Wednesday, November 24, 2010

new chicken house complete with rabbit.. . . . . .

Yesterday the chickens got a new peice of real estate-spacious,sunny,open plan and nice neighbours! Their coop got moved down the back of our property and the lovely Ben made a fantastic job of constructing them a new run. Their lovely but very noisy "man" came to a sad demise aswell but I think ultimately they were happy about that and their new "neighbour" turned out to be a rabbit by the name of Pookie which they all think is amazing even laying an egg in her cage this morning!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Garden that actually grows. . . . . .

Finally at my 2nd and in some parts 3rd attempt my garden is finally looking like it will be a success! Love watching it grow and Ive finally discovered that the key to a great garden is WATER WATER WATER! Things I greatly dislike about my garden are: -WEEDS WEEDS WEEDS -Dirt under my fingernails -Chickens eating and scratching at it -Dogs that lie all over it just to be in the sunniest possible spot of the whole section -WEEDS WEEDS WEEDS

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

hummus and halloween

Yum today i have made two lots of the most delicious sun dried tomato hummus really easy to make-blend together 1 can of drained rinsed chickpeas, 3-4 cloves of garlic, 1tsp of cumin powder, the juice of 3 lemons, some sun dried tomatoes and 1/4-1/2 a cup of oil and whammo delicious hummus. i made one lot this morning which i took to give to my friend and when I came home this afternoon i couldnt resist making my self some!! Also i thought i had after school group today but the children had pet day at school so group was cancelled for this week which left us with the baking i had already prepared-Bonus!-Chocolate chocolate chip biscuits which I dutifully decorated with icing ghosts for halloween! May try to post photos later but at this time my camera has gone AWOL

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

wardrobe wednesday

well these are pretty dodgy photos but kids had scooted out the door before i had a chance to ask them to take pics! I am wearing floral though and to tell you the truth i dont really do floral not really my cup of tea and i think this is the only floral thing i own anyway Dress-from Ca'Bouge a shop over here in Akaroa-rather expensive but liked the retro look, tights from Farmers and not sure if you can see my boots but they are the ones I tend to wear every Wednesday it would seem

Monday, October 18, 2010

cup cakes for my beautiful girls 13th

Today is felixes 13th birthday WOW i cant believe how quickly she has grown up anyway we are out for tea tonight and instead of a birthday cake she requested cup cakes so I thought I would try out some flash Hokey Pokey ones and yum they turned out well complete with rich caramel frosting and crushed up crunchie bar on top!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

more springtime pics

and reading books in the sun. . . . .

things i love about spring at my place

here is some photos of spring at my house-love this time of the year-blossom on apple trees and white currants, kakabeak and mexican orange blossom flowering,washing on the line(yah),freshly mown lawns, marigolds out and herbs flourishing. . . . . .

wardrobe wednesday

Well I didnt partake in wardrobe wednesday last week had been laid up with a nasty flu all week and was only just regaining some of my energy!-I think I am quite possibly one of the worlds worst patients lie around sobbing bout how i'm going to die!!! Ha Ha and guess what I actually didnt!-anyway today I have tights-stolen from my daughter, Roxy skirt from trademe and my shirt is from my sister. My favourite birkenstock sandals also from trademe last summer and jewels courtesy of my sometimes romantic Jonny! Still looking slightly concerned in top photo maybe its the sun hmmmmmm

Mt Everest

This is my Mt Everest sized pile of washing that I need to fold and put away today. I find it satisfying to hang out bring in and fold but i LOATHE putting it away there never seems to be enough room hence the piles of clothes on top of drawers and on the floor!!!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


had a great day at holiday programme today to see photos check out this blog

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

wardrobe wednesday

dressed today ready to go and do school holiday programme. T-shirt from the Warehouse, long sleeve top from Cotton on and Skirt from a friend. Standing in front of our cool new car a 1937 Chevrolet Master YEAH

Saturday, September 25, 2010

my favourite plant of all time. . . . .

These are definitly my two most fvourite plants, the magnolia is forever changing and the kakabeak is just beautiful and soooo easy care .

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

pink party at brownies. . . .

here are some PINK cup cakes for willows end of term Pink Party at Brownies. . . . some good some bad-the bad ones we shall keep to eat so BONUS-yum

wardrobe wednesday

well here we go again eh. . . . . .today i have on Jersey and boots(I Love Billy) seen before in previous wardrobe wednesdays and my favourite skirt containing Micheal Jackson, Che Guavara, Marilyn Munroe and Bob Marley-purchased from Ula in Akaroa. Really need to take some photography lessons!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

wardrobe wednesday

loving retro at the mo. . . . . .cardi from op shop not sure of brand, dress from op shop in akaroa, new jeans from save mart in christchurch and my lovely new boots that i never want to take off from trade-me. .. . .

Sunday, September 12, 2010

pasta salad

here is pics of a pasta salad we had last night with a lettuce salad and chops yum yum -only thing missing was sun dried tomatoes i reckon pretty delicious all the same