Back in Black ( well green actually)
When the Moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie : That's enough-e

Let's get "Fysical", "Fysical".....

OK, so not as back as I though I was…I have knitted another ball of Zhivago and I am up to the underarm cast off and the decreases. I have used 3 balls and  have fallen behind on my plan. Oh well….. I have knitted a ball of the no-name green fuzzy wool from ACMA. I am knitting – wait for it – a blanklet, yes a small blanket or ruglet if you like. It is in feather and fan which seems, at the moment, undetectable amidst all the fuzziness. I will have to wait and see if it shows up. I cast on 100 stitches with 5mm and I am knitting a 5 stitch garter stitch border at each side and  8 rows garter stitch at each end. I plan on knitting several strips and sewing them together : three, I think. I have put the Snuggly cardigan aside for a while. I want to knit up my cardigan ASAP, so as to be able to buy more yarn if I need it – and I think I will.

The Labradors are well and fairly happy. Peri didn’t roll in the dead wallaby yesterday, and came when I called her. Harki wants to play but none of her toys suit, so she just wanders around sulking. I need to buy her new toys!!

Southern Cross played the missing Stargate-SG1 episode ‘Prometheus Unleashed’ on Thursday night, very unexpectedly. I don’t know why we couldn’t see it before. There was a tiny mention of Atlantis but not enough to be a spoiler in these days of ep guides and the internet. Anyhow it set up nicely the reappearance of Vala in season 9 to replace Carter. Season 8 came in the mail yesterday as did Battlestar Galactica , the new series, season 1 and a very cute T-shirt. ACMA is going to wear it as it is black, and you know me – I can only wear green ( blue/black jeans  are allowed out of necessity) I bought a new pair of khaki coloured trousers, 60% off, so they were only $16. They are too long so I will take them up and wear them this evening to Janette’s party. It is a round number party and we are all meant to come dressed as something beginning with ‘F’. I think I am going as a female or someone ‘fysically unwell’. That’s the best I can do, I’m lucky to actually get there the way I am going!!

Oh, and thanks to Rachael's recommendation I bought Notebook Magazine which is very good, and I also bought a subscription for 6 months for only $25. Can't go wrong really. And when I rang up I found I could renew my Delicious at the same time : Bonus!!!

This recipe comes with Mark and Di’s lip smacking approval. I took it to their house for tea last night. I couldn’t eat any as it is chocolate.

No-cook Chocolate Tart

  • 150 g Chocolate Ripple biscuits, crushed

  • 90 g butter, melted

  • 1 tbspn cocoa

  • 1 tbspn brown sugar

  • 200g chocolate

  • 125 ml cream

  • 30 g butter

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 250 ml cream, whipped with -

  • 1 tspn vanilla extract

Mix crushed biscuits, cocoa, brown sugar and melted butter, press into a lined 20 or 23 cm springform tin. Refrigerate while you make the filling.

Melt the chocolate, butter and cream, stirring till smooth. Add the eggs and beat thoroughly. Gently fold in the whipped cream and vanilla. Pour into tin and refrigerate 3 hours at least or overnight. Serve with more whipped cream, strawberries and chocolate curls ( or a crumbled Flake)



I finally managed to get a copy of the Zhivago book today, and I think theres at least 5 things in there that I want to make at some point.


I too managed to get that Zhivago book, but over the net, so I have to wait for the post...(also the patonlye book, yippee) I have been buying Delicious for almost 3 years without missing a month, you'd think I'd get a subscription to that? Hmmmm
Have Fun at you F party! I am nursing somewhat of a small hangover form a Hen's night last night....


Delicious is the only magazine I subscribe to and I have every issue, picked up the early ones off ebay for $2 each (10 of) someone listed them as buy it now individually, so I grabbed them. I would have been prepared to pay more.

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