Monday, April 28, 2008
sunrise in queenstown
Originally uploaded by mmm gin
Mornings in the mountains are always a treat. Over the long weekend blue and I headed down to Fiordland to check out Milford Sound and the beautiful scenery. We got a late afternoon start on Thursday so ended up stopping halfway in queenstown for the night. We woke up to the sun creeping over the mountains and the moon still high in the sky. There were also lots of great little low clouds in the valleys and over the lakes. I made blue stop several times so I could take photos.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Anzac stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, and anzac day is April 25. Not to generalize, but it is kind of like Memorial Day in the states (not to be confused with Labor Day ;). It marks the day of first major military action by Australia and New Zealand (in WWI, btw that sentence was totally plagiarized from wikipedia).
Anyway anzac day is great for 2 selfish reasons. 1: I get the day off work. 2: anzac biscuits.These delicious little gems are little more than oats, sugar, butter and coconut. mmmm... I added some sultanas (slightly different from raisins) and chocolate buttons to half. I worked from two different recipes: eating out loud had one up and the australian government did too (I figured they would know what they are talkin' 'bout). There are only very slight differences between the two.