This sculpture of a whale, held by a human hand, is on display at our local garden centre.
Made of stainless steel links, it glitters in the sunshine, drawing our attention to the fact that human intervention is needed to save the whales from extinction.
The sculpture was the winner of the 2014 Swell Sculpture Festival Environmental Awareness Award.
The Garden Centre is a perfect place to display such a piece.
I've been watching the Oscars. Three cheers for our four Australian actresses:
Nicole Kidman, in a column of sequins..
Kate Blanchett, always regal.
Love her blue necklace..
Naomi Watts, always finds something unusual and stunning.
Margot Robbie, the new girl on the block, in elegant black.
It is well known I love pink, so here is my line-up of 'best in pink':
Loved Keira's maternity gown
(even if it is a bit Angelina bridal veil - ish)
and after all, if Anna Wintour wears pink, then it must be OK!
PS, I rather like that red roses on black and white look, too.
Have you ever made a mug cake?
Sometimes, like yesterday, I make us a Chocolate Mug Cake for Two:
4 tbsp flour, 5 tbsp sugar, 3 tbsp cocoa powder, 1 egg, 3 tbsp milk, 3 tbsp melted butter (or oil), 3 tbsp chocolate chips, 1 tsp vanilla extract.
Mix it up in a bowl: I just whisk it with a fork.
If you are using choc chips, sprinkle a few more on the top.
When out of chocolate, I use muesli instead.
Divide between two sturdy and fairly large coffee mugs.
Microwave on medium-high for 1 minute, then for another 30 seconds, more or less according to your oven.
It is perfectly cooked when moist and gooey in the middle.
This is a dangerous recipe to know...
you are now only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time.
However, we find it a better idea than making a whole cake for two, which leads to other temptations..
Thank you all for your kind comments on my last post.
Brisbane was spared the impact of high cyclonic winds, and thanks to the flood mitigation work of the past few years, we are fine.
Spare a thought for the many towns further up the Queensland coast who are without power, water, fuel or essential supplies. Many have lost their homes.
The army is going in to help clean up, and clear the roads to restore communication with the outside world.
This is the local creek where I walk,
with much of the footpath under water.
All is now calm, and the water has receded.
Have a lovely week.