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The weather today doesn't know what it's doing... or maybe my wardrobe doesn't. Put on a cardigan and I'm too hot, take off the cardigan and I'm too cold. 8-(

Went and picked up a parcel from the Post (Australia Post: "We don't deliver") Office; discovered my ID was in my other bag. But they're a friendly bunch there, they know me by sight, so they accepted my credit card as ID. And now I have parcel with CLOTHES. Not very exciting clothes, but still, CLOTHES.

One nice thing about being forced to go to the post office (which is not within walking distance, but a few bus-stops away) is that in that cluster of shops, there is a Middle-Eastern market - no, not a bazaar, a kind of "general store", a supermarket-without-the-super. Like you get Asian markets (well, you do in Australia) where they are full of Asian food like a thousand kinds of noodles, and dried fish, and salted plums and all that sort of thing. Only this was all middle-eastern and southern European food, like Tahini and Dukka and lots of nuts and dried beans... and Halva (Halwa). I'm not into plain Halva or Pistachio Halva but I do like a bit of Chocolate Halva every now and then. And this is one of the few places I know that I can get it. So I looked on the shelf where the Halva usually is... no chocolate. I looked again, up and down the shelves. No chocolate. But I did see some "Persian cotton candy" which is rather nice stuff; spun sugar, but more dense than traditional Western cotton candy. So I picked that up off the shelf and took it to the counter. I mentioned that I'd come in for chocolate Halva but there wasn't any, and I'm very glad I did mention it (I normally would not have) because the shop keeper looked surprised, went to the shelf, double-checked that there indeed was no chocolate Halva on the shelf, but said "We do have chocolate Halva", went to the fridge and pulled out a big block of chocolate Halva, and asked me how much I wanted. I said "250 grams" and he cut me off a chunk from the block (269 grams, near enough). So, yay, I got some Chocolate Halva!

My foot aches from the walking though. Fortunately, I'm seeing my regular physio today (as distinct from the other physio in the practice, whom I had to see last week and the week before because my regular physio was on holidays). Yes, my foot has improved muchly (annoying ache is much better than stabbing pain) but it is still annoying.

Date: 2015-02-18 08:56 am (UTC)
vilakins: (blues)
From: [personal profile] vilakins
Here OTOH it's so hot that when I go out to move my car (to avoid tickets - and there's no public transport or I'd take it) ity takes me 30 minutes to cool down enough not to stick to my desk.

Man, having to work depresses me. There's a difference between an open-plan environment (I've worked in plenty) and people asking me questions all day so I can't concentrate and get anything done. I wish I could work from home. I'd get so much achieved.

Have you got plantar fasciitis (painful arch)? I got that years ago after too much walking. It's fairly common, or is it something else in your case? Either way, my sympathies.

Date: 2015-02-18 07:30 pm (UTC)
vilakins: (don't like)
From: [personal profile] vilakins
Ouch! Well, I'm glad it's clearing up. Anti-inflammatories (Valtaren's one, I think?) were great when I had a cracked rib.

Date: 2015-02-19 01:54 am (UTC)
kalypso: (Bris)
From: [personal profile] kalypso
My mother loved halva - I don't like it, but I used to get her some when I was going up to Grange, as it didn't seem to be easily obtainable there. I can't remember, maybe it was pistachio... but I'm glad you got a good supply of the chocolate one.

I hope the regular physio helps with the foot.

As to the weather, my halogen heater broke down last week, and one of my fan heaters today. Fortunately it is a lot warmer than it was two weeks ago, and there's still one working.

Date: 2015-02-18 06:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Even though I donĀ“t like chalva (not even the chocolate one!), I liked this very very much.

Date: 2015-02-19 11:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm glad you did ask about the halva, and I expect the shopkeeper was too!

I hope your foot feels all the way better soon.

Date: 2015-02-21 03:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm afraid I doubt it. We had thoughts for a few more stories, but never really worked out the details and I don't think we're very likely to get back to it at this point. I'm glad you still enjoy it, though!

Date: 2015-02-21 06:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
i'm glad you got your chocolate halwa. i love a story with a happy ending. ;)


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