I’m pleased to report that I’ve just bought my first jar of Vegemite. It is available here in international supermarkets, but as I didn’t have a toaster in my last apartment, there was no point buying it. I discovered the other day that my microwave doubles as a grill so I can now make toast. Tell you what, I’m really living the high life here! It’s all good though, as I can live off tea and toast.
I only discovered the grill feature by accident. The microwave is covered in Japanese writing, but as my intelligence in that department is less than that of a two year old, I am lucky there are pictures as well. One of the buttons has a picture of a piece of bread on it and, as I assumed it was not there to indicate that you could bake a loaf, I refrained from throwing in a slab of yeast. Threw in a slice of bread instead and voilà, I was able to satisfy my Vegemite craving, accompanied by copious amounts of Earl Grey tea.
It puts a rose in every cheek.