Have had a pretty quiet weekend for a long weekend. Saturday evening has been the only time that I caught up with friends. I had two friends around for dinner and made a roast beef with home-made gravy which I’ve never made before – the gravy that it. It tasted great but there wasn’t much of it. I think I could have watered it down a bit more. I even made a pavlova as I had some egg whites left over from my moussaka I made earlier. We all had far too much to drink; gin and tonic, red wine, some strong ale and chased with a Coopers Pale Ale and coffee and water. I felt pretty bad yesterday and as the weather was miserable it was easy to stay inside after venturing outside to get some hot chips and a video – Monsters Inc for myself and Jaycee Junior. It’s now his favourite video. Hopefully it won’t be too much of a wrench for him when we have to return it next Sunday.
After gladly putting Jaycee Junior to bed I settled in to watch Big Brother eviction show where Merlin got evicted which was pretty predictable. I think the ones that generally go are the ones that are shown the most during the week after they are nominated. Merlin was shown a lot because of his discussion about nominations and receiving two strikes. Of course he did his free the refugee protest as he was walking down the gangplank at the stadium towards Gretel and refused to speak to her. I think he’s a big hypocrite for doing this protest as if he felt that strongly about it he should have registered to vote when he could. Even his interview with 2UE this morning was pathetic when he was challenged about not being Australian – he just kept reiterating the fact that he is Australian because he’s lived here for some time and feels very strongly about this country. I don’t think he thought through the consequences of what he did last night and how it might go. Of course lots of people are going to ask him about his protest but apart from what he did last night what’s he going to do? I wonder if he will actually do the cause any good or just give people the fuel they want who are pro refugee detention.