Sunday, April 28, 2013

New Garage.

"Hazel", the Vintage car; has made her move from her garage of many years to ours.  It is a privilege to have her here as she passes from the care of husband E's father to husband E.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Autumn in Canberra.

Autumn in Canberra, for husband E's Aunt's 80th birthday.
Husband E took all the photo's from this post and the ANZAC Day post.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

ANZAC Day in Canberra.

So many service men and women, past and current; families and members of the public.
Lest We Forget.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A Day of Woodwork.

A day of woodwork for husband E and 8 year old daughter helped.  The above toy is a wombat for husband E's God daugther and niece.  The chair is from Mrs Dutch Ball down the road.

A Weekend at the Farm.

My parents took my sister and our family to stay at a farm for a long weekend.  We celebrated birthdays and retirement, ate lots of food and saw many changes in the weather.  As 14 year old son said, if we had not had the day of rain, the falls would not have been as spectacular the next day.

Lovely memories.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Egg and Milk Free Chocolate Fudge Cake.

3 cups flour
One and half cups caster sugar
3T cocoa
1 cup water
1T white vinegar
half a cup vegetable oil

Add the ingredients in this order,  mix well to get rid of lumps.  Bake at 180 degrees for half an hour.

This recipe came from 11 year old daughter's kids' cookbook.


This is the holiday where the two youngest girls are enjoying chess.  11 year old daughter enjoys the odd game as well.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Attic 24 Choc Chip Cookies.

Attic 24 Choc Chip Cookies:

200g butter
150g brown sugar,  whip together

Add 4T golden syrup
350g Self Raising Flour
choc chips (and we added caramel drops as well)

Bake 180 degrees for 10minutes.

So very good.

Hooks and Tiles.

I found two framed French tiles in Blackheath in the mountains.  I bought them because I liked them and I thought that I had a place for them.  Upon returning home, I realised that the spot I had had in mind was not quite husband E has made a hook for me and we have hung one on a box and the other is in 11 year old daughter's room.

I bought some more of these hooks as well.  This one is next to the piano and has 8 year old daughter's piano music hanging from it.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Bananas and Bay Leaves.

My neighbour has just dropped by with this large bunch of sugar bananas and bay leaves.  She has a self sustaining garden right over the fence.  Cucumbers, tomatoes, capsicum, zucchini, parsley and lettuce have been gifts from her before.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Away from the Family for a Weekend.

Our annual weekend in the mountains; my local friends made the occasion special.
Instead of just shopping this year, I decided to explore the back streets of some mountain suburbs.

We also enjoyed our highlight of cocktails and cheese at the Carrington Hotel.  A fantastic weekend.

I came home with an apple pie, some French tiles and French soap and a candle with a holder.  So pleased.  Refreshed and happy to be home.

Some lovely welcoming cards/flowers/hugs at home and husband E had outdone himself with washing windows and many other jobs.  8 year old daughter had built a wooden aeroplane as well.  I had left everybody with a 'pillow present' before I left home and a note for each child.