I am talking about the pineapple. Truth be known the pineapple I bought was probably imported but we very cheap none the less. One of the most painful things about pineapple is the cutting of the skin off. I always seemed to leave bits of that tough skin on the edible flesh. So I asked a friends wonderful amah Bless if she would show me how to cut the pineapple the local way and this is what I found.
Firstly you take the pineapple and cut the skin off. Now we don't grow this fruit in New Zealand so I thought I would post the photo of an unpicked fruit.
Sometimes I think that all that jewellery I have in my draw could do with being worn. So all that silver that I wore some years ago was dragged out the other day looking rather tarnished. So after some research and found an easy bit of kitchen chemistry to do the job.
Line a glass container with tin foil. Sprinkle a generous supply of baking soda in the container.
Lay your tarnished items in the container.
Pour to cover boiling water a and leave to do the job for about 5 minutes.
I can't believe that I have been keeping my numbers for a whole year. December has gone and here is my post finally out of the drafts file and ready to go with January taggedon the end.
2 birthday parties organised. DD turned 12 and DS2 had an early party as we are away for his birthday when he turns 9.
3 Christmases we attended. All family ones and I have to say by the time the last one came around we were well Christmassed out.
3 children finished school for the year. They were very tired and grumpy and very please that the summer holidays are finally here.
DH was away with work for 14 days right over Christmas. We did a skype Christmas morning which is something that is the best option when DH is away overseas with work. It was Hong Kong this year but he has been all around the world on different years.
I have started doing Couch to 5k again and am at week 5 (I started at week 4). I am so unfit but it will be all worth it in the end. I hope to do a 5k fun run in February.
0 mornings of sleeping in as Hayden is still waking at 5.30 am.
Then there was January
No days of rain. Zero that is .....nil drops of rain. Our grass is very dry, our gardens very thirsty and my washing getting dry on the line everyday.
I started Project 365 fresh and took a photo a day and a few more for good measure. Long may this committment last. My pages and photos can be found on my blog here.
Hayden spent 16 days in residential respite care which gave us a well needed break. I got 16 nights of uninterrupted sleep and 16 sleep ins while he was away.
4 of us went camping for 14 days at Ohiwa Harbour and had a fabulous time. The weather was perfect and our airbed stayed up.
(We are with friends toasting Marshmellows on the beach. Such a wonderful time had by all.)
DH has just spent 31 either on leave or one off days from work. Lucky me...he was on holiday with us and then spent time painting the house. If you look closely you can see my DH by the front door painting.
Hayden gets home and the next morning we have our 1st emergency of the year. Well on a real emergency but the 1 power cord for Haydens feeding pump was broken and so his machine could not be charged. It took 5 phone calls and 6 hours to sort it out so that 1 little boy could have 500mls of Nutrini RTH food over night.
Talk about high maintenance Hayden then needed 1 trip to the hospital for the usual blood tests and 1 trip to 2 pharmacies for medication and then finally he needed 3 new mattress protectors. All of that in 5 days not bad really.
2 of three children started school and so Andre was at school 4 days at the end of January, Mckenzie did 2 days and Hayden is yet to start.
I covered 18 books for the start of school. That was only for 2 children.
Andre had his 9th birthday. My how he is growing up.
I have been working away at staying on track with my Photo a day diligently so far. I have even finished my pages off for this month and it only 1 February. So here they are.
So all of these pages we created with the following products.....template, dates from Life in a Box from Weeks and Wildflowers. Papers, borders, flowers ribbons all from Life 365 Hodge Podge 1 and fonts small font and 2peassquish.