It’s been a fun week

School reunion

Well not quite. It’s been a fun week thinking about the primary school I attended, viz., Stafford Heights State School is celebrating 60 years of teaching primary school students this year. A reunion event is planned for September. Facebook is being used to share the love and information. It’s been really interesting seeing a lot of old photographs from school including sporting team photos and others. I’ve been added to a Facebook Messenger group for people who attended from 1971 to 1977. It’s been a lot of fun catching up with some people who I have not seen or spoken with for around 40 years.

I wrote a couple of pages of memories which got a few people chatting. One of the things I mentioned was the first girl I kissed and girls I had a crush on at school. Then there were my memories of playing hockey, cricket and rugby league. It’s not surprising as we all get older than some of us have a few medical complaints ranging from bad knees and shoulders, deafness and sight problems.

Stafford Heights State School Photographs
Stafford Heights State School Photographs
Stafford Heights State School Photographs
Stafford Heights State School Photographs
Stafford Heights State School Photographs
Stafford Heights State School Photographs

Snapchat

A friend at work revealed she’s on snapchat and she likes surreptitiously snapping butt cracks (aka coin slots) at shopping centres. We’ve become friends on snapchat so it’ll be interesting. If you want to connect on snapchat my user name is garydlum

Food

It’s been a ‘bad’ week in food. I’ve really overindulged in chocolate and junk food.

Charity Chocolate
Charity Chocolate
Sweet and sour prawns with noodles
Sweet and sour prawns with noodles
Fried egg on Brioche raisin toast
Fried egg on Brioche raisin toast
Fried egg with quinoa rice and vegetables
Fried egg with quinoa rice and vegetables
Cheesy baked chicken Maryland on sweet potato and brioche raisin toast with potato gems and vegetables
Cheesy baked chicken Maryland on sweet potato and brioche raisin toast with potato gems and vegetables
Baked cheesy chicken Maryland on a bed of crispy noodles with chilli chives and avocado
Baked cheesy chicken Maryland on a bed of crispy noodles with chilli chives and avocado
Italian meatball sub from Urban Bean Espresso Bar
Italian meatball sub from Urban Bean Espresso Bar
Pan fried salmon fillet with diced avocado, chilli, spring onions and chives in a maple syrup dressing
Pan fried salmon fillet with diced avocado, chilli, spring onions and chives in a maple syrup dressing
Giant coffee
Giant coffee
Pearl couscous with a fried egg
Pearl couscous with a fried egg
Leftover KFC chilli quinoa congee in brioche raisin toasted sandwich
Leftover KFC chilli quinoa congee in brioche raisin toasted sandwich
Surf and turf slowly cooked oyster blade steak with prawns and crunchy quinoa rice and vegetables
Surf and turf slowly cooked oyster blade steak with prawns and crunchy quinoa rice and vegetables
Potato pie
Potato pie

On Friday night I wanted something quick and simple. I even made a video.

Socks

A friend dared me to wear mismatched socks and see if anyone notices. No one did.

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Star Trek socks
Star Trek socks

Lake Ginninderra

Saturday was cool but not cold and the air was still. The local wildlife was out and about.

Lake Ginninderra
Lake Ginninderra
Sea Gull on Lake Ginninderra
Sea Gull on Lake Ginninderra
Pelican on Lake Ginninderra
Pelican on Lake Ginninderra

Public art in the Woden wind tunnel

I really like the Canberra public art. It complements the street art nicely.

"The Fragment" with street art
“The Fragment” with street art

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8 Responses

  1. “Bad” food week? Well, your main meals look healthy overall lol 🙂 I have never heard of quinoa on toast before. And with KFC and I hope the KFC taste filtered through all the way through the sandwich. You always have a great food ideas.

    Love the lake shot. Perfect winter colours. Hope it wasn’t too chilly a walk for you 🙂

    1. Thanks Mabel the rain has kept things ‘warm’. I ate way too much chocolate and mint slices at a meeting. The KFC congee sandwich was pretty good. I’m really enjoying the walks at the moment even in the cold I make sure I have lots of layers on.

    1. I’m not sure I’ll be able to get to Brisbane in September. I’m sure I can live it vicariously through social media though.

  2. Love it! You have a great accent and a keen sense of humor. Butt cracks? Coin slots? LMAO!!

    Cheers!

    Jules

    1. Thanks Julie 😃
      There is a long tradition of making fun of plumbers when they bend over and show their butt crack. In that long tradition of using another name coin slot emerged! 😂

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