Tuesday, June 27, 2017

TRIPLE HEAD OF STEAM and family catchup

Hello we were in a motel for the night Friday 23rd June after that HUGE meal lol 
me doing a bit of hooking while watching Graham Norton show ☺

Now as the title of post is steam train, this sure ain't one lol 

gave us a chance for another shadow pic while waiting......

and wait we did.......freezing and for 2+ hours 😬😬

and no this also ain't steam lol 

but finally after many delays due to other trains can you see something 😀😀


here they come.....yay lucky me 

and can you see that it is THREE engines


1 is D3 639 

2 is  A2  986

3 is good old R 761 which often comes to my town as the snow train each year 

12 carriages and 1 cargo coach.....amazing and the day was wonderful but COLD 

many happy travellers....... the train was from Melbourne, going to Ballarat, then onto Geelong and back to Melbourne where they were going to do a parallel run which I did not get to see......

so many other enthusiasts very happy snapping pictures and

racing along to see again further down the rail.......we had a lunch date to get to so said goodbye and on we went.....

caught up with these married lovebirds J & J 

and her Mum G and us of course.....great catchup ☺☺

then after lunch we went to the local station and thought the steam trains would have moved on, but no delays so still at the station

R761 the other 2 engines were out of site and later as we were driving away just saw them heading to the next destination, but we took a wrong turn so only saw smoke and we drove back to the city to stay that night......

and after having tea out we waked to the Melbourne station just in case the trains were coming.....I heard a TOOT ☺☺

and here comes R761


parked the carriages and went past us backwards 

then came forward 

to attach again to the carriages

never been so close ♥♥ and 1951

well lubricated wheels and pistons 


goodbye R761......we did not see the other 2 but could here them in the distance lol 

Vline diesel coming to collect other carriages .......

back to our city pad with some hooking and watching Outlander.......getting ready for our trip in Aug/Sept ☺

and now back home with more Outlander ☺☺
and for anyone interested 2 movies Paul took ☺☺

Triple header steam 

R761 back to Southern Cross 

Monday, June 26, 2017

Low carb cooking and a dear friend ♥

Back to doing more low carb cooking and here is bok choy, with garlic, spring onions, onion, sesame oil and dash of this ☺

we ate it with this crispy pork belly......yum 

hooking another fingerless mitten and watching "Pan".....

some crispy skin salmon for lunch which I love, but the man not lol 

still working on that sock......think my sock mojo has taken a big walk 

more crochet while watching "Bates Motel".......anyone out there seen this series?

chicken avocado casserole and this was delish.......recipe here and we froze the leftovers for another day ☻

low carb pizza made with almond flour recipe here and instead of plain I put some salami/mushroom/tomato/cheese ☺☺

on Tuesday 20th June we caught the train to the city as I needed to collect a ball of wool which I had left there......on my tablet I  had downloaded "Call the Midwife" so was able to enjoy 2 episodes on the trip down ☺☺

the next day this special friend also caught the train into the city to catchup with me ☺♥  we have been good friends for many many years and met via our (now ex) husbands lol  Even if we don't speak for a year it is still like we saw each other yesterday.....☺☺ 
and as for that ball of wool......did not match what I was working on 😒😒 and another ball I bought which matched in the shop from a piece I had ditto 😖😖 oh well......

later that day we caught the train back home and again I watched 2 episodes of "Call the Midwife" sure makes train travel easy ☺

on Thursday I was asked for a recent pic of me still doing the low carb thing and at least maintaining my weight ☺☺
November 2015

November 2016 so I am very happy indeed 

and on Thursday picked up these skull boots which arrived all the way from china ☺☺ and they are so comfy and LOVE them......going to be wearing these even when 70 lol 

I made us some zucchini parmesan fries for lunch and a bit crispy so rather nice 

and for tea that night a zoodle matriciana.....which is zucchini made into noodles and a yum sauce with salami/tomato/onion/cream/cheese ☺☺

on Friday we got zucchini lasagna out of the freezer and heated and enjoyed with salad....
good eating we have had lol 

we then drove to a motel we were staying at for something I/we were going to enjoy on Saturday.....we ate at a place called "Lazy Moes" and boy are the meals massive.....tried to stick to low carb with NO fries so they gave me TRIPLE salad and pita bread.......this was a chicken kebab style dish with capsicum/onion on stick.....very nice but WAY too much lol 

and yes here is what I did NOT eat......oh well was going to give me energy for next day.....
love to you all out there and any UK family/friends seeing this we are COMING BACK in September and Paul would love to here from you ♥♥ Nigel/Paul/Margaret/Clive/Liz/Colin ☺☺