Wednesday, May 13, 2009

New scene


Mmmm the deck took longer than I thought, looks good though and it's a nice feeling thinking of my grandchildren running about on it. And it's taken a couple of days to get the blogosphere up and running in the new house (well new to us). The view isn't as good but it's still very good. We overlook Cooks Beach (so named after the great explorer walked on it) that's it with Lonely Bay my favourite beach in the foreground and we can still see Flaxmill Bay where Chica Bonita is moored. We will be warm, sunny and snug for the winter and it even has a studio in the garden where I can lock myself away and produce masterpieces.
I have my first gig as personal chef on Saturday night. My mate Pauls' mum is turning 80 so I'm travelling up to Auckland to cook for 15 of the family. It's a long way to travel but it's nice to know the punters so I can bluff my way through easier!
The sky is lightening with orange milk, silhouetting the pruned pine trees on Cooks Bluff like giant catapillars and the sea is the colour of poured mercury. Time to take the smelly dog for a walk and terrorise the local rabbit population!

9 comments:

BBC said...

Nice life you have there my friend. But the grandchildren are going to have to pay for it, I'll give them about ten more years and they are going to be in deep shit and just thankful if they have food.

Oh well, screw it, I'm going camping and it's not likely I will be here in ten years anyway so why in the hell should I care about anyone's grandchildren?

Not many rabbits around here anymore, and will be even less as things go along.

fucoid said...

congrats on your first personal chef gig. i thought that was a great idea. your fusions sound excellent. don't get much of that creativity out here...

chook said...

Billy....I don't mind helping my grandchildren out but I don't think it will come to that. Unfortunately my son who is 17 is struggling to find winter work, he has a summer job for 7 months on board a glass bottomed boat but winter is a different story. Everything shuts down. He's a good kid though so I don't mind having him around and we work a bit together.

fucoid....I think because we are such a young country we are very open to ideas and because we are so isolated we have become very resourceful so I see a lot of creativity in food, architecture and the arts

Shubhajit said...

I really like the line.."The view isn't as good but it's still very good."

I think your whole life is based on this philosophy..If I'm right then I would say you are a great man!

Swinging between sea and land it is not so easy life but this is the way everyone struggles in his or her domains...

I've learnt that every philosophy is good and worthy if and if we can walk on that path...

BBC said...

A glass bottomed boat would be interesting, for a while.

chook said...

Shubhajit....yes I do tend to see the best in everything which makes me a great man in my own home. As great as I want to be!
I think every philosophy is right if we treat it good and worthy when we walk on its' path

Billy....he must learn to make a start. Captain of a glass bottomed boat could become captain of a superyacht.

Mona said...

Glad you like it! As soon as I saw that image I thought of you on yr boat...sounds a good lifestyle you have, if you get to Fiji again you should try and tape that muso you mentioned!
Regards/

chook said...

It was actually Vanuatu and I'm sure I have a video of it somewhere. I'll see if I can dig it out.
I tried to post the little sailing boat on my blog but failed. Any tricks?

Mona said...

Chook save the pic as normal but as it is a .gif, blogger won't allow you to post it so go to Tinypic (google it) and then upload the pic there and they will give you an html code which you just cut and paste into yr blog!
may sound complicated but it's easy-peasy, after all if I can do it...
regards/
PS for yr blog I would reverse negative the pic before uploading, itwould look better I think.
If you have any probs get back to me and I will do it for you and send you the code OK