Monday, December 24, 2018

I Don't Think So!

I was thinking of applying for a card that gave me a discount on a certain product. I went along to the website to check it out and if satisfied, sign up. When I got there I was horrified.

The card was so large, it had to be carried in two hands. I would struggle to get in in the car. What's wrong with a card that fits in the wallet like all the other cards? I can't imagine it being popular, being upsized as it is. I thought to myself "I don't think so".

Behind the smile is frustration

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Making Bread

Making your own bread is the way to go. The ingredients are as natural as you want them to be and the freshness is the best. With a modern breadmaker such as the Panasonic one we have (the best IMO), the success rate is 100%. All the kneading is done for you. All you need to do is add the ingredients.

A good yeast is important. I use Tulip which may or may not be available where you live. Whatever you use, if it works for you, then fine. You can experiment with other ingredients but I would suggest do a basic loaf for a while at first. Once that is successful, then add one new ingredient at a time. That way, you can tell if things don't work out well, what the problem was.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Cape Campbell (Marlborough, NZ) Revisited

In a previous visit, I took some pics that can be seen here and also here. The reason is that a major earthquake took place since and the seabed around the cape was raised. Someone unfamiliar with the area wouldn't notice but the rocks going out and the north is now prominent.

The walk from Marfells beach is quite long.
Part way there and the lighthouse is in the distance

The stairway up to the lighthouse

Finally there

There it is in all its splendour

Looking out you can see the lifted seabed

Ditto

Now to the north and again the same effect