Saturday, 26 January 2013

Australia Day

It was in our golden soil that the wheat was grown to make the flour used to create these beautiful lamingtons...I hasten to add that I did not make these but I will certainly enjoy them all the same!

Lamingtons are an absolute must on Australia Day, no matter what I am doing!

This morning Master and Miss B donned their respective Guide and Cub uniforms and took part in the city's flag raising ceremony. Both of them actually got to help raise the flags while the National Anthem played and felt quite special! They were then involved in a guard of honour for the award recipients for 2013.

I hope you have a great day too, whether it involves work, a BBQ, pavlova and honey crackles, the beach or just a day at home with the family.

Happy Australia Day.

Kate x


Saturday, 19 January 2013

Dusting and other holiday pursuits!

I have been in hibernation!

Like much of Australia, it has been hot very hot here over the last few weeks and there has been very little in the way of energetic or constructive pursuits going on in my house.

This is what I have been up to...

Crocheting baskets that I saw on Pinterest (another good example of time not thinking about the heat well spent) and tracked to this blog Crochet in Colour.

Thanks for sharing the pattern Liz. I've made three so far...

Lifeguard duty by the pool and, in the event of extreme heat, in the pool!

This beautiful blanket that was inspired by a picture seen on Pinterest. After a little research and a determination to make my own, I worked out how to make these squares and got to work. Much more fun than cleaning!

Some days it has been just too hot to contemplate touching yarn so I have been 'dusting' my collection of Katie Fforde books. This is a job that requires careful attention and so I have been meticulously dusting between each page as well!
(Yes Mum, this is code for reading my old favourites! Shh...)


 watering, watering, watering

Two more weeks of school holidays left. More summer weather forecast. I intend to make the very most of not having to rush anywhere, having all day to think about what's for dinner, glasses of wine by the pool and napping in the afternoons.

Happy weekend

Kate x


Saturday, 5 January 2013


I love that time between Christmas and New Year. It is always time that can just be whiled away. The children and I are getting into holiday mode and Mr B always has a little time off. Sometimes we enjoy some quiet time at home, or with family but this time we headed for water...

a little yard bombing at Brighton

Tickets to Cirque du Soleil were a perfect excuse to head to Adelaide for a few days and this time I was organised enough to find us a place to stay overlooking the Esplanade near Glenelg. Like any beach spot during summer this is not an easy feat and required a lot of forward planning!

We all absolutely loved the show Ovo and spent the next few days talking about what we had all seen and enjoyed. Mr B and I have been to another Cirque show but it was the first time for Master and Miss B and it was a real feast for the senses. Just the acts are a sight to behold but when you add in the costumes, the makeup, the live music and the element of mime, it is something very special.

"I spy with my little eye..."


The rest of our time was spent watching life go by on the Esplanade, promenading ourselves, catching up with friends and family, eating out, building sand castles and testing out the boogie boards that Santa brought (he must have had some inside information!).

sunset over Somerton Pk beach

We had a wonderful time and as Mr B is heading back to work we are already thinking about those lazy days for 2013! After watching every make of bike ride past our balcony, we think we would like to take our bikes next time...although I may pass on the lycra!

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