05 July 2014

A smallish group today at the Blue Gum, the School Holidays and the cold scare some... but it's always cosy and warm at the Pub!

 I thought I'd check the Stats on this Blog.   Above are the Countries that people checked out the Blog from last month.

Below are the Stats for the whole of this Blog... since May 2006 when we were still at the Pennant Hills Inn... we've been meeting at the Blue Gum since October 2007, that's almost 7 years.

Interesting to see that 80 visited from China last month but if you check out below they are new comers and seem to have knocked Canada off the list.  Ukraine and Latvia have a look see occasionally, Russians have been interested for a while but Australians and Americans are far more interested than the rest.

There have been some lovely comments from readers of this Blog about the food photos... so here we are... Food Glorious Food.

 Bruschetta - w/ricotta, capsicum & pumpkin.

 Creamy Chicken Pie - with mushroom, leek w/mash and Jus.

 Pumpkin Salad - w/Roquette lettuce & baby spinach, cherry tomatoes, walnuts, onions, goats cheese, pesto & sourdough bread.

Beer Battered Fresh Fish - Served w/chips, salad, house made tartare & lemon.

 Almost all gone... 4 Seasons Pizza - Proscuitto, prawns, capsicum & mushrooms.

 Pork Mince Burger, rouqutte, apple slaw, beetroot & fetta spread, aioli & swiss.

 Specials of the Day.

 BGH Burger - Angus beef pattie, bacon relish, lettuce, pickles, melted cheese, onions, fresh beetroot & aioli.
 Kids Fish and Chips.

 Wild Barramundi - Crispy skin barramundi w/mash, pan fried cherry tomatoes, onion & speck topped w/ capsicum pesto.

 4 Seasons Pizza - Proscuitto, prawns, capsicum & mushrooms.

 Lamb Burger - 200g Grilled lamb pattie, halloumi, beetroot, roquette, yoghurt & sweet potato scallop.

Brownie Finger - Cookie dough & choc chip ice cream between swirled brownie & salted caramel.


Who was at the Blue Gum today, in that cosy warm and friendly room of ours.

 Lissa and a very happy Maggie!

 Christine all the way from Bathurst and Pennie.

 Nicole and Jill.

 Erica and Liz.

 Ruth and Becky.

 Annie and Marilyn.

 Glynis, Heather and Stephanie.

 Irene and a very beautiful Sophia who was a bit shy today :-)

 Ellen, Marianne and Gillian.

 Pennie (again) and Penny.

 Emma and Gillian (again).

 I wonder who this is with the fingerless gloves? 
Here's another Mystery Guest!!    Can you guess?

Emma's husband and son joined her for a taste of the Blue Gum Lunches.

Busy, busy hands... stitching, knitting and crocheting!






 Sophia aged 8!













Show and Tell.

 Emma made this quilt as a sample.

 Gillian organized a working bee with a few friends to help make some Wizard of Oz clothes for a little girl who's mother is unwell, here are the results... aren't they wonderful!

 Lissa's redwork.

 Lissa with blocks swapped.

 Becky wearing a Poncho she made in the 1970's.
 Becky was a prolific Poncho maker and wearer, in the1970's.

 Bright and bold and funky from Marilyn.

 Stephanie and Annie with knitting made for a couple of different charities.
 Beanies made for Charities.

 Stephanie made this cardigan for her daughter because her daughter was wearing one of Stephanies.

Glynis's blocks.