About

Hello friends. How are you? Incredible! We’re having an incredible year!

us photoboothWe can tell you some superficial things about us if you like. We are early thirties. And we’re never going to update this so we can be forever. We are one librarian and one tradesman. We live in a village about one hour’s train ride from Melbourne in Australia. Despite the tiny kitchen we have, we spend maximum time making a mess in it in our joy of attempting to create delicious things. We are not in the least bit unique in loving food and travel. But we like to show off and to see other people showing off too. And then talk about it, and then eat it all.

Our blog title, of course, has nothing to do with any of this.

We saw this nature doco once which featured the Galapagos Islands (and I’ve just wasted 10 minutes on google trying to find out which show it was, the best I can come up with is the Kratt Brothers). Even if you aren’t into this sort of thing, there has to be something to enjoy in it because the Galapagos has the marine iguana, and it is classic. We know this now because the brothers repeatedly pointed out the various behaviours of the marine iguana as being ‘classic’ in the most enthusiastic and American way possible.

Classic marine iguana! (Eating red and green algae)

Classic marine iguana! (Spitting salt out of its nose)

Classic marine iguana! (Lying on the rocks to warm up).

The BBC has a very informative and relaxing video (due to the lady’s voice) that gives you a five minute intro to the ways of the classic marine iguana. We dare you not to be impressed.

15 thoughts on “About

  1. If you get the chance go, the Galapagos Islands are fabulous and you will see endless Marine Iguanas. Awesome place. Thanks for visiting my own wee humble blog, really appreciated, hopefully you will come back for me. Travel and food are two of the best ingredients in life for sure. Love the site and the style that the two of you put into it. MM 🍀 👍

    • Our dream destination! The phrase you used of endless marine iguanas is just fantastic. In the true sense of the word. Thank you for your kind words, it is such fun for us to hear that.
      I’ve just been admiring your photographs, especially of the abandoned brewery. They grab me for some reason. Beautiful. And the fair girl, stunning. All the best!

  2. Ah, I’ve already decided that you two are cool. Marine iguanas? I never knew there was such a thing (as most iguanas are land-dwelling, right? Uh, I’m showing my ignorance here… I haven’t watched a nature documentary since I was about 10, and that was David Attenborough stalking bugs). Thanks for checking out my little Perthian blog. I can tell I’m going to enjoy following your foodie adventures! Oh, and I adore Melbourne. Sigh.

    • What nice things you say! And yes! That’s why the marine iguana is so special! It’s unique 🙂

  3. I instantly liked you two based on the fact that you segued from talk of the joys of cooking to marine iguanas lying on rocks with salt dripping out of their noses. 😉 Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I look forward to reading more of you!

    • Haha! Thank you! We consider ourselves as important PR reps for the bizarre and fabulous marine iguana.

  4. Thanks for stopping by my little corner!

    I definitely will be stopping by in the future, not just because we are practically neighbours but because I like your humour.

    I am also now intrigued about this marine iguana and its “classic” behaviours!

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