Friday, 27 September 2013


This week I hit a brick wall. Actually I smashed into it doing 100 miles an hour and fell on the floor in a big quivering mess. Not literally fortunately but emotionally, physically and mentally ~ I completely came to the end of myself.
Unfortunately it coincided with Tim being away for work which may or may not have had something to do with it... but whatever the reason it certainly had been brewing for a while... and when it happened it was nasty.

I swallowed my pride and inspired by this darling lady I rang my mum. 
Not an easy thing for me to do... the whole admitting I'm struggling things is really really hard for me. I like to appear capable and competent and totally on top of everything.

Anyway.. My mama arrived. With dinner, breakfast and B vitamin and iron rich superfoods she had me chugging back brewers yeast smoothies (argghh... still as disgusting as when I was a kid) and floradix tonic while I rested and read.
My house is clean and washing done and folded... I have rested and slept for the first time in a long time... and already I am feeling more like my old self.

So thankful and so blessed.

Thank you God for mums



... and did I mention it is so easy and super fast!?! Win win in my book that's for sure!

125g butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 egg
2 mashed bananas
1 1/2c self raising flour
1/4 c milk

Melt the butter, sugar and vanilla in a saucepan. Remove from heat and add the banana then the egg. Mix through flour then milk gently

Bake at around 170 for around 40 mins. 


I then drizzled with a simple chocolate icing for extra yumness but that is entirely optional. 
Also.. I will try doubling next time. By the time afternoon tea was consumed and a slice wrapped for lunches the next day it was all gone. Oh the joys 

Let me know what you think? 
Baked anything simple and scrumptious lately?

Monday, 2 September 2013


1. This baby is already a bit of a regular on the cafe scene

2. Beautiful Billy

3. Big, long, delish dinners; full of laughter, food and loads of family - perfect combinations

4. My man and I (someone is less than impressed with getting his picture taken by the look of it)

5. Would you check out that HAT! (and the baby... oh the cuteness!!)

6. This guy. One of the best dad in the business. My kids are blessed to have him as their father and I am super blessed to get to do life with him by my side. I hope he had an amazing fathers day... we loved spending it with him.

7. Speak evil of no one... avoid quarraling... be gentle and show perfect courtesty. A brilliant way to live life.

Loving that spring has sprung and September is here. 
Oh yeah... see ya later stinky old winter.
Would someone please explain where this year has gone though?! I just can't get my head around the fact that 9 months have passed since this happened.

Joining in with the lovely Em from the Beetleshack for the weekly stills collection