Friday, August 08, 2008

All you can meet

Here's a few photos of the kids, because let's face it, who doesn't love pictures of kids?

Psychopaths, that's who.

Here's Bethan wearing gloves (as opposed to violently shaking her head and refusing to put gloves on at all):


Bethan always comes home from school (daycare) with stuff all over her face. Sometimes it is arranged in interesting patterns.

She is also quite obsessed with her bag - this absolutely MUST be taken with her whenever we go out the door. No one but her is allowed to carry it either.


Betty and Ella are snuggled up to watch - what?


Why, it's High School Musical, of course!

This is not a tent:


It is a library:


Here we see Bethan, Aimee and Ella waiting for their dinner. There is probably some significance in the fact that they're all wearing one-piece pyjamas:


Bethan had a brief fascination with Ella's fire helmet:


On an unrelated note, this series on Fridays on Prime about the Royal Family is fascinating.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Half a loaf is better than no bread

Here's a slightly random collection of photos for ya.

First off, here is some very successful baking from a few weekends ago. The bread is the standard Edmonds book recipe, but with one-and-a-half-times the yeast:


The chelsea buns are also from the Edmonds book, only the newer version. The old book says to use scone dough, which seems insane to me:


That was the first go at chelsea buns, and the delicious fantastic result spurred me on to give them another go the following week.

They were nowhere near as good; neither was the bread I made at the same time. Yeast. It is a mystery.

Here is a photo taken on my phone, on the walk to work. I don't even remember taking it, but I like the way the phone hasn't been able to cope with the hugely bright reflection:


This is me trying to capture the threateningly ominous clouds looming over a wet, twilit Hamilton. The phone (being a phone first and a camera second) had other ideas, but I still kinda like the look of it:


Lastly, here's the little-known "Lover" special edition Mercedes SLK:


Click for big and note the badge on the right-hand side of the boot.