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OK, so that was a tricky one. Perhaps if I’d posted a slightly different angle? Like this…

…you may have guessed that it’s a concertina! In fact, an old concertina, in New York’s Metropolitan Museum.

Keep reading…I might give you a new teaser, with a clue.

‘way south of here, the ski resorts are expecting  lots of snow bunnies.

 picture from Wikipedia

I’m not a skier. Used to be pretty good at apres-ski when I was younger. 😉  But right now I’d get more use from a wet suit and snorkel. Man! It rained last night! On such nights I really miss my old fireplace.

The vegetable curry I cooked certainly hit the spot. And, since I’ve mentioned food…Marie, whose cat was the reason for my New York visit, has posted this link over at her blog.  The “Edible” magazines are worth reading if you live in NYC. In fact, there is a lot of good reading even if you’re not Stateside.

Still on food…Australia has come a long way in  food appreciation in recent years. Well, in the Big Cities, at least. But out in the sticks? Not so much! Yes, it is possible to buy real coffee in more smaller towns than it was a few years ago. This is a Good Thing. But I’m afraid we’re still victims of the over-processed-stuffed-in-plastic bread.

A local bakery(yes, part of a national chain and therefore baking what the Head Office  bean counters deem profitable) had fresh-baked Turkish bread last year. Only at weekends, but perfect for Sunday brunches. What happened to that treat? “Oh! Nobody wanted to buy it so we don’t do that any more!”

Mr and Mrs Average Australian still want their ghastly sliced white. (Which, by the way, sticks to dentures. Not an attractive look, all you people who like ” a cuppa tea and a sanger”  at the shops.)

The rain has eased so I’m off to feed the neighbour’s dog. But I’ll leave you with one more foody picture. If you’re a vegetarian you might want to go now!

Another lovely link before I leave you…this woman is one of the most entertaining writers on things scientific.






Author: dinahmow

A New Zealander, currently living in tropical Queensland,Australia (with 2 cats and one Main Man).Old enough to remember George VI, white tennis balls and life-before-television.You want more? Read the blog!


  1. eeek – its a dead critter!


  2. At least it didn’t end its days in an Indonesian abattoir


  3. You could really have teased us by swapping the first and last pics around, without changing the text. Like giving the half-Nelson you had us in an extra tweak.


  4. Sounds like you need a bread machine. But then again, kneading is good exersise… can do wonders for the upper arms.


  5. Oh, the poor crab! Are you going to share your delicious no-knead bread recipe or do I have to trawl through the internet?


  6. I attempted skiing for a while but found that the very best skiing weather also happens to be the very worst driving weather.


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