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Christmas Day was lovely! We had the usual morning present spree. Our theory is that we should treat it like the proverbial bandaid (rip it off as fast as possible), to get the present thing over and done with. I find it a bit overwhelming; the children were given a lot of gifts from lovely […]
We have, once again, had a lovely Tasmanian Christmas. It is peaceful staying home for the silly season, although we definitely miss our friends and family at this time! Our celebrations have been ongoing since we put the tree up at the end of November. There has been lots of baking: biscuits, cake, yum-yum balls, […]
I love the simple things about Christmas, like decorating gingerbread biscuits with my children. It not only reminded me of my childhood, when decorating the biscuits was family tradition, but it got the children’s imaginations running wild. We had a lovely time. This christmas, I’m so grateful to have my three children celebrating with me.
I spent a few hours in the garden with my favorite seven-year old. We planted some beans and violets, and we planted some more plants in her fairy garden: rocket and violets. When I exclaimed that I had to take a photo, Georgia asked: ‘is this your smile moment?’ to which I replied, ‘it sure […]
I must be entertaining. At least, my children seem to think so! They lined up in the kitchen and watched me make shortbread biscuits… They even helped a bit! I’m so very proud of my greatest admirers! The biscuits turned out pretty well. For dessert, Georgie and Matthew had shortbread, ice-cream, strawberries and raspberries!
I was feeling pretty flat, so I went into the garden, where I did some gardening. Georgia and Matthew joined me, and they played happily and noisily whilst I weeded some potted plants; fertilised around the place; planted some irises and herbs; and cleaned up a bit. I found some interesting bugs and worms and […]
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