Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Dear Cam

Just for Cam, who is currently enjoying the room service but probably not enjoying much else about her 5-star resort stay, here is a blog post. It may be such a boring blog post that Cam will never make such a request again!

Owl salt and pepper shakers

I've been dying to show off these owl salt and pepper shakers, but it took a new camera, and the time I was wasting in the kitchen waiting for my potatoes to boil tonight to actually do something about it. I picked them up at a garage sale in Eveleigh (it was more of a front porch sale, actually) when I was walking back to Redfern station after vising Finders Keepers markets last December. The girl who sold them to me was so lovely. I couldn't believe she was giving these up. I think she couldn't quite believe it either, but I assured her they were going to live in a very owl-friendly home.

It's been really cold here in Canberra. Blue sunny skies, but freezing. Like 9-degrees-maximum-freezing, and stunning frosts that make the whole world  look clean and white. I took this photo early on Sunday morning while waiting for my lift to the swimming pool (the pool is heated and indoors - relax!)

Viburnum, frost

I've been having a lot of fun playing with my new camera*, but I really should read the manual. I'm discovering beauty in the plain through my lens, and I never knew powerlines and gum trees could be so damn beautiful. I have been taking photos of more than just powerlines though.

Handsome gardeners.


Vibrantly coloured orange and lemon marmalade from a friend. I can't wait to put this on my toast tomorrow morning.


Lemon curd tarts, using lemon curd made by me, and pastry shells from Essential Ingredient. Together, they are the perfect combination. (I now really, really want to get a proper macro lens.)

Lemon curd tarts

Get better soon Cam!! xoxo

* For those who have been asking, I got a Canon EOS 500D DLSR, with 18-55 mm and 55-250 mm lenses.


  1. Great shots...the lemon curd looks great. A macro lens is also on my wish list.

  2. That lemon curd looks delicious!

  3. OMG...if only I could reach through that screen and grab those tarts! Thanks for such a lovely post. You gave me a chuckle for sure!
    Isn't it funny how bloggers think of such weird times to grab the camera (as you're boiling potatoes for instance) - too funny!

  4. I love the owls - very cute.

  5. Thanks for the camera tip ... I sooo want one. And thanks for blogging for Cam - she's brill and so are you! Glad to hear you're maing stuff for you - I know the feeling. Nic


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