Sunday, 25 July 2010


Sundays are normally spent thinking about all the things I need to do before going back to work on Monday . . but today I know I have an extra day up my sleeve.  Having a day off paid work tomorrow as we have the heat pump men coming to put a heat pump in the hallway in the morning and the dishwasher man coming in the afternoon to hopefully sort my dishwasher out.

Made yummy lemon drink this morning - so easy:

6 lemons
1.5kg sugar
50g Citric Acid
Boiling Water.

Peel the rind of 2 of the lemons being careful to get just the outer skin; no white pith.  Place the peel and 2 cups of the sugar in food processor and run the processor until the rind is really ground up and the sugar is yellow and oily looking.
Squeeze all 6 lemons and mix the juice with the lemon sugar, the remaining sugar and citric acid.  Add the boiling water to make up to 3 litres - stirring until the sugar dissolves.  Cool and store in the fridge.  Dilute cordial with cold water, fizz, soda, or hot water.

Easy peasy.  I have a jar of it at work - hot lemon drinks are perfect on cold mornings!

Have spent an hour this afternoon cuddling with a brand new baby - Oliver Carl - such a wee sweetie, but I forgot to take my camera!!

I think I want to come back as a cat.

The demon threesome waiting for their dinner.


Joshs quilt - nearly finished

Home made clochey thing - also protection from the chooks and dogs LOL
Mustard growing alongside.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010


Yes winter is here - well and truly.  And with winter comes the usual winter coughs, colds and flu bugs.  I am off work today - have a terrible chesty cough and sniffles.  Josh has had it for a while now, too.

I don't mind winter - as long as the days are bright and clear and the sun is shining.  It's the cold, grey, miserable days that get to me.  And we've had a few of those lately.  Lots of rain, rivers up, both clothes airers covered with washing all day, all night, all week!!  More rain coming tonight . . . along with a big number of teenage boys coming for a LAN - ugh!  The joy of school holidays . . .

Tickets have been booked for the December Bon Jovi concert in Wellington - cannot wait!!  Haven't seen them in concert before, so I'm really looking forward to it.

And some more ~

This is the quilt I am currently working on . . .

I would have thought it would be too cold for these guys now, but they are still about!

Pics . . .