Monday, 18 January 2010

Fruits of Summer

We are almost at the end of the school holidays. We have been up at my parents farm for a few days.
Mum has a Brazilian fruit tree called a Jaboticaba that are in season and full of fruit. They are so delicious and there is nothing nicer than being able to go out and pick fresh fruit. She also has a mulberry tree full of mulberries, so yummy!
We had a nice time on the farm. The kids helped collect the eggs from the chicken coup. We even went swimming at the local public pool.
And back at home we have a mango tree. Last year we didn't even get a flower on it, much less a mango. This year, however, we have been inundated with mangos. Again, so yummy and wonderful to be able to go out the back door and pick fresh fruit.Credits Here
Sadly my mango mornings are over now. My cousin says I need to go to Mangos Anonymous. lol.
As I am so bereft of picking mangos every morning, I finally planted a vegetable patch. Thankfully we have had some lovely showers to water my garden and a few little plants have emerged, but I am a lousy gardener, plus I have cheeky possums to contend with, so not too sure of how successful my crops will be, but at least I got the seeds in the ground. Cross fingers and wish me luck, I need it!

Saturday, 2 January 2010

New Years Day

Happy New Year to all!
Happy New Year 2010
We had a lovely day, had a nice New Year's Day lunch and as we let the kids stay up past midnight, they were all gracious enough to sleep in way past their usual crack of dawn rising time.
Well, Christmas and New Year's are over for another year...The eldest's 15th birthday is coming up soon and then there is the 'back to school' business to attend to.
Here are a few layouts I've done since my last blog post.
credits here: Christmas Countdown Calendar
This is the Christmas card I made this year. My Uncle calls us Rob and the Robette's. I think it is because our children look so much like my husband Rob....? I think it's cute anyway.
Credits: bg paper is by Laurie Ann from 'Quirky Guitar Hero' overlayed over another paper by Catherine Designs 'Esprit de Noel' the glitter alpha is by Diane Rigdon, Santa, lollies, candy cane and paper that the present is made from and red mat also by Laurie Ann 'Christmas Crinkles' element pack and 'Putting On The Ritz' paper pack. The holly is by Alana Designs from 'One Magic Night' frame is by Flergs from 'Into the Twilight', the scroll border on the mat is a Dover image and the poinsettia cluster is by MDesigns.Credits Here: Red T-shirts. This was done for a DST diamond membership challenge. Cool prize hey? So I had to enter it, plus I adore Syrin's stitches too (can you notice ;) ) Credits here: Little Santas. My boys with some funny lollipops.And here is a layout I just uploaded tonight. Credits here: Making Christmas Cookies.
Now I am off to bed. We are hoping to go swimming tomorrow, with a little luck it won't be raining.
Hope everyone had a Happy Christmas and a safe, healthy New Year to come.