My boys Birthday

Today is my Forrest’s birthday..11 years ago his poor mum had him in a puppy farm and it started a journey for Forrest that has seen some real tests..
My Forrest..AKA Fozzie Bear..Fozzie B Bear…Boo Boo Bear…Fozzy Wozzy…Forrest T.S.Green…Fozzy Wozzy Bugle Boy..Handsome…Lumox…Garga man..Boxhead…Dufus…Face like a badger…Services doggie…Oosha Boosha mummies boy….
Happy birthday you beautiful pup..my tear licker..my constant companion…my goofball..my muse…my sweet soul…and the best pup a mum could ask for…
I know we will not have 11 more years together..i know you take a bit longer to do the things you leapt at as a pup..i know you have your quirky ways..and I know sometimes we are on a different page..but you are my boy..always my boy..Love Mum xxxx

Party food time..

Party food time..

Doc keen to party as well

Doc keen to party as well

More mum!

More mum!

Tired and happy

Tired and happy

Fridays Down Under

My day started with some comedy…I know how unusual…I thought Phil was getting up for work..ok so he got out of bed then the next thing I know he’s whacking at the Doona (duvet) straight away I though he had lost the plot and was trying to kill me…

I asked him just what he thought he was doing..bear in mind I was asleep still…sort of..

Well apparently something crawled up his arm and he was swatting it off the bed…it was a spider and was crawling on the covers near me…so he was trying to ‘get it of the bed’ hmmmmm

So we both went back to sleep ..me with one eye open…I didn’t see any spider…hmmm

And that is how Friday started…

After brekkie I spotted Holly and Boo in the front yard…they are so well camo that I am still finding it hard to tell if Boo is a boy or girl..there is a smallish mob that are enjoying the green shoots of grass that are coming up on the properties in our street..to give you a better picture ..

We live in a dead end street..right at the end on the left side..each property is large we are on the second largest with 11 acres the people at the very bottom are on 12 in all there are 8 lots ..none of them smaller that 9 acres ..we have no neighbours yet on our left side but the lot has been sold..there are only 4 other houses in the street…so it’s good habitat for the roos with dams all around and people who respect nature..even when they build next to us and sell the 3 other lots the roos will be safe with plenty to graze 🙂

 

Holly and Boo

Holly and Boo


Graceful Holly

Graceful Holly


And so Autumn is in full swing…the trees are changing…
Autumn hello!!

Autumn hello!!


Marbles is in her fave spot all day catching the rays from the top of my chair..
Marbles fave spot

Marbles fave spot


Dinnermintz is …..well Dinnermintz is showing her best ass-ets off…
Dinnermintz Tocks

Dinnermintz Tocks


And it’s finally cool enough for me to get my bake on in between crocheting like a lunatic..so today I made Cookies and Cream baked cheesecake with a choc biscuit base…
Cookies and Cream cheesecake

Cookies and Cream cheesecake


So all in all I am winning today..except for the fear of being swatted in my sleep again tonight !! have a great weekend everyone…loves you all 🙂
I am a winner

I am a winner

A quick update

Sorry folks for the lack of replies to comments..i have been a little snowed under as we all get…

It’s involved a broken down car (hubbies) a lot of cooking and baking for  a CWA conference today, a short prĂ©cis for today also which was pill to write, trying to keep the garden from dying and sorting through a million pictures trying to get some order to my computer which also decided to play up and need to be reconfigured amidst a big Valentines bloggie event..

I hope to catch up on blogs when I return late this afternoon and hopefully the car won’t be still at the auto electricians…

We did take some time out to get out of the house this weekend …a rare thing due to the obligations here..but I felt if we didn’t get out after the heat that had kept us housebound with cabin fever  I would lose my tiny mind… we headed to Maldon for the antique fair…always fun to see all the weird and wonderful things people have collected…

Naturally I made a bee line for the beautiful Donkeys that were there..so until I return here’s a little sweet for your Monday morning…and off I go again….chat later..

