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A few new links for you!

I thought i should let you all know where i am visiting at the moment! And since i can’t work out how to put it in the side bar…. here is the list!!

 

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    The Flat Rosies are home!!!

    The Flat Rosies’ holiday with Aunty Jenni and Uncle Hugh and their 2 cats, Ralph and Max.

    July 2008

     

    When the Flat Rosies came to stay, Aunty Jenni was really happy. The Rosies were bright and cheerful and good company for a sick aunty!

     

    Among their adventures they…

     

    • Watched the All Blacks with Uncle Hugh
    • Planted a bulb with Aunty Jenni (it came home with them)
    • Made fresh Lemonade (recipe included)
    • Slept in Patrick’s bed
    • Met Banafa the Italian witch (kind of like an Italian Santa Claus, brings gifts to good children on Jan 6)
    • Went for a ride on her broomstick
    • Went to Aunty Jenni’s hospital appointment, met her nurses.
    • Had a picnic with Nana and Jenni and made hot choc with the hospital machine!
    • Went to the domain and fed the ducks
    • Had coffee in Ponsonby, sat on the table
    • Bought a felt butterfly for Zoë and Ruby
    • Went to a Café with Nana, Papa, Aunty Jen and Uncle Hugh for brunch
    • Watched Kung Fu Panda while sitting in Uncle Hugh’s pocket and ate his popcorn
    • Had a nap with Ralph and Max
    • Told the cats about the 3 little Kittens
    • Watched Zoë dancing
    • Made dancing outfits and did a show for Banafa (outfits came home!)

    All these adventures were hand written this tiny little handmade book! SOOOO much fun for the kids to open!                            

                                                             

     

     

    Next trip…..

     

    Uncle Jeff and Aunty Sue’s house in Wellington!!!!

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    Dancing Star!!!

    Check this out! Zoe just entered her first dance competition on Sunday, She not only won her group, SHE GOT A MERIT!!!! (That’s the top grade you can get… an A +!!)

    She is so proud, she got her very first medal! (And a cool bookmark!)

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    And the winner is….

                          

    Congratulations Mary!! I will e-mail you in the next couple of days!

    Now, talking of give-aways…. You have to visit this site! Believe me, it is worth it! Our chances of winning are VERY slim, but you know you have to be in it to win it!

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    MMM Yummy!

    Well, i said in my last post that we were off to a Hangi (traditional Maori meal cooked in a hole in the ground). Unfortunately, Javi ended up with food poisoning! He vomited 5 times (including all over the bedroom floor, thank goodness for wooden floors!). Everyone had separate packages and in mine the veggies were a bit hard, so i didn’t eat it! Javi’s was cooked perfectly, but, obviously there was something else in there!

    On a yummier note, heres my new fave dish, just for you Kate!

    Citrus Salad (i first saw this in a Foodtown magazine, but  has been adjusted more than enough to make it MINE!

    4(if you are making it vegetarian you will probably want more!) Kumaras (sliced thinly)

    2 T oil

    2 T chilli flakes or 1/2 t paprika or 1/2 t chilli powder

    2 T orange zest

    2 T honey (melted in the microwave to make it runny!)

    Put all these in a bag and shake, making sure the bag is not split, because that is REALLY messy!

    Roast at about 200 C for about 20 mins. I do this earlier in the day.

    On a big flat dish arrange 1 bag of salad (i like baby spinach) 1 avocado, spring onion, 1 orange, Kumara.

    Mix 4 T Best mayonnaise, 1/2 orange (juice and pulp)

    Pour over salad……………..

                                                              

    To carnivorize it add 3 rashers of bacon, 1 sliced chicken breast or 1 cordon bleu or 1/2 pack of Tegal chicken bites, some more of the dressing…..

                                                  

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    Frivolous and silly!

    Yes, frivolous and silly is how my lovely husband has described my latest project! Thanks Hon!

    I made this little owl purse tonight, as i was watching Top Model and Project Runway! (Boohoo- SweetP was eliminated!)

     

    It is made from recycled tweed, felt, buttons and lined with a very funky brown/orange/purple vintage floral! on the back she says Hoot! I think she is cute! (and yes, she is a bit frivolous, but i like frivolous, so there!)She is designed to fray around the edges and get better with age!

    We have a busy weekend starting tomorrow!  We are going to take the boys to a chicken show in the afternoon, then Jarrod and i are off to a Hangi at one of his clients house. On Sunday we have a wedding to attend! yay!  My girls have gone on their first ever holiday without us! 😦 I know, i know they go to Nana and Papa’s all the time, but they have never been AWAY with them! I am a bit sad!

    Oh, and i have to show you the snow we had at our house! hehehe! OK, Just kidding, i was cleaning out the freezer! (that is from just 2 shelves!!!!! it is 25 y/o and a hand-me-down from Mum and Dad!)

     ATTENTION…….

    I HAVE JUST NOTICED THIS IS MY 50th POST!!!!! Maybe i should do a give away? Keep your eyes here, i will update you!

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    HEART

    I attended the HEART (Home Educators Annual RetreaT) over the weekend! I found out about it the Sunday before through a woman at our new church. I decided i would go on the Thursday and went on the Friday!

    What a wonderful time. My initial fears of a cheesy beige brigade were soon put to rest. I met the most inspiring Godly women. It wasn’t really a “How to teach your children” conference….more of a “Come let us inspire, encourage and treat you” weekend!

    I didn’t have to cook, there were no set chores, i slept ALL night without been woken up (once i finally got to sleep!) it was so relaxing!

    I attended 3 workshops, one on Family Unity by Bronwyn Farnworth (She is a most amazing woman, loves the Lord and speaks scripture like no one i have ever met!), one on Marriage by Sue Abernathy and one on A family Mission Statement by Rosie Boom (I so want to be like her when i grow up)

    I got so much out of it, i have not felt this refreshed since before i had kids!

    They also had a book and curriculum fair (not that i use a curriculum, or even plan on doing so!) I got some fantastic books at fantastic prices! i also found a copy of our favorite Veggie Tales DVD, Lyle the Viking  (Move over Kate’s Family we are the NEW Veggie Tale fanatics!!!)

    I will definitely be going next year!!! And i encourage any of you homeschooling, consider it!!!

    Oh, and about the “beige brigade”, yes, most of them were wearing beige, but there were still a few Westie/ alternative/un-beige’s around! (No offense if you wear beige yourself, but, i definitely do not!)

    BTW, check out Rosie Boom’s site, amazing woman, family and life. If you like music i so recommend her CD!!!

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