Buy your own Christmas present and then you get what you really need. Because I have a passion for art I decided to purchase an easel.
My Black French Box Easel arrived today. It also came with a free box of treasures worth $100.
Do I wait until Christmas….NO WAY…..
I live in a small one bedroom unit so I might need to rearrange a few things.
I was pleasantly surprised with the free treasure box
All good quality products and very useful.
Thank you Santa ❤😀🎨xo
The Poinciana is an iconic Brisbane tree. Beautiful displays of vibrant colour red through to orange flowering throughout summer.
This first photo I took last May or June
The next photos were taken this morning. These trees are all in the backyard where I live.
I picked up a sample of the flower that was on the ground.
I am feeling so blessed to have such beauty in my life.
Beautiful Jacarandas are also in flower. They are often seen to be lining the streets and people’s yards. When the flowers drop the grass and pathways become carpeted with the colour of purple…Looks divine.
During the weekend I purchased a variety of vegetables , more than I can use fresh for one person. I decided to make a vegetable curry, never made one before.
I am not a big fan of curries, can tolerate only mild.
I decided to use my slow cooker. I put in the following ingredients:
Garlic, ginger, onion, egg plant, carrot, sweet potato, broccoli,fennel, potato, tin of tomato puree, butter beans and coconut milk, salt & pepper, small amount of water. I didn’t have curry paste so I added a good quality curry powder.
Cooked on a low setting for 5 hours.
I then did a taste test. For me it tasted too sour so I added some dark brown sugar, still a bit sour so I added chopped mango in juice…..that did the trick for my taste buds. 😋
Dinner is served: Vegetable Curry and Rice.
I can keep some for tomorrow and freeze the rest in single serves 😀.
Salmon Steak, asparagus and zucchini. Sorry no recipe to share.
Today I needed to learn to paint with arcylics on canvas. I thought the best way would be to practice on smaller boards first and then when I feel confident I can progress to the 11″ x 14″ that I plan to use to paint a dinosaur for my grandsons 5th birthday.
I am happy with my learning today.
I am not one for doing book reviews. I just want to say this book was truly inspirational, sad and happy, tears and laughter. A book I couldn’t put down, I was hungry to read more.