Sunday, November 28, 2010

Much Excitement!!!!

Can you imagine my excitement when I collected a parcel from the post office on Friday to discover it was from my SSCS partner and all the way from Oklahoma!!! All I could smell when I opened the box was the gorgeous aroma of mints...instead of having my pressies packed in foam chips, I had all these round, individually wrapped candy striped mints!!!

My little box of christmas also had the lovliest yo-yo tree ornament, and my parcels to go under the tree...gosh it's really is making me feel like an excited child again!!!lol!
Thankyou so much Ranette for my parcel...Already my first SSCS is a memorable one!

Also Thankyou Chooky for all the time you put into organizing this swap for us, when your life is already a busy one!

Now I have to be good and not peek! LOL!

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A few things in flower in my Garden...

My side Garden...where my weeping rose is in full flower, even the underplantings of Salvia is starting to flower. Not sure if you can see the honeysuckle in the background, but its perfume is just beautiful!
My favourite rose 'Peace' has only just opened...yes its very late!
Pigsface...not a very nice name for such a pretty flower!

Really hot here today, I have even had to get the lilly whites out! lol! No sewing still to show, I already sent off my SSCS to ???? Just hope it arrives safely!
I have been watching the food channel of late, and am really enjoying River Cottage...Does anyone watch it? Would have to be one of my favourites, I love how he lives off the land and uses all his fresh produce in his cooking...and then theres the beautiful scenery! I believe River Cottage is in Dorset, but please correct me if I'm wrong as I've only just discovered the show.

Bye For Now

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Tonights Dinner!

You could say I am a pretty plain cook, but I am finding the need to try a few different recipes. I have been watching the cooking channel to find a few nice recipes, but they always seem to spoil what looks like a really good dish, by adding something weird like anchovies...something I really don't like! So, as my nephew (chef) is back in town for a couple of weeks, I have asked him for his S/Fillet and Rosti with seafood sauce recipe, and was so pleased how it turned out. It was delicious!
The other week I made a Chicken, Ricotta and Spinach Canneloni, using the herbs from my garden, even the kids liked that one! (Recipe from W/Weekly 'Mince it' book). Will take a pic next time I make it.

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

I Am Still Here!

Life does tend to get pretty busy this time of year, with the kids getting ready to go on school camp soon...even my youngest gets to go for the first time this year (sniff!) for 2 nights! (sniff!)

On the crafty side of things I have been busy working on my SSCS and am so close to finishing.

This little snowman pot holder was made pre-blog days from one of the Art to Heart books. I like to do a post with a picture, so thought I would just share a pic of him!

I have still been busy gardening, with filling one vegie garden and now hubby is making another for me...(chook proof) I am trying a few different vegies this year. I have just purchased a Tamarillo (tree tomato) Has anyone tried one?? I have also put in lots of herbs, but have just put them amongst the flowers...just have to remember where everything is now! lol!

Nearly the weekend!

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Gardening Weekend!

I had a ball today picking out vegies for my vegie garden plus a few herbs, kangaroo paws, osteospermums. lemon tree, leukespermum and passionfruit climber. I have taken over the vegie garden this year and hope to plant them all out this weekend. I haven't had much luck with lemon trees in previous years but will try and give this one some TLC!
I have taken a few close ups of a couple of the kangaroo paws on my other blog cubbyhousegardens they have such lovely flowers...and even better they attract the birds!

I hope you all have a great weekend

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