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French Pastries, Baby Goats and A Bedouin Tent

I am bundled in numerous layers and parked right in front of the heater on this blustery Autumn day. For the first time I believe my Aussie friends who’ve been promising me for months that it really does get cold in Australia.

I love it.

It is so nice to plan steaming stews and hearty meat pies and actually be cold enough to want to eat them.

This weekend I got to go to my very favorite French bakeryChouquette in New Farm – and get my two favorite pastries: Pain au Chocolat and Croissants des Amandes. Oh my. They were heavenly with cups of milky Italian espresso on a shivery morning.

Saturday morning I accompanied my dear friend Ann (from thisANNthat) to Brisbane where I got to do a photo shoot of her cheese demonstration. We had such a fun time and I got to taste test her delicious creations: mozzarella, labna, yoghurt, quark, and cottage cheese. I was so inspired that I immediately began writing a list of the things I need to start making my own cheese.

Saturday afternoon we got to visit with my dear friends Barbara (from Winos and Foodies) and Bryan for a gorgeous lunch overlooking the Brisbane River. It was so good to see them. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sunday morning we woke to find three new baby goats!! They are so cute and, even better, strong and healthy. Three little boys who are already toddling about on wobbly legs. (Click here to see more pictures)

Sunday afternoon our Black Wolf medieval friends came over and, in spite of outrageously wild winds, managed to put up the incredible Bedouin tent they made themselves. Isn’t it beautiful! I love the striped fabric and gorgeous tapestry for the doorway, not to mention the golden ropes and multi-colored floor mats. I am staggered by the amount of work they put into this and I can’t wait to sleep in here at our next medieval shindig. ๐Ÿ™‚

Now, dear ones, I must go make a pot of stew then feed my goats.ย  In a little while Bear and I are off for a drive on this wondrously beautiful day and I’m really looking forward to it.

How was your weekend?




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Margo Millure - *teleport now*………. Didn’t work! But as always I appreciate you taking me along w/ you with your words and pics.

Krista - ย Never fear, darling! When you come to stay with me we shall do ALL of the above. ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t wait to take pics of you decked out in medieval gear. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Ayngelina - Wow you certainly have a lot of experiences I would never guess happen in Australia.

Annette | Bucket List Journey - Please, just lock me in a pen with the baby goats! They are adorable ๐Ÿ™‚

bellini - It sounds like a wonderful way to spend the day Krista. I was in my garden plot at the community garden at 7:00. Came home and had a wonderful breakfast. Cleared off the deck and purchased several colourful pillows to brighten up the outdoors, planted some flowers and herbs in pots and cleaned in anticipation for the kids visiting next weekend.

Hila - oh dear, those goats are too cute! When I see pictures like these I just want to reach through the screen and cuddle them.

Yes, it does actually get cold here, occasionally ๐Ÿ™‚

Christine - Sounds like a blissful weekend!

William Stoneman - Pastries look delectable! ย  I hope you enjoyed them as much as I enjoyed your pictures. ย 

Faith - Sounds like the perfect weekend, my dear!ย  Those little goats are the sweetest…so cute!ย  The cheese demonstration sounds like so much fun…and the tasting…mmm!ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Duchess - Not nearly as adorable as yours!ย 

Krista - ย I am constantly surprised by Australia, Ayngelina. ๐Ÿ™‚ My preconceived notions have been utterly obliterated. ๐Ÿ™‚

Krista - ย Oh, your day sounds absolutely wonderful, Val!! How lovely to be puttering with plants and pretty fabrics, making your nest beautiful. ๐Ÿ™‚

Krista - ย I just got back from cuddling them in the early morning sunshine, Annette. They are darling! :_)

Krista - ย Aren’t they lovely, Hila? I love them so much. ๐Ÿ™‚ They make me so happy. ๐Ÿ™‚

Krista - ย It really was, Christine. ๐Ÿ™‚

Krista - ย I sure did, William!! They were absolutely delicious. ๐Ÿ™‚

Krista - ย It was beautiful, Faith, spent with such dear people. I loved it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Krista - ย Awww, I wish I could’ve shared it with you, Duchess! ๐Ÿ™‚

Kitchen Butterfly - Oh the weekend was good but I love yours – all the wonderful things you get up to, and how your zeal and zest shine through! Enjoy ‘stew’ ย season

Charu - Oh my goodness, Krista, those photos are MAGICAL. I just got back from Jordan where I stayed in a Bedouin tent too. Deliciousness and yes, give me that baby goat!ย 

Krista - ย I surely will, dear Oz! ๐Ÿ™‚ I made boeuf bourgignon this week and it was heavenly. ๐Ÿ™‚

Krista - ย Thank you, Charu! ๐Ÿ™‚ How fun to stay in a tent in Jordan. That must’ve been such a fun experience! ๐Ÿ™‚

Weirdcombinations - Krista, these baby goats are so cute. It sounds like your are enjoying your chilly weather down there. I just got a call from my family in Brazil and the the temperature there is pretty cold now ย 12c. One thing about being in San Francisco is that it never feels quite a northern or southern hemisphere weather. Temp is 11c or 52F right ย now pretty cold for the time of the year. Good thing that in a week I am going on vacation to enjoy the heat of Arizona! can’t wait!
Cheers,
Hegs

Krista - ย Thank you, Hegs. ๐Ÿ™‚ I just love the cuddly fellows. ๐Ÿ™‚ San Francisco is my absolute favorite US city. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you have a fantastic time in Arizona!!

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