Here we go again, my weekly look at the 5 things that made me smile. This week was nowhere near as action-packed as the last 2 weeks have been – and that’s a good thing. It was business as usual in both the day job and at home.
Okay, let’s go…
Oh my goodness it’s been glorious. Cool starts giving way to beautifully mild days. We had temps in the early 20s all week and up to 27 on the weekend. And yes, that’s celsius and we’re still officially in winter.
More of the same to look forward to this week.
It was great to be back walking the beach in the morning. The sun is rising earlier and earlier and will soon be up before we are. We’re making the most of the sunrises while we can.
The beach played host to a pop-up restaurant as part of the Curated Plate foodie festival that was on while I was in Melbourne. I must put it in my diary for next year.
Last week Mooloolaba also hosted the World Championships for outrigger canoes – or something like that. Anyways, it was nice to see so much activity down at The Spit end of the beach.
The ginger harvest
Where I live on the Sunshine Coast is famous for its ginger – although Buderim Ginger is now at Yandina…go figure. Anyways, I’ve been popping little nodes of ginger into any spare pot or available piece of dirt. Now the leaves have died down and it’s ready to dig up.
This piece is just half of what came out of one pot. Now I’m looking for ways of preserving it…
I’ve been devouring the rom-com series of books by Janet Elizabeth Henderson set in Invertary, in the Scottish Highlands. I started reading because I was inspired by the covers and it’s gone from there.
We got talking to a lovely couple of ladies from Tauranga, NZ, down at the end of the rock wall the other morning. They’re in Mooloolaba for a week and each morning we’ve seen them and made suggestions for places to eat, to visit, to walk, to do.
This morning one of them said we were like their personal Sunshine Coast Trip Advisor. I felt more than a little chuffed.
Escape to Curlew Cottage
It’s done, the rewrite that is, and will now go off for editing. There’s still some parts of it I’m not happy with, but that’s what editing is about, and I now need to do some thinking about cover options.
This one is set almost entirely in London and The Cotswolds and books intros genre tend to have an illustrated cover, so I’ll be madly pinning cover ideas over the next week or so I suppose.
“American” was drawn out of the decision bowl for this weeks Saturday night dinner theme.
On the menu was a New England style clam chowder, pork ribs in home-made barbecue sauce, and strawberry shortcakes.
Our Sunday Lunch this week was at Montville Pub, in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Although this was our first visit, I suspect this place could be a new fave.
The food was good, the live music was worth staying for, and there was Guinness on tap.
I also liked the little twee touch of potted colour on the tables in the beer garden.
Okay, that was my week…how was yours?