Archive | January, 2012

Eiffel Tower (August 2004)

31 Jan
Eiffel Tower by kathrynlinge
Eiffel Tower, a photo by kathrynlinge on Flickr.

In honour of booking accommodation for our trip to Paris (in March!) this morning, here is a photo of (a vertiginous) la Tour Eiffel from my last visit.

Window Cleaner (Jan 25)

30 Jan
Window Cleaner by kathrynlinge
Window Cleaner, a photo by kathrynlinge on Flickr.

I’m working at home today, but here’s some excitement from the office from last week (My office is on the 3rd floor).

Suicidal Gerberas (Jan 2012)

29 Jan
Gerberas by kathrynlinge
Gerberas, a photo by kathrynlinge on Flickr.

My mother bought me a bunch of gerberas, which was lovely, and they lasted quite a while. Until, at last, they started dropping off one, by one. Every morning I would find the remains of a single gerbera on the kitchen counter (Eventually I composted them)

Me and My Boat (Last Century)

28 Jan
Me and My Boat by kathrynlinge
Me and My Boat, a photo by kathrynlinge on Flickr.

I don’t actually know when this photo was taken as it was taken with a film camera! (Crazy!) However, it was definitely pre-2000, and documents one of the numerous field trip I took to ‘my lake’ during my PhD. If I was undertaking those field trips now, my OH&S procedures would be infinitely better…

Australia Day cupcakes (Jan 2003)

26 Jan
Australia Day cupcakes by kathrynlinge
Australia Day cupcakes, a photo by kathrynlinge on Flickr.

On possibly my most patriotic Australia Day ever, we had a party in the backyard, adorned ourselves with temporary flag tattoos, and E made these cupcakes. Later we walked down to see the fireworks. (Can’t believe this was *9* years ago!!)

Wallaby yoghurt (June 2009)

25 Jan
Australian style yoghurt by kathrynlinge
Australian style yoghurt, a photo by kathrynlinge on Flickr.

In honour of Australia Day tomorrow, here is an ‘Australian style yoghurt’ I once bought in New York City (at Whole Foods). I have no idea what constitutes Australian style yoghurt, but from memory I liked the yoghurt from Norway (?? Might have been Sweden) better.

My Guilty Secret (Jan 2012)

24 Jan
Cactus by kathrynlinge
Cactus, a photo by kathrynlinge on Flickr.

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Virgin Vegemite (Jan 2012)

23 Jan
Virgin Vegemite by kathrynlinge
Virgin Vegemite, a photo by kathrynlinge on Flickr.

I’m not 100% sure, but the pot of vegemite I finished last week *may* have preceded me meeting BF. Even if that wasn’t the case, it’s still very rare that I need to buy a new pot. Here’s my latest pot, just before I tuck in.

New Trees in Town (Jan 2012)

22 Jan

Kaffir Lime Tree Desert Lime

Earlier in the week the two citrus trees I ordered – a kaffir lime tree (left = what I actually wanted to buy) and a native Desert Lime (right = random splurge purchase to justify postage) – arrived in the mail. I repotted them this weekend and, instead of buying new pots for them, I decided to use some of the foam boxes I have lying around. I’m getting a foam box weekly at the moment, as that is what my veges are being delivered in. We are stockpiling most of them as it does seem a shame to throw them out. I have one full of lettuces (the most successful lettuces I’ve ever grown TBH), and another with tomatoes and chillies. If anyone would *like* a foam box (with lid!), do let me know!

Trevi Fountain (Sept 2003)

21 Jan

Trevi Fountain, Rome

One of my favorite places in Rome was the Trevi Foutain at night (in Summer). It’s busy, but the atmosphere is very serene, with the crowd buzzy rather than too overwhelming. Also, there’s a great gelateria just around the corner…