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Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Aperture I LOVE you - I have just learnt that you exist - thank you Pioneer Woman - http://www.thepioneerwoman.com/
I LOVE you - I want to marry you and Aperture. Click on the photos if you'd like to make any of them larger.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Wishing you all peace and joy at Christmas time, and through the coming year.
The sparkle in my Grandkids eyes,
Of wonder and delight
Shines brighter than any Christmas lights,
Glowing in the night.
Just adding an Aussie link so you can read how we celebrate Christmas. If you are in another Country by the time you read this, we are probably right into the swing of celebrating a hot 30degree Christmas.
Don't drive any faster than your Guardian Angel can fly...
Monday, December 22, 2008
When I was a child I can remember the best times about Christmas, were helping my dear mother make Christmas cake, biscuits and sweets, arrange them on a paper plate with a paper doily and then wrap each plate in red cellophane and tie it with a bow, and then EARLY Christmas morning my dad would drive us from our home in Mt. Crawford to Gawler for Christmas dinner with all the Aunts & Uncles and cousins, and along the way we use to deliver all these beautiful goodies. We gave them to the older folk, and folk my mother thought would be having a lonely Christmas. I can still remember running from the car with my Christmas dress on and my long hair in plaits with BIG Christmas bows, and knocking on the front door of the homes, and seeing the look on the faces of those I was giving a Chrissie gift to. It seemed such a long way between houses, and even a long way to run from the car to their front doors.
I think about this every Christmas, and wish I could be that little girl again, so a while ago I thought I would do something for someone else, and set about knitting "little things" for the Premmie Babies. I took a parcel of these "little things" into the Gold Coast Hospital last week, and thought no more about it. When I went to the Post Office this morning I opened the most beautiful card, and inside was this letter and a pic of one of their precious little bundles in a Santa hat. I was so excited - I cried. I am having the BEST Christmas ever.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Just wanted to share this pic with you. My dearly beloved has taken a liking to MY camera and took a pic of a Dragonfly this morning. It's hard for me to admit that he actually took the pic..
Monday, December 1, 2008
I made this Banana Cake for morning tea on Sunday - best Banana Cake EVER. Just thought I'd share the recipe.
BEST BANANA CAKE
1 cup mashed Bananas
125 g butter
3/4 cup dark brown sugar (firmly packed)
1 1/2 cups SR flour
1 teas bicarbonate soda
3/4 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon milk
Grease a pan
Cream butter and sugar in small bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy, beat in eggs and then beat until combined.
Transfer mixture into a large bowl, stir in the banana. Stir in half the sifted dry ingredients with half the combined sour cream, then stir in remaining dry ingredients and sour cream, until smooth. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Bake in moderate oven about 1 hour, stand 5 minutes before turning out on to wire rack.
When cool, dust with Icing Sugar.
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