Saturday, May 20, 2006

Beer Battered Fish

Went fishing with Stu and Colby at the beach at 5am on Saturday Morning. We started the day with drive-thru Mcdonald's brekky. I love my hash browns and have been spoilt as Stu never eats his. After the guys set up the rods and passed one to me, we settled down and the wait and anticipation began. I got restless after about an hour, and managed to get my float and bait stuck under the rocks. Colby came to the rescue, and as I was holding onto his rod for him, a stupid fish took a bite and I pulled him in! Then Stu helped me get the fish off while I took over his rod, and another fish took the bait! In less than 3 minutes I had reeled in 2 trevalies for dinner.

At the end of the day, we caught 11 good-sized trevalies between the 3 of us.
The highlight of the day was seeing a school of dolphins swim pass and playing with the surf, just 20m in front of us. I wasn't quick enough to get the camera. I also caught an eel when I left my rod with the bait still attached lying by the rocks while I read. The rod was jiggling and I realised an eel had taken the bait and wound itself tight around the rod, nearly breaking it.

Lunch was potato and leek and bacon soup ($2.50) with spaghetti and spiced meatballs ($12.50) for me. Roast Beef with veg ($10) and some kind of pizza ($???) for Colby.

Stu and I decided to have fish and chips for dinner. He filleted the trevalies while I searched the net for Beer Batter. Our dinner turned out beautiful! My contribution this time was making the batter and dipping the fish in it.

Beer Batter Recipe:
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1 cup beer
1 egg

You can make beer battered fish or prawns or squid or mushrooms or anything with it.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

More Pics..

My Black & White Border Collie, he's my dream dog!!

Meet Moopie!

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Friday, May 05, 2006


I've found a couple of household chores I like doing, isn't it amazing? Just discovered this Make-Your-Taps-Gleam cleaner in the toilet cabinet. I squirted it on and wiped - Ta-dah! Taps really sparkled! I wiped the rest of it all over the wash basin, and it's now gleaming away as well. I'm sure it's not supposed to be used for the sink, but oh well. Cannot waste. His mom must have put the cleaner there, I can't imagine Stu ever doing the toilet cleaning. There are also 3 other bottles that look like cleaning stuff that I haven't looked at yet. I should be cleaning the shower and tiles and toilet bowl as well, but I'm so excited that I'm on the PC writing it all down instead.

There is also much satisfaction cleaning my own hair brush. Yes, anything that is done in the house and not reading or computer related is considered housework. I like removing the hair and digging the dusty furry bits out one by one. Dunno how they get stuck in the roots of the brush in the first place.

Good News

In a span of 3 days, I received 2 pieces of very good news! So happy for both of them, one's preggie and the other's engaged (with massive diamond ring). Ho ho ho!!! Very excited, cannot wait to plan trip to US for the wedding. And perhaps to Germany for Full Moon (Full Month?) Party??? ;-)