Saturday, February 04, 2006

Look what I did!

I made sushi for the first time ever. I'm quite impressed with myself. In hindsight I think the carrot was a mistake - should it have been cooked perhaps? - but the smoked salmon, cucumber and avocado were delicious. I would rather have used raw sushi fish - salmon or tuna - but raw sushi grade fish 3 1/2 hours from the ocean? I don't think so. I was a little disappointed with the pickled ginger I bought - far too sweet.

In other news, today I successfully bid on these on Ebay. I can't believe I got them for only $325.

Just kidding. $15. You see, I have this fanastic clock on the wall in my living room (third photo in my last post). I inherited it from my aunt and uncle, and we're pretty sure that there was a key with it when it left Oamaru, but since then it's been to Napier, Perth, Berkeley and Regional Australia, and this is the first time I've actually tried to get it working. Only to discover that it needs winding. And that I have no key.

I have no idea what size key it needs, but I think these are the right kind, so hopefully one of them will work. And the others I was thinking I can turn into rather interesting pendants for necklaces.