Jayeless.net

Posts categorised ‘Photos’

Holidays are over, so time to psych myself up for early starts again (yuck). Waking up before dawn is always tough, and even more so when your very comfortable cat stares at you like you’re an absolute loon! I must admit, she makes a very compelling argument to stay in bed… 🐈

a tabby cat rests on a bed, eyes closed, in dim light a tabby cat rests on a bed, eyes half-open, in dim light a tabby cat rests on a bed, eyes fully open, in dim light

A couple of days ago now, but our regular Sunday walk on the beach took place in the vicious cold and got hit by icy rain. On the plus side, the lighting got pretty spectacular. Watching my sister struggle with her umbrella looked like a shot from a movie!

photo of a young woman from behind, holding an umbrella, on a beach in the sun and rain simultaneously photo of a beach with partly cloudy skies above; coast on the left photo of a beach with partly cloudy skies above; coast at the bottom of frame photo of a beach with partly cloudy skies above; coast on the right

Some even better news from yesterday: Gidget is back to walking around normally and insisting on going on her regular adventures. Clearly we’ll finish the anti-inflammatory regimen, but otherwise… phew! 🐱

a tabby cat lies on a box with clothes on it, looking away a tabby cat lies on a box with clothes on it, looking at the camera

We got to see this little guy a couple of times over the Easter long weekend! Despite Gizmo’s best efforts, he even got tricked into getting his photo taken a couple of times 🐶

a small white dog grins on a footpath a small white dog looks back nervously on a footpath a small white dog looks up sleepily from a couch which is covered in blankets, with his chin resting on a cushion

Today for lunch I cooked something new: dal makhani, based on this recipe with some cheeky simplifications (like, instead of soaking and pre-cooking some lentils, I used a can 😅). It may not look like much, cos I didn’t bother with garnish, but it was delicious – like butter chicken sans the chicken.

a bowl with a red-brown lentil stew atop some boiled white rice

To further enjoy the perfect weather this weekend, Viv and I made it out to Sherbrooke Forest and did a 2¼ hour walk there. Beautiful scenery, and we finished early enough to get lunch at the café on site. Awesome day 😁

a gravel path leading off into a temperate rainforest. an Indian guy in a brown t-shirt stands at the foot of the path trees and ferns around a path, blue sky behind trees and ferns around a path, blue sky behind trees and ferns around a path, blue sky behind

Today Viv and I went on an extended beach walk to soak up this late summery spell. And the beach was definitely the place to be! Packed but still gorgeous. On our way back we decided to eat back all the calories burnt and then some, with ice cream from a new trendy place 🍨

a wide shot of the ocean, beach and green hills, a pavilion in the distance sand, shallow sea with some rocks, blue sky sea with some small boats in the distance, yellow sand and hardy beach shrubs in the foreground a whitish cliff viewed from the bottom looking up, a small tree on top

It’s starting to feel like working is all I ever do… and Gidget’s also seemed pretty miffed at not having humans home all day. She’s been begging me not to leave in the morning, and requiring lots of affection once we get home. Viv was happy to oblige her today 🐈

in a sunny living room, an Indian guy in a hoodie and tracksuit pants pats a tabby cat

Viv and I really enjoyed seeing “For a Good Time Call” at the MICF yesterday! (My sister was supposed to also come, but came down with a cold so couldn’t…) I may not be the most impartial of judges since I’ve known Urvi since primary school but if you’re in Melbourne and are interested in smart, funny commentary on mental health, Home and Away and multiculturalism then I’d really recommend this show 👍🏻

an exterior shot of Trades Hall, with a large MICF banner up listing all the shows they have at that venue a selfie of a brunette white woman and bald bespectacled Indian man a shot of the main first-floor hall in Trades Hall

Gidget was very unimpressed to see me packing my things to head out this morning… very much like, “What do you mean you have work again? You just had that! It’s time to stay home with cat now!” Well, good news Gidget: it’s the weekend at last 😌

a tabby cat sits on an entertainment unit next to a window in daylight
photo of Jessica Smith is a left-wing feminist who loves animals, books, gaming, and cooking; she’s also very interested in linguistics, history, technology and society.