Monday, May 08, 2006

one sunday in springtime

Yesterday morning, just before I woke up, I dreamt I was trying to bake a milk tart. This is odd for a couple of reasons: Firstly, because I Do Not Bake. Ever. Secondly, in the dream I wasn't getting very far because I had every single bowl that I own spread out on the kitchen counter, and I kept putting the ingredients in the wrong bowl - yep, each ingredient in a separate bowl. It was terribly frustrating and let me tell you, it ain't easy to mix dough in a colander. Maybe that's why I don't bake.
And... then I woke up. Hubby went off to make coffee and called me out to the kitchen. Well lo and behold if the Baking Fairy hadn't been busy - I was greeted by the sight of two freshly made milk tarts cooling on the counter. The kitchen was spotless and Cinderella was missing in action. Not to worry - she reappeared a little later with the smug look on her face of someone who had risen early and baked two lovely looking milk tarts. Tee hee! I'd show you a photo but the crumbs that are left don't really make for a good picture.

After breakfast I decided I wanted to go take a photograph in a particular spot, so Hubby and I went for a spin on the bike. Spring is turning to summer really quickly and the canopy of pink blossoms are rapidly falling to become a soft carpet. I took my pet frog out to enjoy the sunshine and the pretty flowers before they all disappear.
According to Hubby I earned a few odd looks taking this, lying down on my stomach in full biking gear :-)

We took the scenic route home and I had the best laugh I have had in a long time. On the way home we pulled up next to a guy in an Audi TT. As cars go, I confess this is one of my favourites. They're sleek, they're pretty, they're fast and they make a really nice growl when pressed.
Da Man in Da Audi was obviously keen to 'play'... he gave us a challenging Colgate smile and blipped his accelerator. This confused me a little because although he was in a pretty, sporty car, hubby and I were on this:

I'm guessing Da Man in Da Audi doesn't know too much about bikes.
Heh. Hehehe.
The lights turned green and the Audi pulled off with a squealing of tyres, the car's engine screaming and roaring.
Hubby gently turned up the throttle and waved goodbye, and we disappeared into the distance as though the poor man was looking for parking.

It was almost too much for me - THAT, my friends, is the very reason we bought a Blackbird! No - we don't 'dice' everything that moves. We don't need to. Just occasionally, for fun.


beadinggalinMS said...

I luv the froggie pic! So cute.
You my friend are one bad ass biker chick!! Smokin Da Man in the Da Audi!! :)

angel said...

oooh- luv the froggie!
and i am SOOO jealous of the bike darling!

anne said...

You are so going to miss that girl when she gets married... ;)
(Also... I had to look up "colander". "Sieve" sounded just fine to me until a few minutes ago. Damn.)
And yeah, I'm ever so slightly jealous of the bike. Ever so slightly.

DelBoy said...

You have a pet frog too! You'll have to bring it over to visit my 3!


Lori said...

Lets see flowers, frogs and a ride on motorcycle that does make you one very kool biker gal.
A Perfect Sunday!

kyknoord said...

I read in a psychology text that 'frustration' dreams generally indicate a need for more two-wheel time. Don't leave it so long next time.

Spookie the Warrior said...

Cool picture! And way to go smokin Da Man in Da Audi - HY WIL MOS ne! hehehe

whatalotoffun said...

Cool photo where did the froggie sit did he have a helmet on to. The adrenalin on a bike is something unbelievable.

eKapa said...

dreaming of baking? sounds more like a nightmare. i'd far rather dream of cute froggies lying on the grass amidst flower petals.

Terri said...

Beads - tee hee! It was so much fun!

Angel - It is pretty, hey?!!

Anne - Married? Oh no, darlin', it's not going to happen. Ever. We'll ground her for life so she can bake for us until we're too old to chase her.

Del - Your 3? Cuz, that's just weird ;-)

Lori - And don't you forget it!

Kyknoord - Yessir. Whatever you say sir. I will take that advice VERY seriously indeed.

Spookie - Zactly! He needs to learn to choose his battles more carefully.

Whotalotoffun - Er, no, Froggy doesn't have a helmet. It would mess up his hairdo.

eKapa - I didn't know you were that way inclined... ;-)

Jeff said...

Good food, good frog, good friends, and a cool bike.
What is a milk tart? :)

LiVEwiRe said...

No idea what a milk tart is, but good for you! =) I LOVE the frog pic! He's adorable. And if I had the bike, I'd have done the same thing... ;)

Terri said...

Jeff & LiVEwIre - Here's a link to the recipe. It's kind of dessert pie with a sweetish crust and a filling that tastes almost like condensed milk. Sort of. Well worth trying.

Oh, and LW: I don't doubt it for a second :)

Reluctant Nomad said...

I haven’t had melktert for ages! When in Cape Town, I often buy them from Pick n Pay for a sweet treat when I’m persuaded to go do some shopping. Funny thing is I never used to particularly like them but they have grown on me. And since I, unlike you, have been having baking urges of late, I may make one and introduce the poms to it.

Did the frog partake of the tarts?

The Queen of Hearts (Terri?), did bake some tarts all on an almost summer’s day. The prince (frog) of tarts did eat those tarts and drove her far away.

Terri said...

Nomad - No, the frog did not partake of the tart... it's not a real frog, silly!
Like ur poem (?) though :)