Monday, 23 January 2012

Snow, toy trains and being a geek.



The blog title alone would basically sum up our weekend. Friday night started with more snow, making home made chicken curry for the first time and fighting for the new crochet ripple blankie i'm making off our kitty who adores my blankets. We finally posted off my residency forms [the next step in the immigration lark] on Saturday after eating some posh, huge muffins [I opted for the cream cheese carrot cake muffin]. Then we drove over to the hobby store and brought a new toy train starter set. We've been talking about getting a new set for a while after the 1976 set that we do have engine's won't run. 

When it comes to trains, I am a geek and will openily admitt it. Even to the point of getting excited when seeing former railway tracks and buildings especially like the 1900 Detroit United Railway Powerhouse building in Farmington that I photographed on the way back home. Even though the basic sets only come with curving track to make a huge circle, I could spend hours literately watching the toy train going around, and around - now we just need a bigger apartment so we have the space to add more tracks and things to it. Didn't I tell you I was a geek?!

This weekend was also spent wasting hours on Pinterest and Joe found me this blog all about Penguins - my second obsession - seriously I could loose more hours watching all the uploaded penguin webcams. We're also sorting out a lot of Joe's old things to put and sell on Ebay, working our way through DVDS, spare transformers [the toys] and now old Pokermon and other similar like cards [I particularly don't understand them]. Seeing I can't work in the states yet my job is being in charge of running our Ebay lines so that is how I'll be spending this week. I might even make another memory board to see if that might sell on the old auction site.

Drop me your link if you have a Pinterest!

13 comments:

  1. Yay for geek loves! And snow!!!! How exciting, great pics. Scarlett x

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    1. Thank you! Yeah the snow was good, shame it all melted last night.

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  2. I stopped at the picture of the curry. and no matter how hard I tried to stop looking at it, I couldn't. Not even the lovely prose on trains could "derail" my thoughts on procuring some delicious lunch that I wish was curry.

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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    1. Hehe sorry if I made you hungry, was so good though. Was only a recipe from the back of a curry paste jar too!

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  3. cream cheese carrot cake muffin?! I need to move countries!

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    1. They were mighty good muffins, and huge, so huge!

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  4. I love your geekiness about trains. Definitely nothing wrong with that!
    You sound so happy with your new life. I'm so pleased for you and Joe (and the kitty) xx

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    1. Haha thank you Hazel, yeah life is really good over here, well just being together and doing silly little things like poking train sets :D

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  5. what an awesome awesome weekend!

    i especially think your food looks amazing!

    xo

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  6. Awww, that train is awesome! xoxo

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  7. love it!

    www.aroundlucia.com
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  8. Curry looks great and the blanket is fab.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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