Monday, June 28, 2010

teriffying adventures

well now, in a few days I'm leaving on a jetplane, over a large expanse of water to visit with my brother and his family - and I am TERRIFIED!....not of flying, I like that just fine; not because I'm staying with my brother's family - I like them just fine too!...and I know there will be exciting adventures to be had with them, memories to be made and 2 sweet babies to smooch and snuggle with .....
....but, oh how the heck do you leave your family - for 5 whole sleeps!!....totally can't get my head around it.

Now, The Man will be home to cater to there every need and whim, and will throw in a few adventures of his own I'm sure....but I'm not sure how to do life without organising our small army of 6, to not be continually making food, sorting washing, scolding kids, huggin them too....not to mention all the other things in life you do - and although from time to time I grumble and moan about them - these kids and the stuff that has to be done make up my life....seriously doubt that I'll make it on the plane!...and if by some miracle I do they will have to pour me on....Mum said when leaving your kids, you hug 'em, turn around and walk away and don't look back until you can't physically walk back to them. A huge personal challenge coming up - BUt with the sweet reward of some love over the othe side of the Pacific AND a homecoming to look forward that will be awesome.....

ps that cool image up there is from Ruffles and Stuff...check her out sometime - shes cool.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

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Monday, June 21, 2010


for a couple of people who wanted the recipe - here is is my dears xx

1.5 cups of milk

2 tsp of sugar

1 tblsp active yeast

2 cups flour

1.25 tsp salt.

Micro the milk till warm (about a minute)...add sugar and yeast, mix then leave it for around 10 mins, till frothy.

stir salt and flour in a large bowl and make a well in the centre....pour in the frothy liquid, and beat to a smooth paste, using a wooden spoon...cover and set aside for 30-45 mins, until the mix is very frothy.

Heat up a frying pan with a large knob of butter...cook large dessert spoonfuls of mixture, leaving for around 3-4 mins per side,until the bubbles pop before flipping....Eat them hot with lots of butter and jam........or toast them if you prefer.


Saturday, June 19, 2010

an Arabian night...

I have a LOVE of all food middle eastern....and red pashminas and lots of dangly gold jewellery and lipstick and candles. SO thought I'd combine these things and we had a Friday fact n feast night....I spent a good portion of the day cooking up a storm, and loved it - made turkish pide, date and honey chicken tangine, herb couscous, and megdarra....with pear and cashew pudding....I love cooking non-boring things, not everyday things that I usually only have time for. was Nyah's turn to invite some girls for dinner and to stay, so we roped them into that act too....they came over and the kids all found some facts on various middle eastern countries, and then the girls got dressed up, highheels, makeup, sparkly dangly bits, shawls you name it - they looked so pretty and was lovely listening to their giggles muffled behind the bathroom door as 4 girlies got themselves and each other ready. I soooo had to dress up too...The Man walked in from work with flowers and a bottle of my favourite perfume!! That really make the night special! (totally NOT the morn, so WAY cool in my world).

Candles lit, food served banquet style, eastern music playing in the background and lots of giggles with new facts fun, the only thing that could've made it funner is if my sisters could've been here to share, and their wee ones too....I so love a 'just because' occassional party!

tea and crumpets

I decided on the spur of the moment to have a go at making crumpets this afternoon - SO easy! Why the heck haven't I been making them all the time!!!...we laid out a tablecloth on the floor, made a pot of peppermint tea and had tea and buttery crumpets on the kitchen floor...all together....a wonderful way to spend a cold afternoon!...(I have the reciepe if anyone wants it)...and look at that wee face covered in jam - lots of jammy kisses were needed to get that lot off!

On another note: my eldest girl and I have our very first public duet tomorrow - eeek....I so hope it goes well for her, as I'm sure it will be the first in a long career of performances for that kid - she really does rock.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

new arrival

a HUMUMGOUS congratulations to my sister, her husband and wee girl, on the sweet arrival of their next wee darling girl.....such a massive blessing for us all and such an incredible journey to be a part of. Thankyou so much for sharing it with me.

love to you all
PS. Those sweet tooties are actually one of my babies (A blue one)...but you get the idea...

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

thrifting in june thus far....

...has been grand!!! Check out this fabulousso red leather bag - seriously swooning and rubbing it ALOT (with the odd sniff thrown in for good measure!)...these cute as pie plactic crystal wee bowls for the lads/ladettes to dine in style with...some dolies that I have snipped apart and sewn onto the other things (will show at some point), new (old) placemats to funky up...and some old linen napkins - YUS! My theory is to collect as many white/cream random ones as poss for everyday, as they wash up a treat and can be thrown in napisan ...and all matchintheir oddness (said that all in one breath...phew)...and this wee duck thingy - not sure what to do with it, but will figure something out eventually. Oh and an awesome barely worn thermal for my gal...

At this rate - June is looking mighty fine for thrifting -!

flopsy, mopsy and cottontail

I came across this sweet version of Peter Rabbit tales in the library the other day - something about his plight and his sighing mother really appeals to me...when reading his tales, I find myself sitting up, speaking properly and empathising terribly with his plight - oh dear! What a nerd!....but when read by on CD by someone who sounds like Judy Dench I am deliciously enthralled - shush, I totally know I'm a geek!...but I mean, take a look at these pages, these sweet little drawings and such proper feelings and tellings off by the sparrows....just gorgeous. Beatrice Potter, I know we would've been besties and taken devonshire tea at our weekly appointment. -teehee....