Saturday, December 31, 2011

Lets finish the year with something crafty!

I do get a little bit of crafting done around here.


A little quilt for a friend's new(ish) baby.


And of course you put a quilt down to photograph and you end up with little helpers, of the skin... and fur variety.


We're looking forward to staying in tonight for New Years, with a little bit of reflection and maybe a bit of resolution making. Whatever you are doing tonight, have a good time, and all the best for the new year!



Friday, December 23, 2011

Gastro: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas


(photos of Charlie at our CWA Christmas lunch last month, he looks kinda Grinch-ie don't you think?)

The fun times have continued at our house with the Mr succumbing violently enough to put him in hospital and on to an IV drip. Suffice it to say, not well enough to travel, and really, we think this is the kind of Christmas present we should keep to ourselves.

So we're having a quarantined kind of Christmas, hoping Charlie wont notice there'll only be one gift under the tree (and that isn't even from us!). My last minute gift shopping on Christmas Eve is not going to happen.

The fridge and cupboards were already eaten down, so I've put a late order in with the butcher and I'll get some supplies tomorrow, we might want to eat by Sunday!

We'll miss seeing everyone, but it will be nice to have a little Christmas at home too, remembering what's really important is that the three of us are together.

Merry Christmas,

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tis The Season

Fig season that is!!



We came home from Perth on the Weekend to the first figs and I couldn't be happier. Except of course if I wasn't still laid up in bed since Tuesday morning feeling woeful.

fig mosaic
eat it from the bottom Charlie

I experienced my first child spew at half past one on Monday night (as opposed to a baby milk spew). Charlie spewed all over me and all over the bed, then rolled in it. So we both needed baths and the Mr had to change the sheets. Fun times. He seems to be fine now, but not I.

At least I can console myself with figs... once I feel like eating.


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Mango Smoothie


I made this for breakfast this morning and it was good. I wrote it down and I'm posting it here so I don't lose it (and one of you might like to try it!). Oh, and it's a good breakfast if you have a broken tooth. Dentist tomorrow.

1 banana
2 frozen mango cheeks
2 cups almond milk
1 Tbs dark agave syrup
1 Tbs bee pollen
1 tsp vitamin C powder
Wizz in the blender and enjoy.

And here is how I make the nut milk...

1 cup soaked nuts (or seeds)
4 cups filtered rain water
1/4 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
Adding only half the water, wizz everything together in the blender. Strain through a nut milk bag and add the other two cups of water. Keeps for a few days in the fridge.


Monday, December 12, 2011

The Weekend



Was lovely and low key. We stayed in except for a little birthday celebration and a quick dip in the town pool.


Friday, December 9, 2011


They might be my favourite part of Christmas.


I put some lights on our tree the other night, and it made me happy.

You can see the tree is up on a side table to keep it out of Charlie's reach a little. The lower limbs have been de-baubled but I think it's fairing pretty well.


Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Weekend

We drove over to the Nungarin markets on Sunday morning, and the Mr patiently stopped for me along the way so I could take a few photos.


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And we played tennis in the afternoon. Charlie had his first real experience of sunscreen.


I have avoided sunscreen so far, worrying about the chemicals, but today the sun had a real sting to it, and I don't know where I've put the 'organic' sunscreen.

I hope you had a lovely weekend, mine was particularly good.


Saturday, December 3, 2011


November Mosaic

little bits and pieces of November

:: the unexpected return of Aunt Flow
:: Back to The Bush Veterans
:: back to back trips to Perth
:: Kings of Leon
:: first few hot days of summer
:: mostly mild days
:: our first family Christmas tree
:: a leather anniversary