Sunday, 27 June 2010

Because one Blog isn't busy enough

and really its not like I keep up with this one, I have also started another blog. What with my new diagnosis, I don't want this one to become all about "ME" and my gluten free self! So I have started another one that deals with GF stuff. I mean if your interested take a gander, and if not, then do hang around here, I will still be lurking about waiting to bore you witless as soon as you appear!

So if you want to check it out, its called Gluten Free - Good Food.

And when I am not on either of these blogs you will find me in the kitchen decontaminating, and trying to work miracles with Potato Starch!

Friday, 25 June 2010

Bloggy etiquette

What is one to do? I now have comment moderation on my blog. Of course I get so many comments that they all need to be fielded (yeah right) and anyway its a family show and you can't be too careful these days!
Anyway I am getting comments on my posts but some are in Japanese I think it is. I can't read them, so have no idea what they are saying or who this person is. Well Iv'e been rejecting them but don't know whether to feel bad about it or not, because they could be a really nice person, but then again they could be trying to sell me a time share in Outer Mongolia in the off season or something. So if you are nice I apologise, (do you think you could translate your comments?) and if you are trying to sell me a time share, don't bother. I don't have any time to spare! I'm far too busy!

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

The invasion....

There is an invasion of sorts going on in our pantry.
Family meetings are being called.
Signs are being posted.
Yes folks yesterday I was diagnosed with Celiacs disease. Which means things are a changin in the kitchen....
The Dymo will be getting another run out to do some more labels. They'll read something like this...

with a few
and not forgetting that old chestnut....
Well! Have you seen how expensive that stuff is?!!

Saturday, 5 June 2010

The neglected Blog......

Yes I know its been a bit quiet around this blog for quite a while, and although I have been doing some crafty stuff it's been things for the kids new school. The reason why I have been doing a bit of sewing for the school is because I think I am that parent. You know the one... That says to the teacher,
"If you need anything doing, I can sew a bit."
Its at this stage that the teacher gets a glint in her eye, but ever so casually says, "oooh lovely, we might need you later on..."
Later on comes and so Easter is not far away and then teacher pulls you aside and says,
"you couldn't make a costume for the Easter Liturgy could you?"
So one Jesus costume turns into two guards, a Mary, and a Pontius Pilate, and an angel!
And then the Official School opening is about the happen, and being a Kiwi school, there is a bit of Maori culture involved, and the school don't have any Kapa Haka outfits. It is about then that I start to have a bit of a nervous breakdown. Anyway I did manage 43 headbands, and dresses for the two main girls and a piu piu (sort of like a skirt thing for non Kiwi's) for the main boy.
Chuck some pillows in there somewhere for a couple of the classes, plus the ridiculous amount of after school activities, and organising a big "0" party for my sister, and there is my reason for not blogging.
In other words its been business as usual around here. Crazy mad, and very BUSY!
What follows is a short visual interlude.....

Junior Busy as the Angel Gabrielle


Junior Busy son as mean guard placing the crown of thorns (twigs wired together from our tree out the front) on Jesus' head.


Pontius Pilate

Kapa Haka headbands waiting to be trimmed.

Piu Piu (for non Kiwi's pronounced Pew Pew)

Piu Piu with sash.

Kapa Haka dresses.

Hopefully it won't be so long before my next update, but in reality I have a few mums to round up, so we can get 40 more Kapa Haka costumes made for a cultural festival. I haven't forgotten you. I'm just .... well ... Busy...