Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Just a little stroll around the mountain

The sun struggled feebly with the mist, tried to impart a little warmth here, shed a little light there, but clearly today was going to be just another long haul across the sky.
Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams

J and I have several events that we are training for in the coming months which is certainly keeping us busy (and in a constant state of tiredness).

The next big event is the Great Lake Relay, a running race around the edge of Lake Taupo in the central North Island. J and I are the team organisers (part of this role is organising who does what leg which is always a logistical nightmare). Another part of our role is getting the team motivated (or at least trying our hardest!). As most of our 10-person team is based in Auckland some of us have been doing team training runs round One Tree Hill in the weekend (random fact: U2 wrote a song named after this hill).

The best part of the team training is, of course, the indulgence afterwards...

How about waffles with berries, various indulgent sauces and topped off with various chunks of chocolate? I love my waffle maker (so does my team naturally!) ☺

Our last team run was on Friday,
Waitangi Day over here. What better way to finish off a training run than with a traditional kiwi BBQ in the summer sun.

An awesomely huge vege burger filled with baby spinach, avocado, grilled mushroom, onion, grated sheese, J's Mum's spicy tomato sauce and this very tasty new vege pattie J's Aunty discovered for us in the freezer section of the supermarket. We stocked up and bought several packets!

As an aside, at the Ocean Noise presentation last night all the food was vegetarian...I was quite amazed! Also impressive was the almost full house. Yay!


  1. Oh. My. Gosh.

    That waffle needs to get in my belly now!!!

  2. That burger looks so great! And so does the waffle, all smothered in love like that.

  3. hello :) thanks for the comment on my blog, it made A LOT of sense to me! you sound like you have a lot of knowledge and an intelligent head on your shoulders.

    not to mention AMAZING TASTE IN EATS! that burger looks like heaven to me. and i love that your waffle is like a giant flower:) cutie!! xxxx

  4. Yes the weather has been pretty crazy here! Your poor cousin, being stranded is never fun!

    I love the look of the waffle- picturing that while racing would definitely make me want to pick up the pace!

    That is a seriously scrummy looking burger too- a good idea to stock up on them!

  5. what. is. that. breakfast?!?!?!!

    it looks rediculous

    i'm erin
    new jersey.
    hate it
    can we switch houses?!



  6. Whoa that waffle is calling my name! Did you make it yourself?