movies + tapas = great weekend

July 12, 2009 at 11:55 pm (random things) (, , , , , , , )

We came home yesterday after a weekend in Perth to do some belated birthday stuff with family and to say good-bye to the grandparents who headed off to Brisbane yesterday for a holiday.  We went to see Ice Age 3 in 3-d which was really, really cool (pretty funny too).  I definitely reckon the bit extra for the 3-d was worth it, wouldn’t always do it but I’d never been to a 3-d movie before and I thought it was pretty amazing.

We went out to Just tapas bar in Como for a family dinner (plus Abby and Eugene).  It was really delicious.  There is no menu, you choose the long (15 courses including desert) or short (11 courses) and little dishes are bought out.  We went the short menu (and were still very full).  Some of my food highlights were the Coffin Bay Oysters with blood orange dressing (I think), mushroom and chestnut soup and marron with garlic butter.  They were some of my faves but I really liked or loved everything we sampled.

We came home early yesterday as we had ordered a lamb from some local farmers and it was getting dropped off.  Looks very tasty and both our freezers are chocker-block with lamb now.   Mr Petit spent yesterday afternoon tinkering with an ancient lawnmower he found out the dump – it is old (like, think late 60’s) but looks almost brand new.  He reckons it has hardly been used (based on various indicators visible to the male eye) and it was just missing the throttle control and needed a clean.  After an hour or so of fiddling, he had it going, had mowed our lawn and was busy making and improvised throttle.  Clever.  And it actually starts much easier than my old mower which kicked the bucket a while ago.

Anyway, I must do some school work today, masses of preparation to finish so I can go over to my friend’s farm tomorrow for some scrap action and gossip.  Off to be a good girl.  Probably.  Otherwise I can do my pal Sam’s trick and leave it all to the weekend before school goes back and panic (but then again, that’s when the LSBS cyber crop is on so that would definitely be bad to have to miss!)

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