New Year’s resolutions

I know some people think New Year’s resolutions are dumb, but I love them. They’re a chance to re-evaluate things and make plans (even if I don’t always keep them).

A lot of people around me had a horrible time in 2013, but for me personally, it was rather good.  I’m hoping 2014 can be just as good – but for everyone, this time! Here are my resolutions to keep me on track for another good year.

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Surviving the Spring Racing Carnival

Mister Nice Guy cupcakes at Williamstown

Verema didn’t survive

Melbourne’s Spring Racing Carnival has been depressing – especially when Verema was euthanased on the track after breaking a leg (or something like that). I tried not to read any of the articles on any of it, because it just made me feel sick – especially this article by Michael Lynch in the Age, which totally misses the point. RIP Verema.

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Celebrating with lemon meringue pie!

Lemon meringue pie

Here’s how mine turned out.

Yesterday I handed in my final assessment piece for my Masters course— what a relief!  So, after another semester of throwing together dinner, buying takeaway and eating out, I just wanted to take my time and make a bit of a special celebratory dinner tonight.

With some yummy puffed tofu in the fridge waiting to be eaten, I had a hankering for a Thai curry, and visited S-I-X shops before I found a Thai curry paste that didn’t contain shrimp paste. I’ve bought it many times before but, for the life of me, I couldn’t remember where I’d got it! I wouldn’t give up though. My mouth was already watering at the thought of the curry.

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Sea Shepherd: Real-life superheroes

SSS Steve IrwinHappy International Respect for Chickens Day…Happy International Star Wars Day (May the 4th Be With You) and happy birthday to me!

I got to do whatever I wanted today, so after a trip to the farmers’ market (with potato and lentil dosas for breakfast), we set off to visit the 3 Sea Shepherd ships docked at Seaworks in Williamstown—the Steve Irwin, Bob Barker and Sam Simon.

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