Saturday, 27 December 2008

Okay I have gained 2 kilos!

Christmas day started at around a quarter to five in the morning. Anna and Nick were allowed to open their stockings, but to be honest it was kind of hard to get back to sleep after that, even though we had a 11.30 to bed on Christmas Eve. (I thought I was so organised... and still it was a late night!). So it was Mikes breaksfast for about 14 people at around 8 am, and then onto the lunch onslaught. Our families stared arriving around 12, we ate around 1.30 - 2.00 ish, and I think the last person left around 6pm. At around 8pm my legs threatened to explode, from being on them all day, and its the day after boxing day and I still feel like Iv'e gone ten rounds! I will leave you with a few pics of the day. Even after all the exhaustion, it was a wonderful day with our families, and not forgetting our candle lighting tradition, for those not with us,especially some long lost cousins we have just discovered, which was the most amazing Christmas present, before my older sister Pauline says Grace, and everyone tucks into far too much food.

Yaay one of the kids, but seriously I dont know why Matt always has to have something on his head!

Me with my two adorable sisters Pauline on the Left and Lee on the Right.

Me and my nephew Damon.

and with my neice Sarah, the coolest little chick!!

And here is my sister in law Maree. Mikes two other sisters live in Oz, and we miss them!
I should have a whole lot more but they are on everyone else's cameras. Anyway Im off to put my feet up!!

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

With love and blessings...

Getting my kids together for a photo seems impossible. This was taken last Christmas, and Matt will not thank me for the silly hat! Anna, Emma, Matt, and Nick.

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And here are Mr and Mrs Busy, which was taken about three years ago, because, I am hardly ever on the other side of the lens, and when I am its some rogue shot the kids have taken when I have dried egg down my top!!

With love and blessings from my family to yours. Be safe, be happy, and have a wonderful Christmas and New Year...

Friday, 12 December 2008

Easiest Christmas Cake... hic


1 Cup Flour
1 Cup water
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
4 large eggs
1 Cup white sugar
1 Cup brown sugar
2 cups dried fruit
Lemon juice
1 can of Red Bull
1 bottle of Vodka

1. Sample the vodka to check the quality. (VERY IMPORTANT)
2. Take a large bowl, check the vodka again.
3. To be sure it is of the highest quality, pour one level cup of vodka and mix with a little Red Bull and drink
4. Repeat.
5. Turn on the electric mixer, beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl.
6. Add one teaspoon of sugar. Beat again.
7. At this point it is best to make sure the vodka is still ok.
8. Flavour with Red Bull to taste.
9. Try another cup just in case, turn the mixerer off.
10. Break two leggs and add to the bowl and chuck in a cup of dried fruit.
11. Pick fruit off the floor.
12. Mix on the turner.
13. If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaterers, pry loose with a drewscriver.
14. Shample the vodka to check for tonsisticitiy, flavour with a little Bed Rull.

15. Next, ssifffft two cups of salt. Or something Who giveshz a shi*
16. Throw a pinch of Bed Rull over your shoulder.
17. Pick up the can, mop the floor.
18. Check the vodka (shee steps 3 and 4).
19. Now shift the lemon and strain your nuts.
20. Add one table.
21. Add a shpoon of shugar, or somefink. Whatever you can find.
22. Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fall over.
23. Don’t forget to beat off the turner.
24. Finally, throw the bowl through the window, finish the vodka and kick the dog.
25. Fall into bed.
Cherry Mistmas!

Monday, 8 December 2008

Teachers present - Solved!!

I thought maybe a softie, but I got these little plastic sewing kits at spotlight for 20cents ages ago. (Now I wish I had picked up a thousand of them). Coupled with a travel pack of tissues, and a little bag for them to go in I think they are not quite as predictable as a box of chocolates. I only have some sample sizes of this lovely fabric, and have been wanting to use it for ages. So Ta Da - teachers gift solved. Yaay. Now if you'll excuse me I have a tip of a house to tidy