Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Simple but so delicious


Sometimes it's the simple things that are just so
perfect. One slice of toast, a light spread of cream cheese,
two slices of cold smoked NZ Salmon, a squeeze of lemon and
just a little gherkin pickle. Eaten off some of Mums remaining
unbroken china (following the multiple big earthquakes in the last year
in Christchurch) . Oh yes I'm in food heaven.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Monday, 8 August 2011

Auckland at night


Looking south from the Sky Tower
(Eden Park, main home of the  2011 Rugby World Cup
- the bright area top right)  

Looking west from the Sky Tower
(Auckland Harbour Bridge  - upper right)

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Retirement cupcakes for Bob Gibson


Recently a long time (and much respected in the traffic safety field)
work college of mine (finally) retired.
These are three plates of cupcakes made by Karen Johnson
 (the cake god) in our head office (I don't work there ) .
Nice one Bob enjoy yourself , you will be missed as you were the walking encyclopedia.

NZ Government Transport Department - Traffic Engineering Workshop 1964

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Okurukuru Winery and Cafe


View from the cafe
(oh yeah baby I never wanted to leave)

I don't know what made me think this wasn't
going to be enough for two when it came out.
What you can't see is all the smoked
salmon behind the "shubbery".
Excellent menu choice Minx.