What I ate and did this week

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It’s been a good week. A busy week but a good week. Yesterday an election was held to determine the Australian government. Unlike the previous election when the conservative coalition (Liberal Party and National Party) won convincingly, we still do not know which party will govern and who our Prime Minister will be. Under our ‘caretaker’ conventions, a new government, the 45th government, will not be sworn in until the result is clear. Counting will resume on Tuesday so we will continue to wait. Last week I mentioned how I voted early to avoid crowds and queues. I had thought I may attend a polling venue or two to check out the sausage sizzles and cake stalls. It was interesting to read on Twitter how many people went for a #democracysausage Twitter was pretty cool in that when #ausvotes was used a little character of a sausage on a piece of white bread would appear in the tweet.

Yesterday a Facebook friend and I were discussing VLOGging so I had a go. I’m sorry about the volume changing midway. I’m not sure if I’ll do more, but it was pretty easy. My only problem is that the upload speeds I get with Telstra ADSL is pretty slow and it takes hours to upload a short video to YouTube.

Gary Lum mullet
Gary Lum mullet

Friday was a funny day (funny in a good way). I turned up to work (Fridays are my clinical duties day, I’m an Honorary Visiting Medical Officer in ACT Pathology at The Canberra Hospital) and noticed my laboratory coat was hooked over three hooks. I thought that was a little unusual. I continued to my work area and then I saw an old photograph from my Facebook profile on a whiteboard. It’s an old photograph that had been altered by a former work colleague in 2010. A mullet had been added and my head was put on another person’s neck. It looks pretty funny. As I continued I found copies in all sorts of unusual places, behind doors, on doors, in draws, under keyboards, on staplers, and you guessed it behind my laboratory coat. It’s nice to be considered by my work mates as someone worthy of having fun.

I don’t have a heap of food photographs from this week. I was a little unwell early in the week and didn’t feel like eating much or photographing my food.

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Toasted pulled pork with cheese on raisin bread
Toasted pulled pork with cheese on raisin bread
Salmon and avocado
Salmon and avocado
Woden wind tunnel subzero morning
Woden wind tunnel subzero morning
Cheesy potato gems with caramelised onions and spring onions
Cheesy potato gems with caramelised onions and spring onions
Toasted slowly cooked oyster blade steak with cheese and a pear
Toasted slowly cooked oyster blade steak with cheese and a pear
Good morning Woden wind tunnel subzero morning My ears hurt
Good morning Woden wind tunnel subzero morning My ears hurt
Chicken Maryland with the last of the leftover pulled pork and avocado plus chilli, spring onions and caramelised onions
Chicken Maryland with the last of the leftover pulled pork and avocado plus chilli, spring onions and caramelised onions
KFC with vegetables
KFC with vegetables
Lake Ginninderra on Saturday 2 July 2016 Google Nik Collection HDR
Lake Ginninderra on Saturday 2 July 2016 Google Nik Collection HDR
Lake Ginninderra on Saturday 2 July 2016 Google Nik Collection
Lake Ginninderra on Saturday 2 July 2016 Google Nik Collection
Pelican on Lake Ginninderra on Saturday 2 July 2016 Google Nik Collection filters
Pelican on Lake Ginninderra on Saturday 2 July 2016 Google Nik Collection filters
Cold leftover KFC
Cold leftover KFC
Crispy fried ramen noodles with garlic prawns, chilli and caramelised onion
Crispy fried ramen noodles with garlic prawns, chilli and caramelised onion
Frost around Lake Ginninderra
Frost around Lake Ginninderra
Toilet block on Lake Ginninderra. What happens if I need the dunny. I have IBS.
Toilet block on Lake Ginninderra. What happens if I need the dunny. I have IBS.
Frozen leaves on Lake Ginninderra
Frozen leaves on Lake Ginninderra
Fog on Lake Ginninderra
Fog on Lake Ginninderra
Frozen faeces on Lake Ginninderra
Frozen faeces on Lake Ginninderra
Reflections on Lake Ginninderra
Reflections on Lake Ginninderra
Misty morning on Lake Ginninderra revealing colours of the lake.
Misty morning on Lake Ginninderra revealing colours of the lake.
Lake Ginninderra Sunday 3 July 2016
Lake Ginninderra Sunday 3 July 2016
Smashed avocado on pumpkin seed roll with black pepper and lime chips and balsamic vinegar
Smashed avocado on pumpkin seed roll with black pepper and lime chips and balsamic vinegar
KFC chilli quinoa congee
KFC chilli quinoa congee
Fluff and Nutella treat
Fluff and Nutella treat

I hope you had a good week and enjoyed some fine food.

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21 Responses

  1. My, my Gary. Although you were sick for part of the week, it looked like a good week in food for you. You really made the most of your KFC, spacing it out over three meals. While I like the chicken breast at KFC, my favourite item off their menu is their popcorn chicken. Pity it is so expensive 😀

    That Photoshop of you looks very, very seamless and real. For a moment I thought you actually looked like that when you were younger 😀 It is not a bad look at all.

    Lovely crisp winter shots. While the view is lovely, I hope it isn’t too cold for you over there in Canberra. We are in for a cold one in Melbourne this week.

    1. Oh Mabel, it has been very cold this week. Each morning has been subzero. It’s usually about –4 °C with a wind chill that feels like –7 °C. I’m so grateful I have an heater than comes on at 4 am.
      Each time I have KFC I know I shouldn’t do it again but I like the skin and the secret herbs and spices. My favourite piece is the thigh and wings. I hit the jackpot this time, the sales assistant gave me a heap of thighs and drumsticks.
      I love that we can now manipulate pixels so much we can alter perception. While I wasn’t responsible for that photograph, I like that I continue to learn skills in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.
      I hope you have a great week.

  2. Glad to hear you are on the mend. Love the photos by the lake. I did not know that Canberra can be so cold in the winter. I have not been to Australia. You have a GSOH.

    I hear your cry about having KFC 2x in a row. In my case, it was cakes. We don’t have good cakes in where I used to live in Turkey. I’m currently in London for a short stay to process my work visa for my next job. As I have not stopped since September, my brain has been well and truly fried. I saw this sign outside a well known cake shop that I am familiar with, ‘a slice of cake and and a coffee for £1.’ Yes, please. Coffee from Konditor & Cook for £1! The coffe was fab. Next day, my eyes fall on this slab of flourless (less calories ???) chocolate gateau. It looked so good. Yes, please. I took a picture of my gateau and post it to a Turkish teen with the words, ‘I have sinned big time. 2 cakes in 2 days😔😳

    1. IMHO there is nothing wrong with repeating the same cake two days in a row. You need to verify that the first cake wasn’t a one off fluke of genius.

    1. Sorry for late reply your reply went into our spam box just found it.

      Yes we used to know a sandwich bar who asked their customers for sandwich filling inspiration & used to post those they liked on their sandwich board it was difficult to keep out of the shop because aside from a few favorites they used to add new fillings from their customers regularly so there was always something new to discover.

    2. I have a local takeaway which will do sandwiches to order. One of my favourites is so simple but so delicious. Battered fish with coleslaw on white bread.

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