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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Did you know there are Fairies living on the Gold Coast...?

It's true I tell you! We found them!And Trolls....
And Goblins too!!

and what better morning tea after chasing Fairies, stomping on a Troll's bridge and hiding from Goblins... than PANCAKES! (Thanks Noelle)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Op Shopping

Hmmmmm....a new addiction. I was working really, just waiting for where I needed to be to open. Didn't find what I was looking for (old style loaf pan for bread, fabric, patterns) but found a few books. Only $2, so I gave them $5. Blake will love them.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Fresh baked bread. Don't know why I have only just discovered baking bread. It's super easy and YUM

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Lush Giveaway

It actually inspires me to quilt~


Go have a look it's open to Australia residents too

Rainy Day Fun

The weather was miserable this weekend so we did a bit of craft. Here's CROCKY. I got the idea from The Crafty Crow

James doesnt usually do crafts, but Blake wanted Dad to help him. They both had fun and Crocky turned out great. We used egg cartons for most of it, split peas for scales, and we had some cool eyes. I made some too and Blake used both types. The made ones were his nose!

All ready to get started

The finished Crocky

Blake doing some baking (the stove turned into a garage later)

Boo having a go while Blake was in bed

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Friday, June 19, 2009


I wanted to make dessert last night, but was at a loss about what to make. Then when I decided I couldn't find a recipe I liked so I made it up. I was actually really happy with how it turned out (given my dodgy oven and the fact I've never made anything up before!) So I thought I'd share.

Pear and Berry Spongy Pudd

825 gram tin sliced pears - drained (but any fruit will work)
100 grams frozen berries
1.5cup flour
1.5 t baking powder
125g butter (rough guess I don't have scales)
1 c castor sugar
2 eggs
1/2 T castor sugar
1/2 t cinnamon
1/2 t all spice


Place fruit in oven proof

Melt butter and first lot of sugar in microwave. DO NOT BOIL. Allow to cool slightly then beat in eggs one by one.

Sift flour and baking powder into butter mix and combine

Combine remaining sugar and spices, sprinkle over pudding

Bake at 180 degrees C for approx 55 minutes (my oven is dodgy so I cook everything at 200, so its a guess) until sponge is cooked.

Serve with ice cream or cream and ENJOY. Hope it works for you if you try it. Let me know I'd love feedback on my first ever recipe making attempt.

So...where did I get to?

Movie World for some 1 on 1 time with Mum and Dad on Blake's birthday

So it's been a while. Mum and Dad made it, a few days late, with Dad pretty much incapacitated they entire time. The kids loved having them here, and they were a great help. They took Blake to Byron for a few days and spent a HEAP of time at the beach.

James and I took Blake to Movie World for his birthday, and left Ella with Mum and Dad. He had a ball, and really enjoyed some Mum and Dad time without little sister around.

Blowing out birthday candles Blake's Robot, made by me.

Cute pic, a bit rude though! They were sharing lunch.
Nana Dixon (Dad's mum) died while Mum and Dad was here, so that was sad and Dad had to go back and organise everything on his return. She was buried today, on Spice's (my little sister) birthday.
Jame's grandfather is here at the moment. We are at the end of our visitors for the year. It's nice to have him, but truth be told after months of visitors we are looking forward to having our house to ourselves!
Blake has finally been assessed for his speech and turns out it is really bad/delayed and NOT related to his glue ear/ear infections (which is a surprise for us). So we are in speech therapy weekly till at least he starts school. With a bit of effort hopefully it's not going to effort his reading or anything too much.

Monday, June 1, 2009


Ella's Humpty Dumpty Cake (Humpty had an accident before the party!)
Sand pit fun at the party
Abby the Tiger and Bek the face painter
The pirate (he just didn't want his photo taken)
Butterfly girl
Blake's Pirate cake

The 1st and 3rd birthday party is now done and dusted. And while fun was had by all, we have decided parties will be happening every 2nd year from now on. It was busy, chaotic and loud, but all the kids played really well and had a great time

We had a pin the head on a Robot game, Treasure hunt, and face painting (thanks for that Bek)

The house is back to normality (we had planned on having it at the park but the weather had other plans.

And....Nani and Koro are on their way (am about to go get them!) Koro has improved enough to make the flight...YAY!!!