming up with something really catchy... but then I couldn't think of anything.



We spent Australia Day yesterday with my brother's family at my Mum and Dad's house yesterday.

In our usual style - we ate, we drank, we exchanged really bad puns and compared crooked toes and all that. Just the typical agenda when out family get together.

Australia day is kind of like the last big hurrah of the holidays, a timely celebration just before school goes back and so knowing this, we whoop it up in the knowledge that freedom is just around the corner it is business as usual later this week.

My Dad baked fish - BIG mothers with ugly teeth and mean eyes that followed you as you worked your way around the table.

It was dead set like this fish was snarling at me and I almost felt bad for a minute eating him... until I tasted how damn good he was and then I was so over the guilt in a mere flash.

The wine flowed freely, as did the G&Ts and despite the rain meaning we were confined to under cover, and my mum had to drive us home as it was too wet to ride our bikes, it was the perfect kind of Australia Day in my books - relaxed, easy and a little bit pissy.

There was pav - of course. I mean what is Australia Day without a pav? My sister in law was assigned the dessert because she does desserts like no man's business. I mean, would you look at it... JUST LOOK!

We did the old 'everyone brings  plate' thingy as that just makes everything so much easier don't you think.

I was on salad duty, which was dan diddily dandy as I had a serious craving for this Cous Cous, Goats cheese and Beetroot salad I learnt from a master class with Karen Martini. Sorry the name dropping just never gets old and truthfully I probably only just make this so when people say "Oh yum, where is this from" I can be all "Oh just something Karen showed me".

What can I say?

Just call me a banker!

I took the teenagers ( my son and my niece) to the movies last night to see Unbroken and holy smokes that is on helluva good movie.

Admittedly there was a part of me that wanted the movie to be really bad because, you know... Angelina Jolie can't look that good AND be a good director and all that.

Alas.. she is, and so I consoled myself with a bucket of popcorn as big as my head.

Speaking of movies.. can I just go on a little griping run for just one minute... WHY is it that when you go to the movies and the theatre is pretty much empty, people come in and insist on sitting in the seats right in front of you?

There are like 300 or more other flipping seats they can choose from but NOOOOOO they have to sit right in front of you so that you can hear them munching on their snacks and you can smell what they ate for lunch.

Twice this has happened to us in the past two weeks. TWICE.

I even made a joke about it to the kids yesterday when we sat down. I literally said "What is the bet that because the cinema is pretty much empty, someone will come in and sit right in front of us.

First of all a lady came in and sat on her own in the seat directly behind me.

That was OK, maybe she just craved a little company and hey I have never been brave enough to go to the movies on my own so kudos to her. But then 9 teenagers came in when their king size Pepsi, popcorn and choc tops and sat in the nine seats RIGHT in front of us.

I mean really? REALLY?

Is there some kind of rule that states if there is an empty theatre, you must all sit on top of each other?


On another note - I love it when you download your photos to your computer and you find random snaps that your hubby has taken. Like this one below... of him and a spoon.

Strange things people.. STRANGE things.

So what did you get up to on Australia Day?
Have you experienced the empty movie phenomenon for yourself?
Seen Unbroken yet and cursed that Angelina for being so good at everything as well as being married to Brad?