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Friday 30 September 2011

what's jibe designs?

I was reading over my past blogs and showed you what my first design was for my website/portfolio for my school course.
Just thought I'd update it to what it looks like now.......wish I would work on it though........I have to be inspired and yet I get so busy!

updates to come soon.  Promise.


what's for brekky?

After spending 4 months out of my wee apartment, I'm back now and with nothing in the fridge but free range eggs (please don't support buying regular eggs - do you know how those chickens live? awful) tofu and some mushrooms - voila an omelet!  This is more than I can eat at one sitting but moving up and down stairs requires energy and stamina....this is going to give it to me!

Oh and tomatoes grown on the balcony from my friend Andy.  And a newspaper slid under the door from my landlord..........ahhhhhhhh  it's good to be back.............


Wednesday 21 September 2011

what's that about a helmet?

It's social media week and I've been attending some of the great seminars they've been promoting.  The other day I went to the "blogging" summit and as it was a nice day, I roller bladed down to Robson Square from where I live in Kits. The summit was terrific and in a nutshell it suggested I blog about anything and everything! Feeling quite inspired, I put the blades on to head to the office and took a wee hill a little fast and it was rocky! This lovely lady cushioned my brake (meaning I roller bladed into her rather than into the traffic!) Well as "saviours" sometimes tend to do, I got some strong advise to WEAR A HELMET!  I've been fine till now - thank you very much.  But her advise stuck with me the whole day.
I wear a biking helmet (but I don't like it) Do you ever notice how the helmets are just on the top of your head? I mean when you fall sideways, what about the side of your head?  And so now I'm seeing full on helmets like the little kids wear on the ski hill!
Pretty soon we'll be in body armour.   I'm just say'in.


Monday 12 September 2011

when @ the beach.....

Petra & Ria
Sometimes one really has to take a break from the norm......and that's why my sister and I tried "clamming" out at Boundary Bay on the week-end!  We brought a pail and 2 wee shovels we scooped from the neighbour's and with our love of adventure, off we went!  Of course if you've ever been to Boundary Bay when the tides are out - it's a daunting expanse of clam space and we looked at each other and questioned "where do we start?"  Being the one who thought she had more of a handle on clams, I said "here" and with utter fascination and excitement it turns out ya can pretty much dig anywhere and clams live below the surface! What a grand time we had pulling out big clams (we placed the small ones back) and then we ran into a wee dilemma.  Ria and I don't like killing anything. What a conundrum. So we decided that we would only take home a few and see how it goes. We do enjoy clams.
We found a recipe online and then discovered we had to clean those babies really good.  Not having any white wine around (can you believe it) we steamed them in water, garlic, onions, rosemary and lemon.  Thankfully there were no "squealing" sounds coming from the pot! With sighs of relief we were excited to finally try our clams.

Note to self: wash and saltwater soak them a little longer........
makes for a less grittier ingestion!