it doesn’t always work

I'm pretty lucky. At least I've always felt lucky. 

Stuff does mostly work. 

But in case you were getting the irrits cruising by here with the sweet children and the glorious family farm and the caramel that just seems to work, I'm here to tell you it doesn't always.

Here is a banana loaf I made last week. 


Filed in the recipe index under dreadful. (Also diabolical.)


Here's a pretty photo I took of Tilly.

Snapped exactly one second before she slipped off backwards and banged her bum of the edge of the pavers. As I mopped her up, she sobbed at me, 'you didn't catch me because you were taking a photo!'


And look. A handmade pair of pajama pants and (bought) singlet carefully embroidered with a matching scrap of fabric, for a six year old friend's birthday. And they don't fit. Not a bit. 

(Nonetheless we can fix this! As I will, later this week.)


And there I was with PERFECT light and how good are my photos? 

Am a regular Annie Leibovitz.


Oh the skill.



And with that lovely falling light, that's it. 


Something that does usually work is grilled cheese on toast.

Second dinner, anyone?


8 Comments on “it doesn’t always work

November 24, 2010 at 9:33 pm

Oh Fi. I laughed so hard at this post because I’ve totally been there on all counts. Thank you thank you thank you! Love it 🙂

November 24, 2010 at 11:38 pm

i totally love this post! thanks so much! this morning i was so excited to find the cat had caught the mouse in my kitchen, that i took a picture of her playing with it. then i thought….who reading my blog wants to see a dead mouse? i have some strange ideas.

Rachel @ Suburban Yogini
November 24, 2010 at 11:43 pm

Brilliant, just brilliant.

November 24, 2010 at 11:59 pm

Hilarious!! Loved the photos and caption {and sentiments} that went with it! (that last photo is my favorite!)

November 25, 2010 at 5:11 am

I am laughing at your brilliant honesty! Thanks for this!

November 25, 2010 at 6:00 am

I love, love, love the first photo of Hen (by himself). So awesome I wondered if you’d even asked him to screw his face up! Perfect!

November 25, 2010 at 9:06 am

Love your blog – perfect pics or not. You’ve made me smile this morning, so thank you!!

green ink
November 25, 2010 at 9:12 pm

Cheese on toast cures all!!

I am reassured knowing that you have kitchen disasters too. I have had a lot of them lately. My failed almond ginger cake is going to be plum crumble topping later this week 😉 xx


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