Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Pre-schooling - red week


Mon: Craft Red Apple Collage (see below)
Tues: Read Count the red apples
Wed: Eat cheerios and tomato sauce (see above)
Thurs: Science/maths make a red volcano
Fri: Find it/wear it something red

Monday, July 26, 2010


I am selling my piggies. Its a sad, sad day.
You see, we have had a severe drought and now severe downpours.
This means we have no grass and lots of mud. Whilst pigs love mud they also love food and the breed of pigs we have eat mainly grass.

So I'm being very adult about this and hoping and praying they go to a good home and NOT the freezer.
My gorgeous Dudley and Delilah.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Back to front day

Today we had an upside down, back to front day.
We started with pudding for breakfast, yep chocolate cake.
(I have to admit that I had toast instead)
Then for lunch we had dinner.

And for dinner I made porridge crumpets (breakfast).
All you need is left over cold porridge then you add enough flour to make a dough.
Roll it out to about 2.5cm thick (1/2 inch) and fry in a little butter.
When cooked you can split ( I leave whole) and pour over golden syrup.
Serve hot.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Granny suare cushion

In the evenings I have been crocheting a cushion cover for my girls room.
I thought I was doing a great job until........

I saw it in daylight. Can you see it? Some of my borders are white and some are cream.
Hehe. Major bummer. I have had to redo it.

Posted by PicasaI will post photos of the finished cover soon.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Pre schooling-circle week

I was inspired by Delicious Ambiguity's tot school.
So this week for me is circles.
Mon: Craft Circle (see above)
Tues: Read The very hungry caterpillar (he eats circle shaped holes)
Wed: Eat decorate round biscuits with icing and sprinkles (see below)
Thurs: Science/Maths Line up coins biggest to smallest. Do coin rubbings
Fri: Find something in the house that's a circle

Button turns 14

When our children have a birthday, they get to decide what flavour cake they want me to bake and what they
would like me to cook for their birthday dinner.

This year we had swagman roll (kind of like a big mince pastie/sausage roll), garlic bread and coleslaw.

Button chose a coffee cake. I have to say it was a pretty good cake considering I dont like coffee.
Happy birthday my darling.
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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Fun in the snow

It was a perfect Winters day for some snow fights, snow men and snow angels.
Posted by PicasaThis post is for you dad. Look at what you missed :)

Bathroom storage

I have a teeny tiny bathroom. The only storage is the 2 door vanity.
The door opens up onto the only bit of wall where you could put shelves.
I wish I could say I came up with this idea, but I didn't. It is fantastic though. You can use a hanging shoe holder or a baby organiser like this one. I store extra deodorant, soap, toothbrushes and the all important hair straightener.
A great fix for a tiny space.
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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Extracting the urine

A little while ago my friend was telling me that she knew someone who had a face cream that contained horse urine. This is not unusual if you have dry, sensitive skin.

Now we get to the funny bit. I have really dry skin on my hands. The doctor prescribed a hand cream that contained urea. Now, I knew this was urine but tried not to think where it came from. I can say though that a horse never crossed my mind. Part of me is extra grossed out but the other part of me is pleased it isn't human.
I am still wondering how they extract it?