3 January 2011

the summer, she is here

Pav the Second

We are in the hot steamy end of the country for a couple of weeks (but don't burgle our house, we left vicious and mean housesitters there, nyah).

We had many adventures getting here! Hot springs! Wild animals! Floods! I knitted almost an entire cardigan on the trip.

We arrived and I promptly made pavlova (pictured) twice. (So very proud).

We are staying with my parents. There is ample opportunity to practise one's deep breathing.

We have visited several fine beaches and experienced quite a lot of Weather at one of them.

Today we took the children to Wet n Wild and now I am having a strong drink. Hence the clipped sentences.

Happy nine ladies dancing day.

20 comments:

Rose Red said...

Snap! I've made two pavlovas in the past 2 days too! I like the way you've decorated yours - I tend to do circles - a circle of banana around the edge, then kiwifruit, then strawberries in the centre (or similar). Next one will be more random all over pattern like yours!

Thank goodness for alcohol, hey.

peppermintpatcher said...

It's a culinary wonder!

blackbird said...

"Tornado - blast from a 15 metre high platform through a 40 metre tunnel into a massive funnel."

I'll have a drink AND some Pavlova, thank you.

Hoola Tallulah said...

mmmmmmmmmmmm that pavlova! Happy New Year to you and yours xx

sewjourn said...

Yum...the pav looks good. Hope you enjoyed your strong drink!

Lynn said...

What a coincidence! We, too, have had ample opportunities to practice our deep breathing lately! And meditation MP3s that haven't seen the light of day in months are suddenly in active use.

Just waiting for the stiff drink opportunity...

xoxo

lisette said...

beeyootiful! pavs are very gratifying to make - yours looks yumful. i like to pour straight passionfruit over mine or if in a lavish mood sightly runny lemon curd - makes my fillings ache at the thought of it!

Melody said...

I'm a pav maker here too. Oh they are so satisfying to make and to eat. Yummoh.

Enjoy your time in the Sunshine State - or is it currently called the 'Soggy State'?

travellersyarn said...

I've also been pav making - it must be the time of year (they had even run out of cream of tartar at one supermarket!). They work so well with wine and berries.

softearthart said...

What a yummy pav, cheers from New Zealand Marie

herhimnbryn said...

Deep breathng is useful when with your family. I found this quote over at http://whiskeyriver.blogspot.com/ and thought it very appropriate...........

"If you think you're enlightened go spend a week with your family."
- Baba Ram Dass

That Pav looks divine, can I dive in?

saigon said...

the cake looks very promising and tasty at that. good job

Isabelle said...

Hmm, that's what an Australian pavlova (pav?!) looks like, is it? My Scottish, clearly ungenuine, version, is two meringue rounds sandwiched together with cream and fruit. Interesting. What cultural enlightenment one gets in blogs.

Hot and steamy sounds a bit uncomfy to me but then sunny and frosty, which is what we have here, maybe doesn't appeal much to you. Or me, come to that. The frosty bit.

Happy New Year.

silverpebble said...

I see no ladies dancing. I do see pud though. Any left?

Happy New Year to you x

Thimbleanna said...

You're SO funny. Deep breathing indeed -- if only I'd had you here to remind me of said technique during our holidays. And a beautiful Pavlova fills in the deep breathing gaps. Happy New Year!

Kieren said...

Wow that's gorgeous.
And hard for me to imagine, as I just made soup for dinner and am sitting here bundled up in sweaters and slippers.
I've never made a Pavlova, the name alone makes me want to try it.

Donyale said...

that made me snigger....wish I had employed deep breathing and clipped sentences over the past 3 weeks.

Sherman Unkefer said...

Yummy, mouthwatering cake!

flowerpress said...

Thank you for the laugh, deep breathing indeed! We've just had two weeks in the flooding humid regions with my family... off to camp with the other side this week. Packing the strong drink now ;-)

Kirti said...

Pavlova, Wet n Wild, Floods, parents' house. Thou Art Brave!