I am pleased to report that Cate once again has a notebook computer and an iPad thanks to some heroic efforts from Rozalin.
No the original ones did not turn up – they are gone forever – but Rozalin is good at foraging and getting replacements quickly for the very many things that Cate loses or breaks.
I could tell you about when she dropped her iPhone into the toilet but that would be indelicate. (It still works).
When Cate does not have online communications with her far flung empire she is like a caged Lion. And being in the same place as her is like being in the lion’s cage.
Incidentally - Apple has released a new versions of its Mac software. It is called OS X Mountain Lion and does 200 new things.
I have looked at the list of new features and don’t understand most of them – I probably use about 10% of the features of my iMac and Mac Air – but will probably get the software because if you get out of date you find inevitably that things stop working properly.
And anyway Apple needs the money because sales of the iPhone had plummeted as people wait for the new one in October.
On Tuesday I made my very first Lamb Biryani. We don’t eat a lot of lamb because it is simply so expensive. The lamb I bought on Tuesday was €46 per kilo. Holy Toledo!
I think that there may be a lamb quota is Austria and the whole country is only allowed about a dozen each year. I have never seen sheep in Austria - perhaps they are imported from Australia - and travel business class on Austrian Airlines.
I used a Bill Granger recipe and it was adequate but not exciting. There was something – as yet undefined – that was missing in order to give it some oomph. I will need to do more research.