Hello dear friends,
I am back at last.
This post is a before, during and after our trip away to Sydney. It may take a while so grab yourself a cuppa and get comfortable.
The weekend before leaving we went to forage some pears and almonds from the sides of roads. These particular pears were very sour, but thankfully we did find some nicer ones.
A couple of buckets of almonds, thank you very much.
Cranberry and white chocolate biscuits.
Easy apple slice.
I missed this little grubby face. Mischief right there!
I picked this basket full from the veggie patch before we left and gave it away.
Hubby was on three weeks holiday so at the last minute we decided to go visit our daughter in Sydney for her birthday. She has lived there for quite a few years, but this was our first visit. We are not city folk, and don't hang around for very long. Too many people and too much traffic. Give me the back roads any day!
We met up with Robyn and husband Hugo when passing through their town. We enjoyed coffee/breakfast together and a huge chat. Sadly it ended too soon as we had to hit the road again.
It is always lovely to meet fellow bloggers in our travels.
If ever I am in your area, I may just look you up!
Check out Robyn's blog here.
The Blue Mountains with its breath taking views.
Loved spending time with these two. Our daughter and her boyfriend.
I saw one of these for the first time ever!
I found one of these on our travels, takes me back to my childhood years.
There really is no place like home.
And look what was waiting for me when I got back!
I tried a new recipe for fruit bread and butter pudding, and will be definitely making this again. Chocolate chips were a tasty addition. It was so good!
Well hello there baby chicks.
Hot cross buns for Easter. Sourdough of course.
Frames for wicking baths.
And then hubby brought home more baths and some square tubing. It is amazing what he picks up sometimes.
Lawn mower racing.
A load of fun!
Trying to make castile soap.
There have been a lot lately.
Baking...and lots of it!
My oven is broken so I have been using the pizza one instead, and I like how it bakes.
Sorry I couldn't help myself.
Man and chainsaw.
Stump splitting time.
Must be a bug or two in there.
The covers are off and the baths are almost ready for wicking.
Pretty colours constantly changing on the nearby hills.
Is it any wonder with sunsets like this!
Turban pumpkin. I saw this at the farmers market recently. Anyone tried these?
Mum gave me some quinces. I really look forward to these every year.
In the slow cooker they go.
The kale is in.
Baby nectarine tree. And weeds...shhh!
Look what popped up after the recent rain. Tomatoes.
Wicking bed preparation.
Chickens growing up fast.
Love this sweetheart.
He is walking now...
Wondering where the time has gone. This was taken twenty one years ago of my sweet babies. All grown and flown now.
Loving spending time outside this time of year.
As you can see, life goes on as usual around here. We are always on the go doing something. Today will be olive picking time. There are a couple of trees at my parents property and hopefully they will be okay to put down in brine. More free stuff! Cant get better than that ~happy days.
See you soon xx