Yes, one of those "oh my I haven't updated anyone for an age" and before you contemplate just WHAT dire things may have happened when my MIL fed me her lasagne, let me assure you that we are all hale and hearty and in love with all members of extended family that we have met thus far.
However, now the US is blessed again with MIL and her friend where they can recount adventures of the land of the endless cloudburst. I think they got 3 days of sunshine in all of their travels - which is great for the mother/son bonding opportunities (when it rains, V can't work) but not the best advertisement for the "Sunshine State".
Of course, the next few days looks like more of the same, with Tropical Cyclone Ului set to cross the coast and give some amazing surf conditions. Thank goodness Ului started in Fiji, otherwise it would be TC Laurence which sounds far more stuck up.
Spag Bog caused a bit of consternation on my last post - it is the Aussification of Spaghetti Bolognaise (obviously) and every mama has HER OWN recipe for it. My mothers originated on the back of a Campbell's can and is pretty fantastic - my version has a few additions and all too often no wine (as I haven't had a quoffing bottle available for the pot of late).
We now have a set-top box that works - after a fashion. There is a HUGE post in my draft section about the adventures there - rivals the washing machine saga... Suffice to say that it ain't all it is cracked up to be, and hasn't been there for me in my hour of need (which tends to be between 2 and 4 am - the dreaded Infomercial Hour). The good news is that Paris has decided for the main part that it is also woeful to be awake for such viewing and so sleeps through.