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po-tay-toes

a couple of months ago, just before I left for SG for the wedding, I was trying to get rid of some vegetables. So we had a bag of potatoes, that, well, were growing. So I chopped up pieces with ‘eyes’ on them and planted them.

I read up about growing potatoes and I learnt that you basically wait for the plant above to die, and then you dig out the potatoes. If any.

Just like it was with carrots, I was really curious at how potatoes were grown. oh the temptation. but I couldn’t. I wanted nice big potatoes..not tiny ones.

And then! an opportunity arose today. I’m guessing one of the friendly neighbourhood pets had landed on my potato patch and broke one of the plants. for once, i wasn’t annoyed with the cat. I eagerly rushed to dig the root up, so see what I’d find beneath.

I found cute baby potatoes!! The picture above shows 3 potatoes growing from one ‘eye’. Tempted to use them for a salad. Brings a new meaning to the term ‘baby potatoes’. But I didn’t. It went into the compost bin. haha.

but aww..so cute. I’ve got about another 4 plants left. hopefully they survive the summer!

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‘big’ weekend

Saturday was a chill & relax day. Or rather a lazy day.

We had big plans for the weekend. i.e., tidy up the house and pack away the wedding memorabilia, clean the house a little, do more laundry, tidy up the gardening..etc.

Key word being ‘had’. =D

We did most of the stuff. It was a lazy Saturday, we slept in till about 10.30am. I was in two minds about going out for brunch. Our usual weekend dim sum brunch at our regular place. Plus I had baked bread for the week and had bought some shaved roast beef to go with sandwiches. I thought we should try to be good, save some money and stay home and eat breakfast.

Decisions decisions. We ended up going out for brunch and taking a walk in the city cos the weather was just so good despite feeling damn lethargic. haha. Popped into Myer to have a look, then popped into Fossil (my favourite brand) to have a look at the watches and wallets. I know, I already have enough watches. Bah. =P

Managed to do some tidying of the garden. Staked the tomato plants, and cleared some weeds. Still thinking of what to plant in the empty patches. I’m really quite proud of the tiny blueberry bush we’ve got. We’ve got some massive blueberries! Last year we only managed 2 edible berries. This year, we’ve already had about 20 berries! Not alot, but quite alot for me esp when I’ve had this little bush for 2 years. hehe.

Must plant the peach tree soon tho.

Dinner was a simple affair of leftover mexican chicken burgers from the night before. That and many many episodes of HK drama. Currently watching 宫心计. Soooo addictive! In the week that we’re been back, we’ve basically caught up 2 weeks’ worth of episodes. If anything, I’ve been waiting all year for this particular drama. Oh the scandals within the palace, and the unscrupulous things the concubines & slaves do to get places. *shivers in anticipation* haha. That’s HK drama for you. =P

Brunch on Sunday was a little bit fancier. We had a roast beef roll each, with a salad of chorizo, broccolini & a poached egg. Eh, my first attempt at poached eggs came out better than I expected!! Felt quite healthy having that kind of brunch on a Sunday arvo..haha. Just missing the patio overlooking the backyard. =P

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long weekend

good ol Queen.

*laugh* that’s what Dan said when we were talking about the upcoming long weekend, with Monday being the Queen’s birthday. And then we had a moment saying ‘God save the Queen’. hahaha.

Gonna be chilling this weekend. Donald and I have been catching up on sleep for the past couple of nights. Bedtime at 8.30pm just so that he’ll get enough rest for his morning shift at Ikea. It doesn’t really help me, cos I’m up at 6am..and then going back to sleep, and then waking up..etc.

Definitely going to catch up on my gardening. It looks APPALLING! Compost going in, and then some soil and blood and bone. Can’t wait =)

Probably going to have to start on some of the wedding preps for the wedding in Singapore. A month long celebration! haha. Currently waiting for more photos to come in. I’m gonna be compiling it into an album hopefully! Sam’s got an awesome shot of us laughing whilst the bridal party were giving their speeches. It can be seen here.

Gonna go watch Up 3d again today I think! Guess who’s gonna have ice cream for a free Gold Class upgrade? haha

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