Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Wordless Wednesday 17 September

Here is what hockey practice looked like as the girls got started,  from the pavilion as the girls got started last Monday.  Taken on my cell phone.



Now I wish I had my good camera with me.

I am linking this post to My Little Drummer Boys.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Don't you love it when....

I love the fact that my 13 year old daughter is standing in front of me with her pj's on and her hockey stick in her hand doing aerial skills.  I love it too that she went to a clinic with the most amazing Jamie Dwyer, 5 times named worlds best hockey player, got her stick signed.  Now I understand why she says her slightly too short stick is not ready to be given up for a new one.


Long may her interest in sport last. 

Monday, 15 September 2014

Monday Menu 15 September

Two weeks until the end of the third school term and we are really tired in my house.  Roll on the holidays.

Monday  steak with baked potato and salad

Tuesday  thai style stir fry beef (recipe to follow tomorrow)

Wednesday  beef crockpot

Thursday  bacon and egg pie with salad

Friday  easy fried rice

Saturday curry chicken pasta

Sunday  leftovers

I am linking this post to I'm an Organising Junkie


Friday, 12 September 2014

Fridays Fabulous Five # 63


Here are my 5 finds for the last couple of weeks.

Now roll on the weekend and a little time to catch up on sleep.



Thursday, 11 September 2014

Too tired to think

I know when the end of the winter sport is coming to an end, when I am not keen to be mother taxi any more.  I know this always happens in a school term when my work load really picks up and everyone in my house is recovering from a common cold of varying degrees of severity.  That is when the college student in my house has some evening events to attend thrown into the mix.

So as I sit here waiting for the year 9/ 10 Proms to begin I am gently closing my eyes in the hope I can catch a cat nap before paying attention to the 7 pieces of music mu daughter is going to play.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

When you think it is all book marked.......

Just when I thought that I had all my stirfry sauce recipes all bookmarked on the internet I  discover that one of my links has been taken down disappeared.   Thank fully I took a printed copy quite some time ago and today I stumbled upon it. So in the hope of preserving this go to recipe that is great with veges here it is .....




Sweet and Sour Stir Fry Sauce.

Serves two

Mix together 2 tbsp soy sauce, 2 tbsp tomato sauce.  1 x 227g tin pineapple pieces in natural juice.  1 tbsp white wine vinegar, 2 tsp sweetener and tsp corn flour.

Pour into stir fry and finish cooking.



My family love this recipe.  Tonight we had leek, broccoli and yellow capsicum along with a little meat that was left over from the night before.  I needed added some round egg noodles that are cooked.



Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Wordless Wednesday 3 September

I can't believe it is September and officially Spring.  So here today is a photo of the wood we just bought so that we can get back outdoors and finish the last of the big jobs.  Yes finish them.  I have challenged my family to have them all done by 31 December 2014.  Fingers crossed we can achieve it.


This is what happens when you have to take your children with you.

I am linking this post to My Little Drummer Boys.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Monday Menu 1 September

Here we at my house with only 4 at home for the week.  Kind of good in some ways because the Mum taxi service is not so busy but I miss my 13 year old.

So here is the menu.

Monday  bacon and egg pie with baked potato and green vege.

Tuesday  Thai green curry

Wednesday  Chicken Korma

Thursday  meatballs and spaghetti

Friday  shepperds pie

Saturday  bbq with all spring vege

Sunday  Leftovers

I am linking this post to I'm an Organising Junkie.

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Friday's Fabulous Five # 62



My week of finds summarised here this week in my list.  There is always so much to read and explore on the web.





Thursday, 28 August 2014

A moment to pull on your heart strings.

This is my youngest sons last year at primary school.  He is 10 and with him moving on to college next year it just may be the last time that he wants his parents/ grandparents to come and be part of anything very much he does at school.

So my heart tugged somewhat when I turned up to collect him at the end of Grandparents day and for the first time I heard the school doing the Irish Blessing they do traditionally on special occasions.




An Old Irish Blessing
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
 
 



It was just a touching moment.  What a pity I could not get a better photo.

I think that I might just shed a tear or two when the end of the year arrives.