Monday, March 22, 2010

A Splash of Colour.

Hmmmm, a change for my header I think. Not that I think this one is better than the previous one, just different.

I cut this image from a painting that our five year old daugther did.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Resurrection Buns.

Again, some meaningful activities and rituals to partake in as we approach Easter can be found here.
Resurrection Buns are also suggested. Here is the recipe.

In Our Care.

This bowl is special, also from England. We will look after it, till we pass it on to the next generation.


I had two tea cups and saucers that I bought in the Southern Highlands. Crockery has arrived from England that used to be in husband E's Aunt's house. I was given a sweet jug and sugar bowl. I really liked them. I put them with my cups and saucers and realised that they were a match, the same name underneath the cup/saucer and the jug/bowl; the same pattern on the china.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Washing lots of glasses that have come to find a home in our house.

Letters From Sea.

My parents are at sea, we are loving their letters and postcards. I have typed the letter as it is written and emailed copies to my cousins and sister. Each of our children will have a typed copy for their memory boxes as well. We are almost on board ourselves.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Youngest at Home.

Taking tea on a 'grassy' blanket.

Growing Up.

We put this gate on to the kitchen entry when 8 year old daughter was a preschooler and 5 year old daughter was a new born baby. I liked having it for safety issues, to keep little people away from boiling pots. Also, just to have a little personal space!

Well, the gate is coming off one of its hinges and we feel as though we can now remove it. Our youngest is 3, but she knows the rules. We haven't actually closed it for a long time.


11 year old son can now share shoes with me, not that he is that interested...does that mean that I can now borrow his new basketball sneakers?

He started basketball three weeks ago as he is now as tall as me. He loves it and is thriving!

We have met some lovely new families as well, some of whom will go to our local high school next year. I love community!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Cam Munroe.

This is my dear friend Cam Munroe.

She is an incredibly gifted artist.

She makes me laugh, hard.

She loves lavender,

nature and views.

I am missing her company now that I am home.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A Cake Break.

Chocolate is a winner for afternoon tea here, be it in cereal or chocolate cake. Here is a great recipe as it is nut free and can go to school:

Chocolate Sliver Cake:

250g butter
400g dark choc.

Melt together.


2 cups caster sugar
8 eggs
4 T flour.

Mix and pour into 20cm square cake tins. This recipe makes two cakes. Bake at 180 degrees. The children and husband E loved it.

Wellington: For the Artistic and the Energetic.

....and a festival in the city of Wellington.

The Hills and Countryside Near Wellington Part II.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Hills and Countryside near Wellington Part I.

New Zealand.

A Warm Wellington Welcome.

A Little Trip Overseas.

To spend a lovely time with dear school friends of mine.
Dear Husband E took over the homefront..... packing the correct things for school/activities, meals, washing etc. I could not have gone without this....