Monday, June 29, 2009

Still Spinning.

A cake baked my sister The Groovy Aunt,

and delicious chocolate pie baked by Fiona.................

Birthdays are Delicious.

Friday, June 26, 2009


.......with joy. Flowers arrived this afternoon from Aunty L. for my birthday. They make our home feel lovely!

Lamb Chop.

Some lovely ideas for lamb chops. I polled some friends and offered a block of chocolate as a reward for the best recipe.

The winning entry was one a friend found here:
We had this delicious dinner on Wednesday night.

Tonight, another friend has recommended doing the following:

Cut carrots, place lamb chops on top , layer if necessary. Spread garlic and rosemary over the top. Slice potatoes and place on top. Bake for 2 hours.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

High Tea.

in the Queen Victoria Building to celebrate Aunty L's 40th.

Thursday, June 18, 2009


a birthday present.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Jumping Castle Party.

A 5 year old's birthday party for many children (30+) and parents and family, in our old church grounds. Sunshine and fun.

5th Birthday Cake.....

..... for 5 year old daughter who asked that her jumping castle be a "Cars" the movie castle.

Friday, June 12, 2009

The Queen's Birthday.......

weekend at the lakehouse to celebrate our little one's 3rd birthday.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


The second youngest daughter turned 5 yesterday.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Baskets Have Many Functions.

The Other Cakes.

The Fairy Cake.

We have been away at the lakehouse celebrating our youngest daughter's third birthday. Wonderful weather, family and old friends made it a lovely occasion.

She was thrilled with her cake!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Pumpkin Soup with Bite.

I added a tablespoon of Thai red curry paste to the pumpkin soup recipe. YUM.

Noddy Books.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Birthday Girl

Cupcakes and pony candles at Grandad's on Monday.

Our youngest daughter is turning 3 today.

Some More Suitcases.

I have not posted for a while.....

I went away with some mothers from school for our annual retreat to the mountains. Shopping, cafes, tea and coffee, Guinness and champagne cocktails with lovely cheese and much laughter. We always bring an apple pie home for our families as well as a few gifts. I found some old Noddy books and other lovely books at the many little book stores in the mountains. Some citrus jellies for husband E and as usual, some old suitcases.

One of the suitcases is a Barber's case with compartments inside. It is the first picture.