Thursday, April 29, 2010

What do you do when life gives you green peppers..?

Stuff 'em!

I got a bagful of green peppers from the "staff" box at work, and devised a recipe around stuff I already had in my pantry.

I cooked some brown rice and black-eyed peas, mixed that up with onion, garlic, salt, pepper, lemon, cumin, cinnamon and paprika.  I chopped the tops off the peppers and stuffed the mixture inside, and put them in a baking dish.  I made a quick tomato sauce (this one) and poured it over the top of the peppers, and sprinkled some nooch and breadcrumbs over the top, and stuck it in the oven for half an hour to bubble and brown.

It was pretty damn tasty.  Yum!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

On safari.

My mother and father are heading off to Tanzania in early July to spend 12 months working in Bukoba for VSO!  It's very exciting for them, as it's something that they've wanted to do for a very long time.  I'm hoping for my mysterious benefactor to pull his/her finger out and fly me to Africa to visit them at some point but I doubt it will happen, somehow.  I'll just have to live vicariously through their blogs - Mum's at Our year in Africa and Dad can be found at Bukoba Steve's Tanzania birding blog.

My father in Carlton.  Mother.

Needless to say, I am very, very proud of them both.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tuff times.

This popped into my feed reader just when I needed it - thanks!!







Lisa helped me move some stuff and she stayed to pick roses from the garden and drink hot blackcurrant. 

Do you like the view out my window?  I love my little apartment and my cat and my friends so much.  Things are stressful at the moment with university and changing jobs and not having very much money so it's wonderful to have the stability of home and friends.  Thanks everyone, you know who you are.  xx

The morning after.

I took myself for a long, long walk along the beach the day after Pip and Andrew's wedding.


I'd never been to Swansea before and it was so, so nice to have the excuse of a wedding to have a seaside weekend away.  (Thanks guys!!)



On the way back I came across some friends who were a leetle bit worse for wear..




Pip and Andrew got married.

And I got to see them do it!


(From L-R: Pip's dad, maid-of-honour Emma, Pip, Andrew, best man Jason, celebrant)


This is the companion piece to the shot in my previous post - a picture by me of Dean taking a picture of me.

(I got the job!  I start tomorrow!  Wish me luck!!!)