It's been a long stinking hot summer,
finished off with an almighty bang,
well blow anyway.
We were slammed by ex cyclone Oswald.
Now anyone who has had an 'ex' knows how
ugly things can get and this 'ex' was no exception.
We live right on the coast and get strong winds all the time
but this was really something.
My pool became a compost heap,
we had no internet, phones playing up,
only two tv channels (oh the inhumanity), the security system was knocked out
and leaves and dirt blown where I never thought it could get.
We were lucky though, as we still have a house and
many others had theirs washed away.
I have been cleaning up the yard and house,
instead of painting, but now I'm back.
I have been catching up with pet portraits all week
|Just got the under painting done on these and no those eyes aren't that red||. It's just my bad photography!|
but made some time this afternoon to
join in this weeks Artist's Playroom.
The theme this week is what's in your pantry
and believe me you really don't want to know.
I don't like to cook and so there isn't anything exciting in there.
I did see this bottle of sauce and thought it would be appropriate.
This sauce came about because nasty old Heinz
decided to take it's processing off shore and sacked all the workers and the farmers
who grew the tomatoes.
A wonderful man named Dick Smith bought the old plant,
hired the local farmers and Oze Sauce was born.
Dick Smith makes other products as well and they are all Australian
owned and grown, which is fabulous in this day and age.
So this is my little ode to the Aussie, both the battler and the weather.
May Oze Sauce grace my pantry for many years to come.
You've seen what's in my pantry,
now why not pop on over to Jenn's
Artist's Playroom and see what the others
have in their pantry.
It might be tasty.