Sunday, December 29, 2013

Boxing It Up and Putting Away.

Packing away for another year.  I really enjoyed the decorations up till Christmas, but I am ready to clear the decks now for a fresh year.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

A Very Merry Christmas.

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas.

Christmas Eve church,
Christmas morning coffee, stollen, presents.

Prawns and salmon on the deck; it was cold and misty- yay!

Turkey thighs, roast vegetables, green.

Plum pudding, custard and icecream.

"Miracle on 34th Street" with caramel popcorn.

Ham on sourdough.

Dickens' "A Christmas Tale" once the younger two had gone to bed with chocolate.

A very special day at home with our family.

Monday, December 23, 2013


Fiona arrived with a lovely array of gifts for Christmas and for 12 year old daughter's birthday.  This framed blessing is going to be a special feature each Christmas.  Thankyou so much Fiona.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Gingerbread: First Batch.

We ran out of golden syrup; but honey worked well.  7 year old daughter enjoyed making and icing this batch.  I have promised each child that they can make a batch.... We will try two different recipes.  This recipe was from the thermomix community... the thermomix did well to knead the dough.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Ta Da!

We are finished yay!

Thankyou Construcataview; is this really our house?

The Trees

Our three girls did a marvellous job; older son was at a V8 Supercars event with his Dad....

Friday, December 6, 2013

Black and White.

Husband E played with the camera; I did not know that we could take black and white photo's!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

And So This is Christmas.

7 year old daughter decorated this bird cage.

Evidence that the house is still in a muddle due to bathroom renovations.

9 year old daughter put most of the other decorations out.

Bathroom Progress

Sunday, December 1, 2013

The first week of Advent.

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you,” 1 Peter 1:3-4

If you would like to join in a Christmas Bible study; join in with Good Morning Girls.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

This is What Renovating a Bathroom Looks Like.

 Emptied hallway and linen press

 A stockpile of lavender soaps from amongst the linen.

 All the linen in suitcases.

 The bookcase from the hallway is in the lounge.

 Furniture is placed wherever there is space.

 And here.....

 Toiletries and hooks in our bedroom...

 The bathroom last night....

 And the bathroom today.....

Thursday, November 7, 2013

From Tanzania.

A long time ago, there was a blog called  Food Fun Farm Life  and a lovely lady called Lynda who sent me this traditional Tanzanian cloth......
I am not sure if she still blogs, but I have framed this cloth and it now hangs in our lounge room.

I enjoyed reading her blog and getting to know her.

Just Different.

OK still cluttered, but different.  We have removed a lot of stuff; but a couch has come in which we are enjoying.  The spaces are going to be used differently now and perhaps in a better way.

Thanks Mrs Ball and Mrs B and Mrs N for your suggestions.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Declutter Challenge.

The evidence of an active household; but the reality is that a lot of items in our house are surplus to requirements.  Many things hold value to us as they have been given to us.  The challenge now is to get the rooms emptied of the things that are not used or that are not especially meaningful.

When one has to think of what one actually needs in case of evacuation etc, there are not many things that are crucial are there?