Coddled Eggs

Coddled Eggs

Saturday, 27 August 2016

                    Let it snow

The following three photo's were taken by a friend from our village
TRACY MORROW..she just takes the best photo's of around here ..




It is welcome back Winter for us having returned from extreme heat in Vietnam..


I will bring you all up to speed on that trip soon.
I just wanted to post this little achievement...



I have created a bucket list and on it I have included  wishes like for instance 


 becoming a confident singer , 

Now to get better.....




getting fit and healthy.learning to Ski,

now to get better....



Just wanted to brag really and say I can start ticking things on my list and expanding them ..


It is wonderful to be home with all the little snowdrops in bloom the wintersweet bursting with flowers and all the magic that the snow covered mountains around our home brings.
So very wonderful to cuddle the little people in our lives...man how I missed them.
So wonderful to be catching up with friends too, even a simple phone call.... Kathyrn, Mary ,Heather,Sue, I still want to get around to seeing you and I will its on my list....

I hope to post exciting stories of our amazing holiday and also photo's of the garden.
I have never felt so overwhelmed trying to get things done...overwhelmed because I am actually doing the things I have wanted to do and finish...and overwhelmed because there is just so much to do still...



Thursday, 16 June 2016

               Today is my birthday

It has been a lovely birthday complete with flowers gifts acts of kindness a lovely lunch with daughter Anna and just hanging out having a lovely day ...even though I have a beauty cold.......

No cake because I have decided to change my lifestyle and hope by the time christmas comes round to be able to show you a slimmer version of me and a healthier fitter version to boot..
I will keep you posted.

In the meantime i have popped some photo's on of today's gifts that truly overwhelmed me.













The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it. Hubert H. Humphrey


With love

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

                  Couldn't resist..............
As a kid did you ever make a restaurant for your parents or friends...I know I did ...I used my pocket money and bought a tin of pineapple or sometimes passion fruit or tamarillos
My friend Sigrid and I would eat them served all sorts of ways.
I remember my own children setting the table and having menus and interesting dishes....
Now another generation on and it's all happening again.
Pure delight.
I will let the photo's speak for themselves.
Menu de Jour

Taking a seat at our table...

Our fab waitress takes our order

then retreats to the kitchen passing the security guard 

Kitchen is ready for her order

We sit and admire the decor.

Can't resist...


Waitress diligently clears the table...



Beautiful arrangement? Maybe its the preserves?

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. Albert Einstein







Wednesday, 1 June 2016

First day of Winter

It was far too cold to work outside and too wet to rake leaves ...so I sat and made lavender bags.
How lucky I had harvested a good lot of my lavender this Summer.


I had noticed a post on Facebook asking if anyone had the little pillow slip bags of lavender and I thought UMMM Yes I can whip some up. After all there is nothing nicer than after a hot bath snuggling into soft warm sheets and the smell of Lavender.....It makes winter that bit more bearable ..


The request came from a lovely lady in the village so I thought a little kindness goes a long way on dreary days..I also have a friend who has recently lost her brother so again I got to thinking just share the kindness...

Several years ago my dear friend that I lost to cancer and I stamped up ribbon. I have been reluctant to use it because ,for sentimental reasons I have not wanted to cut into it...... but use it I have and it has given me as much joy and it gave me when I first stamped it up for use.

I also managed to stamp a bit of fabric with the little stamps my daughter gave me for Mother's day.Thank you Anna and Matilda Betty.




I love the little stamps ...







and so tomorrow I'm off to deliver some winter "soul nourisher"......
Lavender sachets .....mmmmmm the scent of  a summer day on a Winter night..

               As Rosemary is to the Spirit, so Lavender is to the Soul,’ 






Monday, 30 May 2016

                                LAST DAY OF AUTUMN

Today is the last day of Autumn and I am painfully aware that I have hardly included any Autumnal posts.
Usually I would have collected amazing leaves by now and mushrooms and made some interesting recipes.
I haven't.
Instead I have been to Melbourne to my daughters inner city apartment and have had the time of my life in the big smoke.
I went to the Anzac parade, the opera, Lucia di Lammermoor and to the art galleries including an amazing fashion exhibition.
 I love Melbourne and long to return just to wander the city and take in all the innovative and creative  idea's  of its people.
I just love shopping with Nicole .That girl just loves my taste especially in afternoon tea's.





Believe it or not I didn't touch a single cake the entire time there.








































Nic took time off work to accompany me around the city and then also sat with me on the plane as she came home for some much needed R and R.


I love the view out of her bedroom window.

This busker freaked me out...spooky..

loved the street art..


and statues









It was wonderful to arrive home and pick pears apples and plums 


and collect the farm fresh milk 


and make some cheese...

We are so lucky to get farm fresh milk so making mozzarella is a breeze. 

I was lucky  to still have lots of sweet green grapes ready and little cherry tomatoes ....


It was also good to be back in my kitchen making some comfort foods from my fav recipes.


and lovely to receive some lovely books in the mail.
The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one's appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship. Amelia Earhart