Sunday, October 23, 2011

Senior First Aid


I finally did it! And I'm so glad I did. I did not know that the aim of CPR was to keep oxygen in the blood and then through compressions keep that blood moving through the body supplying oxygen to the brain and other vital organs. I thought (probably from seeing it too many times on TV) that you were trying to restart the heart. Not so young grasshopper. You are just life support until medical aid arrives.

If you haven't got your Senior First Aid yet I encourage you to do it, you'll feel so much better... more prepared.


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Big Weekend



My Lordy! So I turned 35 on Saturday, and spent the day down the shire hall at the polling place for the local government elections. We've been in town less than 4 months but I love it here so much I nominated for council. The length of time we've been here probably had something to do with not getting elected, but I'm feeling the love from the amount of votes I did get, so I shan't be deterred!

Fantastic friends arrived Saturday afternoon and came with us upstairs to the bar while the votes were counted. I knew there would be nothing open afterwards for dinner so we walked home and had toasted cheese sandwhiches, perfect meal at the end of a long day!

We had a birthday BBQ on Sunday, and I'd really like to know how to host and relax at the same time! It was great to have my parents come and my sister and SIL. But when it's your party and everybody there is someone you want to talk to, how do you manage that?? Plus make sure everyone is fed and has a drink? I need training! Luckily my Aunt knows that is not my strong suit and took charge :)

I didn't even take any photos over the weekend, so photos of Charlie at the playground this afternoon will have to do...


Friday, October 14, 2011

Mulberry Crumble Cake


The Mr liked this one, so I'm posting it here so I can find the recipe again. Maybe today I'll make a pie to use the rest of the mulberries. I need a good pastry recipe. And then I need to make it and make it so I get better at it.


oh, and here are the links to the other recipes I found but haven't tried yet...
mulberry pie
david and dawn's mulberry pie mulberry pie

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Weekend

Fantastic is my word of the moment, and that is how I would describe our weekend, starting with a fantastic Friday.

Charlie likes to pull mandarins off the tree and eat them skin and all, a messy affair, so I took his shirt off. Then he walked across the road to see what our neighbour was doing in her front garden. Here he is looking like a mini tradey pushing her wheelbarrow around.

My Mum and neices arrived at lunch and the Mr had a friend come and stay for the weekend too. I love having visitors! We spotted a Mulberry tree in a vacant lot when we walked to the shops. The little ones wanted to raid it then and there, we convinced them it would be better if we had our old clothes on.


Saturday night was a bit of an experiment. We went out to a BBQ poker night and left Charlie at home with Grandma. Last time we had him babysat (not by Grandma) we got an hour before we got the phone call, this time four, but we didn't run home. Grandma was still up with him when we got home after midnight. The wee man was happy enough, but certainly not going to sleep.



And on Sunday we put on our old clothes and went Mulberry picking!


Wednesday, October 5, 2011


September Mosaic

bits and pieces

:: a first birthday celebrated
:: weekends at home!!
:: weeding and planting
:: our first snake in the house; a baby one
:: door knocking


Monday, October 3, 2011

The Weekend


This weekend I enjoyed more scones, this time at the Anglican Ladie's Devonshire Morning Tea in a garden in the next street over.


Sunday I planted out the rest of my vege seedlings and we spent the afternoon at a Memorial Open Day at the Tennis Club in a neighboring town. It used to be a town, now it's just a hotel, a couple of houses and a fabulous tennis club. Oh, plus a wheat bin.


The weather started out quite warm but we ended up getting washed out with a summer storm. I am so looking forward to summer storms here and the accompanying lightening shows. That is one of the benefits of not living in a built up area, you can really watch the weather come in. Especially when the terrain is as flat as it is here!


The Mr has been keen for us to 'do' something together for some time. None of our interests really match up, but the tennis looked like it could be my cup of tea, quite laid back and not serious, so... we've found an activity we can do together! It will be our social Sunday.