Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Mmmm... pudding...

It is the thing that I look forward to the most, the rich fruity flavour of our Christmas pudding. I savoured every minute of it, both helpings of it! With fresh whipped cream of course, I am a classic girl at heart. It's they way I have ALWAYS had it, just like my mum!

Christmas was lovely, and went WAY too fast. We enjoyed a lot of the family staying over for a few days, it was really lovely to catch up with everyone, it was just the same as usual even if we hadn't seen each other since Christmas last year. My little brother and I cooked most of the food for Christmas lunch and consisted of all the yummy usual stuff - roast lamb, pork (with couscous stuffing), chicken, turkey breast and ham. Veggies were all baked in the oven or on the BBQ and were potato, butternut pumpkin, sweet potato and carrot, as well as some steamed peas and corn. Add the gravy, cranberry and apple sauces and it went down a treat. It was all timed perfectly and all came out of the oven and BBQ at the same time. Afterward it was plum pudding with either cream, ice cream or custard (or all three if you really wanted).

The first Christmas for the little one was lovely too. All the kids waiting to open their presents was the painful part, especially my big boy. With his head inside the Santa sack "I am just looking, I aren't touching it mummy, I promise" said he. Him waking at 5.30am and having to wait until 8am for his cousins to get here... I don't think so! They made it till 7am and it all began, a sea of boys toys. 7 boys to be exact - no girls on Christmas day. Much love to Annalee and Holly wherever you are on Christmas Day.

Thursday, 25 December 2008

Merry Christmas to you.

A very Merry Christmas to you and your family. I hope yours is as good as ours will be.

Thursday, 18 December 2008


Here are the first two teeth for little Remi, they are like needles when he bites. Ouch! He is growing too fast!

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

A weekend getaway.

We went on a little road trip together this last weekend, from Sydney to Wollongong via the Coast Road and over the Sea Cliff Bridge. This pic is from above Stanwell Tops and was so windy, hence the stance. He felt like he was going to fly away.

We walked over and back across the bridge (and got sunburnt), it was a lovely day for a stroll. We stayed in a beach hotel and were awake all night with a teething Remi - awful indeed. But it was nice to get away, and the breakfast the next morning in a Cafe more than made up for the lack of sleep. Poached eggs with smoked salmon and sauteed spinach and toast, and a decaf latte - mm mmm!

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Mona Vale SLSC Golf Day Commission

SOLD Mona Vale Beach (Diptych)
Acrylic on Canvas
December 2008

This is one of the works I did as a commission for Mona Vale SLSC Golf Day. They had an auction on quite a few artworks, mine sold for above my asking price - pretty good in this economy I thought. Thank you to who ever it was that bought it. I hope you enjoy!