Monday, March 29, 2010


The first of many pumpkins to come our way this Autumn. I made two batches of pumpkin scones last week and I think they'll be more to come! I never realised how much I LOVED pumpkin scones, and Elsa and her cousins enjoyed them too.

One of the 'excuses' for pumpkin scone baking was the anniversary of Dad's death yesterday. Two years We had a lovely day at my sister's eating beef stew and scones, two of Dad's favourite dishes. He was actually pretty good at making both, and damper...perhaps we'll get to that this week.

Friday, March 26, 2010


I turned 34 last week. The past four years have gone by at a rapid rate. Not surprising given that I had my first (and long awaited and much desired) pregnancy, we made a nice long visit to Canada, my husband started a new job and travelled o/s a good deal, I left my job, we bought our first house to the opposite side of town, my Dad died, we had a second child and well, then I turned 34....and had a lovely, lovely day. Here's some of the evidence.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Enjoying every little bit of the sun while it lasts. Dinner at the beach this autumn night.

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Goodbye Summer.
We had such a fine time with you.
You kept us so very warm, a little too warm at times but, we forgive you.
Thanks to you we enjoyed luscious mangoes, lemons and peaches,
we watches tomatoes and basil ripen in our garden,
we juiced lemons and blended berries,
we felt warm sand through our toes and salty water on our skin,
we swam in Nana's pool and enjoyed celebrating with Santa.
You're a great friend Summer, we'll see you again soon...but not too soon.