We like to make things in this house… well, not all the time, we can open packets and buy pre-prepared stuff with the best of them (chicken-on-a-stick, fish-in-a-box), but when we do make things from scratch we are very proud!
Exhibit A: Date loaf for school election day cake stall…
Exibit B: My mothers’ Day pancakes, made for me by George
Made with a little bit of help from this…
The date loaf looked good, but I didn’t taste it and hadn’t baked a second one to keep for us. I wrapped it and literally took it straight to the cake stall still warm. Someone whacked a $7 price tag on it and after I came back from doing a bread and chopped onions run for the school BBQ, the date loaf had sold! Hope whoever bought it enjoyed their afternoon tea.
The last days of Autumn have brought some pretty sunsets…
We’ve had high school information nights to go to in preparation for next year and dinner out with some school families.
A Mother’s day outing in the city to many favourite destinations…
This past week we’ve had a visit from my mum, aka Batgran, aka George’s “Naughty Granny” (naughty because she was the one who introduced a much younger George to chocolate, hot chips and video games – not all in the same day). Maybe that’s just what grannies do.
This weekend, we introduced Granny to IKEA. “They’ve got it sown up!” she said, impressed with the cafe, the grocery section, the checkouts, and the other cafe at the checkouts exit where you buy the $1 hotdogs. She came out armed with Swedish foodstuffs and confessed to buying them “because they’re Swedish”. I know what she means. Sometimes I feel like I live in Europe when I visit IKEA. It’s a nice little escape.
We had been enjoying the last of T-shirt and shorts weather (George) before being hit by an icy blast at the end of May, which saw snow in the Blue Mountains (but not in Canberra). But still, he has relented and started wearing his long pants to school this past week.
And finally last week, George got his first pet… two actually, a pair of baby guinea pigs!
We’ve been learning a LOT about Guinea pigs. Will post more about that next time.
Have a great weekend.
Great post and great highlights. I haven’t worn shorts and a T-shirt for about six weeks! I hope naughty granny got some Swedish meat balls.
Hi Gaz, thank you. My son is wearing T-shirt and shorts right now. It’s his basic at home uniform. And no, I don’t have heating on! It’s like he is his own personal heat source. Naughty Granny DID get some Swedish meat balls in the cafeteria! I had some veggie ones with quinoa and coconut curry sauce – very good.
I wish I had the metabolic rate of a young fella again. It feels like it’s going to be a cold night.