In addition to taking photos of wedding couples in the middle of the road I took some other photos of the Rocks Market which I thought you might like to see. It’s on every weekend all year round and has everything from clothing, jewellery, food, crafts and more.
Have you noticed how bizarre weddings have become these days? It’s no longer about celebrating with family and friends, it’s about constructing to some “fairytale memory” in video and photos of something that wasn’t really like that at all. I know of people who’ve got all dressed up in their wedding finery weeks after the wedding to have photos taken because the weather wasn’t nice on their wedding day! I think this is crazy. The world isn’t perfect, it is what it is, and your wedding day is what it is, too. What’s the point in looking at “wedding photos” that aren’t really wedding photos but something concocted weeks later?
What brought this rant on?
I took these photos when we were down at the Rocks one day of a bride and groom in the middle of the road. I just thought it was strange. What do you think.
Yes I know it’s only just July but our sewing group is making a Christmas Banner for the wonderful woman who runs the Community Centre. It’s supposed to be a surprise for her at Christmas. As with any group-related project it’s best to get everyone started early and so I’ve been given this block to make. I chose this one because I don’t have Christmas fabrics but I can use my lovely Kaffe’s for the wrapping paper.
I’ve been watching Jamie Oliver do his 30 minute meals on TV and they look lovely so I decided to buy his book. As usual I got it from The Book Depository for about half of what it would have cost me in Australia and that included postage! I know bookshops here are closing but it’s because they keep book prices artificially high. If this book was around the same price here I’d buy it here but I’m not about to give them a $30 subsidy for nothing.
The book arrived the other day and it’s full of really appetising food and I’m looking forward to trying some of the recipes. Take a look at these:
I thought I might challenge myself to see if I could do them in 30 minutes. However before I do I need to buy some of what he calls “essential pieces of kit”, most importantly a food processor. I’ve owned food processors before and found them useful, if a bit of pain to clean and difficult to store. However, at the moment I don’t have one and haven’t for several years. I’d be interested to hear any recommendations you may have. Jamie use a Magimix but there is “Jamie Olive Tefal processor” – who knows which of those is better but I suspect it’d the former which is very expensive.