Bonnie xo

Bonnie is our family dog.   She is more than a dog to us.   She is wonderful company.   We love her to bits!!    Andrew and I bought her soon after we bought our first home.  She has been with us eight years.  Ben calls her Pup Pup.  If you have noticed in our photos she is never far away from Ben.  This is how I found Ben and Bonnie early Sunday morning.  Oh poor Bonnie!!!!

Picnik collage Ben and Bonnie

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Our Acre

Oh…. what a morning.  Nothing serious but just one of those mornings when you feel nothing really is going your way.  I felt my whole body tense and I was so angry….. !  I dropped Ben at Kindy and then headed home.  Instead of going inside and fussing over jobs I went for a walk to the chickens.  They are so lovely and the morning was fresh.  I was only there for about ten minutes but there were so many visitors.  Our neighborhood family of ducks were crossing the road, the Magpies were so close I could have patted them, the miners were flying about, two lovely Kookaburra’s perched about one meter away from me and the silly scrub turkey came in for some breakfast.  I was reminded just why we live out of town.  I love it out here on our acre!!  Our flying visitors had helped me calm down and catch my breath.  Now back to the day……xo

Picnik collage birds

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A Run in the Sun

Over the last week we have had some of the coldest weather I can remember.  Ohhhh it’s been chilly.  We are blessed with wonderful sunshine most of the year (even in winter).  So when we have some cold miserable weather geezzz we know about it.

But someone was smiling down on us today and the warm sun was back – so lovely.  We took a last minute detour on our way home today to a new park in Springfield.  I have to say I thought Andrew was out of his mind wanting to go to a new park on the Queens Birthday public holiday. Yes the park was packed but how does the saying go ‘the more the merrier’.  There is an awesome water play area….. awesome!!  But we were not prepared for that.  They also have fabulous play equipment and swings.  But what was extra special was  the  amazing grass and garden pyramids, steep hills and great big steps.  Just perfect for climbing, jumping  and rolling.  Ben (and Andrew) had the best time!  Definitely heading back here!!






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photos taken on my iphone

Week 7 with Jamie – PIZZA!

What an amazing week.  Who knew you could have so much fun in the kitchen!!

Picnik collage Jamie\'s Ministry of Food Pizza week 7

This week we made tomato sauce, pesto and dough for pizza.  Every week we seem to have more fun, more laughs and feel more like we are amongst friends.

This week when Andrew and I were getting ready to go to cooking classes  Ben asked me if they would have an apron to fit him like the aprons Mummy and Daddy wear.  Ben comes with us to class and my parents pick him up – Yay for Grandparents xo. So he sees a little of how things run.  I told him that they only have big peoples aprons but reminded him that he has an apron of his own.  He proudly puts his apron on to go to cooking classes today….. a little bit cute! He also got a special tour of the kitchen from Louise today.  Oh he loved it!! He kept his apron on all afternoon with Grandma and Grandad and was still wearing it when we got home!

Picnik collage Jamie\'s Ministry of Food tour for Ben

It was pizza in our house for dinner tonight – with home made dough, pesto and tomato sauce.  Ben of course with his cooking class experience (a whole 5 minutes) was an expert pizza maker.  It is so lovely to see him helping cook and eating great food.  It makes for a very happy Mummy (& Daddy)!!

Picnik collage pizza making with Dad

Next Week – Salmon Tikka

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