Saturday, February 14, 2009
My Sweetheart bought me a shiny new Mixmaster (moments after the price induced heart attack at the Kitchenaide display). Naturally, when a mixer enters a home, cake must inevitably follow. This Honey-soaked Lavender and Poppyseed Cake was a hit with the younger members of the household. It smells divine!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Monday, February 09, 2009
On top of that, two thirds of our state, Queensland, have been inundated by floods for weeks. The monsoon is above average, but not excessive. I think it's a bit of a shock after years of below average rainfall. I am waiting to see if my family start developing webbed feet. If only the rain could be shared around the whole country.
We are blessed to be safely out of range of both disasters. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has lost life, loved ones and possessions in these hard times.
Edit: Donations can be made to the Red Cross. Coles Supermarkets have promised to donate all profits made on Friday the 13th to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal. Lucky for us (and the Red Cross), that's our monthly pay day, so I'll be stocking up big on Friday.
Saturday, February 07, 2009
I can see many more of these ingenious little darlings in my future.