adventures with leftovers…

so it’s 2013… and i am now finished my study leave and back at work. one of the things that i noticed when i was on study leave was how hard it was to get into a routine and cook well – travelling around so much without my usual supplies and kitchen, and then when … Continue reading

nom.. nom.. nom….

singapore. food. there’s not much else to it really – great food, of so many cultures, usually with some extra chilli in there somewhere. i’ve had some great food while i’ve been here for my first week, and it is a good time of year to be here – CNY celebrations are happening in the … Continue reading

a running tour of singapore…

so for some reason, every time i am in singapore, i feel like running. i think it is a combination of the warmth and humidity (i, and my lungs, hate running in the cold), and that i am frequently staying on the river in the quay areas. there is something beautiful about running alongside the … Continue reading

in singapore!

so I am now on SSP and in singapore. such a beautiful place, and one that i am quite fond of. i have spent a reasonable amount of time in singapore over the past few years, but this visit is somewhat different – i’ll get to explore the city more, and not have to rush … Continue reading

starting a new year…

it is time to think about starting a new year. i wouldn’t normally put such an emphasis on this, except that the end of 2011 marks many changes for me. for the last three years, part of my work time has been allocated to a faculty learning and teaching position, where i have been working … Continue reading

a very, very quiet month…

so i haven’t been around much over the past month or two.. it’s been an odd couple of months, a little boring and a little frustrating, but mostly just quiet. about a month ago, i lost full sight in my left eye. quite strange. probably happened over a period of a week or so, but … Continue reading

musings about family…

so today i worked from home. i love working from home when i get the chance; things usually take me half the time as they would at work, the phone rarely goes, and i get to skip out and do some of the boring chores that you hate to waste your weekend with. today i … Continue reading

party time!

a good party is one that you look forward to for weeks, and then remember for weeks later; little moments and conversations floating to the surface of your memory at random times, making you smile and laugh.┬álast weekend was a birthday party with some of my dearest friends and some lovely new people to meet. … Continue reading

a weekend in the kitchen and at the bbq… part two

so while we were getting ready for our bbq adventure, with nick and realising that we would be spending the day in the kitchen, we decided to try some other new recipes. if you have been reading those posts you would know that i’ve been devoting some time to the art of baking. mostly bread, … Continue reading

a weekend in the kitchen and at the bbq… part one

with several family members and friends in the US, nick and i have spent quite a bit of time there over recent years. and one of the biggest attractions is the food of the deep south. pulled pork with north carolina bbq sauce… mmmm… since nick’s most recent visits we have been keen to try … Continue reading