Monday, April 19, 2010


I cannot believe it has been so long since I last posted. So much water has flown under the bridge I hardly know where to start. It has been many weeks since I have even had the time to catch up with reading my favourite blogs. How sad is that ! I have only just managed to read a couple but am inspired to tap the keys again. So just a quick note before I go back to catching up with past news.

The Gorgeous Boy and I took nine days out over Easter to join a group of friends over on Fraser Island. Most of the men are ultra keen fishermen, so two, three to four hour sessions each day standing in the rod in hand...they were very happy chappies. Me....well,....I slept, then I slept a little more...sigh!!!! Then I read my book ( I have to say I took three books with me in anticipation but only managed part of the first....maybe I wasn't in the mood...maybe I am not a fan of Di Morrisey...who knows) but in an attempt to stimulate my fuggy brain I have discovered "sudoku". I am addicted. I took one book with me...only 365 games !!!!! I was well in to my 90th on our return.....oh dear this is so much worse than "Days of our Lives" !!!!!!!

I am back to reality....I have chores to do...get on with it Linda!

Before I go......I just have to show y'all this

What a man, is this man of mine :-) Fisherman extraordinaire :-) They guessed at the weight as being around six kilos...I think they said it was a snub nosed dart. Me....I just said it was delicious ! I missed the catching of this little beauty but I sure didn't get to miss the cooking of it. I think the fight that the GB had to reel it in was a tale to be told for many years to come :-). It took three burners of a four burner barbeque to cook it. Having limited resources, I seasoned it with what I could find. Chopped a little celery, onion and orange zest and laid it on a bed of thinly sliced oranges. and sloshed around a little chardonnay....(that was all I had available!!) wrapped it in alfoil and cooked it over a low heat for one a half hours. It was absolutely beautiful. Mmmmmm. It fed eleven of us for dinner (just over one side of it) and I made fish cakes for lunch the next day. I even left about a quarter of it behind for snacks as we had to leave the island and come home for Lolly's Baptism (another story :-)) We were also lucky enough to come home with an esky full of fish fillets to last us quite a few weeks. Now that's what I call a holiday!


  1. Ditto Linda, we missed you.

    I've never heard of a Dart (fish) or seen one. I dont like the fin on its back.....looks rather like a small shark.

  2. Welcome back Linda. It almost appears that you coincided your return with the commencement of the new Masterchef series.

    My daughter is addicted to the whole 'sudoku' thing and 'addiction' really is an appropriate word I think. Better than some other 'addictions' I guess. good for the brain.

    Wow that is some fish. What a proud hubby he must have been. I haven't been to Fraser island for over ten years. Would you believe we were there just ten days before that young boy was killed by a dingo on the island. And I my very own son and a friend were terrorised by a dingo just before this incident. We often wondered if it were the same dingo. Funny, the things that stay with you after all this time. Glad to see you back. Mariana xx

  3. Hi linda-GB
    Thats is a fish, it looks delicios,
    I did as I was told reading your blog, soon after sun-downers.
    see you both soon