What Have I Been Doing?

My youngest daughter who has a great blog http://what-vanessa-does.blogspot.com/ asked me when was I going to start blogging again? I replied that I had run out of things to talk about.....or had I? Am I just being lazy?

On Friday night we celebrated Australia Day with my Aussi friend Trish. She prepared for us kangaroo stew with damper bread plus kangaroo burgers and sausages...and wine of course! The stew was delicious, slow cooked and tasted much like a beef stew. The sausages and burgers were tasty but had the stronger flavour of game.

After our drinks and nibbles we went home to watch a film on TV. The Black Swan. I enjoyed it but I think Mr K might have been a tad bored with ballet...after all with 3 daughters he has watched an awful lot over the years. He'd rather be watching football now. Anyway the film was a bit dark without a happy ending.

Saturday night, home alone again we watched Pirates of the Caribbean, #4, Johnny Depp is delightfully naughty but the film didn't hold my attention although the ferocious mermaids were interesting. I was left wondering why a talent such as Mr Depp makes these films...but perhaps in the small print of his contract for the first Pirates he has too.

This week we actually saw 3 movies as on Thursday night we went to our monthly film club and saw Rise of the Planet of the Apes. A great film which I thoroughly enjoyed. And it was good to relive walking the Golden Gate Bridge again. I was amazed that all those apes were digitally created. How can you tell what's real and what's created digitally these days?

A week doesn't go by when I don't create something. This is an ATC for a swap. Its not digital...I still love cutting and pasting. I like my little works of art to tell a story and this one amuses me.

What have I learnt this week? One of our stylists is quite sick so I have had to learn about SSP, Statuary Sick Pay. I also went to a networking afternoon tea at the Tea Monkey and learnt that tea has the same amount of caffeine as coffee but unlike coffee the tea releases it slowly over time, whereas coffee releases the caffeine all at once. The things you learn!