Sep 30, 2011

The Best Friday Evenings Are Those That Start A Long Weekend..

The day started with a hot cup of tea and is ending with another one.  I love the Friday evening that starts a long weekend.  It doesn't matter if that extra cup of tea keeps you awake later than usual.  If you don't feel up to a glass of sparkling tonight, it doesn't matter because you still have 3 whole days over which to finish a bottle.

The youngsters in your neighbourhood can play that music as loud as they want until as late as they want because everyone's safe in the knowledge that it's the kind of weekend where everyone can cut a little loose however they see fit.  The rest of us will be joining them for either or both of the grand finals scheduled for the rest of the weekend.  Even if you're not a sports fanatic, it's hard not to get swept up into the human side of finals footy.  Not to mention football food.  It's going to be home made sausage rolls for us.

Speaking of food.  I have an update on the Salted Caramel Tart.  Those of you wise enough to refrain from making it until you had a full house of people to share it with were very wise.  It's awesome.  Considering it is so quick to make and is based on can of Top'N'Fill, the final result is a pretty sophisticated and decadent dessert .  My tip is to splurge on the dark chocolate ganache.  The better the chocolate, the richer the ganache.

I have been so slack in replying to comments and updates about stuff in general.  People are moving here to Sydney - welcome!  There have been people reading books from The Weeknight Book Club and enjoying them as much as I did.  Yet others have the same (amazing!!) taste as I and are shirt twins.  I am going to knuckle down and track you all down this long weekend.  At the moment, I seem to be better on twitter.  So if there is anything urgent you need to share or ask - give it a tweet.

Now for a clothing wash and wear update.  Those Emerson Ts from Big W have held their own in the front loader.  They iron well and have held their shape.  To paraphrase the great Faux Fuchsia - 'Run, don't walk'.

Sport aside, I'm going to be lounging on the sofa with an impressive haul of magazines.  I've heard cruel rumours that it is going to be wet all weekend here in Sydney and I've made preparations.

The 10th Birthday edition of Donna Hay magazine and the tricksy Australian Gourmet Traveller.

Current affairs involving Jessica Simpson and the Kardashians.

More Julie Goodwin recipes and a free mascara from the AWW.

Okay, that's it from me for the moment.  I'm going to make a start on my magazines.

Have a good one.


  1. Yayayayaayayaaaa
    I thought you were going to make a salted caramel tart, YUM!

    Now that you've given the ok for these t-shirts I'm going to hunt them down on the weekend, I don't know where there is a Big W near me though... hmmmm

    Hope you have a gorgeous weekend!!!


  2. Have a glorious long weekend! I'm dying to try this amazing tart of yours, but my thighs demand that I wait until we have a house full of guests, lest I feel compelled to finish it off ;)

    Finishing off my Friday night with a cup of tea also, and a bit of light blog reading. What bad arses we are!

  3. I totally agree! So excited for this long weekend :)

    Sounds like you have a super weekend planned, have fun!

  4. I heard the news about the 'supposed' wet weather here in Sydney this weekend, so MrBB and I have made plans accordingly... Not entirely sure what to do now that I am sat here in our home office with the sun shining through the window... Decisions... Decisions... :p

    Hope you enjoy the long weekend SSG!!!


  5. Loved reading this post. Agreed re long w/e and I think I might be one of the "kids" playing loud music.

  6. M: you have a fab weekend too.

    Lilian: get a house full of guests ASAP!

    riotersbloc: have an awesome long weekend. The weather is doing weird things with its promise of sun but grey clouds...

    BB: good to hear you're safe and well with baby at home. Enjoy xxx

    BushBelles: nothing wrong with a bit of loud music every now and then. I actually had fun - from the comfort of my bed and doona.

    SSG xxx


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