Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Fiscal Sense: Ubermodel

 I must save myself at least $10,000 per day by doing my own modelling work.
I am now one of Flora's 'house models'.
A very late bloomer.
Not to mention not having hired help to tidy the House of Flora.
That's a saving, too.
Makes good fiscal sense.
 I mean, on some days, you wouldn't know where to start.

 I am still besotted by this little straw disc cocktail hat and feathered pom-poms.
I know.
It's as light as air.

 Have I won you over?
$90 AUD and I will spring for postage.
Make an enquiry if you would like the pom-poms in another colour.
I will see what I can do.
In less exciting news I have had to eschew cakes and their baking, taking up more walking.
 It's been as hot as Hades and I seem to the only person the slightest
bit concerned about sun-safety.
Whatever you do; wear sunscreen.
Do you care?
Stay lovely.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Les Tramezzine

 In Venice, a sandwich is not a sandwich unless it is a tramezzine.
Have you tried one?
Don't try to buy one in Rome.
It's Venice's thing, so Mr Fascinata says.
 We had a lovely lunch today.
I went back to Venice; in my mind's eye.
And made tramezzines.
In my dream I was making them in a cafĂ© just off Piazza San Marco.
I was wearing a black apron with heavy eye-liner and my hair in a loose bun.
I make the best tramezzines in the world. 
There's a fair bit of frippery involved.
A rolling pin, and all fillings must be finely diced and chopped.
Lest the thing won't seal.
The rolling pin flattens the bread after you remove the crusts.
Place the fillings piled in the centre of soft white bread. Seal edges.
 You then have a dilemma if you hate throwing food away:
Should I eat the crusts?
Freeze them, and then throw them away in January?
Here's the end result.
The process was too messy for photographs.
Smoked salmon and gherkins.
Egg and Kraft salad cream.
Tomato slices.
Send someone out to get a bottle of Prosecco.
My workshop at Bright Learning went nicely.
Thank you for asking.
I had a wonderful group.
Including Mimi from A Tray of Bliss blogspot who came along!
I would be remiss to say that I wasn't chuffed.

Participants were very talented and made some lovely pieces.

Have a nice start to the week.
Keep dreaming.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Find your Tribe

Mr Fascinata in true Oscar Wild fashion doesn't like any club that accepts him.
But, he has made an exception.
 To be honest, he likes nothing better than to find himself at The French Bulldog Club of Queensland's
Fun Day for Frenchies.
 We joined such a day last weekend.
 Here he is (leg-wise) with our Dog of the Year.

 The humans don't do that much talking.
It is all about the Frenchies.

 There's a costume parade.
With a nod to the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie being shot in my own backyard.
Or, at least country.
We gave a nod to a pirate suit.
Full ensemble, with a hand-made tri-corn.
Raw felted wool dreadlocks included.
Complete with a sword.
Some people will never get well.
 There was also a spotty calf to compete with.

 A triceratops and a life-saver (beach patroller).
 A Mariachi and a dinosaur.

 Obedience tricks.

 Have you found your tribe lately?
Let me know about it.