Monday, November 30, 2009

Sentimental Sunday!

 Amid my pottering on Sunday morning, I placed two ceramic snails in the front garden. Miss 8 ventured outside during the day and hollered with amazement -  "MUM, there's snails in the garden! And they're huge! Where did they come from?"

The snails were made by me as a gift to my now late Grandmother. I collected them from her garden after her passing, they have some sentimental value and have placed these old snails near the front door as a little reminder of our dear Golly Gosh (a nick-name given to her by myself and Miss 8 to avoid the confusion of 2 grandma's and 1 great grandma).
Golly Gosh loved gardening and her favourite plant was the Rose - one day I am going to plant some roses in her memory and I think the snails wil be placed nearby!
Golly Gosh Snails in my garden!

Miss 8 seemed to be feeling quite sentimental after this conversation as a short time later she appeared from her bedroom with a card that she had made for me! I held back the tears and bravely smiled as I thanked her for her kind and loving words, it's definetly these precious little moments that make being a mum so rewarding! And I am very lucky to have a daughter who expresses her thoughts and feelings through her art & craft!

The front and back of the card. Miss 8 found one of her baby photos!

I love you so so so so so so much too!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Apple Tree

Miss 8 came home from school with this lovely apple tree collage! Miss 8 is very creative with her artwork and I am blessed to receive such wonderful creations on almost a daily basis. I have a large storage box full of her creations from her pre-school years that I just cannot find myself parting with. Thank goodness for the digital era - storage space can now be reduced with the click of the camera and the pc used for storage!!

Best Ever Scone Recipe!- YUM

This recipe was given to me by a friend several years ago and is so simple and quick, you are guaranteed to produce the "best ever scones" !!


3 cups Self Raising Flour
pinch of salt
1 cup of  thickened cream
1 cup of lemonade


Pre-heat oven to 220'C

1. sift flour & salt, make a well in the centre of mixture.
2. pour in cream and lemonade.
3. mix with a butter knife until mixture comes together.
4. turn dough onto lightly floured surface and knead gently until smooth and pliable.
5. roll mixture with rolling pin and cut into scone rounds using scone/cookie cutter.
6. arrange closely together on lightly greased tray.
7. bake in a very hot oven - 220'C for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden.
*can be frozen if desired*

Monday, November 23, 2009

Monday morning

After so much wonderful and much needed rain over the weekend, we awoke to clear skies, sunshine and a light breeze! Just perfect! What a great start to the week!

I was eager to get outside and inspect our vege patch and see what progrees the rain had encouraged and to also see if the snails and slugs had gone berserk! Wow, I was not disappointed!

Everything looks great and the snails and slugs have been well behaved!!

The only miniscule downside from all of the wonderful rain is poor
Mr Scarecrows' face has faded away!
Oh well, Miss 8 will have something to keep her busy after school. She will just have to reproduce her first efforts at a very characteristic face!
I will post a photo of Mr Scarecrows' new facial features very soon!!

And with the warm sunshine today, we can only hope for more growth and changes!!

Today's thought: I am open to the new and changing!