Thursday, 25 April 2013


Sophie and I are entered into our first marathon and what a fun one to do.  I'm so excited to be running the color run (really tempted to put a u in color) in Adelaide.

As luck would have it we are going to be in Adelaide for Lachie the next week as he got into SAPSASA footy this year.  He was the last one cut in 2012 and we are so proud and happy for him getting through this time.  Sophie and I will be going up a day earlier for the run and Lachie will be coming up with another family after his footy commitment here at home.

I'm so happy to be doing this run with my baby girl.

Friday, 19 April 2013


I didn't want to post these photos.  I can't quite believe what happened this year to our trees that were over 3 years old, I mean I watered them a little bit but other years I watered the same amount and yet they turned their toes up very quickly and I'm now left with a bare yard.

I lost 6 out of our 8 Pittosporums from our driveway.
Our Snow In Summer broke off in a particularly strong hot wind.

This Lillypilly is thinking very hard about giving up the ghost.

My male Kiwi is as dead as a doornail and my Golden Delicious/Granny Smith aborted most of it's fruit!

It's not a happy time in our yard I can tell you.  I took these photos last week and am slowly digging out the dead and re-conditioning the soil.  I don't even want to think about re-planting until we've have lots of decent rain.

Thursday, 4 April 2013


This last month I've been squeezing the life out of tomatoes to make yummy bottles of passata for the winter months.  My pantry is looking nicely stocked as is my freezer.
Got to love Squeezo, she makes life so easy.
Yesterday was spent in the kitchen once again, this time cooking up vegetable stock to can, baking banana & chocolate muffins and bread, slow cooking curried sausages and making up some delicious beef and vegetable soup.

Now that's a productive day in the kitchen, hopefully I will have another day like that soon.