 

BAKING..BASKING AND BASHFUL

THIS MORNING STARTED WITH A MYSTERY DISAPPEARANCE OF BASHFUL…SEEMS HE WAS LOOKING FOR BREKKIE..SO SOME TOAST AND STRAWBERRY JAM WAS IN ORDER..

I AM BUSY VERY BUSY SO HE OFFERED TO HELP..I SUGGESTED WE EASE INTO THE DAY HAVE A POKE AROUND OUTSIDE THEN START OUR BAKING…LUCKY FOR US THE SUN WAS OUT..

OUR DAY BEGAN….

MY MONDAY

I AM OFF TO BED,I FORGOT TO MAKE SOMETHING FOR HUBBY FOR A WORK MORNING TEA..

HE SAID NOT TO WORRY BUT I PROMISED SO IT CAME TO PASS THAT NOW AT NEARLY ONE IN THE MORNING I HAVE JUST FINISHED SOME LEMON AND BLUEBERRY FRIANDS..PITY I WON’T GET TO TASTE ONE..

THEY LOOK YUMMY..

THEY LOOK YUMMY..

ALSO AT LAST I GOT TWO PICK SOME ROSES..I HAVE WAITED SO LONG IT SEEMS FOR THESE SWEET FLOWERS..THEY ARE PEACE ROSES AND SMELL DIVINE…

PEACE ROSES

PEACE ROSES  

I AM YET TO PLANT THE GRANNIES BONNET ( AQUELIGIA) THAT I PICKED UP AT THE SUNDAY MARKET..THEY ARE SO SWEET..

GRANNIES BONNET

GRANNIES BONNET

AND SO THE DAY CAME TO AN END….

A BRIEF LIE IN THE SUN PUDDLES

A BRIEF LIE IN THE SUN PUDDLES

WHAT A LOVELY WAY TO SPEND A DAY…

 

 

Keeping busy

Quitting  cigarettes is hard… call them darts, smokes, ciggies whatever it’s an addiction as real as any other.

So baking is one way to keep me busy…

Today it was Strawberry and Pistachio Mignardises..using 6 egg whites..so what to do with egg yolks..well the pups had three between them on their dinner and the rest I used my pent up energy hand whisking into a lovely diijon and white wine mayonnaise….

I hope I can kick the smokes or I will end up like Gilbert Grape…. 😩

FRESH STRAWBERRY AND PISTACHIO MIGNARDISES

FRESH STRAWBERRY AND PISTACHIO MIGNARDISES

MAYONNAISE WAS  A PERFECT USE FOR EGG YOLKS

MAYONNAISE WAS A PERFECT USE FOR EGG YOLKS

 

 

COUNTRY WOMENS ASSOCIATION CONCERT DAY

Today we had the concert with the CWA for the public and other CWA groups..

What a hoot of a day..these lovely ladies of whom I have recently joined are amazing! they are mostly in their 70’s and 80’s and have a spirit and energy that puts me to shame!

The whole concept being to raise money for various charities,women’s groups and generally improve the lives of women and families.

For my overseas friends they have a reputation as being some of the best cooks you can find.

These women have been through it all..wars droughts floods rearing children,raising stock,farming and keeping families and the community glued together.

After rehearsals yesterday I headed to the shops..still in my stage gear..strangely didn’t raise an eyebrow!

I was running out of time so just had to be done! Raced home and set about my baking frenzy.

We put an afternoon tea on after the concert so aprons throughout the community were donned! I had already made a little parcel of Vanilla biscuits with vanilla bean icing for the door prize hamper so was kind of organised..

And so I baked a Choc-vanilla cheesecake swirl slice some Cherry macaroons and some White choc orange ganache filled macarons (which could have been better but it rained, apparently the enemy of Macaron baking  is rain ..go figure! )

Then I made a pie for dinner and finally sat down!

My back is caning now..i have been at the CWA organising food ,being a poor thespian ,doing dishes,cleaning but having a ball with my gorgeous ladies!

We had a great turnout 100 seats we set and we needed some more,we got laughs and applause but most of all we did a great combined effort to raise over $1200.00..bravo ladies!

Hope you day was or is as much fun as mine was.

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