Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A special visitor

I am having 3 special visitors today.

I have prepared leek, potato and bacon soup.  

The bread has been taken out of the bread maker.

There will be orange patty cakes and a butter cake to share.

A new tablecloth has been put out on the outdoor table (but it's a shame the seat cushions are dusty and covered with dog hair - oh well).

Today, I'm getting a visit from Deb, from A Clothesline Out The Back and her two little boys.

I'm very excited.

It will be lovely to put a face to a name and chat.  It turns out we "have people in common".

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Ash Grunwald's view of North Queensland

I love Ash Grunwald and have seen him play a few times.

I came across some of his footage from a recent tour he did up my way and was very intrigued as to what I'd see.

I'm impressed.

I hope you enjoy my neck of the woods.

Down to Earth Dishcloth Swap

I'm doing the dish cloth swap.

I wonder who I will get and who will get me?

It is a timely swap, with the children being on school holidays.

I have made heaps of my own cloths and I use them every day.

I've given away some as presents and I hope the recipients are happy to use them.

If you are interested in joining in on the swap, click here and sign up (or click on today's title as it's linked).

I think swaps are a great way to go.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Another milestone...

Little Man left today on his first school camp.  He is away for two whole nights!

I don't know how I'll be in the morning when I don't have him hop into bed for a quick hug.

He actually came over to hug me when they were waiting for the bus this morning!

I thought he'd play it cool like he did when he went on the bus last year for an away football game.  

I got told, "Leave me at the bus stop and then go".  Not on your Nelly I thought!  Apart from the fact it was 6am and I didn't know who any of the other parents and boys were who were waiting there, there was no way I was going.  I wanted to wave him off.

I like waiting with the children to see them off if they have to go somewhere.  Which isn't all that often.

I'm sure he'll have a wonderful time, and hopefully he won't miss me too much.

I've got The Princess home from school for a few days with conjunctivitis.  So all is rather quiet now.  

We picked up some school work for her to do this morning, so after lunch I will put on my Teacher hat and help her with her assignment.  

Then we might bake a cake and she can help me get dinner ready - tonight I might make chicken nuggets or a stew.  I bought a couple of kilos of chicken breasts last week so I may as well make the stew and nuggets in one go.  I can freeze portions for lunches and dinners that way.

Can you tell I forgot to bag the kilos separately?  They're defrosting in one big ziplock bag right now - oops!

I can't wait for my Little Man to come home (even if it means the two of them will continue whatever fight they left off at some stage), and most of all, school holidays start at the end of next week!

I look forward to the return of the Easter Bunny!