Tuesday, 12 March 2013
I can sing a rainbow too
This looks as if it's quite early but it was just before sunrise, around 6:45 am, looking toward the city skyline. As the clouds suggest, there has been a bit of rain since, but it's very sunny and humid here now. We had rain last night around 11:00 pm, but it didn't last long and the night was sticky too.
Fruit and vegetable delivery day and I was out of fruit except a lime and a lemon. Variety of food colour daily is stressed by some nutritionists. I should be fine. There's an avocado hiding in there, small red birds eye chillies, bananas, apples, two colours of grapes, red capsicum, purple carrots. two types of tomatoes. Also more lemons and limes. I use a lot of them. Not shown are brown potatoes, sage, sugar peas, fresh beans, bok choy, broccoli, kale, zucchini and rocket and purple onions.
Add in some good olive oil which tastes wonderful, and the box was fairly full. I'm going out for lunch down south on Saturday and think I'll make an old fashioned zucchini slice. I'll buy some bacon and jazz it up with some feta and ricotta. Here's Donna Hay's adult version of it. It packs well and is yummy. There are plenty of other less indulgent recipes on the web too.
After a long period of turmoil and uncertainty, Central Coast son has finally been told he has been made permanent. It's basically what he has been doing for ages but is a promotion by several grades and work load has changed. Lots of others were made redundant or just plain sacked. He's happy but not for them. He now has six months probation which his brother in the recruitment field warned him of. He has heard however, that others who had contract positions made permanent have 12 month's probation. He's been there 8 years and still has this last hurdle. I think the place is very carefully doing everything by the book and this was the least they could give him. However, he didn't want to move. He has a very particular set of IT skills, shared by not many in Australia and he could easily get a job. However, he has experienced the joys (not) of over an hour's commute to Sydney. Newcastle would be the same. Trains are unreliable and often late or missed altogether. He is door to door in under 30 minutes if al works well together.