Wednesday, 26 December 2007
Saturday, 22 December 2007
Thursday, 13 December 2007
Saturday, 17 November 2007
Thursday, 15 November 2007
So Conor sweetie, I am so proud of you!
Tuesday, 13 November 2007
this cake was divine and we didn't even make the orange syrup ( i ran out of time)
Flourless orange cake with orange syrup
2 Valencia oranges
1 cup caster sugar
300g almond meal ( i only had 200g so i topped it up with some gluten free flour and still it tasted so good)
1 tsp baking powder
1 Valencia orange, extra
3/4 cup caster sugar
1. Preheat oven to 170 C. Grease a 22cm cake pan. Place whole oranges into a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15 mins until tender. Drain. Repeat. Refresh under cold water and drain.
2. Coarsely chop warm oranges and remove and discard any pips, place into food processor and process until smooth.
3. Using electric beaters, whisk eggs and sugar until thick and creamy. Add processed orange mixture, almond meal and baking powder and gently fold until combined. Pour into pan and bake for 1 hour. Cool.
4. For syrup, remove peel from orange and cut into thin strips. Place into saucepan, cover with water and boil for 5 mins. Drain, returning water to pan and set aside peel. Squeeze juice from the peeled orange, and add to pan with sugar. Stir over low heat until sugar dissolves and syrup thickens. Spoon over cake. Sprinkle with orange strips and serve.
sorry i just haven't found the time to blog what with having to go to the other side of town for work sigh
plus i've been sick
i had a wee too much to drink on Melbourne cup, added to the truly dodgy food at the venue, i have ended up with a very bad case of food poisoning, was in pain for 5 days and thought "it'll just go away" uh uh Monday morning it hurt so bad and i was startin too feel very unwell so Mum made me go to the doctor and it turns out i have a Listeria infection in my intestines
which is so gross and really painful so have spent the past 2 days at home watching bad daytime TV and sleeping and i'm on these kick arse antibiotics
so it's back to work for me tomorrow sigh
Friday, 26 October 2007
Wednesday, 24 October 2007
Monday, 22 October 2007
Sunday, 21 October 2007
another couple of layouts from the weekend:
Conor hard at work doing his homework
and one of me blowing out the many candles on my birthday in August with gorgeous Caitlin
I love this LO, the papers gorgeous Basic Grey papers and the chippie flowers i painted them and inked them and i love the way they turned out
so i thought I'd share some Layouts i've done this weekend:
this is one for Conor's school album, im making one for every month for Conor at Highschool to record his highschool years, luckily we get colour newsletters from Yeronga so it helps make these super easy.
i have been a very bad blogger but the 3 hrs traveling to work everyday is doing my head in.
Thank god it's only for another 4 week and then we move back to West End AND i have next week off, a whole week, well almost i have to go in on Tuesday but only cos i'm such a control freak argh
so i wanted to share my self portrait with you, i took this photo at Byron a feww weeks back but it's just so funny - i look like such a wild woman, comes form not brusshing my hair for 2 days and then it was quite windy LOL
not the most flattering photo of me........
Sunday, 14 October 2007
i'm very behind on my photo challenges will endeavor to catch up tomorrow night, have just been feeling totally exhausted, worked heaps this week and got the office all moved over to Geebung, anyone want to come and take me to lunch LOL
so onto the layouts
Bek took the photo for this one and it's just absolutley beautiful, another BF sketch, i've done this before but it looks greatbelow is one i did awhile ago of Conor for his school album, I can't beleive how different it looks
and a card i made today
thanks for visiting
Tuesday, 9 October 2007
just a little bit of happiness i guess,
I was checking my diary tonight for tomorrows events (go flylady - you rock) and last weeks quote in my gorgeous Jane Austen diary is about Autumn so without further ado here is yesterdays photo:
now to find crockery sigh oh dear
I'm feeling really tired and a little sad too, have heaps to do at work, last day in the project office tomorrow,
i've made some great friends on this project but we'll keep in touch on facebook
so tomorrow i have to pack up our office, for the move to Geebung for a few weeks and then we'll be back in West End which is very cool, i really love working in West End
actually just reread that quote and it's kind of sad LOL
Monday, 8 October 2007
Friday, 28 September 2007
Tuesday, 25 September 2007
Monday, 24 September 2007
So here is my gorgeous boy
Friday, 21 September 2007
but i digress
ok Conor decides to stay home today to get the washing done so do i.......
