Saturday, April 30, 2011

My Birthday .. .

was on Thursday
44 ....
double figures as Seb informed me  lol

this is Mad and I mucking around on her
ipod that night.

The day started with
Seb giving me the new Jamie Oliver cook book,
Mad a voucher for a manicure and a colour changing candle - love candles.
then they both made me Pancakes with ice-cream & maple syrup for breakfast.

Mum gave me an Ice-Cream maker, - so excited about this...
 a beautiful red casserole dish that I can use on the stove or in the oven - wanted one for so long, and money.

She took me out for lunch and we did a bit of shopping ...

then tea at my brothers ... and then
birthday cake ...

A really nice way to spend my birthday ...

Monday, April 25, 2011


25th April 2011

Private Clement Wilfred Rushton
12th Battalion

Enlisted 23rd September 1915
Died of wounds while serving his country
8th April 1917
buried Poziers British Cemetery

British War Medal & Victory Medal

This WW1 Memorial Death Plaque was presented to the families
who lost their loved ones while serving our country
and their bodies not being able to be returned home.

Private Clement Wilfred Rushton is my Great Uncle.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Family easter dinner ...

we had a lovely family dinner,

roast beef & chicken, vegies galore.

them mums steamed pudding ..the 2nd and last one to be eaten

1st one was christmas.

we all got spoilt and have so much chocolate

its ridiculous ..this photo

is only part of it. I forgot to get the other

bag and couldnt be bothered setting it up again ..

lazy yes - thats what too much food in one day does.

The Bunny has been ...

and this is what he left us ...

Mad, Seb & mine ..

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter

Well its Good Friday today,

we have had hot cross buns for breakfast,

made salmon patties/cakes for tea.

and I think there might be a little chocolate inbetween.

Easter Sunday the bunny will have been,

more than likely the kids will eat chocolate before breakfast - the only day

they are allowed to lol

and we will have 12 here for tea.

Roast lamb or beef & chicken, vegies and home made steamed plum pudding with custard..

yes this does sound like a Christmas day dinner,

but my mum makes the steamed christmas pudding every year, and makes 2.

we have one Christmas day, and then 2nd for easter.

Its been wrapped in pudding cloth and hanging all this time

waiting to be eaten Sunday

Its the only other time we have all the family here for a meal,

but 4 will be missing ...

more pudding for us lol

have a safe and happy easter all


Thursday, April 21, 2011

LK Boo Club

full of wrinkles ...sorry

just finished pumpkin today

21st April 2011

another 5 to go.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Memories ...

I have had these 2 teddy bears since I was born.

The yellow one used to growl when tipped

upside down, now its a very sad growl.

The black & white one is


my dad brought him for me the day I was born.

I took him everywhere and slept

with him everynight.

Left photo is my dad and I having a tea party

and you can see the yellow bear in the

cot and Panda is a little out of view.

The right photo is me with Panda

They now sit with pride

on my bed .. .

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Saturday, April 16, 2011


he is my favourite and love all his work and him lol

saw this easter basket with

Red and have to have him..

it was only $5 and came with M&M's which was even better ..

and while in Dymocks ( Australian book store)

I saw this and had to get it

2 things I love in one package..

a cookbook & biscuit cutter

we will try baking some for Milo.

the bone is so tiny ..

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

S'mores .... mmmmmmm

with a slight change ...

I used Arnotts choc wheaten biscuits

look at that ooooozzzyyy marshmellow ...

but I think I need to buy plain biscuits to try the "real" way .. but this was a good substitute on a cold rainy day and i know someone loved them ...

Saturday, April 9, 2011

The FAB 4's day out ...

was today .. .we havent been together in so long,

it was so good to catch up and talk ..oh and eat ...

we met at a french pattisserie Laurent

for starters ...

coffee & macaroons, & cake ..

then to a few shops we visit all the time ,

while heading to one we discovered a new

chocolate place ..

Chocolate Ganache ..

we were heading to Lincraft first to get Coral

a crochet hook, Lissy& I were looking what floor it was on,

turn around and Helen & Coral have sprinted across the

road to Chocolate Ganache ...never seen them run so quick lol

lots of chocolate everywhere and we had an iced chocolate devine.

then back to shopping and a late-ish lunch at Lindt ...

while browsing thru Myer we came across this book

and had a good laugh ...

365 reasons to sit and eat ???

seriously have to have a reason ???

ice choc we had ... another great day out .. oh and quote of the day ... in Laurent going up to order ... Lissy - " I dont think i want cake ' !!! WHAT ???? her excuse for saying such a disgusting thing was she knew we where going to be eating all day and was going to pace herself ..or something like that ... she ended up having a coffee and a lemon tart

Sunday, April 3, 2011

JN Gingerbread stocking finished ...

well sort of ...

this is the piece that the fab 4 are doing

at our GTG in June.

This is the homework done - the stitching,

then when we are together it will

be pieced together..

love the little gingerbread men, and I couldnt get a really close photo of the beads, they are red & white striped..look like little round candy canes ..