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February 2013

Too easy

In a household that avoids wheat, dairy and sugar, desserts can get a little monotonous. Really there are only so many variations of fruit that will keep little ones happy - fruit salad, stewed fruit.... Yawn.

Jelly fruit

So right now these are impressing my four.  And I'm impressed more than anyone because they take about 4 minutes to prepare.  I use these fabulous fruit juices from Preshafruit. This one is the apple and raspberry flavour and its a lovely pink colour that Adelaide approves of.  I've just added two gelatine leaves to one small bottle of juice and poured them into these shot glasses. Done.

Last night's jellies had fresh raspberries floating in them. Such an easy thing to make.  I'd also love to make jellies with those italian pear and apricot nectars.  Mmm, I might have to make a trip to Leo's.

Library ladder

Isn't this pretty.

French ladder

This was the window display just before Christmas at a sweet shop not far from me.  I rather liked the look of this antique ladder so took a photo of it to discuss with Will the possibility of bringing it home.

Then I promptly forgot about it until I rediscovered the photo on my phone.  Well the ladder had sold but I still like to admire this pretty window display.

These ladders are a lovely idea but you need to have quite a large space to use them in.  They have a large footprint and encroach into a room quite a bit.  There's certainly no space for it in our crowded house.

It's probably just as well I wasn't too tempted.

Term time

Well hello there!

Wow I still can't believe we're back into term time.  As I stood at the kitchen bench in front of the school lunchboxes the night before school started, I couldn't quite believe I had a whole year of making school lunches ahead of me.  And this year I have to make four.  Best not to do the calculation.

Kindy girl

This little minx started kindy this morning.  Following which we (she) had a nasty meltdown in Country Road which stopped a few people in their tracks.  We're going to have a little bit of a focus on manners these next few weeks.  I suppose it was a tall order to take her shopping following her first morning, but there you have it.

Although I'm determined for her not to be the spoilt youngest child and over indulged daughter I don't think her brothers got that memo.  Really, they all dote on her, it's ridiculous.  I have to keep reminding them that they are creating a monster.  "Just wait til she's ten and expecting you to jump to her every command, then you'll be sorry", they hear me say.

Anyhoo, time to do the school run and collect the boys.  Swim lessons and taekwondo tonight, tennis tomorrow, sailing and more taekwondo the day after.  Yes, it's all started.  And for me?  Well hopefully a little sewing time in the weeks to come. Will have to show you some projects I have on the go in the next few days.