We went to a lovely birthday party this morning. I baked some cheese muffins and some carrot and sultana muffins for my friend Tania. She wanted savoury party foods, and then have just the birthday cakes as the sweets – a great idea that I might try myself. To make these cheese muffins (about 40 […]
I am feeling extra blessed. We are living in this picturesque valley, which is so beautiful and safe compared to the dramas and troubles that are occurring not just over our country but throughout the world. To enjoy this sunny long weekend with my happy, safe and healthy family was a blessing of magnitude proportions; […]
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.
In our ‘old’ vege patch by the cabin, we are growing some spontaneous potatoes, beans, rhubarb among other things. I say ‘spontaneous’ because we did not actually plant them, but they came up on their own accord, and we’ll just go along with them! And hopefully eat them as well, unless some wandering, menacing goats […]