I walked into our pantry to see this ‘jelly box castle’ that Matty built. I laughed, despite the fact he’s not supposed to go in there, let alone play in the ‘sweets’ section! What can I say? He just loves building! And what happened to the jelly? Well, the raspberry jelly is setting in the […]
A pleasant evening spent with Monte, basking in the glorious sun and drinking in the views had me smiling. I enjoyed sipping some Chardonnay, knowing that I had enough expressed milk stored in the fridge for a few feeds for Elora. Very grown up and civilized indeed!
1/1/11 On December 31, 2007, we had just arrived at our property for the first time. It was a warm day and we walked the perimeter of our new property in great joy and excitement. It was Monte’s birthday, and at midnight we were sitting by a fire, sipping Moet and talking about our hopes […]
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 […]