climbing mountains


Almost market day. Seven hours in the commercial kitchen today, and lots of bagging and heat sealing and labelling tonight, with extra hands making light work and tea and good company!

One crate of bikkies at a time suddenly looking sellable. Incredibly exciting. 'Cept I can't stand up straight anymore. Wretched old fogie. 



The mammoth clothes mountain of clean washing I cannot seem to get around to folding and that I (cough) may have lost a small child in yesterday. 

Sniffer dogs were at the ready. 

Unnecessary, in the end. 



Really, I cherish her independence.

I love that she gets herself breakfast in the morning. 

I do not understand Weetbix spread with butter, but I believe she inherited this from her grandmother on my side, so OK. 

Not really so OK with the entire box on the table. She's lucky she's so damn cute. And that I am so significantly not a morning person that you can get away with anything while I fumble around with kettle and cup.

What's happening on your mountaintop?




16 Comments on “climbing mountains

Charley @Secret_Water
August 18, 2011 at 11:03 pm

Hi there, havent popped over for a short while as have been distracted from blogland with a miniature tree change of my own (of sorts!). Anyway, just wanted to say well done on the biccies, I especially love the artwork ๐Ÿ™‚ I always love to hear about people giving something a go. I think you will do well and hope to see them in a deli or the like near me soon!

Rachel @ Suburban Yogini
August 18, 2011 at 11:58 pm

Brilliantly exciting. I hope you sell hundreds of biscuits! And me, well a whole change of direction of the business from September. Eek

August 19, 2011 at 1:09 am

Oh my goodness, your daughter is too cute with her self-service breakfast.

All the best for the market.

August 19, 2011 at 5:24 am

Packaging looks wonderful, and um no, not just the illustration but the whole thing. Well done with the back breaking work too.

My mountain is my solo exhibition which I am gearing up for November. Sooo much to do. Yikes.

Now toss us a bikkie will you, I’ve got a cuppa and am ready to dip while I catch up in blogland! Shame the bikkies and me are divided by oceans, sure they are delish.

August 19, 2011 at 6:40 am

Ha! Funny weetbix photos. You sound like me in the morning.

August 19, 2011 at 7:42 am

Posting you some shortly, favourite of all artists.
(Also to soften you up before we hit you with six more commissions – farm eggs, hens, the farm logo itself… we know you’re flat out, pretty please?!)

August 19, 2011 at 11:14 am

Well done on the bikkies, they look great and very excited for you tomorrow. And so excited about seeing you guys in a few weeks – can’t wait to hear how it goes!

August 19, 2011 at 12:13 pm

How cute is your little girl! haha. Can we get some cookies for the Nuffnang Office! ๐Ÿ™‚

Sam West
August 19, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Hi Fiona!
One of our locals told me that you blog, so I looked you up. (Small town you cant hide.) I just want to say that you inspired me to start ‘from scratching’ again…tomato sauce, yogurt, peanut butter…Thank you.
I love how easy your recipes are for someone like me who likes good food but doesnt like spending lots of time in the kitchen.
I will come and see you & your biccies at the markets tomorrow.
xx Declan’s mum ;o)

Angela Thompson
August 19, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Your Tilly makes me laugh. Lizzie (nearly 3yrs) gets her own weetbix too. She crushes them into her bowl aka. The floor. and then sprinkles on brown sugar and eats them dry. Fun times.

August 19, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Great weetbix pictures – very funny and cute. I used to eat weetbix as a kid with butter and vegemite on them for a snack , thankfully my tastes seem to have matured a bit.

August 19, 2011 at 7:44 pm

The packets of biccies all look great. Hope you sell loads at the market.

I think our kitchen table is held together with weetbix…..

August 19, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Well done – that is quite a mountain. I’m sure it will be a sell out!Congratulations.

August 21, 2011 at 8:14 pm

Wow! When my 4yo climbs into our bed in the mornings nagging us to get her breakfast, I have a futile conversation with her about how she could get it herself. It never works. I’ll be expecting something like this if I push the issue I suspect. It is really cute though and you are right about independence being a wonderful thing:)

Darren (Green Change)
August 22, 2011 at 9:42 am

That’s awesome! Both the bikkies and the WeetBix :-).


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