Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Jack Frost

Winter has come barrelling into town and it is absolutely freezing. I just can’t get used to it. Already we have pulled out the second duvet and now sleep under so many layers that the weight of feathers and wool presses you down and you can hardly roll over in the night. On the weekend it poured with rain and the wind whipped the drops against the window panes. I got under a blanket with the heater on and did some knitting. It was lovely.

Thursday, 16 April 2009


The Still

The Quince

The Aftermath

We had a lovely Easter at the beach, it was perfect Autumn weather and we planted 1000 daffodils ready for spring and my sisters boyfriend dug up two huge patches in the over grown veggie garden and we planted potatoes, onions, beet root and spinach. We also harvested two washing baskets full of quince from our one fairly small tree. I chopped up lots of them until I got blisters and made quince jelly and stewed quince to last us for the year. On Sunday we went to our friend Chris’ house and put the rest of the quince through a juicer where it will sit for a month fermenting with some champagne yeast. Then we run it through the still and make our first batch of family quince moonshine. Sounds kind of exciting.

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Good Oil

I did a prop making job recently for a Visa commercial which has come up looking pretty good, apparently it won ad of the week somewhere not that that is much credit to my contribution but still. I had to make all their portable pieces of technology like the T.V, Record player and fax bags it was a fun project. You can see the whole ad if you like by clicking here and looking up the director Michael Spiccia and clicking on the Visa Debit link.