I am like the witch in Wizard of Oz, I am melting, melting, melting. I am Pollyanna Glad Game glad though that I am not in Hobart where is was 36 C . Even sleeping cannot stop the never ending relentless heat. It is Lawrence of Arabia and the Get Smart episode with the pith helmet and the salt buttons : but worse. Peri has the right idea, she keeps playing in the paddle pool and getting wet from head to toe. Australia Day awards, now I have started there is no going back. Once again there are almost twice as many awards to men than to women and also once again politicians, judges , the military etc are given awards for just doing their jobs. No-one gives a nurse an award for just doing her/his extremely important job. No-one gives the Red Cross volunteers who do all the volunteering after they have finished work an award. The whole awards system is tainted. Yesterday was the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camps. The German people want to do what the Japanese are already doing : not just forgetting their past crimes, but rewriting their history to make them go away. It is the Government not saying sorry all over again. It is very upsetting to see the camps and it makes me cry. How can people be so unkind to other people? It is beyond me. White Chocolate Ice-cream 6 egg yolks 170 g caster sugar 700 ml pouring cream 1 tspn vanilla extract 100 g good white chocolate Beat yolks with 50 g of sugar till creamy. Heat cream till almost boiling, pour over yolks, whisk and return to heat. Cook over low heat till thickened. Add chocolate and stir till it is melted and the mixture is smooth. Cool. Add vanilla. Pour into shallow metal tray and freeze for 1-2 hours. Remove and beat until smooth. Return to freezer. Repeat 3 times. Place in airtight container and keep in freezer.