Monday, September 9, 2013

Monster Robe Tidy Up

I had a great day on Sunday, I tidied up my wardrobe!  I have been avoiding doing this for years.  I didn't set out to take on this monster project it just sort of happened.  But I was thorough, ruthless and there was a label maker involved.

You know how you hear those tips - "If you bring something in, two things must go out" or "If you haven't worn it in 3 months get rid of it."  Or that fancy trick swapping hangers different ways around every time you wear it.... I sort of did a mix of all of these tips and it worked.  One large garbage bag to the Opp shop, one bag for a friend and one for the rag bag.

I share half of this robe with Mr Daddy.  
The ladder is in his half and goes up to his attic man cave. 
Even the Smalls Draws got a make over, these have been driving me mad for years.
I have dreamt of labelling each draw but thought my husband might have me sectioned.
Should I be a bit embarrassed at how much difference this makes to my life?

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Birthday Wedding Cakes

Our new favourite cake is the Wedding Birthday Cake.  As its name suggests, this is a birthday cake that is shaped like a wedding cake.  Which is just fine by me as they are really easy to make and I am getting good at them now.

Just stack a couple of sponges on top of each other, roughly cover with butter cream icing, no need to worry about getting things too smooth as you then use chocolate drops to disguise your dodgy icing. Cover the lot with M&M's, freckles and pipe on some more butter cream icing to cover the rough bits. Bang the toy of the moment on top (wash the toys first) and job done!

Happy 9th B'day Miss S

Monday, September 2, 2013

A Furry Visitor

How cool is this, stepping out on to the back veranda and seeing a gorgeous Koala resting by the budgies.
Just at the top of the tree where the sun is coming
through the leaves, can you see him?
There he is just hanging out in the Lilly Pilly branches.

This is very rare to see a Koala actually in our garden.   Its probably not a good thing, and possibly means that their habitat is becoming so reduced that they are forced to hang out at our place.  Or he was just lost.  Koalas move through their territories via very specific pathways, our house has never been the pathway before. (It was always the house two doors up, their garden is the koala super highway.)

He was very relaxed and in fantastic health, with really clean eyes and bum.  He was not bothered by us and didn't mind us taking photos.   We had to fight hard against our instinct not to pat him - not cool to pat a koala.   He stayed for a while then crossed the garden, squeezed through the fencing and tottered off into the bush - very special indeed.