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Entries from October 2008

Monday, 27 October 2008 – Ocean Beach Moutihe

October 27th, 2008 · Comments Off on Monday, 27 October 2008 – Ocean Beach Moutihe

In the way weather does at this time of year, after two days of windy wet weather the sun comes out and the sea sparkles with the promise of summer. We left Waikalabubu Bay and headed to Ocean Beach for lunch – felt like anyone who had a boat had the same idea. Moutihe is […]

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Pea Soup

October 27th, 2008 · Comments Off on Pea Soup

You need: 1 bacon hock 500g dried green split peas 1 onion, diced 3-4 chicken stock cubes Salt & pepper Vegetables if you like – I often add celery and carrot but did not have either so added kumara and parsnip Put bacon hock into pressure cooker, add a couple of litres of water, peas, […]

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Sunday, 26 October 2008 – Waikalabubu‏

October 27th, 2008 · Comments Off on Sunday, 26 October 2008 – Waikalabubu‏

Weather is crap – gale warning in place – average speed to exceed 33 knots but this can mean much stronger gusts. Labour weekend is the classic race where boats sail from Auckland to Bay of Islands and half boats have turned back because of bad weather. But we have not been out for a […]

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Tuesday, 21 October 2008 – Time to go home

October 21st, 2008 · Comments Off on Tuesday, 21 October 2008 – Time to go home

It has been fun and I have loved Perth but today I have to go home. Have started packing, and am going to get my hair cut and then will finish packing and head to airport to catch plane. Will be home in New Zealand by tomorrow morning. Least I can look forward to sailing […]

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Monday, 20 October 2008, Ikea in Perth

October 21st, 2008 · Comments Off on Monday, 20 October 2008, Ikea in Perth

Met Ross in the city for lunch and then caught the train to Stirling and went to Ikea. We NEED an Ikea in New Zealand – it is such a cool store. I treated it like a tourist attraction – read the catalogue, planned my trip, made sure I saw all the highlights and spent […]

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Sunday, 19 October 2008 – Sunday in Perth

October 19th, 2008 · Comments Off on Sunday, 19 October 2008 – Sunday in Perth

Happy birthday Josh & David. We slept late and then I mowed the lawns – because I could. Another exceptionally hot day with temps in the 30’s. We drove past Ikea – but closed on Sundays as are supermarkets, the city centre, malls etc. etc. so went to Bunnings where Ross and Mark stocked up […]

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Saturday, 18 October 2008 – Grocery shopping in Perth

October 18th, 2008 · Comments Off on Saturday, 18 October 2008 – Grocery shopping in Perth

We did grocery shopping this morning – by now you will have guessed that this does not involve a simple trip to the supermarket. We started off in China Town and went to these really cool markets. Was tempted by all the chinese goods but restricted myself to buying some palm leaf parcels – they […]

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Friday, 17 October 2008 – Cheese and Wine at David Jones

October 18th, 2008 · Comments Off on Friday, 17 October 2008 – Cheese and Wine at David Jones

No Innaloo today!. Perth is not the shopping capital of Australia but does have Myer and David Jones. So I headed into the city and managed to accumulate a fair number of bags by early evening when I met Ross and Mark in David Jones. David Jones had a sale on so we looked through […]

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Pasta with Red peppers & Choritzo

October 17th, 2008 · 1 Comment

From memory (because it is in a Delicious magazine and Ross has 100’s of them and if I start reading them i won’t do anything else today! De-seed and cut 4 red peppers into strips. Slice 2 choritzo sausages into discs. Cut up some chillies (bell worked well). Put red pepper, chillie and choritzo into […]

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Thursday, 16 October 2008 – Shopping in Perth

October 17th, 2008 · Comments Off on Thursday, 16 October 2008 – Shopping in Perth

With Rob gone it is time to shop. Ross warned me that I should not go to a mall – said they had the same shops as NZ but I could not resist a visit to Westfield Innaloo. Yep – read it slowly! (Mental note to self – take Ross advice on shopping – he […]

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