19 January 2008

Scatterday U - 19 Jan 2008


My word, this week wasn't so easy but I think I've come through Undefeated!
Where on earth do you find a cartoon character in downtown New Lynn starting with ANY letter - I ask you! So I cheated with this one and found one on the Internet and took a photo of it on my monitor.
And I hope a road instead of a street is okay, this is the ONLY one in Auckland that was anywhere close to me.
The Maori potatoes are cultivars that have just about been lost in the mists of time but are now being recultivated and having a popular come back - they are so delicious that you won't ever want to go back to the normal potatoes that have had the taste bred out of them - unfortunately they are also expensive at $8 a kilo hence 'things people would pay a lot of money for' me included!
I was having trouble coming up with something for this one until I went to the Alexander Park Farmers' Market last Sunday (see previous post on blog). I stopped to look at the Maori potatoes that someone was selling and instantly fell in love with the many varied cultivars, all different colours and shapes & sizes. I just about fell over when I went to pay for a bag of them though, $8 and it didn't even weigh a kilo! But after trying them I have to say I don't ever want to eat any other sort of commercial potato ever again. I also noticed from a photograph that there were two cultivars that started with U - Uwhi & Urenika - but the man told me they wouldn't be available for another couple of weeks so I just had to go with a photo of the photo and another one I found on the Internet.
Please could we have something a teensy weensy little bit easier this week?
Designs by Meryl Bartho of digitalscrapbookplace.com and alpha by April Staker of DigiApe Designs. (Click on photo to get a closer look)

9 comments:

SusanG said...

I'm loving that alpha...and the whole page. Great LO!

Kate said...

I love your layouts, and great choices for Scatterday. :)

Michelle Watters said...

Yes, I took a photo of the screen as well. All very legal LOL. Love all the other shots. And great potatoes. Sorry about next week.

sMC said...

love your layouts. I too found this week difficult.

scrapgeek said...

Those potatoes sounds awesome - must see if I can find some :)

Liz Needle said...

Great collage again, Dawn. I have to agree about potatoes. I scour the market for different varieties. Must try planting some.

Jodie said...

Another lovely layout and another Underdog. I had never heard of him until this week.

Jodie

Dy said...

Fabulous layout as always Dawn, love the little posy thing in the bottom right corner. And great U choices too! I've seen really dark coloured potatoes recently - I wonder if it's this variety.

Cinzia said...

I love your layouts? How do you do it? Please explain