"It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle."
Ernest Hemingwayemail me if google hasn't got the answer..
Is it odd, genius or reckless that Patrick & I own Abarths (& let women drive them;)
Sazerac x 6 with 2 of the finest men in Australian menswear - Should be obvious who as the rest are dirt bags..
* Great night @pjohnsontailors & @johnnymutts
(Taken with Instagram at The Baxter Inn)
Blast from the past - 2011: My good friend RED’s first day in HKG (TST HKG).
* Another lucky shot
(Taken with instagram)
Catching up with a buddy from HKG before the rugby..
* I think as one will be OK now that I’m off the bike for a few months
(Taken with Instagram at Buffalo dining club)
I even got ANZAC cookies from my MostExerent friend today.
Please have a look at her tumblr for craft ideas & maybe some ukelele magic.
Baking always tastes better when there is an occasion. This occasion was not a particularly pleasant one, with a good friend of mine breaking a limb that needs surgery. With a request for baked goods and the thought of surgery tugging at the ol’ heartstrings I decided to bake a much loved favourite - ANZAC biscuits. A yummy and fitting tribute to a trooper!
This recipe is one of my favourites and comes from ‘Grans Kitchen’ - recipes from the notebooks of Dulcie May Booker. This book has a collection of old style kiwi classic baking with other things like Cornish Pasties and Peanut Brownies. I halved the recipe here as the batch is quite large.
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup plain flour
Just under 1/2 cup raw sugar
1/2 tablespoon golden syrup
1/2 tablespoon boiling water
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
In a saucepan gently melt the butter then add the golden syrup and heat, stirring until thoroughly combined. Place baking soda in a cup then pour the boiling water over. Pour this foaming mixture into the warm butter/golden syrup mix and stir - it should get foamy.
Add the wet to the dry ingredients, stirring with a fork to combine. This particular mix was quite crumbly. When forming the biscuits use a scooped hand place enough mix in your hand to make a mound and squeeze together.
Place handfuls of mix on an oven tray lined with baking paper, this batch made 10 biscuits.
Bake at about 190 degC (again with oven and no temperature gauge) and when they’re brown they’re done - about 12 min.
NB* He hasn’t tried them yet so will wait for the verdict tomorrow - Good Luck in surgery G!
Who is R_D or RED?
To answer the messages: a very good friend of mind who tells me to “pull my head in” (other than my Sistah) as well as able to arrive late & get away with it all the time.
& she is wearing a Orcival cotton jersey from me last year for her b/day.
Yes that is a rude finger ❌
She has a great tumblr page which you should visit http://redjo.tumblr.com/
(Taken with instagram)
From the workbench: Brown-Blue Double Bar Repp Tie
Untipped with hand rolled edges in a lightly lined six fold construction. Custom woven silk by Vanners for Vanda Fine Clothing.
(If you haven’t already noticed, brown/blue is amongst our favourite colour combinations!)
From the workbench: Red Prince of Wales Necktie
Untipped with hand rolled edges in a lightly lined six fold construction. Made with silk woven in Italy.
Tie porn indeed!
Good Friday Ride - we have decided to rename the Beaches Ride to the “Raconteur” due to the sheer amount of “Racks-on-Exhibition” along the beaches this AM.
* There is no doubt that Sydney is blessed with women that are healthy & naturally beautiful.. A consensus amongst the riders this morning
Out a here!
* This car just likes to be pushed..
(Taken with Instagram at Salon X)
Gerald & Diane - GREAT products of Singapore
* We always have a good time when I’m in town.
Dinner last evening with our good buddy Gazman70k. Caught geeking out over the beautiful buttonholes from his Mystery Bespoke Tailor!!
Back for more Buffalo goodness
& so it started..