Till next time,
|Erakor Island, Vanuatu - aka Paradise!! Our villa was at the top right corner|
|Empty pocket ready for the test run|
|Poached chicken, avocado & cheese on pumpkin seed sanga|
|Uhoh - not gonna fit|
|Some sacrifice was needed|
|As snug as a sanga in a pocket!|
|Ready for deployment into depths of manky work toaster|
|A tight fit, poking & prodding to load was required - I thought it was for sure not coming out ever!|
|toast it my |
|Some manhandling required to 'pop' it up - but looks promising|
|More toasted on one side than the other|
|But that's more due to the dodgy toaster I think!|
|bargain books from Ebay|
|The farm at 6am on 'dust storm' day|
The CSIRO estimated that the storm carried some 16 million tonnes of dust from the deserts of Central Australia, and during the peak of the storm, the Australian continent was estimated to be losing 75,000 tonnes of dust per hour off the NSW coast north of Sydney. The dust storm coincided with other extreme weather conditions which affected the cities of Adelaide and Melbourne.
While the cloud was visible from space, on the ground the intense red-orange colour and drop in temperature drew comparisons with nuclear winter, Armageddon, and the planet Mars. The dust storm was described by the Bureau of Meteorology as a "pretty incredible event" that was the worst in the state of New South Wales in nearly 70 years. The phenomenon was reported around the world. The Weather Channel's Richard Whitaker said: "This is unprecedented. We are seeing earth, wind and fire together".
Some of the thousands of tons of dirt and soil lifted in the dust storm were dumped in Sydney Harbour and the Tasman Sea. This increased the nitrogen and phosphate levels in the water significantly. Measurements taken two weeks after the event indicated an explosion of microscopic plant life which can be expected lead to an increase in fish numbers.
|built-ins at end of Day 1|
|built-ins at end of day 2, just need to paint the trim at the top and get the middle rehung|
|end of day 1|
|end of day 2|
|love the door finish, much nicer than the built-ins in our room! hmmm|