Posts from 2011
A Christchurch Rock for sale
Posted on Thu, 03/03/2011
I feel more than a little inadequate in the face of the devastation that has been caused in Christchurch, and it was with almost relief that I responded to a phonecall from a friend who's organising a large fundraising concert...>>>
Grange Road cafe and restaurant
Posted on Fri, 04/03/2011
It has been one of those weeks! Fiddly, messy and lots of chasing my tail, which is never a sensation I enjoy.
Deliveries not arriving, or wine orders being misdelivered, problems with the eftpos machine, sick staff, lots...>>>
Posted on Sun, 06/03/2011
Have just driven back over the Kaimais in the rain after catering a wedding in Hamilton. Lyn and I followed Rick and Courteney in the truck, Jelte and Ali were in their car, and Hannah and Andrew stayed with his Mum in Hamilton....>>>
The Irish Financial Situation
Posted on Tue, 08/03/2011
Don't ask!! I have escoteric taste in my reading, and earlier today caught this article in Vanity Fair which mesmerised me, becos it explained so much that had perplexed us when we were in Cork, Ireland a few years...>>>
Somerset at Home
Posted on Thu, 10/03/2011
The restaurant has become a multifaceted beast over the years, and some of those wings have been as a result of deliberate decisions we've made, and sometimes they've just kind of come about thru serendipitiy.
Splitting the bill
Posted on Fri, 11/03/2011
A tongue in cheek, but nonetheless rather witty, account of how to treat the bill when dining out with friends in a restaurant. Becos its American there is discussion about tax and tips added to the bill, but the basic...>>>
Two Gorgeous Young Women!
Posted on Tue, 15/03/2011
I had to miss my photography class today. Courteney was flying out to the States and there was never really, any serious discussion about me not being there to farewell her at Auckland airport, even if that meant I missed...>>>
Patrick Rogers Chocolate.
Posted on Fri, 18/03/2011
I think this is entrancing - a video that I got onto via David Lebovitzs blog, about an artisinal chocolate maker in Paris, that shows a level of craft and committment, that to my mind, transforms what is essentially a job...>>>
Posted on Sat, 19/03/2011
I was 'encouraged' out of bed much earlier than is my norm this morning, so that we could get up to Whangamata to see Hannah and her team at the start of the 24 hour Arc Multisport Race.
Not being an enthusiastic early...>>>
Posted on Sun, 20/03/2011
A short, but kind of interesting, becos of the time line it draws, precis of coffee drinking...
I read a book some years back - The Devils Cup by Stewart Lee Allen, that was an absolutely fascinating history of coffee drinking...>>>
AA Gill on L'ami Louis
Posted on Sun, 20/03/2011
I personally find so many written restaurant reviews to be underdone, capacrious twaddle, with the writer revealing more of what they don't know, then delivering any true insights into a particular restaurant .
Photos from the ARC
Posted on Mon, 21/03/2011
Hannah has just sent me thru this link to photos from the Arc race at the weekend in which her team got 2nd.
Have I mentioned that I think she's bloody amazing!!
PS That link won't work, so after many emails backwards and...>>>
Courteney in America
Posted on Wed, 23/03/2011
I have just had one of the most frustratingly irritating couple of hours that I have spent in a long, long while, as I attempted to navigate on line the process of verifying the security for our eftpos transactions.
Courteneys first Tour
Posted on Fri, 25/03/2011
I will get over my daughters I promise! Am conscious that this week has been a procession of blogs regarding their sporting prowess, and I promise that the chest thumbing will come to an end, but before I do that I thought...>>>
You know you're from Christchurch when...
Posted on Sun, 27/03/2011
I am just waiting for Rick who's flicked over to the supermarket to get the Sunday papers to return, and will spend the next couple of hours happily ensconsed reading the papers.
We've done a cookschool today, and the people...>>>
Carafes and things..
Posted on Thu, 31/03/2011
We woke up to glorious sunshine this morning, and that very distinct nip in the air that heralds the arrival of autumn, and the fact its time to stop kidding myself over whether the warm weather and lovely long evenings have...>>>
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