Tuesday, 3 February 2015

February 2nd Ho Hum De Hum

Nothing great going on here folks. There was work - to keep myself in the style I am accustomed to. More work, and a bit of shopping to replenish the shelves after a weekend away.

Wait!  There was one bit of excitement. I have purchased a Bean Bag and had to buy the Bean Bag fillers. Because it is a large 450 litre capacity bean bag, the fillers I purchased were in 100 litre bags. Now what could possibly go wrong when you are trying to fill a Bean Bag with fillers - for most people not much. But for George, who has me as his 'able' assistant (cough cough), you can guarantee there will be spillage, and the wooden kitchen floor will be a wash of white. Needless to say no photographic evidence exists of this fact as we were too busy sweeping up the evidence. That actually is the good news! The bad news is that the bag is 450 litre, which I wasn't aware of. I thought it was the normal 200. So now, we have to go through this again with even more Beans. Watch this space - with either anticipation or should that be trepidation?

What I do have photographic evidence of is our dinner. Whilst we were in Waiheke over the weekend, the boys went out for a couple of hours fishing from the rocks. We were very lucky to bring the spoils home with us and yes, tonight's dinner was ocean fresh snapper. I always love it crumbed, as when it is fresh it can tend to break up in the pan. So dinner was fresh caught snapper, with home made crumbs. Accompanied by a lovely Tomato, Basil and Feta Salad. I know that combo is supposed to be Mozzarella, but we particularly enjoy it with a wonderful Bulgarian Buffalo Feta. Bon Appetit!


  1. Irene, I've been going to post on your other threads as well, but just haven't got there to do it...............life is busy at the moment. However, I do want to tell you to use your bath-tub (if you have one - you may not as not everyone does). Put your bean bag in the bathtub and then proceed to fill it - the bath contains the rampantly stray polystyrene balls beautifully, with only a few maybe escaping onto the floor. If you don't have a bathtub, maybe the shower box with door shut? Otherwise I dunno!! I know it's a hellofajob to fill a bean bag and I was totally frustrated the first time, till I came upon the bathtub method.
    Good luck! D. xx

    1. What an extremely simplistic, but wonderful idea thank you!! We do have a bath (the old claw foot so a decent size). You are wonderful for that tip thanks, as I was dreading adding the next lot :) Thanks so much xxxx

  2. ......................and another thing I forgot to say, but which you do probably do anyway......is to put as much of the open part of the bag of little white balls into the bean bag opening and try to get the flow going inside the bean bag. Funny how the polystyrene balls seem to have a magnet quality eh?

    But I had to laugh at my alternative suggestion and the thought of myself even getting into a shower box and trying to battle with filling a bean bag in there ha ha.......................probably easier to get into the beanbag myself and to hell with trying to fill it with filler, otherwise probably come out looking like a spotty monster!

    But oh yea, you lovely big deep bath should do the honours for you.