There's only one thing to do on days like this - look forward.
There's a frisson of anticipation in that particular patch of air that hovers above SSG Manor. It could possibly have been generated by a gap in the ozone layer over the Manor (ozone layer, that's an unfashionable term these days, it's all Earth Hour and Global Warming and Carbon Offsets). But I think it relates more to a series of Things To Look Forward To -
- a day off on Friday
- Mr SSG going on annual leave for a week - I gain a house husband
- dinner at Becasse
- shu uemura eye lash application
- potential new handbag purchase
- Easter Long Weekend: lunch at Berowra Waters Inn, fish & chips at Pyrmont Fish Markets (I'm bringing my own bottle of tomato sauce to the Fish Markets and I will photograph it for you as proof, I always feel hard done by with the tomato source supply at fish and chipperies) and hot cross buns - I'm getting chocolate and traditional ones this year, a dozen for 2 people.
But all of that is looking way into the future. The time to enjoy is now.
Photojojo, the Diana lomo lens, Sienna Miller could be my new fashion compass
Image courtesy of www.photojojo.com
In case you were wondering, no that is not me. It's a Nikon, it's an Asian lady, there's long black hair but nope, not me. My Diana lens for my D5000 is on back order... boo hoo. You must read the product info and FAQ pages, they are hilarious.
In the words of photojojo, yes, I am burdened by row after row of Gourmet Traveller class photos in my
The Diana lens promises to allow me, as a DSLR geek to get in with the young hipsters and their lo-fi, lomo plastic cameras. Artfully hazy images (caught in broad daylight) will be at my fingertips. I could be beatnik, beatific and blurred all at the same time.
I'm really excited at the possibilities. It makes me feel like pointing my fashion compass in the direction of Sienna Miller circa Jude Law, boho (that's another word that has suffered a quick demise) and the Balenciaga bags.
Of course, I could have just smeared vaseline all over a lens filter but the allure of owning a bit of retro and attaching it to my DSLR was too much.
Terry and I are on the same wavelength
Hipsters, today is also Terry Durack Tuesday. If you are in lathers of indecision as to how to run your kitchen for the coming week, lather no longer. Terry and I have a shared vision this week. This week he reviewed Bloodwood, 416 King Street, Newtown tel: 9557 7699. But that's a minor detail. I'm most excited about the facts that:
- We both love mince. Terry is endorsing it big time. He calls it 'so Presbyterian, so housewifely (Tony Abbott, with his sympathies to ironing housewives, must also be fan of mince), so gosh darn practical (that's me). Bloodwood do a mean lamb mince ball and tofu stuffed with pork mince.
- We both love desserts with 'no cream, no rubbish'. In today's case it was a trifle of poundcake, pomegranate granita, rhubarb jelly and fruit.
- We both love 'cooking without fuss and bother and without gratuitous use of cream or carbohydrate'.