Friday, June 26, 2009


Well okay Cinderella I am not but pumpkins there are, AND lots of them.

I finally got a day at home that was dry enough to pick them!! What's even better than that is the fact that they got a frost on them last week, so this should ensure they have a good shelf life.

I haven't planted any Pumpkin, Luffa, or Gourd seeds in years. Every year they just seem to self sow themselves and there they are back again the next year. This spring I will be planting some pumpkin seeds though as I would like some different varieties.

Last night we had yummy Pumpkin Soup for dinner. The soup my family like best is when I make it with Coconut Cream and Red Curry Paste. We also had homemade Garlic Bread to accompany. I had made quite alot of Garlic Bread a few weeks ago and frozen it. Even better than our homemade Pumpkin Soup & Garlic Bread was my families company at the table and last night believe me they were in fine form. I think they are very very excited with the School Hols starting tomorrow and the fact that we may be in for a visit from Soldier Boy sometime next week. YIPPEEE!!!

Caroline xoxoxo

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


When your not watching.......

but they should learn not to take evidence Mum may find!!

Ha Ha specially on my camera Duh!!

I have since downgraded my children's status from Kitchen Hygienist's to

Kitchen Festies!!

Doesn't Chloe look so darn cute in these photo's though?? Ssshh... don't tell the kids I said that.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


What do you do when you forget to take your jumper on a trip to Brisbane in the winter time ??

And stand over one of the heating vents.... Mmmmm blows lovely warm air up your shirt. So I am told. Personally I didn't try it myself, I was wearing a dress and didn't want to do a Marilyn Monroe reenactment.

I wanted to go on the big sky wheel at South Bank Brisbane, but nobody would go on with me bunch of scardee cats. You can see Emerald standing in the foreground of the photo. I thought it would be good to see the city lights from up high and maybe take some good photos. The sky wheel stands about 60 metres high, weighs 350 tonnes and has about 46 fully enclosed climate controlled capsules that they call of all things "Gondola's". Apparently the views are fantastic as it is right next to the river.

Anyone been on it??

Monday, June 22, 2009


She's off again this little well travelled bear. This time she rocked up to the Decadent Housewifes doorstep begging to be allowed in. Trouble was she didn't know she was going to have to contend with WOLVES!!!

If you would like Oopsy to visit you on her around the world tour just follow the Decadent Housewifes blog and when she calls for Oopsys next holiday destination leave a comment. Before you know it she could be on your doorstep.

Oopsy would really like to experience some other parts of the world. She said England/Europe really take her fancy and wouldn't mind popping over to Ireland for a while either.

Have a great day I am sure Oopsy will don't you wish you could join her!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Honest Bread is very well- it's the Butter that makes the temptation.

-Douglas Jerrold.

Have pulled the breadmaker out again of late and am back to baking fresh bread everyday. MMmmm don't know why I ever stopped.......

Thursday, June 11, 2009


When I read Nie Nie's blog -

I Laugh, I cry, I feel blessed, I am joyful, I am sorrowful,

I feel humbled.


Most of all I feel Thankful.

Nie Nie's blog button is on my sidebar. Make it yours too, and rejoice with this beautiful strong woman.


Monday, June 8, 2009


Just walked into my sons bedroom to see what he was up to.....

I can't think of a better way to spend the Queens Birthday Holiday then curled up on your bed with the warm winter sun streaming in on you. Of course cats always know the best place to be and "Jayden Victor" is no exception.

I'm surprised though that he has even changed out of his PJ's. Lane that is not the cat!! LOL... but I will not be the least surprised if the bed doesn't get made today. Care Factor.. NONE.

Sunday, June 7, 2009


I know, I 've been a bit slack in the blogging department AGAIN!!

Must say I do miss it though, but more the catching up on every bodies blog and leaving a comment. Looks like I'll have a lot of catching up to do this week.

I have been back out home to Roma again. This time to pick up some furniture. We are so lucky to have such good friends there. Friends that have helped & stood by me through thick and thin. True Friends!!

The kids all love going back to there roots, catching up with the kids they grew up with and making you realize as you watch them hanging out together how much they really all have grown.

This is one of the only times the kids have been out to Roma and not visited their Daddy's grave. In fact they didn't even ask to. I have been puzzling over this for days since we have got back but have not said anything to them. They know what they want to do and for me to say anything may make them feel as if they should or have to. I have always let the kids lead the way here -talk if they want to or not if they don't. I think this has been the best way. What do others think??

See the photo above doesn't she look so "at home"

It just goes to show you can take a girl out of the country but you can't take the country out of the girl. DD declared to me that she would love to go back to her old school St Johns to finish her senior year.

Mmmm I swear the Ute never used to be THAT full of kids -They really have grown. Seems like there is more toy dogs and less working dogs as well now or maybe it's just a new breed.

Hope all my Aussie readers are enjoying their long weekend.



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