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Fifty six year old empty-nester. Wife to one, mum to four and nan to three precious grandies. Living simply is my passion, I enjoy growing food, living healthy and playing with a variety of crafts. I am always up for a bargain and love to op shop for vintage treasures.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Our Happenings and a recipe

Isn't this a sad sight?

Hubby had a double hernia operation 3 weeks ago. He is well on the road to recovery but the first couple of weeks he was hardly able to move. He has a scar to match my Caesarian ones and now knows what pain is all about. Mind you he is enjoying being waited on hand and foot.
Another three weeks of rest and then it will be light duties back at work.

His appetite is still okay.

Another visitor, I swear the spiders around here are getting bigger. This one had a leg missing.

Underneath our carport we have a new little family, three baby sparrows.
Here they are when I could first see them.

As they were a few days ago...

Now they are flying around and coming home to roost at night.

You must try this Sticky Date Pudding, I made it the other night for dessert, and there was plenty to spare and freeze.

The recipe can be found over at Our Red House.
Thanks Kate, our family thought this pudding was delicious
and there was enough to feed an army!

Take care,



  1. Hey Tania
    I like the look of your blog make-over. I've just given my blog a new look too :)

    Your poor hubby. Hope he recovers quickly!


  2. oh yum. Just found my cooking lesson for the week.

    Both Steve and I hate spiders.

    I hope Phil is fully recovered soon.

  3. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. As for the spiders. Ewwwwwww!

  4. Phil looks like he quite enjoying his recovery,lol.You're spoiling him with all that good food !

  5. I'm glad that you liked the recipe!

    Thanks for linking to me.



  6. Hi Tania,
    Ooh, that Sticky Date Pudding sounds absolutely delicious.

    I hope that your hubby gets well soon.

    That spider was HUGE - I hate spiders!


  7. Does this mean that Phil has lost his belly button?
    I hope he recovers quickly!

  8. Hi Tania

    Erk, that spider would have more than one leg missing if I had my wish!
    Nice to hear some music - I love the Seekers and especially "I am Australian" - it should be our anthem I think!
    Will try the sticky date pudding this weekend - Kirby is home from Uni for swat-vac.

    Cheers - Joolz

  9. Just thought I'd drop in an say hi.

  10. Hope hubby is back up and around soon. Looks like he's getting great care! C

  11. Are'nt they Swallows?
    As for that spider all I can say is EWWWWW!
    aND as sticky date pud is my all time fav aIl am rushing over to look right now!

  12. Oh yes sorry the little birds are Swallows, thanks A Bite of Country Cupcakes for bringing that to my attention.


  13. Hi Tania

    Yes, you have it hotter than we do and we do cool off a bit at nights. It's gonna be a very long nasty summer I reckon.

    Hey, I tried that Sticky Date pudding - OMG - it does go a long way and OMG it was so good. Best recipe I've had for one so far. Thanks heaps,


  14. I have an award waiting for you on my blog. ☺


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