Sunday, March 16, 2014

Concrete polishing

Yesterday I spent some time with our daughter Helen, applying a few sealing coats of a clear concrete lacquer to the slab where their Spa is to be installed.  James, Helen’s husband, is on site at Boddington Gold Mine and the spa is to be installed next Tuesday.    James and his mate Pete hired a concrete polishing machine to grind down the surface  until the aggregate showed through and the lacquer highlights the visual effect.  Not bad at all!

In the picture things look a bit messy, but it should shape up well with Helen’s artistic gardening skills.  Whilst I was there, we did a bit of gardening with a chainsaw.  A branch stump looked a good place to put up a bit of pottery Helen made years ago in a pottery class.  I reckon it is a portrait of Nero’s sister Shirley.

On Friday evening Helen cooked a wonderful Sichuan Dan Dan Noodles dish.  Absolutely wonderful!    Recipe here.   The author says... This fiercely spicy and addictive noodle will burn and numb your face off at the same time. This recipe requires red and green sichuan peppercorns.  

Helen made a milder version of this using less chilli and regular black peppercorns.

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