Tuesday, 2 September 2014


Here are a few snippets of what's been happening this past week.   

Hubby testing out the bee smoker in preparation for when we have hives.

  We were out to dinner with friends Saturday night and I had a salad for my main meal so I would have room for this dessert which was mango Bombe Alaska with passion fruit curd and strawberries.  It was delicious.

Bungee soaking up the sun.  He's surrounded by birthday decorations waiting to be recycled and passed onto a friend of Genevieve's who will use them for her 21st later in the year.  Gotta love recycling.

My Sophie is getting old and is starting to have trouble with her back legs.  She's allowed to sleep on the sofa ONLY at night after it's covered with an old sheet.

Making muesli.  We go through this very quickly as hubby has a big bowl for breakfast every morning.

 Testing a recipe mix for a friend who is starting up her own business selling organic pre-mix baking packs. The one trialed below was Blondies.  First attempt was not so good, second attempt with new instructions, perfect and delicious.

I'm heading off to Western Australia again on Sunday to spend two weeks with Mum and to catch up all things farming, so my next post will be from there.

Anne xx


  1. awwwwww....Sophie is gorgeous Anne!


  2. It looks like you've had some lovely moments in your week. Your dessert looks delicious, I can undertsand why you'd want to leave room for it! Your pets are adorable and they look like very loving animals. Have a good trip.

  3. Looks like your animals are very lucky to live at your house, have a nice time with your mum.

  4. Hi Anne - have a good trip to WA.
    Poor Sophie! Does she have trouble actually climbing up onto the sofa?
    I am drooling over your dessert (trying not to look!). Glad you had fun. cheers Wendy

  5. Have a good trip. I always enjoy your photos of WA.

  6. Looks like you are plenty busy with getting ready for Spring to show up. Have fun at the farm with your Mum! : )

  7. A nice little catchup on what's happening in your neck of the woods Anne. Funny thing, I was thinking of you the other morning and wondering when your next trip to W.A. would be!! Enjoy the time with your mum, will be a little warmer over in the West.
    Dear Sophie, so hard when your pets age, she's a much loved pooch.
    The dessert looks absolutely delish, well done you for having salad first.......

    Claire xx

  8. Hi Anne, I enjoyed the little catch up. Thank you for the Wombat keyring - he's great! As you know from the scavenger hunt post, he arrived safely :)

    Hope you have a great time with your mum at home and find lots of things to photograph.

  9. Gee everyone it appears is talking about bees lol. We have been discussing that very subject only today and trying to work out how much it was going to set up two hives.

    We have access to buying honey from our friends, but we are itching to have a go ourselves. I will watch this space with interest :)



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