Friday, July 08, 2011

I was given an ostrich egg for my birthday (A)

The Herberts, friends from church, gave me this very large, beautiful ostrich egg on the 3rd of July. Wow. Apparently they take an hour and a half to boil! I decided to make an omelette...and to try to save the shell. After consulting the internet and watching various youtube videos, we got out the hammer and screwdriver, a skewer and a straw. I had my helpers, one of whom became the official photographer - thanks for that Eddie.

Blowing out the egg...we all had a go, but Roo decided not to continue after Seb warned him to blow and not suck! I think he got worried he might get confused and end up drinking raw egg. We all laughed at the funny farty noises the process made!

Here is my church small group enjoying omelette...what you saw cooking in the frying pans were only using HALF the egg! Needless to say we had egg for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Luckily David and Gretta arrived that day, and Sam and Becca with kids, all joined us for dinner! The giver of the egg is sitting front right in the final picture - thank you Ali.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

This morning and this afternoon (A)

A morning visit to the hospital after a sleepless night...Reuben has lymphangitis (infection of the lymph gland) causing pain, swelling and high temps and general glad we have it diagnosed and on meds.

Finally asleep

On a happier note, we thoroughly enjoyed David and Gretta's arrival yesterday. Sam and fam came for dinner, and it was sunny on the terrace, and it is so good to be together.