Saturday, 10 December 2016

Chook Farm

I have a little 'chook farm' going here at the moment. Well, not real chooks but chook pincushions which are quick and easy to make for most people.  Not so quick for me as I take forever to finish anything off but for anyone who has a sewing room and doesn't have to set up the sewing machine every time they want to sew something it wouldn't take long at all. Plus it helps if you can just leave what you are sewing on the table for the next session but alas, that is not the case here.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Heatwave--GO AWAY!

I don't want to sound like I am having a winge but I am of is just too hot for our normally cool temperate region! Day after day of 36C (96.8F) heat tends to become a bit hard to take when you aren't used to it and especially if you live in an old timber house with no aircon. However, there are only two days left of above 30C weather and then we will be back to normal once again. I guess if you lived in an area where these temperatures were common in summer it would be wise to invest in aircon.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Markets and Heatwaves

Well, summer arrived with a bang this year. No gradual warming of the days until we reached our 'normal' average temperature but a week long heatwave which I am sure none of us who live in Queensland like one little bit. However, we just have to find ways to survive...without aircon! So the Mango Ice Cream has been made and Icy Poles will be the next on the 'To Make' List I think. The heatwave has coincided with a couple of markets I was looking forward to but the heat didn't seem to deter anyone as the venues were quite crowded.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Some Good 'Cuppa' Books

Do you enjoy reading? I used to be a prolific reader once upon a time. My favourite author was Francine Rivers but I must admit I haven't read fiction books for a long time. However I have bought several non-fiction books this year when they were on special and thought they would make good Christmas presents for some of your friends and family depending on their interests of course. You might like to buy one or two for yourself to read over the Christmas break if you have any time to relax that is.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Coconut Milk and Lemon Balm Soap

I like to document my soap making experiments as anyone who has been reading here for a while would already know. Recently I came across lemon balm growing in the garden which the CEO thought he had pulled out years ago as it was spreading too much so I picked some and infused it in olive oil to use in my next batch of soap before it disappeared from the face of the earth.


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