On the face of it, we've had a very lazy time post Christmas, lots of pyjamas-till-noon (on my part anyway) but we've managed also to do a few things.
(Lorikeets in the neighbour's massive plum tree.)
Fixit, who is on holidays for the next month has been on a 3-day motorbike ride with the Bike Nazi and either side of that has been deeply engrossed in fixing up his bike. He has also repaired the VCR, his ipod speaker/charger and diagnosed a friend's car's ailment. Today I made him mow the lawn too.
The boys have been happily working their way (subject to mean-mother screen time limitations) through the Lego Harry Potter Computer Game from Nell, as well as the various Lego sets that came their way for Christmas. Cherub is frankly resentful when we make him leave the house.
(Stealth photo by Climber)
The boys also made Climber's worm farm. They tried to give it a home on my kitchen window ledge but I moved it outside. There's enough stuff up there already, kitchen stuff like spice racks and wettexes and detergent. Don't need menageries as well.
As for me, well apart from overseeing the big Christmas clean-up and tree removal, I've made:
:: My first batch of home-made icecream (lemon sorbet) with the icecream maker Fixit gave me for Christmas. No photos, but it was a smash hit!
:: Some jammy dodgers with my fancy Christmas present biscuit-cutting-tool. They were a bit soggy to tell the truth, I need to tweak the recipe from the biscuit-cutting-tool's box.
:: My first ever granny square (with the help of my Mum when I visited her last week. Whilst in Sydney, I also scored some cool summer clothes and sandals at her local op-shop where everything was reduced by 50%, bargain!)
:: A little summery wrap skirt from my awesome Sew What! Skirts book. As you can see, the skirt is a fetching shade of purple and just perfect for a spot of Totem Tennis.
Meanwhile, we're about to head to the beach. I need to sort out some projects and books to bring.
For ANZAC Day this is so beautiful and tender
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