Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Freecell fail...


I was doing so well, until I tried to play a game while having a conversation with someone...

Let that be a lesson for you, boys & girls - don't talk on your phone while playing Freecell!

Water aerobics class halted by croc in pool

I kid you not.

Only a freshie, I've swum with ones nearly that big up at Lawn Hill. Perfectly harmless... well, unless you annoy them, anyway. :-D

Things that can kill you

Here's a nice summary of some of the wildlife here in Oz...

Found on the artist's site, via How To Spot A Psychopath

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Well, there's an interesting story...

John Cleese, comedian extraordinaire, is flaunting his wealth. Well, not really.

He's just catching a cab.

From Oslo.

To Brussels...

For the geographically challenged among you, Oslo is in Norway, Brussels is in Belgium. That's three whole countries away from Oslo... Seriously, go look it up in Google Maps or something. :-D

Seems like a lot of people are grounded by that whole volcanic ash cloud thing, and are keen to get home. Mr Cleese intends to catch a train from Brussels to London.

Good luck with that, sir!
(Hope it's not already booked out...)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

One of the scariest videos I've seen for a while...

Someone was very, very lucky this day...

I thought it was a bit scary how close people were to the launch point. But the end of the flight is much, much worse.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

More Easter Hot Bun Goodness

Batch No. 2, fresh out of the oven.

Did the sugar/water glaze, this time - works quite well.

The buns are very tasty - I used a recipe out of a 1973 cookbook from my mum's collection, except I put in about 5 times as much spice as they suggested (I like my hot cross buns to have flavour!)

As you can see from the photos, I still didn't use a big enough pan. So, next time, I'm going to (a) make the buns individually a bit smaller, and (b) use two pans, so they're not so squished together.

They also had an issue with splitting/cracking on one edge - seems there was a lot of oven spring in these buns. If I leave them to rise a bit more before cooking (which I can do if they're spread out a bit more in two pans), maybe they wont do that so much. Or maybe they'll just have more room to expand without being forced upwards.

Anyway, will give that a go in a week or so.

Stand By Me - Muppets Edition