Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Recipe: Chocolate Brownie Cake

  • 250g butter
  • 400g sugar
  • 250g plain chocolate
  • 100g rice flour
  • 40g cocoa powder
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 6 eggs
  • 150g ground almonds
  • 150g ground hazlenuts
1. Melt the butter, sugar and chocolate over a pan of boiling water.
2. Stir in the dry ingredients followed by the eggs and nuts.
3. Bake in the oven at 180 for 35 minutes until cooked through.

Monday, 18 June 2018

Make it Monday - Party Bags

Today I've been making little party bags for Isabella's party later.

We took some plain breakfast bags and stamped them with the same colours and shapes as the invitations.

Each one has a lolly, a little bag of skittles and a glow in the dark jewellery item. We also got some water guns on offer but they were too big so we'll hand them out separately. Can't wait!

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Weekly Wisdom

Stay away from negative people, they have a problem for every solution.

Saturday, 16 June 2018

The Saturday Update

We've had a crazy, busy week here but it has also been productive. I'm more or less on top of my to do lists for once and even made it to sport twice.

Dad arrived on Tuesday and has spent lots of time with the kids. Nico and I still had work and it's 'report season' so Nico was really busy but just a week and a half to the holidays now.

Yesterday I had a kindergarten meeting, took Joshua for his jabs, had a lovely lunch with Dad and had my bridesmaid dress altered.

Unfortunately my Gonis party had to be cancelled again but as it is we've got a lot on anyway, preparing for Isabella's birthday and having a trip out with Dad.

Apart from that I'll be attending a few leavers' events at my old school and catching up with a friend next week.

Thursday, 14 June 2018


One of my main craft goals this year was to finally complete this crossstitch which I had started before Joshua was born!

With daily sewing since 1st January, I finally finished it in June and framed and hung it this week.

I'm so happy with it. The colours are so bright and happy and the details are fantastic. It's the biggest crossstitch I've ever done and it will be the last one for a while but I really enjoyed it.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018


...winding down for Summer.
...easing up on myself.
...planning the fourth birthday party of the century.
...watching European property shows.
...enjoying the slightly cooler weather.
...drinking more tea.
...learning while I teach.
...getting craftier.