Saturday, March 30, 2013

busy weekends

 I have bulbs to be planted in my garden.... one hundred of the bloody things!!  They will look magnificent when they flower, I have miniature  daffodils, jonquils and hyacinths,
 Love these, they look like hairy monsters! I should put googly eyes on them and freak out the family.
 my yellow climbing rose is flowering, they look and smell lovely but they also don't last very long and blow open in a day.
 Cookie looks a bit stoned here.... think he might have just woken from one of his many slumbers.
 I finally picked up some fabric to make my cousins baby quilt.  I needed a jelly roll and a charm pack but they didn't have the charm pack so used a layer cake instead and have a little left over... gotta love left overs!
 I also discovered  that trying to sew a true 1/4" seam without the correct foot on your machine makes life extremely difficult, in fact it totally stuffed up my blocks and I had to cut them smaller.  Fortunately this particular pattern worked with a smaller block and no one will know.. except if you read this blog.
 Last week the noisy one joined me for my second tough blokes adventure.  Some of you might have heard of tough blokes... this one is slightly less insane.  You run a 7km course filled with 24 obstacles... the first being a mud pit... this year we dressed up as school girls and boys and running in a short muddy dress was much easier than last years flannel PJ's... bananas in PJ's!!
The mud also had a lot of stones in it so our knees and elbows got rather grazed this year.  We completed the course in a good time and had lots of fun again.

The next event is the mothers day classic, my buddy and I will be running 4kms for our friend who has been battling bowel cancer and now has been diagnosed with breast cancer.  She used to run all the time so we decided to run for her.  Then we will join up with our daughters and other gym buddies to walk as a team for her.  Will be a day with many emotions.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

triple layer slice!

 The noisy one is a real sweet tooth.  When i saw the cover of the newest food magazine that I sometimes buy (I used to buy it every month but find it has become very repetitive).  We had to use a spring form tin but I think it worked really well.
 She is doing 2 cooking electives at school this semester so has become quite food obsessed orientated. So I have once again pulled out some of my favourite recipe books and encouraged her to choose some to help me make in the coming week.
 She did a fantastic job at getting the layers to do just what they were supposed to do, she chose to use port wine jelly and popped a few pink marshmallows into the mix but it really tastes great!!
This is what it looks like when its professionally made and photographed, I reckon she has done an awesome job to recreate it using what we had in our kitchen!

How many of you have made something from a mag or book only to find it comes out nothing like the picture?

Friday, March 1, 2013

recent happenings

Here is the beast resting after doing nearly 50km a few weeks ago.  I did 70km on this particular ride.

Since that ride I haven't been able to get out on the road but have been seen loitering at the gym doing various classes at ungodly hours.

I have been doing a little stitching as there has been bugger all on the TV and the Internet can only entertain me for so long.

the noisy one is doing not one cooking class but 2 this semester so has been showing interest in cooking (yay!).  I bought the latest super food ideas as there is a recipe on the cover that I know she will like.... a choc-mallow jelly slice.  I will get her to write out the ingredients we need to buy and make the first half tomorrow... photos to follow if we don't eat it before I have a chance lol.

The froglet has started her hospitality course and is really enjoying it, there are challenges of course but these will help her become a stronger manager for when she goes out into the work force.