Wednesday, 31 August 2011

It's 'that' time of year...

The other day I looked on Facebook and someone had mocked Donna's status which had the amount of days left til Christmas. Blasphemy!!

I'm not used to the seasonal divide just yet. But as summer draws to an end in the UK then the christmas countdown naturally begins.

Here in Ausland there are crocus and daffodils sprouting out here there and everywhere. The sun has started shining, the rain has started dwindling, and the heating is not being used as much. These things usually mean spring cleaning to me. But now they must also signify the start of the Christmas countdown.

And to start my Christmas countdown the most important job of course - cake making. With my mums cake recipe. But of course slightly altered with my own touch (prunes - trust me - they're a winner).

Many ask why so early - well you uneducated non Christmas cake bakers - any good crimbo cake needs 'feeding'. Fortnightly feedings of brandy to keep it moist and make it yummier. I snuck a few tablespoons of Limes cognac to start it off today - shhh don't tell him!!

And once we get closer to Christmas then I'm smothering it in marzipan and icing. Yum - marzipan....

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

LOST - 11ft tree. Answers to the name Georgie

Came home today and our tree was gone. Our shade giving. Seclusion sharing tree.
Its amazing how you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone. Georgie kept the sun from streaming in at Liam's pillow. He sheltered us from rain when walking from the car to the front door. Admittedly he brought creepy crawly friends with him. But he covered a great deal of our roof space from the sun therefore keeping us cooler than we will now inevitably be this summer. Yey?
It would have been nice to know he was being removed. As opposed to pulling up in the dark after work and finding him gone. But he was unfortunately causing structural damage with his big arse roots to the unit and to the drive way.
Where ever they took you; chipped chopped or shaved, look after yourself Georgie. We will miss you.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Good sun v bad sun

The sun came out this weekend. It was lovely. It's was 18-20 degrees. Spring has sprung.

Unfortunately with the Aussie sun comes the god damned Aussie UV. This dress used to be green. Dark green. All over. Now it has those beautiful blue streaks through it. God damn it. One of my favourite dresses. And I bought it in the sale for a bargain price which made it that oh so much more special.

T'is time for the suncream to come out the closet me thinks.

And I managed two mozzie bites too. The sun brought those out too! I've been whining about the cold and rain so long and now the sun comes put ad brings uv, spiders and mozzies I think i undervalued the good that came with the cold...

Friday, 19 August 2011


It's been a while. Again.

Ah well.

So here is a piccie of sunset the other night. Please note the black blurred spots in the orangey blue bit are our local bats. A few thousand of them.

Anyone got a garlic necklace to hand?