Saturday, January 26, 2013

"An extreme weather event"

Dearest Mom and Dad
Well, as I am posting the weather is absolutely awful - in fact I am terrified!!! SIX tornadoes hit Bundaburg - the system is moving down the coast.............towards us!!!
On a lighter note - as you know it was Australia Day yesterday - so as ex-cyclone Oswald (or whatever his name is) was bearing down on us, Debs and I ran the 5km Parkrun - all dressed up in Aussie stuff.
Here are some perfect strangers who posed for me!!!!


After the run - there were some lammingtons .......................


Another total stranger posing with me........................I seem to be having a bad hair day! I wonder why she was wearing a pink veil???

..........watermelon..................


The stranger really got into the photo shoot!!!!

The weather yesterday - that is rain poaring off the patio roof - help me, help me!!!!

To keep busy I made a lime and coconut cake!!!!!!!!!!!!
Give it a go - it was delish and easy!!!!


Lime and coconut cake

2 limes - zest and juice
50 dessicated coconut
175g softened butter
175g castor sugar
175g self raising flour
3 eggs beaten

Icing
2 cups sifted icing sugar
1 lime -zest and juice

Method
Zest limes and set aside
Soak coconut in lime juice for 1 hour
Preheat oven to 170
Sift flour, add coconut, butter, zest, eggs and sugar
Beat with electric beater until light and fluffy
Pour into baking container - I used a ring tin
Bake for 35-40 min (mine came out at 25min)
Cool completely

Mix sifted icing sugar, juice and zest to form a thick paste and spread over the cake
Enjoy!!!!!
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Jenny
PS I am doing the blog for the Buderim Thursday night group - pop over and see what all the girls are up to...

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Quilt top done

Dearest Mom and Dad
I finished the quilt top - Button has claimed it although it is not her colour scheme -she told me "Mom, I love all our quilts" - so the quilt will be going to her little home in Paddington!!!
Xxxxxxxx
Jenny



Saturday, January 19, 2013

9am Sunday morning...

Dearest Mom and Dad
Our Sunday started with a swim at Point Cartwright...................

George was in his 7th heaven......................

..................unlike Squash who found the weather a bit too warm for her..................... she refused to walk...................
Breakfast and my favourite newspaper.......................


.............................a clever cartoon - a bit too close to home!!!!
Maybe we will watch a bit of the cricket - that won't take up much of the day - what with how the Aussies are playing at the moment!!!!!!!
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Jenny

Friday, January 18, 2013

It's too darn hot

Dearest Mom and Dad
I am fortunate enough to be able to just stay home in this heat. I decided to make a quilt using up all my bright fabrics and the meters of black/ivory fabric that I bought a while back. This particular quilt has gone "viral" on Instagram - so I decided to join in!! It comes together so quickly - which is good. It feels a bit strange to work on my sewing machine - it's months since I had it out - most of my work is done by hand.






I am ready to put it together - not bad as I started it on Thursday!!!!
Who knows what I will do with it...........................but anyway..........................

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The good, the bad and the ugly!!!

Dearest Mom and Dad
It's all very quiet now with Gareth and Button gone - Jane is also not here!!!!!
The good - Gareth and Choe


The bad - Gareth's going away gift for Button!!!
The good - wors on the braai..............


The good - a hand painted pebble necklace I bought for Button at Eumundie Markets..............


The good - a flowering bromeliad in the garden..........


The bad - my first fine in OZ!!!

The good - Button and Squash!!!


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Jenny

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Mexican at Mooloolaba

Dearest Mom and Dad
Like you, we have been battling the heat - so we headed out to Mooloolaba for Mexican takeaway at the beach..............


I think they are all photo'd out!!!!!


Father and son...................


Vaughn looks a tad exhausted with the excitement of it all....................


My plate of food - mmmmm maybe I should be eating a bit less...................

All packed up and heading home!!!!

                                            

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Jenny

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Hot hot hot

Dearest Mom and Dad
At the end of another scorching day we went to Mooloolaba for fish and chips and a walk along the beach.


Although the meal was a bit disappointing - the company was wonderful!!!
A bit too oily ...................
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Jenny

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A day at the zoo

Dearest Mom and Dad
As you know, it has been so bloody hot here - but unlike you, we have had very little rain. We headed out to the Zoo - very brave in the heat................


Button - as usual - was the scout leader - with Chloe being the helper - chief banana holder !!!
Gareth.................

Ainslie - map and "line-up" face.................


Me - I couldn't stand upright as I was the carrier of the snacks !!!!!!!!


Vaughn - the happy camper with his family around him!!


Chloe - the girlfriend!!

Button and koala..................

Gareth loves feeding the elephants...............

Vaughn,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,


Chloe - ..........................

And Button
Searching for wombats...........

Chloe shared a moment with a wallaby....................

Lunch after the croc show......................
Not another photo, Mom!!! Yes, shut up and smile Gareth!!!!
A lovely day together and a break for me from the %%^^$#$#%$#%%%%^%$#$#@# kitchen!!!
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jenny
PS We have had to work on the book a lot - editing etc!!!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

So we went to woodford part 3

Dearest Mom and Dad
Just a few more of Woodford - I promise !!!!!
Xxxxxxxxx
Jenny