Thursday, 19 September 2019

Where Have You Been All This Time?!

As the NZ Herald describes, "It began with a woman losing her dog and ended with a man being bitten." 

A woman in her mid 20's had been out drinking when she realised her tiny, pet pooch went for a stroll without her knowledge. This all happened in Dunedin, New Zealand. The missing pooch was being cared for in a bar by the name of Albar in Lower Stuart St. 

Before the woman retrieved her dog, one of staff members heard the woman yelling. She got ahold of her dog but the poor staff member was bitten on the way out! 

In my opinion, if you're not cable of drinking whilst looking after your pet, you shouldn't do it in the first place. You'd have to choose one or the other... Drinking or quality time with my pet?

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Getting Creative with Graphics

Today at Tech, all the groups did a switch-a-roo. My group went from food to graphics with Miss Ferguson

Since it was our first day with Miss Ferguson, we had to introduce ourselves by creating a google drawing and adding photos or gifs of things we like and things that represent us. The background had to be our favourite colour and everyone needed to add at least 2 GIF's. 

I had a lot of fun creating my google drawing. I added lots of images and way more than 2 GIF's. It really made me take time to think about myself for change, instead of thinking about everyone else. My favourite part was finding the images and decorating the google drawing. I loved how I could just play around and experiment with google drawings.

Miss Ferguson said, "We'll be designing juice cartons." Which sounds intriguing to me. I can't wait!

To see my GIF's in action, click here!

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Ouch! That's Hot

Today Frank and I made mince gravy with potato salad.

Step 1 - Boil 2 cups of water.
- Peel and chop 6 potatoes then add to the boiling water.
Step 2 - Fry mince and onion until brown. Take off the heat.
Step 3 - Boil another pot of water. Once boiling, add half a cup of mixed veggies. Take off after 5 minutes.
Step 4 - Get one cup of water, add one tbsp of Bisto and flour. Mix till smooth.
Step 5 - Re-heat the mince, add the Bisto mixture and continue stirring. Add little bits of water to smooth out.
Step 6 - Drain the potatoes and mix with 2 tbsps of mayo.
Step 7 - Serve on a plate.

Thursday, 8 August 2019

Oh No! Ahhh!

Today my class had the opportunity to return to the Vector Wero Whitewater Park. This time instead of rafting and learning about water safety, we did kayaking.

Like before, we had to gear up. Wet suits and boots were supplied and ready for us. Before we placed ourselves in our individual kayaks, one of the mentors demonstrated how to get in the kayak and how to use the paddles. Finally it was time to leave land... We each sat in our kayaks and once everyone was ready we all took off.

At first it was scary but after a few strokes I gained confidence. It was hilarious watching others tip! I tipped a few times myself but it was just as funny. My favourite part of kayaking was when we were all falling out.

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

What do You Call a Cow With no Legs?

Ground Beef!

Today I paired up with Kain for Tech. Together we made mini mince pies.

Step 1 - Pre-heat your oven to 200°c.
Step 2 - Fry one proportion of mince.
- Dice half an onion and add that to the pan.
Step 3 - Once both ingredients are golden brown, add in 2 TBSP of flour and 1/2 cup of hot water. Stir for 5 minutes or until bubbling. Remove from heat.
Step 4 - Evenly slice two sheets of puff pastry into 4.
- Place 4 pieces of the pastry onto a lined tray.
- Evenly distribute the mince mixture onto the 4 pieces.
- Add cheese to each pile.
Step 5 - Using the remaining pastry, gently cover the mince and cheese.
- Use a fork to seal the edges.
Step 6 - Put the tray into the oven, keep on eye on it.
Step 7 - Remove from the oven once golden brown.

You can wait till cool or eat it hot.

(Sorry for the bad quality photo.)

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

I'm Such a Good (W)rapper

Today we were running a bit late for Tech... Lucky enough though, my group made chicken wraps.

Step 1 - Dice a bundle of lettuce.
Step 2 - Slice or dice a small tomato.
Step 3 - Spread mayonnaise on a medium sized roti.
Step 4 - Place lettuce, tomato, cheese and a handful of shreded chicken on one half of the roti.
Step 5 - Roll the roti starting from the side with the filling.

Making chicken wraps doesn't take a lot of time and can be sutible for all ages. You can customise this wrap by adding more or taking some ingredients away. 

As you can see, I cut my thumb on my right hand. Take this as a very valuable lesson... Always be careful with knives, look at what or where you're cutting and have parental supervision especially if you're unexperienced with knives.

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Lake What?!

Out of all New Zealand's popular lakes, Lake Tekapo might be in for a slight name change.

Reason being, it is spelt incorrectly. The correct spelling should be "Lake Takapō".  According to Mackenzie District Deputy Mayor, James Leslie, the lake's name has no special meaning in it's current state.

Personally, I've never heard of the lake before. I think the slight name change would take a while to get used to.