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August 23, 2009

Forgive me, Father Internet, for I have sinned

Filed under: friends,the renovated life — lexifab @ 1:42 pm

It’s been over a month since my last blog. I confess to the sin of not contributing my due share of lack of content to the groaning black hole og human endeavour that is the internet, or at least my corner of it.

Usual excuse: I’ve been busy. Meagan’s been visiting from Tassie, Fiona’s been home from work and we have been hard at it trying to achieve visible improvements to the appearance of the house. I’ve finally managed to finish the undercoat on the patio, which means if the Canberra climate ever comes to the party and provides clear weather that coincides with any free daylight hours I might actually be able to paint real colours on the beams. Oh, just to imagine finishing work on the patio is a joy I will continue to treasure (rather than a plausible outcome that might realistically eventuate). Meagie did manage to knock together a splendid replacement set of banisters for the back step, so there will be fewer opportunities for injury whilst taking out the garbage in future. Not only that, she’s placed architraves around the door, for extra weather protection and to make them look just a little bit less perfunctory and horrible. She’s a bit handy with the power tools, so she is!

Just in the last week we’ve also hosted three dinner parties in Meagie’s honour, each of which involved a full day’s preparation and most of the following morning in cleanup. Well worth it though – last night’s entree of parsnip soup with burnt butter was followed by a pork belly drizzled in a caramelised vinegar sauce and home made banana ice cream on meringue with a passionfruit syrup topping. And somewhere in the vicinity of six bottles of booze. A good night? Oh yes.

Meagie’s off back home tomorrow and Fiona’s back at work, so I should be back to the normal routine imminently. Save your awkward questions about creative writing until later, please…


  1. I have also sinned against my self-confessed duty to blog. Being busy is no excuse to deny that which is righteous by the internet Gods. I hope to improve in coming months…..

    Comment by Marco Parigi — August 24, 2009 @ 5:06 pm

  2. mmm…recipe please. Also any interesting recipes for sweet potato gladly accepted. Our sweet potato went ballistic and started growing potato through the lawn – we have 2+ 10L buckets of potato under the house. My dad tried to tidy the outbreak.

    Comment by jenny — August 26, 2009 @ 7:08 pm

  3. Mash it up with lots of butter, then eat a large plateful at every meal.

    Comment by His Former Clamness — August 27, 2009 @ 11:22 am

  4. I have not so much awkward questions about creative writing, as unreasonable demands.
    Also, a writing type project/idea-ish/thing that I want to get your ideas on.

    Comment by emmajeans — August 28, 2009 @ 9:58 pm

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