Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The return of the camera

So I took my camera out the other day for the first time in ages. the reason? Well when my super-awesome cousin brought me a present from Morocco and it looked like this:


I figured that not documenting it before opening would be some kind of travesty.

So without further ado I give you my collection of potentially (but not actually) illicit substances from overseas:


On the left is white powder from Thailand (it’s pure MSG, in case you were wondering) and on the right we have peppermint tea from Morocco.

I LOVE peppermint tea. I’m quite a tea nut anyway (tea is soup between meals, what’s not to love?) and I love anything minty, so to find peppermint tea is pretty much as good as it gets.

Plus the adventure of making loose-leaf tea:


(not to mention getting the leaves out of the spout afterwards)

and of course hunting through the cupboards for a glass cup, because half of the joy of interesting teas is the colour:


Mmmmm, tea!

Of course I felt that I should use the opportunity to photograph my dogs – the violent vicious one who bites vets (and boyfriends, but that’s another story)


(do you feel the rage?!)

And the timid fluffy one who I had shaved so that she looks like a gremlin/Gollum:

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She refuses to stand still as she’s terrified of the camera shutter, so I had to sneak up to her while the other one was posing like a champion and wondering why she got all the attention


(once again, look at the scary scary puppy…)

Oh, and while I’m at it, I should show you all the reason why I whined about my feet hurting for most of Friday evening (to be fair they didn’t really hurt, but wooden-slat floors + heels = deathtrap)



Vanessa said...

oooh! 1.) I love the shoes. I could never walk in them but they are so pretty. Yay for buying them.
2.) You dog looks gorgeous, shaved. I love it.
3.) Your dog bit P1? He's so cute, must have been P1's fault ;)

Tamara said...

Peppermint is awesomeness that you can bottle. Love the stuff. But those packages do look super dodge. What do you want 100% pure MSG for, btw?

Your dog bit P1? Story, please. Vets I can understand. If someone was going to put a thermometer up my whazoo I'd bite them too!

African Bliss said...

Gorge shoes, glad you survived your last post. Whats with msg

Hannah said...

Gah I love the shoes and the puppies and the serious business of tea!

Kath Lockett said...

I'll let you keep the peppermint tea (I'm a lemon or green or fruit gal myself) and the MSG (what for?) but the doggie - especially the vet biting one - I'll have, thanks. Give them both a kiss from me!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE those shoes! Peppermint tea with sugar is my altime favorite tea and I want to cuddle your doggies :)

Luke said...

A-ha ha ha! Jesse looks so silly all shaved! Poor thing! I'm sure she's much more comfortable in the heat now though! :D

Candice said...

Oooh! Tea! Yay for tea! And your doggies are so cute - it's been ages since I've last seen them! I'm so glad that you got your camera out again!

EEbEE said...

Your one dog has a permanent frown! It's awesome!

i didn't much like peppermint tea to be honest, it felt like i was drinking a large mug of warm toothpaste (yuck yuck yuck...)

(also how long have you been wearing heels? i've no recollection of you in heels in all my all fairness it has been a few years)

Spear The Almighty said...

Cool Pics!