Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Op-Shop Wednesday

On Wednesdays, when Mein Spatz is at Kindy,
 I spend some time looking around the local charity shops...... all by is so relaxing....
I have a good eye for the best things and thought I would start to share some of my treasures here.
Firstly, a lovely bag for Summer,
that matches my hot pink Birkenstock, from Witchery $5.00
Look at the lovely contrasting lining.
A large jug, made in Portugal. $5.00
Ideal for Summer drinks..........thinking, maybe Pimm's and lemonade.
A cute little frame with a saying worth living by. $2.00
An old fashioned jelly/blancmange mould. $4.00
And a cute little silver (stamped with the blue-glass insert) salt cellar $0.99   I know.......Sh!
Finally for Mein Spatz, a boxed collection of Winnie-the-Pooh favourite stories.
75th anniversary edition $5.00
 More next week.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Lemon Butter

 I am feeling very full of myself this evening.
I made my first batch of lemon butter.
Here is the recipe

I think , if I can get my hands on enough free lemons, this will be our home-made gifting for Christmas.
So......... hands up if you are in Adelaide and have lemons on your tree.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Right on our door-step

This is Carrick Hill 
A wonderful place to visit all year round.
Sometimes it is so quiet that I pretend it is mine-

"One shall take Gin and tonic on the lawn". 
"Who is up for a round of croquet?" 

 The terrace is made for rolling.
Do come and visit one day.   

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Mein Spatz had his friend Miss S around for dinner and a play.
Miss S loves dressing up and performing. 
They dressed up and danced to German Beer Hall Music.
Miss S is a great balance for Mein Spatz.
He can be very grounded and serious she lightens him and gives him support to fly.
Just what friends are for. 


Ein Prosit der Gem├╝tlichkeit

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Grandma, this is for you.


"I love you Grandma. I love you more than yesterday and this is the first time I did love you more than yesterday. I love you 100 more than yesterday. Finished!"

Saturday, October 8, 2011

It is for you, Uncle Ben.

VGHJUHGVCFVGBNMJHGWEQERTGYH UII NMHUJUIOPOIJKN"Kisses for you, Uncle Ben. The way I send them to Grandma".

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Rewards? Please watch and apply to a child near you.

 Daniel Pink on the surprising science of motivation