a Friday at home

I had planned to blog tonight about my One Small Change inspirations and the reducing/reusing we are doing but I'm going to save it for next week when my brain isn't in frazzled mode at the top end of Friday.

Instead, thought I'd share our day with you.

One of Tilly's favourites, ingeniously named Rabbit, from Muji – I think Adam brought it back last time he was in the UK. 

Representative of the soft toys everywhere today. On the stairs. In the bathroom. Under the couches. All over the floor. In varying arrays of cooperative play: a teddy's picnic, a few being put to bed, Rabbit, I believe, was supervising some illicit texta-all-over-oneself play. 

Which perhaps I should have been. 

Instead, I was baking. 

A delicious applesauce loaf for a very dear friend who came with her littlies for morning tea (the recipe for which I'll post over the weekend. You have to make this.)

 And some homemade bread. I'm planning to make more bread this year. It's cheaper, it's yummier, and you control exactly what goes in it. This recipe is pretty yummy, the combination of a couple I've used before, when I figure out the perfect balance of wholewheat/strong flour/oats/honey etc I'll post it.

 Then as a treat, Henry, Tilly and I sat down to watch a movie after lunch, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (Thanks Benoss!) So much fun. With popcorn, or course. Pure old home-popped popcorn. You'd never eat the bagged microwave stuff again if you've ever tried this.

A day is not a success unless it involves paint brushes and paint, according to Tilly… 

 And I mooched around today in this, a recent thrift/op-shop acquisition ($6!), which I totally love.

 And I used my camera's self-timer function and tripod for the first time!

Yes, perhaps I could have ironed it.

I thought you'd be distracted by the 4-month baby bump instead. No?

I'm not a very keen ironer…


12 Comments on “a Friday at home

International Woman of Mystery
January 16, 2010 at 1:13 am

I love the frock!

Alex Nolan
January 16, 2010 at 7:55 am

Apple Sauce cake sounds great! – Do you think you might need a smaller tin for it though – ot double mix?!!!

Loving the dress – gorgeous!

Nice bunting behind you in the photo too….!

January 16, 2010 at 3:13 pm


January 16, 2010 at 4:06 pm

What a great day! I love the dress! I didn’t notice the ironing, I was looking for your bump, looks like it’s coming along beautifully:)

January 18, 2010 at 8:16 am

sounds like my kinda friday.

January 18, 2010 at 8:55 am


January 18, 2010 at 11:40 am

Hi, Alex N directed me to your site. Her hubby and mine are old childhood friends. Lovely blog! I’m looking forward to seeing the recipe and trying it out soon. I’m also on the bread baking bandwagon. A habit i’m yet trying to perfect, but i’ll get there. And baby bump, what bump? The dress is obviously doing its job just nicely. Stef

Alex Nolan
January 19, 2010 at 10:30 am

Hi Fi, Rick here (oh, and Hi Stef too!), where is your head in the photo?!! But nice dress, sexy Mama!
R x

January 19, 2010 at 5:21 pm

Hi Stef – thanks for your lovely comment! Are you a Kiwi or just your fella? xxx

January 19, 2010 at 5:23 pm

Hello lovely fella, my head? It fell off. I left it at work. I lost it. It wasn’t screwed on. You know. xxx

January 19, 2010 at 6:55 pm

Just my hubby, I’m a Scot. I stole one of the good ones 😉 Loving your site btw. Keep it up! I’m loving blogging now, just got into it in the past few months. Great way to make new cyber-friends. x

January 21, 2010 at 4:50 pm

hi there,
am loving your recipes.


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