When you are soooo busy you can't remember what day it is! We have been in a maelstrom of activity lately, this is what happens when you decide it may be an idea to leave the country!
The Dutchess was on school holidays and came for a sleep over then a swim at the local pool and a play in the new playground. I am not sure who had more fun on the flying fox but I think it might have been the Prince.
The weather has been fabulous and we have managed to get in quite a few swims lately. The water is warm and inviting. Australia Day saw us at the beach at Coogee with the Manchild and his girlfriend and a few thousand other beach goers. The weirdest thing was the sea haar (pronounced see haw) that had closed in on the beach overnight. A very weird sight and not what you expect in Oz at the end of January. This is a kind of fog that only occurs at the beach, something to do with dew points and salt crystals in the water or some such. Just fascinating to see!
On the baking front I made a scrumptious banana and blueberry cake and did a little fancy brown sugar and apple upside down treatment in the ring before pouring in the batter. YUMMO! Also a very small bowl of plum jam made from only 3 plums. Very tasty but alas a very small amount. I also made some cherry preserves from cherries I ordered from Tasmania. I am very slowly getting the hang of the jam/preserving skill but the cherries were a little caramelised but still luscious.
A little more tweaking of the payment side of things and our Etsy shop diegoagogo will go live for sales this week. Here is a sneak peak at one of the items available.