We had lots of yummy food to nibble on through the weekend. Martin bought French cheeses, salami, macarons, canelés and tarts from Pyrénées, the French deli in Mt. Albert, and I made a Zopf. I'm still so happy that we bought a beater with a dough hook some years ago - it's lovely to be able to make bread without my weakness getting in the way :-)
|Zopf - a Swiss bread traditionally eaten for Sunday breakfast. The name is the German word for a plait.|
|The macarons were super-cute!|
|And, keeping with the animal theme, we had custard steamed buns shaped like pigs, too :-) They came from one of the Asian supermarkets. It turns out that animal-shaped salted-egg yolk custard buns is quite a thing - check out more cuteness here.|
On Sunday we went on an outing on the wheelchair bike - the first time we've used it for ages. We did a giant loop around Gt. North Road/Blockhouse Bay Rd., with half our route being off-road on the Waterview Shared Path. The shared path is fairly new and was really nicely done, including heaps of planting that's pretty small now but will be lovely when it grows a bit.
|On the bridge high over Oakley Creek between Gt. North Rd. and Unitec|
|Martin put them in this beautiful vase and I can enjoy them from my bed :-)|
And off and on through the weekend I checked in on the bears - especially delighting in the one at the top of the image below. He's bear 812 (they all have three-digit numbers given to them by rangers), a subadult born in 2015, who just can't keep still. Whenever he's fishing he's constantly kicking his front legs out like he's doing here. On Friday he got so enthusiastic he fell off the wee waterfall, but didn't seem much bothered and quickly trotted around and back to the top again :-)
As my mum would say, I came home (or, at least, am home) tired but happy!