Monthly Archives: June 2016

My new Garden Journal

Imagine my surprise when only a week after I’d given mum her special Furoshiki wrapped birthday gift, the same bundle was returned to me! Although this time it held a very special folder Mum had put together for all my … Continue reading

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Plastic Free July and homemade bread bags

This year I’m taking part in Plastic Free July for the first time. I’ve decided to take on the TOP 4 challenge, refusing single use plastic straws, plastic bottles, plastic bags & coffee cup lids. The straws are easy as … Continue reading

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Furoshiki Mummy!

Mum’s books finally arrived today  – a special request for her birthday so I got another excuse for a super quick furoshiki project! This time I used a silky single quilt cover op-shop find… Surely a little girl’s favourite for … Continue reading

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Painting Emma

What toddler doesn’t like painting? I’ve been meaning to try mossing our concrete statue ‘Emma’ for years and today I found myself with two well-expired tubs of yoghurt in the fridge, some leftover moss from a flower job and a … Continue reading

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A tale of two mothers

“You only have two lives, you start living the second life when you realise you only have one” Clare Greig Monday One mother’s patience is wearing thin with her 2 year old son who ‘didn’t want a nap’. Another mother … Continue reading

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Bottling the stout and a beer bread recipe

I came across this super quick beer bread recipe this afternoon that looked too simple not to try, only 4 ingredients and no yeast, kneading or proving required. Who else would offer such a convenient recipe but Jamie Oliver himself? … Continue reading

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Preparing to bottle

Ooops time got away from us as it tends to do so the stout has had an extra week in the fermenter. We’ll be bottling tomorrow night so I sanitised all the bottles with a  Phos-San fluid this evening to … Continue reading

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