Friday, December 10, 2010

What my Kitchen looked like today.

After years of using a really crappy oven I finally got a new one put in today.  Our friend Brad is doing our minor kitchen reno’s A few months ago he tiled behind the oven, splash back above the sink.  This time he made a new base for our fireplace to sit on and add some tiles up behind the fire.  Put the new oven in and moved a few of our cupboards that are on the wall around.  My place looks like a bomb has gone off.  This is the dining table not even a space to put a cup of tea.

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This is only the stuff out of two of the cupboards.  Silly me said I did want to clean out all the kitchen cupboards well I guess now is my  chance.

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I hope this isn't a case of the blind leading the blind lol.

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Brad doing something with the base of the fire place.  Cant remember the technical name lol

My beautiful new Westinghouse oven I cant tell you how exciting this is.  My other oven was so bad I hardly cooked in the oven and I haven't baked for years, although working in a bakery I didn't have to lol. I am so looking forward to cooking again Tony is looking forward to a roast, I don't think so as I don't want to dirty it lol.

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I will eventually paint all my kitchen cupboards white.

Due to the state of my kitchen and the dust last night we went to dinner at the Maroochydore tavern formerly known as the Grinning Dog Tavern.  Oh my goodness the food was to die for.

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I had the Cajun dusted Snapper on a bed of rocket, pumpkin, avocado and parmesan cheese with a garlic aioli .  This was superb  I haven't had a meal this good for a while.  All the others had steak and said it just melt in their mouths.  Will definitely be going back there.  Lucy’s already given me a list of goodies she wants to bake muffins and mudcake seem to be the first lot of things lol

Bye for now

Jackie

Monday, December 6, 2010

INTRODUCING MISS MILLY

 

For the last couple of years every birthday and Christmas Lucy has asked for a puppy.  As we already had Fred the answer was always no.  We were adamant that we did not want another dog.

We have a skip bin business and when we have bins that aren't on a job it’s convenient for Tony to leave them in bushland not far from the dump as all the skip bin operators do.  About three weeks ago Tony noticed a little staffy running around through the bush, the dog was very timid, extremely skinny and obviously very hungry.  It appeared that she might have had a litter of puppies, he phoned the local Rspca, local animal shelter and the local council to see if someone could come out and get the dog and see if they could find the litter.  The first two were understaffed and couldn't possibly do it and the third weren't that interested and would have to take her to the pound.  I told Tony to phone the Noosa RSPCA as they have a good name and reputation for helping when needed.  He did and although they couldn't get there that day (they are a 40 minute drive away)  they would help they asked Tony could he catch the dog or at least feed it.  Tony grabbed a tin of dog food and found the dog, she smelt the food straight away, still was very wary of Tony and wouldn't go to the food until he went away.

The next day Tony took some more food to her and she went up to him straight away.  After she had eaten he walked with her to see if he could find the puppies, he couldn't find any.  As he went to get back into his truck, she jumped in with him.  He took her to our vet, mainly to see if she had milk and had she given birth recently.  She had given birth but it had not been recently so he phoned the RSPCA again and told them he had the dog and they said they would pick her up the next day.

After spending the afternoon and night with her we decided to keep her.  I still don't want two dogs and she is a pain but she is such an affectionate little thing and very sweet.   She has some condition caused by mites and when she came to us had no fur on her back or parts of her face,  having no fur , she really smells.  So Lucy got her puppy, Milly is only 12 months old and it is her responsibility to bath her three times a week (for the mites), rub aloe vera into her skin and look after her.

They have really become the best of friends.

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Milly still looking a bit sad, she had only been with us two days.  Note all the missing fur.

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Milly loving the beach , she had been with us two weeks.  She runs so fast and loves to swim.  I think she looks a bit possessed in this photo.

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Her fur is starting to grow back and she’s put on weight.  Fred’s a bit put out and tolerates her, he would prefer that she not be here.