Saturday, 22 October 2016
Many of you won't know what jandals are. But here in New Zealand they are what I have pictured at the top of this post. In Australia they call them thongs and in other places flip-flops. Wearing jandals in the summer is iconic here. I have to admit I don't wear them any more – something about that bit of rubber between your toes doesn't work for me now.
There is some debate about how the name came about and who was the inventor. It seems that they were based on wooden Japanese Sandals – so those two words were condensed into one like Brangelina … oooops isn't that over now?
We don't have a cat of our own. But we do have quite a number that treat our grounds as if they owned them. They stalk around imperiously and completely ignore us. Wonderful creatures.
Did you like playing Monopoly as a kid. I still play it electronically occasionally. Much better to play against a computer than against your friends and family whom you might upset by a take no prisoners approach! There is a New Zealand version of the game but I much prefer the English one. Of course, now, the values and rents seem like peanuts!
Friday, 21 October 2016
We've done Bacon for Food on Friday a few times before. I decided it was about time to give bacon another whirl. You can see all the earlier bacon dishes on this Pinboard.
To add your bacon dish, just put the name of the dish (together with your blog name/name if you like) into the first Mr Linky box you will find below. Then paste the url for your post about it into the second box.
I'll be pinning the links to this Pinboard – this is a quick way for you to scan the dishes and choose which ones you want to check out in more detail.
Apologies to my vegetarian friends…. But most things go better with bacon! Have fun