24 January 2014

Things I'm Loving: Oceans, Webers, A Flamingo and a Stilt Walker

I wholeheartedly believe that no matter what is happening in your life, there is always something you can be thankful for..no matter how simple it is.

Stilt walker

Mylo was MOST excited to show me his new-found skills when I came to pick him up from daycare last week. It's not the easiest skill to learn so I was most impressed at his efforts. Apparently he told me afterwards that the only reason he took a tumble at the end was because 'the sun was in my eyes mum'.

Accidental flamingo in coffee

Mark got given a set of coffee froth decorators for Christmas - so I've had dolphins and hearts adorning my coffee some days. But I thought this totally random and accidental flamingo was quite choice.

Pineapple and Mint Sorbet

 So we are loving trying all manner of sorbet out in the new ice-cream maker - we are still yet to make any ice cream though - ha ha! So far we have tried raspberry (still the best in my opinion), watermelon and pineapple/mint.

So refreshing on a summers day - not that there's been many to speak of around here of late!

Whizz bang Weber

Our old faithful BBQ had seen better days exposed to the elements and Mark had been dead keen on getting a Weber which pretty much does everything except wash the dishes afterwards. Case in point, the first day we had it Mark cooked a sensational lamb roast in it that only took 1.5 hours - veges and all done under the hood!

You can even cook pizza in it if you get a pizza stone. And of course it does actually BBQ too no surprise there! I think the reason it's so great is that it gets up to temperature really fast and keeps the heat in so well. I'm sure Mark could give you a big spiel on all the benefits - but all I care is if the food tastes great which it sure as heck did! 

Embassy Excellence

We'd been to watch the first Hobbit movie at the Embassy a year ago with Nic & Kim when they were in town and so we really felt we must return to the same cinema for the second movie - in my opinion it's one of NZ's best cinematic experiences - an older style theatre so it has stunning classic decor and ambience but with amazing sound and comfortable seats - none of the old flip style dodgy chairs from back in the day.

We were hoping for a shake-free experience - after another 6.3 quake rumbled through town only 2 hours before - and thankfully we got it. Although at times the booming bass in the movie had me wondering whether we were in fact having another shake.

I'm not sure what was scarier that day - being home alone during the quake which sent me running for the doorway (the boys were up at the park playing while I cleaned some windows) - or the terrifying dragon Smaug in the Hobbit movie - either way I spent a good part of the day with my heart in mouth!


Loving his song that Kristy shared a few weeks back which has become my new favourite. I've since downloaded the album and am listening to it loads. And loads. And loads!

It is so beautiful. Take a listen.

And here's hoping for a beautiful weekend wherever you are. Peace out peeps!

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