Monday, 25 May 2009
Sunday, 24 May 2009
It's easy to make up a double batch, and freeze the leftovers, each waffle separated from the others by a piece of baking paper.
To prepare, simply slide a frozen waffle into the toaster, and heat on the same setting you'd use to make toast.
Saturday, 23 May 2009
Sunday, 17 May 2009
The material came from a wad of swatches leftover from home furnishings, and bought for $2 at the thrift store, so I have plenty more to practise with. But next time I'll know to put the handles the right way around!
Saturday, 16 May 2009
Later we lunched on casseroles and lasagne in the local hall, then downed numerous hot cups tea and scoffed slices of freshly baked sponge.
Thursday, 14 May 2009
I don't think I could ever get tired of that view, or lose the feeling of privilege I have when I turn in through white gate, and come home to a cottage tucked among the trees.
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Tuesday May 12, 2009 ...
Outside My Window... The night is dark and cold ... we might have our first frost of the year tomorrow morning ...
I am thankful for... this wonderful, safe, wealthy, good-natured country that we live in ...
From the kitchen... a huge batch of lentil and bacon stew, with fresh herbs and chillis from the garden thrown in. Jumps is out at a tabletennis competition this evening, so I cooked just what I felt like eating (and guzzled steaming bowlful after bowlful, while Boo had bacon and egg-bread) ...
I am wearing... candy-striped flannel pjs, bedsocks, and a warm woolen dressing gown ...
I am going... to the Country Women's Association cooking demonstration in the village hall on Saturday morning ...
I am reading... In Other Words, a marvellous compendium of quirky, almost-untranslatable sayings from languages around the globe ...
One of my favorite things... is getting into a bed that's been warmed by an electric blanket ...
Which made both the kiddos and me pretty happy.
I do tend to make only sweet treats, biscuits or pancakes and waffles with Boo. I'm determined now to involve him more in everyday tasks in the kitchen. After all, it can be just as fun, and cuts down on my housework rather than adding to it.
Sunday, 10 May 2009
She is 15 years old.
She has red hair and black and blue eyes.
I love my Mummy because she gave me a roll-up for school."
-- by Boo
Boo gave his gifts at lunchtime, when Daddy and Papa organised a "make-your-own burger bar", where each guest could chose from a multitude of delicious hamburger toppings for lunch.
Rich, Catherine and Fid came to visit, as well as the nephews (of course), so it was a busy, happy crowd.
Later, Boo delighted in showing everyone how his hands "matched" the embroidered ones, then the boys played outside while the adults chatted (and I fell asleep on the sofa!).
Saturday, 9 May 2009
Friday, 8 May 2009
I can't say we communed with nature, but we certainly got plenty of exercise and had a happy time.
Thursday, 7 May 2009
It is my favourite time of the year.