That’s it, VeganMoFo is done for another year! How was it for all of you? I feel like I kept up with my own blog pretty well this year, but I burned out a bit on my other MoFo duties, like keeping up with the official blog and commenting on all of yours. I can’t wait to take a day off from cooking this weekend and catch up on everything I’ve missed.
But of course, I can’t leave you without one last dress photo. I haven’t worn this one in a little while just because this is what I was wearing when we got stranded in Ballina earlier this year, then I had an accident when we got home and ended up in hospital. This dress saw me through probably the suckiest 48 hours of my life, so as much as I love it, I was pretty sick of the sight of it after all that! But fortunately, I’ve forgiven it- and what better way to show forgiveness than with cake?
The end of VeganMoFo is so close that I can smell it! Or maybe that’s all the last minute baking taking place in my kitchen. I thought that today I might reminisce about VeganMoFo 2011, or at the very least, a dress I bought during it!
I picked up today’s dress in October last year, in Sydney. It was a whirlwind visit for work- I flew in in the morning, worked from the office there for a couple of hours, took a quick lunch break, headed off to the launch of a policy document we’d written, then was straight back to the airport to head home. Of course, since the office is just a few blocks away from one of Sydney’s better shopping streets, my lunch break was less about lunch, and more about picking up something cute during my half hour of relative relaxation.
It was a busy day yesterday, and I was suffering from a severe case of combined MoFo-Monday mania. After cooking and cleaning and taking photos, I jumped in the shower to relax then sat down to write up my daily MoFo post, only to realise that I’d forgotten to take a dress photo! Frankly, I’m kind of impressed that it took me 29 days to forget. But these things are better late than never, so I grabbed a couple of photos first thing this morning- a process that the dogs were thoroughly confused and then excited by.
Pants was particularly keen to be involved- unfortunately, her morning face might even be less photogenic than mine.
Spring has finally sprung here in Canberra, and to be honest it’s a little confusing. I think I’d forgotten what it was like not suffer immediate facial hypothermia upon opening the front door. And I keep instinctively reaching for my coat when I leave the house. This winter was so long that early autumn is a distant, vague memory. But this weekend, we finally deemed it warm enough to start planting our veggie garden. While I out in some hardier plants like potatoes a little while ago, it was too frosty for the fun stuff- but now our tomatoes, herbs and three kinds of chillies are in, and it’s time to sit back and wait for our bounty (fingers crossed- we don’t really know what we’re doing!).
After all that digging and hard work, we’d worked up a sweat, and an appetite. There was only one real answer to both problems- ice cream!