Sunday, April 29, 2012

Weekends are for

rejoicing over freedom gained in Him

"He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor punished us according to our iniquities.  For
as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward those who fear Him."

Saturday, April 28, 2012

A few of my favourite things

A few autumn favourite's... easy comfy pumps.

 This top looks like a rug here, but its actually so soft and goes with everything.

The boots - a gift from my sister.  The necklace - it feels so glamorous and it was on sale, can you believe it!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Crochet anyone?

My dear patient mother trying to teach me to crochet!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Colour 2012 - Sisterhood Conference

My sister and I in the stands... God bless her, she got us great seats!!

 A revolution of peace...

 Flourish where you are planted...

"The Lord gave the word; Great was the company of those who proclaimed it" Ps 68

What a packed Hillsong weekend... to excited to sleep, to tired to blog.  Here is a snippet of where I was, and it was beautiful and inspiring.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Cowboy food

I've been saving this for when the weather gets a bit cooler, to go with thick soup... so the day finally arrived. American Cornbread.

I felt like Paula Deen taking this cornbread out of the oven and smearing it thick with butter while it was still hot, except in the south they probably use their granny's 'broken in' cast-iron skillet. Delicious.

Cowboy food... Bean soup and Cornbread.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The way of the Lord is strength

"Blessed is the man... who delights in the law of the Lord and in His law he meditates day and night! He shall be like a tree, planted.. bring forth fruit... leaf shall not wither"

~ Psalm 1

The path of life is in the book of Life.

Monday, April 16, 2012

An end flush

My roses have had an end of summer flush... a delight to walk in the garden before winter creeps in.
We can already hear the frogs in the shallow river next to our home, after their hibernation.

Becca, the cupcake lover, iced these and set us a lovely tea...

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Time off is for

Breakfast omelette's in bed...

Movie time...

Thursday, April 12, 2012

To the Heels

I haven't laughed as much in a while... Becca and I did a little shopping - well, mostly trying on things and having a giggle. Case in point - big big glasses.

And she then sent her father a sms picturing this top that she had 'bought' for him. We laughed so hard because we knew that he wouldn't even sleep with this top on, a sleeveless zipper top.

And we found so many gorgeous shoes.

These felt very glamorous... towering heels but I couldn't walk a step.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Easter baking

We baked a Chocolate Chip loaf, a Banana & Choc Chunk Cake and loads of cupcakes... you would think I had enough of baking but no, I made dessert. Try to say this mouthful quickly... A 'Hot Cross Bun Bread and Butter pudding' - and it was delicious!!

Easter Bread & Butter Pudding
8 Hot Cross Buns
Apricot Jam
4 Eggs
1/2 cup of Castor Sugar
1 cup milk
1 cup cream

Remove the crosses from the buns if they are too hard. Halve the buns and spread with butter and jam. Cut into quarters. In a jug, whisk the remaining ingredients. Butter a baking dish and arrange the buns in the dish. Pour the mixture over about 40 minutes to 1 hour before you plan to bake it.

Place the dish into a large roasting tin and place in the oven. Carefully fill the tin with boiling water and slide into the oven. (This is easier to do when the dish is in the oven otherwise you might spill boiling water on yourself trying to place the tin in the oven). Bake in a preheated oven at 180 deg Cel for about 50 - 60 minutes. (I also covered the dish for the first half of baking as I don't like the top of my pudding to be too dry).

Serve with real custard and vanilla ice cream. This slightly spicy bun pudding is just so morish! Your guests will love you!

Monday, April 9, 2012


The Cross = Love.

'The cross's shadow is the saint's home. It's the safest place on earth. The cross is the place of absolute love.'

~ Bob Sorge

Thursday, April 5, 2012

A ride to the dam

We had a ride to the dam and then sat a while making a list of all the blessings we could see, hear and feel - on Becca's list was not being harassed by any dogs at her heels.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Fancy a cup of tea

We love tea, and whenever Wayne is in England he brings back our favourites...

Monday, April 2, 2012

A little brighter

Normally my nails are plain, or brightened with a shimmer...

But sometimes you need a little colour... this is irresistible, it's called 'I Pink I Can!'

Ain't it pretty...

Sunday, April 1, 2012


Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart
Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him.
~Psalm 37.4+4