Thursday, January 29, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
I got one. I got many.
I celebrated my 29th year here on Friday and my friends all pandered to the idea that “I want a pony”. I have quite the collection of ponies here now. I rode my pony to Sydney for a long weekend. I got taken to a restaurant called ‘Pony’ at The Rocks. It was just about the sweetest thing I have every had the good fortune of receiving. The food was beautiful the drinks went down a treat, and I just couldn’t get over the fact that someone so lovely had the idea to take me to a place called Pony.
It’s the year of the ox, and I am a goat. It is good luck for me to have a pendent of a horse around my neck ... good thing I want a pony.
So I am looking for the perfect pony pendent.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Thank you to the Woman’s Weekly Big Book of Beautiful Biscuits, there’s a cake stand stacked with Italian Lemon Cookies sitting in my kitchen being eyed off by the dog. I felt like baking. I also wanted to use all the vintage kitchen ware I have squirreled away over the past years.
It’s my birthday this week so I am getting in the mood for sweet things and nicety. I’m heading south for some fun and a bite of something else quite sweet at the moment.
It’s time for a cup of tea and a biscuit.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
I’m back, after a lazy Sunday of softie making and generally doing Sweet FA. I am a lazy baker. I generally don’t really ‘do’ baking as there are steps involved and measurements required. Occasionally I will go a little bit ape sh!t and bake something stupid out of Gourmet Traveller that you have to prepare one luna cycle in advance and whip by hand for like an hour before you add some random expensive ingredient like palaver essence.
Today I opted for the ‘tweak the packet’ classic. One box of cake mix, then add fun things like powdered lingonberry and cloudberry, and a bit of yoghurt and some lime. I made icing thanks to Betty Croker Frosting Mix - add one passionfruit .
I made these purely as I found these cute little baby cake cases in the supermarket.
Arctic Berry Mini Cupcakes ... they sound great (they taste ok too). I am so not telling the guys at work this was a packet mix.
There is cotton wafting about the house in tumbleweeds and scraps of material all over the shop. I’ve been sewing. In an attempt to actually use the all the material I been stashing over the years I am making softies like they are going out of fashion ... I have no children don’t know many people with children ... so not 100% why I’m doing this. Though I have taken a box into work. When they are all together in a box they look pretty cute. I might make some pocket money. I will spend it on drugs and booze, or more material.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
We were going to go for a run together tonight, but got side tracked as a friend turned up with new wheels and of course we had to go for a little drive and some eats and a chai tea. So the ever faithful, ever wonderful hound we call Sybil waited patiently at home.
She is running up and down the hall from one veranda to another as possums run along the roof an drive her nuts.
It's so nice to come home to somebody, even if she does smell a little bit like carrion.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Tomorrow is my last day of holidays ... bummer. I had such a nice time, am so relaxed and so stocked up with half of my mother’s vintage kitchenware collection. It’s brilliant. Mossman is the place to score great old kitchen stuff like Pyrex and anodised aluminium cake tins etc.
Everything’s a dollar!