Monday, June 10, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
Oh I am so over this studying caper- I am still lurking on blogs even though I should be working on my papers- enjoying what you are all doing, desperately wanting to participate.
But I cannot.
Just not yet.
I still have two major papers to go and a plethora of small ones.
I just want to craft and blog about it.
But duty calls.
I have been a little bit crafty in the Brithday Party sense, but sadly no pictures to show.
I will be back on board in June and oh! I have lots to tell!
So please do come back then and we will have a cuppa together and chat!
yours in loveliness
Miss Prudence xx
Sunday, April 28, 2013
I feel like I am getting my "blog groove" back on! I have started making things and taking photos of stuff again or maybe it is i just don't want to start those 4 assignments that looking me in the face. *Ponder*....not sure, but I haven't put a "Happy Sunday" post up for a long time and at 10am in the morning we have already had HEAPS of fun and I found my cord thingy for my camera to upload photos - so I have things to show you from waaaaay back!
So the early morning began with rainbow pancake stacks (NB no unicorn
was harmed in the making of these pancakes)
I finally packed my Easter Bunnies Away - they are so cute, I just love looking
at them. Bye bye bunnies, see you next Easter.
Now here is a clever bit of craft by my clever 9 year old Miss M!
We bought a heart shaped metal ring from Spotlight, dug out some pretty
pastel scraps of fabric. Miss M cut them into small strips and then tied them onto the ring.
The result: a gorgeous Easter decoration!
But this isn't going to be packed away, it is going into her room.
I changed my Kitchen print. For the past few years I had a copy
of "Keep Calm and Carry On" - but let's face it, 5 years ago it was quirky,
today every $2 dollar shop is dripping in it.
So, even though I am now a Melbourne girl, my heart really is at home in
Sydney. Seeing the coat hanger daily is really wonderful.
Today I am getting on with those "PINS" so pop back in later and see
if I achieved success or disaster!
Happy Sunday bloggers where ever you are xxxx
Thursday, April 25, 2013
It is the 25th of April, a public holiday, a day we Australians all take time out to consider the huge sacrifice that serviceman and women from Australia and New Zealand made so we can be the countries we are today. There are Dawn Services, Mr G and my kids always attend the local one as Scouts. Mr G being ex Army takes Anzac Day VERY seriously and has a deep connection with the day. I do too, in fact most Aussies do - virtually all of us has an ancestor that bravely played his or her part in war campaigns to protect the virtue of the Australian lifestyle. We remember with Pride and Gratitude. We also make these, Anzac biscuits. Made from simple ingredients of flour, golden syrup, coconut, butter and a pinch of salt or bicarb soda and rolled oats. They are yummy and they travelled well to the trenches. They can be a bit hard, perfect for dunking into a cup of tea. The diggers (soliders) in the trenches eagerly received parcels from home containing tins of these biscuits and hand knitted socks. I once read on a cooking blog from a very popular American Girl, she has made them and gave them the "big thumbs down" saying some very mean comments. Well, Miss Prudence wrote her a very strong letter back! I informed her of the background and reminded her they made in times of rationing too, I informed her of the national importance around them. I finished by saying that they were NOT cookies and she must be making them wrong and then I unsubscribed from her blog....Well, I got cross. AND she never wrote back to apologise! Hmmmph!
We will make these today, dunk them into our cuppas and love them and think to ourselves
Lest We Forget
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Waking up, OOOOOOOOhhhhh Lordy it is soooo hard isn't it? Maybe you have been up with little one who can't settle, maybe you suffer from broken sleep, maybe you are constantly disturbed by "hot flushes" or a snorer or a mongrel dog that won't accept partying at 2am is not on every Tuesday night.....Seriously very few of us bounce out of bed and if you do, I can only say "well my chipper little friend go and check out one of my Pinterest Boards this post you will never understand!" Not really, you can stay. I hate getting up, I mean I really resent it - I LOVE sleeping and I never seem to get enough of it. However, I am Blessed each morning that I do wake up. Well for one I actually do wake up, and am being given the opportunity to live another day in this beautiful world and hopefully find one little thing to do may actually improve it. Secondly, my wonderful Mr G brings me in a coffee EVERY single morning and calls me beautiful and tells me I am loved. Pretty good start to any day really huh? Mr G travels with his job sometimes and when he does he is so very missed by us, but by me especially. One I am caffine deprived and two I feel desperate loss for this lovely ritual that has been established for many years. I cannot explain how desolate I feel in the mornings when he is not there. I am currently working with Older people, I go to their homes and conduct assessments to see what kind of home help or referrals they might need to keep living independently. I often meet broken hearted people who have lost their spouse of 60 years or so - their presentation I simply cannot explain, truly you can see that part of them has died too, they truly look lost. When I am faced with these moments, and I think about being "Mr G and I", our ritual of 21 years and our life together and the alternative then I truly know that this really is the best part of my day and how I will never take it for granted, because who knows it may disappear one day and that desolate feeling may be my "every day". So, viva la coffee with Mr G! Getting up isn't so bad. Thank you Mr G - I love you and the coffee xxx