Only a few more days until Christmas and the kids are working heaps during the holidays however we were all home the other night so we went and saw our favourite Christmas Lights and I took a few photos. Thanks for popping in and reading my blog whether you leave a comment or not it's great to share recipes and our everyday life on here and have a record of it in years to come. 2023 is going to be an amazing year, bring it on. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.
Sunday, November 20, 2022
Around here there's one week left of school for 2022 and I will have one child in Senior next year and then we are done with school. Where does the time go with my first born completing his first year of University. I haven't taken many photos lately which makes me a bit sad as the kids are off doing their thing most of the time so it's me and the bird.
My veggie garden is full of weeds however I did grow some womboks which the snails also loved. They are pretty easy to grow and I know around Christmas time Womboks are around $8 each in the supermarkets. On Christmas Day we make the Noodle salad which is on the back of the Changs Noodle packet and it's always a big hit with our family as in Queensland we have hot Christmas Days. About 20 years ago we went to a BBQ dinner at a work colleague's place and she made this salad and we have been making it for Christmas every year since. Here's a few photos of late.
On Friday I made some Gingerbread Biscuits however I think I will use a different recipe next time as the mixture was a bit dry and also the spices weren't as strong. They all got eaten so they couldn't have been that bad.
Monday, October 31, 2022
It's that time of the year when in October / November the Christmas Island Red Crabs on Christmas Island all march together towards the ocean for the mating season. The Christmas Island Red Crab is by far the most obvious of the 14 species of land crabs found on Christmas Island. It is estimated that there are 40-50 million of these bright red land crabs all over the Island.
Christmas Island is located in the Indian Ocean, 1500 kms West of the Australian mainland and 2600 km from Perth, Although it is an Australian Territory, Christmas Island's nearest neighbour is Indonesia which lies about 350 kms to the North. The Island is around 500 kms from Jakarta.
In 1958, the Island was excised from Singapore and sovereignty was transferred to Australia. As part of the transfer, Australia paid Singapore £2,800,000 as compensation for lost phosphate revenue. Christmas Island became an Australian Territory on 1st October, 1958 - a day still celebrated on the Island as Territory Day.