Sunday, April 28, 2013
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
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.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
3 cups flour
One and half cups caster sugar
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.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
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 right....so 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
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
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.