5 things…

The week in pics

It’s been a mixed bag weather wise here on the Sunshine Coast. We started the week with unusually (for this time of the year) high temperatures and had a heap of rain overnight on Friday and into Saturday – which we needed – so out came the track-pants again. Anyways, it made for some cool cloud action on our way to the Farmer’s Markets on Saturday morning, so no complaints here.

Okay, to the things that made me smile last week.

This meme…

Speaking of clouds…

This text

Okay, I wouldn’t normally share my texts, but this exchange with my daughter had me laughing.

As an aside, the gecko was still in the sink when I got home, he was larger than normal and he’s now (hopefully still) outside.

This quote

I saw this quote in Jenny Coglan’s “The Bookshop On The Shore” and absolutely loved it. It comes from an illustrated book “Over The Rooftops, Under The Moon” by JonArno Lawson. Its apparently a lyrical story about connection and community lost and found and I think that I’d like to read it.

In the meantime, there’s this quote:

This podcast

I’m a little late to this one, but man, it’s good. It’s also the perfect length for my after work walks.

The episode with Olivia Colman had me giggling out loud – which, of course, earned me some funny looks from other walkers.


I’m not a netball fan – far from it – and think I must be the only Australia woman of my age who never played the game as a child. The Sunshine Coast, however, is netball mad and has been playing host to what was billed as the Woodstock of Netball – minus the flowers and tie-dye (although I’m sure I saw some of that). Four days of outdoor netball – sun, sand, and friendly over 18s competition. Netballers of all ages, sizes, and costumes on Mooloolaba Beach. I know, the mind boggles.

While we didn’t hang around for any games – as I said, I’m not a fan – we were down there attempting to walk so got caught up in it all.

Saturday Kitchen – Scottish

Och aye, the theme for this week’s Saturday kitchen was Scottish – a cuisine very close to my husband’s Scottish-born heart. On the menu was:

Home-made oatcakes with local tomatoes and goat’s cheese from the markets and basil from my garden. It was my first attempt at oatcakes and won’t be my last. I had some with raspberry jam on Sunday morning for breakfast and they took me straight back to cold, grey mornings in Doune in the Trossachs.

Oven-Roasted salmon with a lemony, buttery linguine and parsley. The parsley was also from my garden and the lemon butter sauce is done in the oven with the salmon so the lemon zest goes all zingy.

Drambuie creams with orangey-raspberry sauce. I was well chuffed with the wobble on these babies.

I’ll post a couple of the recipes during the week on BKD – the Brookford Kitchen Diaries site.

As an aside, I posted the recipe for last week’s cardamom shortbread over there.

Okay, that was my week… how was yours?

Author: Jo

Author, baker, sunrise chaser

15 thoughts

  1. That pilot meme was THE best and all that Scottish food looks the business. If it’s any consolation, I never played netball either except in school PE lessons when I had to!

  2. Hi Jo -The pilot meme and the gecko story made me laugh, too. The weather looks perfect for netball. Your food photos are divine. #lifethisweek

  3. We have so much in common Jo, every time I read your posts I think it! I loved David Tennant’s podcast series and that one with Olivia Coleman was magic 🙂 . I also laughed when I saw that pilot meme with Simba the cloud. Your cloud photos were magnificent by the way. A great catchup for #lifethisweek

  4. I laugh so loud about the pilot meme… in fact I was giggling so loud my daughter asked me what was going on!! Sounds like you had an amazing week!

  5. I loved that one about the clouds. I hear you on not going near the sink with a gheko in it.And, sand surface for netball? Really. yes, I’ve played it. It has a high rate of injuries to knees and ankles. I did not play well enough for that by my competitive daughter did, and at 48 still does now with a staff 5 a side night game. She is her father’s daughter in that way!
    Thank you for joining in Life This Week. Next week, the optional prompt is 42/51 Self-Care Stories #6. 21/10/19. Hope to see you there. Denyse.

    1. I love the geckos & it’s always up to me to capture them in my hand and take them outside. At this time of the year we tend to get more in the house. I’ve named them all George.

  6. Any more gecko sightings? I have a sink full of dishes but no lizard keeping me from washing them. Just not in the mood!!

    Lovely photos from the net ball/beach. Not sure what net ball is…maybe what we call volleyball?

    What a fabulous meal you prepared. And those cookies! I bet them positively melt in the mouth.

    1. Daily gecko sightings in our house – we’re sub-tropical here. I call them all George. Sarah (my daughter) HATES them but I love the little bark they make. Thankfully no more in the sink to rescue. Netball is like basket ball but you don’t dribble or bounce it. It’s mostly played by women.

  7. I have enjoyed seeing the photos you post on Instagram, Joanne. Immediate gut laugh on the meme. The gecko story wins the story prize. Beautiful areas for walking. You remind me how I could listen to a podcast on my walks, just to mix it up a bit. I have drool all over my laptop, again, Joanne. A fun post:)

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