Archive for June, 2007
saw it, loved it, bought it! my treat from todays shopping trip:
NB. hoping the colour looks OK – we’ve got a new computer/monitor & its taking a while to figure out monitor colour vs true colour.
last friday, our friend kenny came for a visit (& to help DH build a new fence). they couldn’t get started straight away because the weather has been so cold & rainy & wet (over 2 inches for the week)!! it cleared up by wednesday, so they had a chance to go & cut gidyea posts & get onto building the fence. some images from the fenceline:
a gecko bear found
PS. i used this free lomo action on the fenceline images.
our neighbour loves to cook, loves to try new recipies & loves to plan special dinners … i, on the other hand, prefer something quick & easy, rely on old favourites (like my special mince) & would LOVE to eat out/have takeaways more often (BUT living 150km from town makes that impossible!)
but guess what?? today dinner is planned & i’ve even baked dessert!
so what’s sparked the change in habits??
well, my MIL stayed with us recently & everyone LOVED her double decker chocolate pudding … & since she emailed her special recipe, there’s been a little ‘pressure’ to cook it
so – today was the day!
here’s the recipe:
… for my girl who’ll be 7 next week. 7!! how did that happen?? the years have flown by so quickly … it seems like only yesterday that she was like this:
& now she looks like this:
so … onto the party plans
inspired by this gorgeous retro daisy style flower pinata, i decided to have a floral theme. coincidentaly, the colours of MM simply fabulous maddi line match perfectly, so i’ve used them for the invitations. i’ve also ordered adorable 12cm balloons in fuschia & yellow to make mini balloon flower decorations like these. doesn’t martha have the coolest decorating ideas??
i’m still trying to decide on an idea for the cake – any suggestions??
that’s it for now – thanks for stopping by!
yep … i know its been ages (like 6 months) since i posted. its been a tough year & i retreated into my shell – but i’ve missed blogging & making connections. so … i’m back … again!
this photo of the moon:
with captured with my new lens – the amazing 50-500mm sigma (affectionately known as the "bigma"). the reach on this baby is awesome – like looking thru a telescope! i love the fact that its 200mm longer than most zooms & a subtle black. i love the fact that one lens covers such a wide range. although its quite heavy, it fits perfectly on the 20D (with a battery pack). the 50mm lens will always be my favourite for low-light situations, but this one (esp. with a monopod) will be the star outdoors. i can’t wait to try it out on our next trip to the beach!