Saturday, October 5, 2013

A Spring recap!

February was Ownie's first Birthday. The Birthday Ring that Opi brought back from Germany came out. It's still mostly me that gets a kick out of seeing it...though both kids liked blowing out the candle.
A rather unprofessional-looking robot cake was made. Tasted good though! 

Woolly pants were worn...mostly by Ownie thank god. Children grew and played and learnt to walk...

Some of us briefly channelled a "Miami Octogenarian"  look for a while....thanks Mam!

Flowering red current (one of my favorites) blossomed outside the house. Smells like cat wee but it always remind me of the time I was falling in love with my not sure what that says about us!

My best friends came to visit!  They've been multiplying too!

Ownie and I had a fantastic trip to Cornwall. It's such a cool place. For instance at the town where my friends live they have a bubble room just for babies (and their tired Mothers). Some of my favourite people live there too!

To cap it all off a purple hen came and laid a bunch of colourful eggs on our table! Hope she comes again next year, although all that messing with dyes and three year olds wanting to be involved and dyed eggs being thrown across the room I'm not sure she will...

Friday, May 17, 2013

Darkness and Light

These were taken on a cold Winter day....




...followed by a warm hot chocolate x

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Seaweed scones for lunch!

There's nothing like hot-from-the-oven scones on a cold Janurary afternoon. Especially so when they're Prannie Rhatigan's delicious Duileasc and Cheese Scones and you get to make them with a charming little helper!

photo from Hugh
For kids, baking breads and scones are great as they can really get their hands stuck in and this recipe is perfect as at the start you have to crisp and crumble the seaweed. Good fun if you're three!

photo from Hugh

They turned out pretty darned yummy I have to say and I admit finding some pleasure in seeing the kids eat seaweed. Lots of iron!

Best served with this much butter. Bad...but very very good.

photo by H.Fox

Monday, November 12, 2012

Rainy Day....

Where did the Summer go?? And now Autumn is racing past....
So many rainy days we've had. In the house, looking out at the grey, endless housework, too much t.v. Then a rainbow appears! Quick into raingear and wellies, Eoghan into the sling and out into the freshly washed outside!

Stamping in puddles is great stress relief....

So is peering into them.

Murphy is trying to tell us something...what can it be I wonder??

Ah yes...
No trip to the  lake is complete without a swim!
Thanks for the little break rain!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

The view from here....

 Savouring these days of plentiful kisses, rubs of his fuzzy head and the breathing in of his soft baby scent.
If you are 'wearing' a baby these days link a photo in the comments!
Eoghan in the kimimela.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The view from here....

Wow. These days are going by so fast! It seems only yesterday I was cradling my newborn and now I have a little man who is starting to eat and learning to sit up!
He spends a good part of every day being 'worn', sometimes snoozing, sometimes taking in all that's going on around him but always ready for a chat or a cuddle. I want to savour these days of plentiful kisses, rubs of his little fuzzy head and the breathing in of his soft baby scent.
If your wearing a baby these days link a photo in the comments!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Play dough time!

Another rainy day, another indoor activity! Lack of clothing while making it was Maisie's nod to the summer. Making play dough is the perfect impromptu activity, as all the ingredients are usually to hand. We got the idea from this lovely blog.

Play Dough
2 cups flour
2 cups warm water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon cream of tartar
1 cup salt

The salt is to preserve the mixture and like Erin I didn't have enough so I just stuck in a little bit. We mixed everything together and heated it in a pot until the mixture clumped together in the middle of the pot.

When it cooled a bit we added some food colouring and mixed it up. Sticky and fun!


Truthfully though, our play dough didn't turn out that great. It was too sticky. I was too impatient with the cooking I think! Sometimes I have this problem with the simpler things...yesterday I made THE worst rice crispie buns ever and I burn the porridge more mornings than I'd care to admit to. So the play dough was more fun to make than to play with. But the making of it was fun enough to want to try again and hopefully a little more expertly next time!