Finally… I can add images

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Posted by Nibbler | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 20-01-2009

I can’t tell you how distressing it has been not to be able to work this out. I was really concerned because I am part of the IT industry, these things come easy to me! I was somewhat molified when I googled and realised I wasn’t the only having trouble with images and WordPress.

Hooray!

I can’t wait to add all the posts that are so much better when they have the pictures to go with it.

Phew!

OMG! I think I finally added an image to a post!

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Posted by Nibbler | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 20-01-2009

Fort Denison  Australian Cheese appreciation

Fort Denison Australian Cheese appreciation

At last I found a link to the news article I just loved…

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Posted by Nibbler | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 20-01-2009

http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-01-15-voa19.cfm

“Italy Rescues Traditional Cheese, as Nations Bailout Banks and Companies”

I think it is so amusing that while the US is bailing out banks and car companies and Australia is giving out money for Christmas to spend out of the crisis, Italy deals with crisis with cheese.

The coolest thing!

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Posted by Nibbler | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 06-01-2009

I was reading through all my blog subscriptions (and there are lots of of them) when I stopped on The Old Foodie  and saw this post:  http://theoldfoodie.blogspot.com/2009/01/tyromancy.html

How cool is Tyromancy! I then googled it and found this definition at www.occultopedia.com

Tyromancy

Alternatively Tiromancy and Typomancy.

Derived from the Greek t?ros (‘cheese’) and manteia (‘divination’), it is the art and practice of divining the past, the present and the future by interpreting omens found in cheese.

In the Middle Ages, the shape, number of holes, the pattern of the mold, and other characteristics were used to prognosticate love, money, or even death.

Young maidens in countryside villages would divine the names of their future husbands by writing the names of all prospective suitors on separate pieces of cheese. The one whose name was on the piece of cheese that grew mold first was believed to be the ideal love mate. This also worked just as well for the opposite sex.

Another method of Tyromancy was to write the possible answers to a question on separate pieces of cheese and them place them inside a cage along with a hungry rodent. Whichever piece the mouse ate first would provide the desired indication. This manner of divination was also a form of Myomancy.

On yet another method, omens were drawn from the patterns and designs formed by the coagulation of cheese.

Happy New Year!

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Posted by Nibbler | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 01-01-2009

It’s 3:15am and I am just back from watching the New Year’s Eve fireworks in the city. Sydney is a marvellous backdrop for fireworks and the Harbour Bridge is used to great effect. My friends and I were so close to one of the fireworks barges that the whole building rocked as the fireworks exploded.
We had a fantastic night starting with dinner – beautiful marinated salmon cooked on a BBQ with fresh mushrooms, zuchini, asparagus and baby potatoes. Once we moved into the city we had lemon-lime tart, rich home made chocolate ice cream and moist cinnamon cake. We moved to the windows and ate cheese. I selected Valedeon (a yummy Spanish blue), a yummy English cheddar, two French triple cream bries and creamy gorgonzola dolce latte. (Plenty of leftovers for me to indulge in over the next couple of days too!)
I hope you all celebrate the arrival of the new year in the way that pleases you most.

Happy New Year!!!