It is never good to start a blog with a negative, but I need to make a quick apology for anyone who opened up the blog yesterday and found a blank entry. For some reason – probably the after effects of watching the Eurovision Song Contest first thing in the morning – I hit ‘publish’ instead of ‘save draft’. Instead of deleting the entry, I quickly typed something making a couple of errors on the way. Well…..anyway, the Food Show was great fun, the comedy too and the Eurovision Song Contest just as crazy as ever.
We had sad news last week of the death of my father-in-law. He had been ill for some time. Karl will go over to Sweden for the funeral at the end of May. However, we as a family had said ‘hello’ to a new addition at the start of the month, so there is also some joy within our Swedish family.
Meanwhile, autumn fruits and vegetables are in plentiful supply. Scented feijoas and tasty tamarillos are everywhere.
Tamarillos and feijoas
I must admit I have only eaten tamarillos just cut in half and the flesh scooped out like I would a kiwi fruit, but there are all sorts of things you can do with them, both savoury and sweet. Also around are NZ yams, those strange looking things that taste so good when roasted, drizzled with olive oil and salt at 190C for about 30 minutes.
Finally, the observant of you might have noticed that finally there is a picture at the top of the blog of Wellington. The even more observant will have noticed Thistles and Kiwis is now a featured blog on the Expats Blog website, an expats portal website. I’m also going to start building up a blogroll over the next few weeks, so watch for that as well.