Looking back at the photos I took last year, it was a pretty busy one! 2012 marked one year living in San Francisco and we had a few visitors and trips. One picture per month.
Entries Tagged 'What I’ve been doing' ↓
February 9th, 2013 — What I've been doing
January 1st, 2013 — What I've been doing
November 21st, 2012 — What I've been doing
Second time we’ve had a wedding anniversary in the Bay Area – #3 we were visiting Bev and Dan, this year it’s a normalish day at work and we’re in the office. I say normal-’ish’ because it’s the day before Thanksgiving and we were wondering this morning how to tell our usual coffee posse a.k.a. Girls’ Coffee Club that we might like to go off on our own when we realized the rest of the group were all out of the office prior to the long weekend.
So we went around to our usual coffee haunt and stayed in to drink our coffee at 10.21am on the bench with a special treat – peanut butter cookie. There was even a heart in my coffee
November 19th, 2012 — What I've been doing
The Bay Bridge is going to be the subject of a fancy sparkling light installation starting March next year. They’ve raised some public funds to pay for it – I donated! Will be great to see the bridge glittering outside our window. You can see an artist’s rendering of what the bridge will look like here (The Bay Lights website):
Apparently the lights are being installed at nights already but despite me staring groggily out the window whenever I wake up in the night, I’ve not yet seen any action.The organization installing the lights posted this photo on their Facebook page from last week – might get to see them when they get to the city side of the bridge.
July 4th, 2012 — What I've been doing
8 years blogging today. Wow. The last year may’ve been a bit light, moved to San Francisco and got sucked into starting the Xero office here so have gone for long periods without posting. However the reviews category is full of San Francisco coffee shops that I’m sharing with people who ask on Twitter (makes me feel like a VIP) as well as some general travels around the States for trade shows.
April 12th, 2012 — What I've been doing
What a special treat! And on a real 4-group La Marzocco. But that’s all I can say – I’ve deleted everything I was going to write and show because it’s come to my attention that some authorities here might frown upon the fact that I touched a cafe’s coffee machine.
That is all.
Forgot to post this picture of the awesome Manhattan coffee map that The Mister found for me – we’ve been to loads of the places too! Must get it framed for the kitchen wall.
January 12th, 2012 — What I've been doing
Stepping out for work! Boots a third the height of Beckett’s but I think I’ve seen her in this shirt!
January 11th, 2012 — What I've been doing
Tried to get a picture of the full moon over the bridge a couple of nights ago but it hasn’t worked very well. For all the fog and haze that hangs around the hills and bay here usually, the night sky here is just stunning at the moment. The hills over in Berkeley and Oakland are extremely clear and sharp and all the lights are very sparkly and reflective on the water. It’s a joy to come home to.
I asked my new friend the Bay Bridge on Twitter (yes, a tweeting bridge) if there were New Year fireworks in the harbor – he replied that they were right overhead!
We decided to stay awake this year so invited Kara over for dinner and a show, and dressed up a bit.
We had pulled pork and I made lemon meringue pie from scratch – hot on the heels of the successful non-tanty pastry for Xmas fruit mince pies I thought I would try a full-sized pastry based pie. It was touch and go with the pastry being a little crumbly and I had to patch the sides once I got the pastry into the dish but other than my lemon filling being runny and my meringue not being anywhere as fluffy and high as Mother’s it worked out fine!
After being worried earlier in the day that the 2 towering apartment buildings out our window were going to block the fireworks we were very exited to see that we could actually see most of them! They were good and noisy and went on for 15 minutes with lots of whooping in the streets below. It was freezing out on the balcony taking photos. Traffic on the bridge slowed down and everyone on the fireworks side slowed to a crawl and the cop cars with their loud speakers that came along to shout at them to keep moving didn’t have much luck!
We opened some orange and green fortune cookies to start out the year.
Happy New Year everyone!