Saturday, 24 November 2012


Yesterday I made spaghetti in the slow cooker, I do this often but this time I swapped the mince with a meat and soy free alternative, Quorn mince.

Dan is my fussy one and you can't get much past him, he asked what was different but the others didn't even notice.   They are all none the wiser as I would like to continue making spaghetti this way so I get to eat it too.

It was lunch for the very busy cricketers in the family and I decided on some nice fresh wraps to satisfy them on this hot (for us) day.

Now that everyone is happy, I'm going to spend some time on my craft.
Have a lovely weekend everyone :)

Monday, 12 November 2012


The poor old tramp barely gets used and I'm sure I could find a use for the frame out in the garden, but for now the kids still have their moments with trampoline basketball so it stays.

Today I pulled the garlic and what a crop!!!   I'm so excited as I haven't had a decent crop for about 4 years.   This year I went to our local organic store and purchased some bulbs and they have given me a big beautiful crop all ready to plait tomorrow after a little drying out on the trampoline.

What a lovely sight (oh hello Heidi)
Well I'm off to watch you-tube on plaiting garlic.  I've never had enough to plait before.

Sunday, 4 November 2012


While I was in Adelaide last week the chooks got out of their yard while Darren was at work and decided that my vege patch was fair game.   Usually they walk right past the raised beds and on to the front yard, but not that day.   I lost all of my seedling I had grown from seed including tomatoes, cucumbers, zuchinni and pumpkins.  They left the carrots alone and stomped all over my garlic which now looks a little flat but everything else is gone.   Oh, then they took a liking to my herb garden and dug up all of my newly planted plants and some perpetual spinach I had growing as well. Sigh.....

So here is a peek at what our front yard is looking like.
Our passionfruit is flowering for the first time this year.
Our apricot tree is loaded this year.


It's been a little while, I was in need of a bit of a bloggy break but after typing up a post about giving up on blogging this morning, I quickly deleted it after I realised I still really want to blog.

Last week I took these two to Adelaide for Lachie to compete in SAPSASA cricket. 

It was a huge week that will be repeated in 2 weeks for Country Cup cricket.  Lachie did so well and we couldn't be prouder, I can't wait to print photos and scrapbook the week.   The Lower South East team came 4th out of 8 in the finals, they all worked really well as a team and had heaps of fun.

Congratulations boys, I can't wait for next year's carnival.