Sorry for the delay in posting folks. I’ve had technical issues, namely the ] key on my laptop somehow got stuck and I couldn’t log into anything because this would just keep appearing faster than I could type any log in details ]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]Very, very annoying. Tears of frustration have been shed and the hubby has been yelled at for not fixing the problem when it first started happening intermittently a few weeks ago. Ok ok, I know it’s not his fault and yes I have apologised profusely for taking it out on him. Pregnancy hormones can be a bitch.
Especially when the IT guy he consulted said the problem is commonly caused by ‘liquid on the keyboard’, and I vaguely remember sneezing coffee out my nose awhile back while typing (gross I know). I haven’t, however, confessed this to hubby.
Hubby bought a new keyboard off Trademe and installed it yesterday and viola, I’m back in business 🙂
Right. Anywho. So last weekend was definitely a wonderful one. How could it not be when we had an extra day on account of Queen’s Birthday? Three day weekends are simply LOVELY.
In a fit of domesticity I decided to bake. As this is an infrequent occurrence ingredients were limited, but in the end I discovered a recipe for Golden Syrup Sultana loaf that I had everything I needed for.
Everything went well; it was delicious and much appreciated by hubby and my dad who stopped in for a piece while out cutting down trees for the day. But then it happened. I went outside to wave them off and when I came back in, the loaf was gone. Vanished. The cutting board was there, the knife, the tub of margarine…all present. But no loaf.
I checked everywhere. I thought maybe one of the guys had played a trick and hidden it, although I failed to see the funny side. But nope, it was nowhere to be found. Then I noticed the guilty look on the dogs face. I chased her out the backyard and sniffed her breath. Golden Syrup. In case there was any doubt I noticed crumbs on her chin.
Let’s just say she has royally been in the dog house ever since. Bad dog.
On Monday we went out to Lake Okareka for a late afternoon drive and so that the Bad Dog could have a swim. We had a little swing on the playground which was fun. Can’t remember the last time I did that! The view was stunning, and as we were leaving I started thinking ‘Oh, someone’s turned some lights on somewhere’, but then I realised the moon had come over the top of Mount Tarawera and wow was it a moon. A Fat, yellow, stunning ball in the sky. Like a Christmas decoration. I found out later there was an eclipse that night. These photos don’t do it justice sorry, but it’s the best I could with the camera I had at the time.