highlights of a Friday

~ Hanging out with a decisive three year old:

Me: Tilds, you can't just wear leggings, they're kinda for going underneath stuff.

Tilly: I'm wearing these. 

Me: Tilds, do you really need to bring your precious Wiggles bag of animals with you? 

Tilly: Yes, yes I do.

~ Local library action


~ The library finally getting in the Primo Levi book I've had on hold 

~ Running a stick along a metal fence

~ Cutting, glueing, colouring action

~ Hanging a finally-framed print that I love love love, from here


~ Tidying up the pantry (nesting??)… I have a bit left to do though, this (above) is actually only a quarter of the space (I'm very lucky – big pantry). See below – 4 cupboards? One down, anyway.



~ Stove-popped popcorn for afternoon tea. The kids have theirs nude, I admit to adding butter and salt. Mmmmm.

~ Friday night dessert night: kick arse homemade icecream which I'll blog the recipe for next week!

~ A successful pumpkin and pea risotto that was gobbled up by everyone. Not even a morsel left to freeze. (You might be wondering at the May menu and absence of leftovers? You should see my freezer.)

~ Another semi-regular Friday treat: An after dinner DVD! The whole family watched the original Disney Snow White tonight. Very cool. The kids were laughing out loud. 

~ Weekend is here. 

Hope you have a wonderful one, wonderful people. 


8 Comments on “highlights of a Friday

May 14, 2010 at 8:51 pm

Geez, I have pantry envy! Mine is a narrow and long cupboard, not conducive to finding things easily! However the pantry in our ‘new’ house is a walk-in. It even has it’s own window! Oh step-aside-betty I’m insanely looking forward to having space again!

Hear Mum Roar
May 14, 2010 at 9:40 pm

Your daughter is soo cute! And I wish you could come live here whilst you’re pregnant, just so you could take out all your cravings (which = cooking!) on us!

May 15, 2010 at 12:33 am

Cutie pie.
Love the absorption!

May 15, 2010 at 7:25 am

Hey Fi, I made a yummmm one the other day.

Blueberry Chocolate Ice Cream

1 cup of blueberries
1 tablespoon of raw Cacao powder
2 dessertspoons of raw honey
100ml milk
2 egg yolks
400ml cream

Mix cacao, honey, milk and egg yolks in blender.
Add blueberries and blend.
Add cream and mix for a further 10 secs.
Place mix in ice cream maker for 30-40mins then serve.

May 17, 2010 at 6:29 am

Just so you know, Dearest, I live my life better because of your blog. Thanks for lots of happy, lovely moments- inspiration and also peace, somehow. Faith that it’s worth trying harder. (Though I still haven’t managed to not eat a sweet potato to grow on the windowsill!) Love you!

May 17, 2010 at 2:07 pm

Cool, thanks for this!! Where do you buy your raw cacao powder from? xxx

May 17, 2010 at 2:08 pm

Gosh what a completely lovely thing to say. Thanks gorgeous girl.

May 17, 2010 at 7:13 pm

Health food shop Fi. Some have it, some don’t. Tried organic cocoa powder too and it works just as well.


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