Happy new year!

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Happy new year! (The picture is my new year glow stick, twirling.) The last couple days have been noisy as and I’m looking forward to a peaceful off-ramp before we head home. Already made sort-of plans to have a sister night while Soo is in town. Can’t wait!

Cloudy over Margaret River today. I reckon there’s a thunderstorm coming. We’ve cleared the backyard of empties and anything that might blow away. There were many empties. A whole army. I don’t understand how we make so much mess just sitting around doing nothing. I suppose all it takes is for one person to leave a bottle somewhere random to create a congregation spot for more bottles. It’s like the stank of one apple attracting stank to the whole fruit bowl.

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I played Funky Farm on Wii U last night. Cute game, but still not enough to make me buy a Wii (but I would totally borrow one). I like the idea of personal game pads. I envisage single-console multiplayer co-op game design evolving to take advantage of each user having an individual screen. If only Nintendo would integrate with my Android. The Ouya console is sounding like a great gaming platform right now.

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Only four days away from my computer and I’m already missing my routine. Some of it, anyway. I realise much of my home schedule is of my own design. I’ve been carefully crafting my life for the last few years and I’m mostly happy with it. I do love lounging around in a different town, but it’s not the same without a pet wandering in and a worm farm to throw strawberry tops into. It’s getting a bit that way, hey… Every bit of kitchen waste I’ve binned this week made me sad because it’s not going into the compost.

One day I’d like a dog or very well-trained cat who can come with me on vacation. And a portable worm tub for short visits to other places. One day.

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Today’s adventure is making gnocchi. I’ve never done it before and probably won’t finish in time for dinner, but I’m excited. We have a shitload of potatoes and I lurve using up stuff we have a shitload of. And flour was only 95c! Man, I’m totally gonna try and learn to make basic stuff like bread and shit, so we can holiday for cheaper and fresher. Promise I’ll share – like here is the gnocchi recipe.