Saturday, November 27, 2010

Weekend at Taupo

What a great weekend I had, we went to Taupo for the Contact Taupo cycle challenge it was great weather and the event was awesome for those riding. I took the support role again not sure if cycling 160kms is my idea of fun on a saturday morning. I also saw my friend Rita's new home, it was nice seeing her again and where she is.

Lake Taupo

Michael did an awesome job on his ride, he was looking for sub 4.30 and got a 4.24 time, that is hours and minutes. So after the ride we swam and ate then off to drinks with the GMC Team. It was a great weekend and I always liked it in Taupo, it has a great feel about it especially when it is sunny and warm.

Michael after 160kms on the bike.

T-Shirts from GMC.

Some of the GMC Team.

I also took my old school SLR with me and it was awesome to get a photo that is on film but after seeing digital photos for so long it is hard to get use to the grainy look. But there is something special about them.

Elite Men's (start)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I'm Back.

Well I have had an eventful weekend with another eventful weekend coming up. I have been in the Goldcoast which  I renamed while I was there to Coldcoast, then when I got back it was cold here. I really miss warm weather I hope I get to see some soon.

On a happier note I had to have a cupcake this morning Petal Cupcakes, they are delicious only problem is that they are right across the road from my work calling me everyday. Which I am good, I only go for a pick me up once in every few weeks. So if you are in Newmarket you must try them my favourite is Golden Syrup they taste like the best Caramel I have never made.

I just love these photos as the cupcakes look like roses.

I haven't had with tea but they are great with coffee. Just beautiful.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Eclairs! Eclairs!

Oh how we love thee, all the choc and cream heaven, Well it is hitting big time in Harrods with these little numbers.

Butter Scotch Toffee

Blueberry Violet.

 And Pistachio Raspberry, they look so delicious.  Anyway so Lorna and I decided to try it. It isn't a master piece, our first try.

Slightly different shape and our icing was a little thick but they taste so good. I made a candied lemon zest and filled them with cream and lemon curd.
Keep watching as we will make them again.


What a great day it was in Tairua, the sun was bright and the water looked inviting.  I didn't try it as I only like swimming in cold water when I am boiling.

It was a long drive from Napier but well worth it, we went out for dinner at Mannia (I think it was called) and it was beautiful.  The next day was all on as it was the start point of K1.

Michael and Mark before the start, which the rain made the day look like it was good to spoil the day.  It didn't last long. Michael had a good finish with a 2nd for his age group and 32nd overall.