a) get home to all the washing neatly folded and put away?
b) is it in a lovely big pile in the living room on my chair?
c) is it still hanging out taking advantage of this lovely sunshine? or
d) is it even in the washing machine?
OK it was in the washing machine but since he only washed his clothes Conor didn't find the comic i put in the washing basket as a special treat for him for staying home and doing all the washing LOL
so yet again Conor will go to his father's and they will think that i never buy him clothes because he hasn't packed any because they are on the floor in his room
so they will buy him heaps of clothes so that they too can lie on the floor in his room argh!
Thursday, 20 September 2007
well she tells me that the plane is "........the Avro Avian which Bert Hinkler flew solo from Croydon (UK) to Darwin (AUS). G-EBOV is on display at the Queensland museum, Brisbane" now i know! woo hoo Linda you rock! go and visit Linda's blog she has some very cool hsms photos
Wednesday, 19 September 2007
Saturday, 15 September 2007
here's my entry for the first Category Stories challenge.
Tuesday, 11 September 2007
Tuesday, 4 September 2007
Monday, 3 September 2007
I've been trying to eliminate some of the toxins in my diet and yeast was the first one to goand it did mke a differenceit's just finding the bread that is a little difficult albeit impossible, it either costs a small fortune or tastes disgusting. At the moment i have the most disgusting Rye bread but the life saver is that crumpets do not contain yeast woo hoo
Anyway as i was saying I'm home sick with this flu again and craving my honey toast comfort food, I just ransacked the freezer and found 2 slices of white bread so i have just enjoyed my first ever honey toast on white bread this month and it was delish (trying hard not to think about the freezer burn or just how long that bread had been in the freezer Oh dear)
Self Portrait Saturday, so obviously i need a bit of work on this but what about the gorgeous Jason Bourne in the background ooh la la!
Photo prompts over at HSMP are:
and then its favourite photo Sunday and i have to share this one again
I took this one at Australia Zoo last month and i love the way i captured the crocodile mid lunge, look at how amazing those jaws look!! Can you beleeve the trainers get into the cages with these guys scary!
Have a great week everyone!
Friday, 31 August 2007
Thursday, 16 August 2007
but i do have 2 photos to share ok may be 3
Sunday, 12 August 2007
I'm a bit behind but wanted to share my fist photo
Conor and i see this cat every morning on our way to the bus stop, Conor loves her/him we don't know!
so when the challenge came to do FAT i thought this would be a great photo and not one of me LOL
i'll catch up with the rest of the photos today
have a good one!
Thursday, 9 August 2007
So on Sunday Conor and I finally took Malu to Australia Zoo, it was fantastic!
I was the first time i had been as well so we had a great time, i was really impressed with the Zoo, and really think if you get the opportunity you should go it was so awesome
so i thought i would share a few piccies that we took, Malu and i actually took 200 photos between us so quite a lot of scrapping there i think, but i will only share some of my favourites
Wednesday, 8 August 2007
Friday, 27 July 2007
well hello cyber world
i'm back after a very hectec month but i did manage to get back online before the month ended
it's been pretty stressful at work but have had great support from the company i work for and a whole day with Virginia, Christine and Beryl at the scrap heap
what more do you need to relax
i've also decided after all this time that it's ok to link LOL
so if you want to link me go for it
and here's a lo i did this week, i've been getting a bit of scrapping done cos i've been home with this terrible flu
so here's me about 39 years ago with my cousin Sharon whoops i thought it was jackie but it's Sharon
this is aJune aussle from the Scrap Heap
but i added some random chippies for the monthly challenges: