Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Un P'tit Tour

J'ai loue un char pour le weekend pis on a fait un petit tour de la region nord de Wellington. Voila l'evidence!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Of Tomatoes and Gypsies

Wellington is windy and not very hot during the summer, not the best conditions for growing tomatoes outside. Nevertheless, I decided to give it a shot. The poor plants, grown from seed by the way, have been tossed around in gale force winds, and have bent themselves to grow close to the ground.

At first I didn't create a shelter for them because I ran out of free time. Then I decided to experiment and see what I would get if I left the tomato plants as is, thinking that next year I'll build a mini green house.

Needless to say I was a bit surprised when I found these guys hiding while I was weeding a week ago. Ain't they cute, all nestled and shy?

Miramar is a sleepy neighbourhood where not much out of the ordinary (read: exciting) happens. But guess what rolled onto my street a couple of nights ago? Gypsies!

When I saw this bus I got a sharp pain of longing for my Westy and a strong urge to hit the road again. Fortunately Mom and I are leaving for a 2 week road trip of the South Island soon.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


I like to draw, my work notebooks are filled with doodles. I thought it would be nice to share some of them. So, I'm going to add another page to the blog for my drawings. Warning: I plan on including sketches from my figure drawing book, which means nudity.

Here's a sketch to get started:

Thursday, February 2, 2012

1001 ways to preserve fruit

Yikes! Ca fait deux semaines dejas? Hmm, qu'est ce que je peux vous raconter de mes dernieres deux semaines?

J'ai acheter un coupon, tu sais les 'groupons'? Les sites qui vendent un deal a chaque jour, souvent deux repas pour un, ou un manicure a motie le prix. Cette fois ci, j'ai paye $19 pour 10 kilos de fruit. Wow, exciting, right? Vieve bought a coupon for fruit. But wait, there's more!

Now, I was thinking, 'What a deal! 10 pounds of fruit for only $19!' It wasn't until the boxes showed up on my door step that I realized my error and cursed Canada's bipolar measurement system. I was staring at 10 *KGs* of fruit. I read 10 kilos when I decided to buy the coupon, but my screwed up mind visualized 10 pounds. Il y a une grande difference entre 10 livres pis 10 kilos.

Alors, qu'est ce que je fais avec mon temp libre maintenant? De la confiture! There is no way I would be able to eat 22 lbs of fresh fruit before it rotted, so jam it is. Jam and chutney and fruit vodka... oh my! Des photos bien tot.