Our Little Super Hero

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My heart melts when I see this picture.  Oh how he is growing up.  I remember before I was a Mum I always thought these costumes were so tacky.  But now…. I love them.  I love  how our little man lights up when he is in it.  I just love it.

We seem to have super heroes all day long at the moment.  They even join us for dinner .  Ben was really enjoying his dinner tonight – making lots of yummmmms and mmmmmm.  Then he pipes up and says ” Mum there is party in my belly.  Can you hear the music?”  Then he began to sing “Nananananananana Batman”.  My heart melts again….. I’m such a softy!

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A New Home xo

Our silky chickens Buzz and Woofy found a new home today.  Our red hens Honda and Penny Penny had started to attack them.  Poor Buzz has lost so many feathers.  She really looks terrible!!  I just couldn’t let the Buzz and Woofy get picked on any more.  So even though it breaks my heart we found them a new home.  Thanks to Sian and her family Buzz and Woofy will once again be happy chooks.

As we left Sian’s this morning we took one last peak in the hen house…….. Ben looked up at me and said ‘They will be ok Mummy….. look at all their new friends’.  Love ya Ben and thanks Sian xo

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Homemade

I was out shopping with a girlfriend last week when I bought this little gem from my favorite kitchen shop – Gemutlich.  It is just something little but it makes me smile.

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I love homemade xo

I used Di’s fabulous gingerbread recipe to try it out.

125g butter – 1/2 cup brown sugar – 1/2 cup golden syrup – 1 egg yolk – 2 1/2 cups of plain flour – 1 tablespoon of ground ginger (I use one teaspoon) – 1 teaspoon of bi carb soda

1.  Cream butter and sugar

2.  Add golden syrup and egg yolk and beat

3.  Stir in dry ingredients

4.  Refrigerate for one hour (this is important – the dough must be cold to keep the shape of the stamp)

5.  Roll dough into golf size balls.  Press on dough and then stamp.  If dough sticks to stamp spray lightly with oil.  Refrigerate dough on trays in fridge if dough has warmed.

6.  Cook on 190 degrees for 8 minutes or until brown

7.  Decorate with icing or just eat……. either way Delicious!!

They were a big hit in our house……… they didn’t even last 24 hours!!

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Linking up with Life Made Lovely Monday and Things I am Loving xo

A Little Excursion

Today while we were in the big smoke we had a little excursion that ROCKED!!!  We went to the Lego Education Center……….Ben could hardly believe his eyes.

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We had a good look around, collected information about family Sunday and made a few little purchases!!  I am a little excited about this purchase:

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A LEGO STAR WARS ADVENT CALENDAR!!!!!  December will be fabulous!

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Lamingtons……eh

I thought I would do something lovely for Andrew to say thanks for looking after me the last couple of weeks.  I know the way to Andrew’s heart is through baked goods!  So I thought I would make his all time favorite …… lamingtons.  Lets just say I had the best intentions and I am still searching for the perfect lamington recipe. The sponge was very heavy and the chocolate sauce……ewwww!   My first attempt was not so successful.  I’m hoping to redeem myself on the second attempt.  Anyone have a good recipe?

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