Thursday, April 28, 2011

Let them eat Cake!

Busy kitchen day today, after a little knitting lesson for Zdena, I was home baking and making! Saffron's complex birthday cake, 2 layer thing. Normal decorated cake inside a chocolate decorated shell!!! Also on the go was some yummy Passionfruit honey/curd. Yummy....... Oh ad not forgetting the pinkolicious topped easter nests! Right on with the knitting!

Just don't look too closely at the cake, you will see the measuring scale imprinted from the bowl I used!!! Doh!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Guitar Mad

This Holidays big task in complete - Jsh's bedroom has been painted and decorated. A Kashmir Blue with a guitar boarder. Celing and woodwork all done too. Only one slight hic-up. While up a ladder painting the edges a small tub of paint fell down the wall and seeped under the dust covers! bum! Insurance company round friday to see if it can be cleaned or if we need new carpet!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Another post

Where to start? I guess with the ears!!! Saffron requested her ears to be pierced for her birthday - just like India! She choose pretty purple studs, while India can now swap her earings and choose some simple sleepers. She has become used to swapping earings as she needs to remove them for netball.

Mean while what else have we been up to? Good Friday was changeable, so we loaded up 4 kids (Logan included), 6 bikes in the trailer and set out for Wellywood (Wellington for the non Hobbit fans!). We parked out at the far end of Oriental bay and cycled round to Balaena Bay where the footpaths became narrow. From there we cycled back to Te Papa and had an explorer there before heading back to Oriental bay store for ice creams in the sunshine. A short but fun 6.4km ride.

We also managed to acquire to laying hens - a light Sussex and a shaver or New Hampshire red. the are rescue hens from a poor lady in the hutt whose neighbours have complained and the council wanted them contained in very small hut. But lucky for us as the new pullets (arriving in a few weeks) won't come into lay until October and the two we have are still not laying.

Josh's bedroom re-decoration is also underway... watch this space!

Knitting wise, Tikki has finally released the Butterfly cardigan pattern. So I have cast on this with the gorgeous pink DK yarn I won from Tash's Holland Road Yarn Store, for Saffron.

The Kettle also decided to leak - humm water and electricity mix not flash, so credit card took a trip to the shops today while they are open!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

New addition

Humm Upper Hutt Animal rescue were re-homing kittens today i the Mall, look what sneaked home in our shopping.............. His name is Mortimer, but known as Ben.

Netball 2011 Season kick Off

India kicked off her first netball season today, unfortunately the weather was rather wet and the tournament cancelled after 2 games. But it was lots of fun and has been rescheduled for 3 weeks time.

Monday, April 4, 2011

A Brownie... not of the chocolate variety!

India got invested tonight, after a little drama getting there with no car. Andy and India walked/scooted and managed to get a lift home, they were late as I was late home after getting a lift with a colleuge. But they made it!

Lots of sewing to do!

Fingers crossed the car will be ready tomorrow!!!