The photo I took for Project 365 today (number 300 it turns out!) was of a small bunch of flowers stuck in a park bench on Lambton Quay … one of those hand-picked bunches with a bit of tinfoil around the end, probably stuffed with a wet tissue like kids often do. It wasn’t exactly abandoned but you had to wonder about it’s story. Was it an unwanted/embarrassing gift that someone stuffed between the slats after putting their bag on the bench and ratting through it for something hoping no-one would notice the disguised opportunity to ‘nicely’ ditch the flowers; was it an attempt along the same lines as the Outdoor Knitters to beautify the city on a sunny morning; or perhaps a social experiment by someone to see who noticed it there and stopped to take a photo … ?
October 28th, 2010 — Out and about
October 28th, 2010 — Reviews
We’ve got a bit out of sync with the coffee beans lately – all because we were out of town one Saturday and unable to get them from Customs Brew Bar and then a long weekend full of baking meant we drank more coffee at home than normal. So The Mister had to go down to Customs on Tuesday morning to see what they had … we knew Ralph’s Brazilian wouldn’t be an option as they’re the quickest to sell out at the weekend. However, he recommended Guatemalan Palhu Estate. After the last time I tried beans on our Supreme Friend’s recommendation and I reported back to them that the coffee tasted like a banana skin in the compost, I thought I better pay closer attention this time. I even sipped the espresso just after it came out of the machine before turning it into a latte. So from espresso to last drop of latte, as the coffee cooled, here’s my range of flavours:
- that savoury flavoured edge that a caramel toffee often has
- cup of tea (eeeuuw gross, I hate tea, so it was a rather unpleasant ending)
How did I do?