Even though this weekend was only a 3 day long weekend, somehow I think I managed to fit in about 6 day's worth of eating. Yeah gods, will I ever be thin again?
Saturday was a special BBQ to celebrateKris becoming an Aussie. Of course this meant novelty food, how could it not? Aside from the Fairy Bread (above) and the patriotic cocktail sticks (below) there were chocolate crackles and lots of yummy bbq.
It was a fabulous afternoon, lots of great company and laughs. The crowd was a mixed bag of Aussies and Americans, knitters and non-knitters, photographers and non-photographers, bloggers and non-bloggers, gay and straight... you name and we pretty much had that base covered. A small collection of my other photos from the afternoon are here.
On Sunday I went into the Buddhist centre early to start working on the photo exhibition for next weekend's open day, and the off to DV and Daen's house for a bbq. See where the food theme comes in? Yet. More. Eating.
One fact that was much in evidence at the bbq is that the great baby boom amongst my friends continues apace. Thankfully they all specialise in turning out incredibly cute ones, so no polite "My, what an interesting looking child!" comments are required.
Exhibit A: The gorgeous Mattias, who resembles nothing more than a Cupie Doll made flesh.
Exhibit B: Oliver, owner of the bluest of blue eyes.
It was a long, hot and lazy afternoon of eating, drinking and being amused by the antics of children... big...
...and small. It made for a perfect afternoon, and one that felt a lot more like Summer than Spring.
In order to prove that you can never ingest too many calories over a long weekend, I had a lovely lunch yesterday at a friend's house. After lunch we sat outside in his backyard for a while, soaking up the heat of the afternoon. Afterwards I headed back into the Buddhist centre to meet a photographer who was dropping off his photos for the exhibition next weekend, and I stayed there until early evening doing stuff in the bookshop.
What else would be the perfect end to a three day binge-fest? None other than last night's new season premiere of The Biggest Loser of course! Bring on the shame storm.