Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Rubik's Cake

Check out this great Rubik's Cube cake (no, I didn't make it, I found it online!).

Rubik's Cube cake

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Back in Oz again

Back in Oz again. Feels like I only just left.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Cube sculpture

This photo is from a few weeks ago when Peter and I walked to the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden. The sculpture is called Cluster of Four Cubes. Hmmm. I wonder why it caught my attention?

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Skydome Lounge

Last night we checked out the Skydome Lounge. It's a revolving bar at the top of the Doubletree Hotel. So many of the major DC landmarks are visible from the Skydome including the Washington Monument, the Capitol, Washington National Airport, and the Washington Cathedral way off in the distance.

There's a 360 degree sample available here online, but it really doesn't do justice to the great view. Unfortunately the Skydome wasn't revolving last night, so we'll have to go back again another day.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Agraria, Cabanas

Last night Peter and I walked down to the Georgetown waterfront. First we stopped by Agraria, and then we had dinner at Cabanas.

There are so many great places to eat within walking distance ('walking distance' by Australian standards that is) and I think we should try all of them! I suggested to Peter that we try at least one new place each week.

We're doing pretty well this week having tried 4 new places over the weekend!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Whole Foods, Marks & Spencer, Dean & Deluca

Something I miss about the UK is Marks & Spencer. I love Marks & Spencer. It's one of my favourite stores in the whole world. I have bought so much stuff there - food, wine, clothes, jewellery, shoes, everything!

I am yet to find a store as awesome as M&S in the US, but one store that does rate a mention is Whole Foods. They have a very good cheese section. This is important because I thought I wouldn't be able to get my favourite French cheeses in the US.

Another store which I understand has a very good cheese selection is Dean & Deluca. I have visited this store, but I've not yet sampled their wares. Must remedy this!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Old Town Alexandria

Peter and I went on a big walk today, about 13-14 kilometres (8-9 miles). We walked to Old Town Alexandria.

We walked along a very long bike path, part of which goes from the Rosslyn side of the Key Bridge, and follows the Potomac River to Alexandria and beyond. It's called the Mount Vernon Trail and appears to be very popular. We saw zillions of others out walking, running, and cycling. Here's a map of the whole trail.

In Alexandria we had ice cream at The Scoop, and dinner at the Fish Market. Mmmm.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

View from the balcony

Took some pictures of the view from our balcony.

View from the balcony
View from the balcony
View from the balcony

Sunday, May 06, 2007

New world record!

Spinning Rubik's CubeWe have a new world record for the 3x3x3 single solve: 9.86 seconds by Thibaut Jacquinot of France. The record was set yesterday at the Spanish Open Championships 2007. This is the first sub-10s solve in competition. Congratulations Thibaut!