This is the quilt I am working on at present for my first Grandchild due in December, this photo was taken yesterday when it was still on the design wall I have taken away the dark piece on the bottom right hand corner and sewn it all together and I am pleased with the result.
Monday, August 31, 2015
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I have been over to Adelaide for ten days to visit Tom and Jayne and to celebrate Jayne's 60th birthday , their son Steven and his partner Kayla drove down from Townsville and after having a break here we drove to Adelaide and back .Yesterday they left here to visit more family and friends in Sydney and Canberra before heading north again.
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This article appeared in today's The Australian Newspaper written by John Lethlean and is about my nephew Richard the son of my sister Louise
A shake-up in restaurateur Frank van Haandel’s world will see a big promotion for young Brisbane chef Richard Ousby.The 32-year-old has been made executive chef of van Haandel’s Stokehouse trio, coinciding with the resignation of chef Ollie Gould last week as head chef of Stokehouse Melbourne. Former Van Haandel Group executive chef Anthony Musarra also is no longer involved with the Stokehouse brand and now manages the group’s Fatto restaurant at Melbourne’s Southbank. Stokehouse Q’s manager Peter McMahon, a familiar face on many restaurant floors through the years, becomes operations manager for all Stokehouses. The group faces a big year with the architecturally adventurous rebuild of Stokehouse St Kilda, a Melbourne landmark in its pre-fire days, starting soon, with a projected opening in October next year.
Ousby — something of a baby-faced assassin — has the task of appointing a head chef for Melbourne and ultimately replacing himself in Brisbane. He will move to Melbourne next year to run the ship from the south and cook at the new Stokehouse St Kilda for the first three months of its life, at least. Ousby, who grew up in Bathurst, Singapore and Brisbane, says: “It’s all been a bit of a whirlwind.” Stokehouse Q has gone ahead leaps and bounds under his culinary direction since he was appointed to the helm in May 2013. From an apprenticeship at red-sauce Italian Alberto’s, in Brisbane’s Paddington, to the Waterside Inn in Britain and nearly three years at Quay in Sydney, Ousby has enjoyed an impressive ascension. He won the coveted Electrolux Appetite for Excellence Young Chef award in 2011. “The Waterside was definitely the turning point of my career,” says Ousby, who sent a note up to chef-owner Michel Roux’s hotel room in Brisbane in 2006 that ultimately got him the job in Bray, outside London. “It’s where I was amazed by the effort required and the produce needed to excel.” As for Gould? “No news as yet. Sad to be leaving but looking forward to the unknown. I’ll take a little break. Mykonos or Santorini?”
4/08/2015 Photo a Day On the shelf
On the shelf in the kitchen some of these jugs have stories to tell , there are four made by my sister one made by a friend of hers , two from Bendigo pottery ( I have been there twice!) and the little green one.
The little green one was on our table most Sundays holding the mint sauce Mum had made to go with our Roast Leg of Lamb it has a couple of mends but now it holds cupfuls of memories.