Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A worry of a child!

The 'horsey' one spent this last weekend with my sister in the UK . She lives not far out of London. The 'horsey' one was so proud of herself when she messaged me Saturday morning to say she was at the station on time for her early morning start, just as well as the train left early. Alarm bells began ringing, when has a train ever left early?? She phoned us an hour later, as the train pulled into Newcastle station she realised she was on a train to Edinburgh in Scotland rather than a train to London, the complete wrong direction! Shame the conductor didnt pick it up when he 'checked' her ticket! Off this train , onto another going the right direction and she arrived just two hours late!!! Heaven help her, she is off to Portugal and Spain on Sunday for the Easter break!

Monday, March 18, 2013


Is anyone else watching the new series of 'The Biggest Loser'? Have to admit it is a favorite of mine. Did use a few tissues during weigh in tonight although not as many as during Downton Abbey last week when Sybil died! Lots of drama last week in Survivor! But missed Amazing Race last night :(  We have just signed up for Foxtel, we will be all ready for the beginning of the football season, never had it before but the menfolk are looking forward to the sport and history / documentary channels!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Birthday celebrations...

Today I headed off to Ballarat to meet 3 very special friends to celebrate Sue's 50th Birthday. We have been friends for a lot of years and although we may only all get together a few times a year we always just catch up where we left off. We went to Craig's royal hotel in Ballarat for High Tea. Craig's has been restored to its former glory and is beautiful. The service, food and coffee was great. It was quite funny when at the end of the afternoon we looked around to find the room empty except for us!!! The staff were happy to take photos . It was a great afternoon.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

She did it!

Miss Claire from work reached her target of $2000 and followed through with shaving her hair for a cure! Part way through and she had an amazing mullet! The end result looks great, we told her it looks as though she shaved it for fashion! Wonder how she goes washing it for the first time!!
I was very spoilt and received some flowers today , I will really enjoy them.

Friday, March 15, 2013

So tired....

So tired I could sleep for a week! Even turning my alarms off for the morning. Please note cats that means you too! 4.40am is not acceptable!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Shave for a cure!

One of our gorgeous dietitians at work Claire is shaving her hair for a cure on Saturday. It is a fundraiser for the Leaukemia foundation. This is a charity that has been a huge support to our family over the last 10 months so I have been more than happy to be Claire's 'project manager'! We held a morning tea at work this morning to raise some extra $ to help her reach her goal which is $2000. I am not sure how much she made but think she may of got there when added to what she already had in sponsorship. I made chocolate brownie, caramel tartlets and cupcakes.
Luckily I think Claire will look ok bald!!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Busy hands...

When I saw Mum yesterday she handed over 2 quilts she has recently finished. The top one is from a pattern and fabric she bought on our trp to America. It is going to a special friend who has been very helpful with the 'horsey' one and her horse over the years. The second one is a pattern that I think Mum found in a magazine. It has a LOT of work in it! It is being gifted to a special house guest we have arriving in April. She still has more quilts on the go so there will be more to show soon! She has learnt how to do her own machine quilting which she is enjoying. 

Monday, March 11, 2013

Holiday Monday...

Today is a public holiday here in Victoria , for Labor Day, and it has been a beautiful warm weekend.  Today we travelled to Mum's and took her out for lunch. Had a beautiful roast vegetable pie followed by a lovely pistachio macaron and a coffee. It was so nice to catch up in person ( we speak every night on the phone) , dont think we stopped talking! Grabbed a photo before we left, unusual as Mum hates having her photo taken! Didnt think it was too bad! Brought 2 quilts home from Mums, will share them tomorrow!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Special gardens.

In the middle of our town the round-a-bouts are planted out with herbs and vegetables instead of flowers. The produce are then used by a soup kitchen and community kitchen run by local churches. What a great idea. They make me smile each time I drive past. Not great photos, there were so many people around and I am obviously not a professional blogger as I didnt stop the traffic to get out of the car!! Just some of the things at the moment - silver beet and chilli plants.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Blue lake and Baseball!

As I wasn't needed to work at the boarding house today I was able to join SH and HS for their first final for baseball, a do or die game! We travelled over to Mt Gambier and while they were warming up I took a quick detour to have a look at the Blue Lake. I had never been there at the right time of year before to see it blue. The 'horsey one' had asked for a photo so as a good mother I obliged. It was spectacular. The boys lost their game so their season has ended but it was a close competitive game, the best way to go out. This was HS after the game, not a great photo but I don't get many to share!

Friday, March 8, 2013


Last Mars bar ice cream in the freezer, I have snuck it into the bedroom and having it watching American Idol! I feel very wicked but it is SO good :)

Thursday, March 7, 2013

I miss this girl

Even her funny faces! Think about now she will be regretting leaving so many 'selfies' with special effects on our I Pad!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


Now that it is March I have given myself permission to indulge in the occasional hot cross bun! Choc chip is my choice and the Bakers Delight ones are so good!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Struggle street...

I have been so good posting every day for the last weeks, it hasn't been easy, there have been many days with no inspiration. Today I have hit rock bottom! I have nothing say! A big day at work, to get through I self medicated with caramel Easter eggs so this poster seemed apt! Enjoy!

Monday, March 4, 2013

A good pie!

Another new recipe from the school cookbook , yummy chicken pie, chicken, leek, bacon, cream! And a layer of spinach on the top. Even better makes a huge pie. I will be making this again...

Sunday, March 3, 2013

The Language of Love

SH made these creme brûlées and picked these roses out of our garden for me :)

Saturday, March 2, 2013