Soccer wifey time

OK, I’m not really a soccer wife … I’m still married to someone who’s very unsportsmanlike.

I must do something about that.

Anyways, earlier this week I ventured up to the Northern Beaches to watch one of DD’s first games of the season and spent a lovely 90 minutes swatting away mozzies and drinking cider while he kicked around the oval.




I might have enjoyed the match more if I hadn’t lost my glasses – which turned out to be in my pocket the whole time – but it was still quite restful watching the fuzzy action.

But let me rewind to the wacky thing that happened when I was buying my cider.

I got it from DD’s local bottlo. Whenever I go there I’m reminded of this hilarious episode of Avalon Now … I have such a horn for Richard Roxburgh …



On this particular visit, as I plonked my four-pack on the counter, the bloke who was serving said hello in a way that indicated we knew each other.

(He was French too, but that has to be a coincidence.)

I stared at him blankly for a moment before realising it was a school dad. Not just any school dad, but the father of one of the eldest’s best friends.

So we were both a loooooooong way from home.

You know how it kind of throws you when you see someone out of context. I was totally thrown.

But I recovered quickly and we had a nice chat: it turns out he’s been working there for eight years.

What sort of bizarro coincidence is that?

After soccer, I gave DD one of my ciders and made him dinner.

I’ve realised I haven’t been blogging many recipes lately, so here’s a yummy new one with a fairly dodgy pic (the black flecks are thyme, I swear) …

RECIPE: Cajun chicken and sausage casserole


1 onion, chopped

3 sticks of celery, chopped

2 green capsicums, chopped

2 clove of garlic, whole

200g smoked sausage (tricky to find so I used Schinkengriller I found at Woolies)

500g chicken thigh fillets, diced

600ml tomato passata

400g can chopped tomatoes

250ml chicken stock

2 tablespoons cajun seasoning

Chilli to taste

Rice to serve

METHOD: Saute onion and celery until soft. Add sausage and saute 2 minutes. Tip mixture into a stockpot. Saute chicken until golden. Add to stockpot. Throw in all other ingredients except rice, stir. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve.



One thought on “Soccer wifey time

  1. You’re good to have remembered who he was by the time you’d left. I’m still trying to remember who the woman was that I said hello to on Thursday.

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