Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Sun Shade

Have you seen this on Pinterest?

Ive made one for our Beach Holiday.

Im using 2 old tent poles to support it.
4.5m Ikea fabric includes enough fabric to make a nifty drawstring bag to carry it in.

I'll take a photo of it in action on Bondi Beach!!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Chocolate balls

These chocolate balls are so yummy.
My Mum used to make them.
Nice to make them as gifts at this time of year.
Unfortunately, I've been too busy to make them until today.
But, I've been enjoying them, so that's ok!!

Chocolate Balls
6 weetbix, crushed
2 cups coconut
2 tbs cocoa
1 tin condensed milk

Mix it all together, roll/squish into balls, then roll in extra coconut.
Refrigerate until firm.
Eat and enjoy!

Friday, December 9, 2011

The Magic Cave

Living in Adelaide, Christmas is just not Christmas without a visit to the Magic Cave.
Merry-go-round rides, a ride on the huge rocking horses Nipper and Nimble and a look in the windows at the elves making the presents, and of course a chance to sit on Santas knee and tell him you've been good all year.

Master J came prepared with a 5 page list!
I saw him google "cool toys for 9yo boys"!
Santa was very good and reminded him that he would try his best to bring a few things from his list, but he did have a lot of children to look after and wouldnt want them to miss out.
Master J, being 9, is starting to question the realness of Santa, but still isnt quite sure.

Miss S loved the ride on Nipper and Nimble, and only asked Santa for a Barbie Campervan.
I always wanted one of those when I was little, so its off to the shops again!!

Miss E asked for a Fairy!!
Oh Dear....but I did find a cute tinkerbell and her friend with the dark black hair and blue dress.
They are beautiful, and she will be happy.

My Mate, has his work Family Christmas Picnic tonight.
There is face painting, temporary tatoos, jumping castles, mini golf and a visit from Santa who gives really great presents.
BBQ, $2 wine/beer, free fairy floss, donuts,slushies and icecream.
Kids love it!!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Gingerbread Biscuits

We put up the Christmas Tree today after school.
Its starting to look more like Christmas around here now.
Our decorations are a mish-mash of ones from when I was a kid, ones made by the kids, and way too much tinsell.
A bit of a mess really, but just the way I like it.
The kids were so excited, I love listening to them chatting together.
Last week we made some Gingerbread biscuits using Janes recipe.

They are delicious.

Decorated by the kids with some store bought hideously bright coloured icing.
Both school kids requested to take extra the next day for their friends.
This batch didnt last long.
They'll be on the baking list for next week too.