The little Year 9's were in at school today. So cute, all keen and perfect uniform. Long may it last!
Had the worst sleep last night, grrr. I hate when I don't sleep that well. Coffee was seriously on the agenda today!
On the way to work - dropped into Alicetown Espresso - a new coffee bar very close to where I live and completely on the way to work. Of course had the long black - was good, and quick service :)
Someone asked me what a long black was - I realise this is a coffee that has the name in Australia and New Zealand, not realising it may be different in the rest of the world. So here is what a long black is:
From Wikipedia :)
A long black is a style of coffee, most commonly found in New Zealand and Australia. It is now becoming available in the UK, predominantly in London.
A long black is made by pulling a double-shot of espresso or ristretto over hot water (usually the water is also heated by the espresso machine). A long black is similar to an Americano, which is made by adding hot water to the espresso shot; but a long black retains the crema and is less voluminous, therefore more strongly flavoured.
The order in which a long black is made (water first, espresso second) is important -- reversing the steps will destroy the crema from the espresso shot and make an Americano.
So at work I played Dean today - no longer Form teacher. I visited classes. Lots of walking around - its good to be out and about like that. Will need to make sure am wearing good shoes if this is what Deaning involves!
Breakfast: Breakfast Slice and coffee
Lunch - Salad with tuna
Dinner - Thai Chicken Curry - coconut milk, chicken, curry paste. Instead of rice I had egg plant - was delicious!
Snacks - Baby Carrots, nuts
Not enough water as left water bottle at home, and maybe a little much coffee at work.
Dog walk at beach.
Lots of work needed to be done - not going to bed until after midnight! That has to stop!