Sunday, 29 May 2011

home cooking

last week i was served a lemon meringue roulade from the supermarket. absolutely delicious. 'is that something one can easily make at home?' i asked (doh - of course it is). i was at my ex-mother-in-law's, who when i first met her taught me that mince sauce does not come from a jar - instead it comes from the garden & you add a bit of sugar and vinegar. (really? really.)

yesterday i decided to try out my home made lemon meringue roulade on a friend, in anticipation of my parents coming to stay & look after the kids during their school holidays. the website i found had a link to 'how to make the perfect meringue'. i thought i already knew how to make the perfect meringue but clicked on it anyway. ah. very useful.

so the result was just amazing. absolute yum. best meringue i ever made in my life. lovely tangy lemony filling. and so incredibly easy to make. yes - definitely something i can serve my folks. (and lucky me, i get to eat it twice this week!) Smiley

Friday, 20 May 2011

DWZI / this week i saw...

my ex boss on youtube!

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Sunday, 15 May 2011

cool camping

i haven't been camping since i got married & had kids. this year i decided i've had enough of fancy holidays and it's back to basics again.

so - off we went to the camping shop to buy a tent. i love having the flexibility of not having to book in advance, being able to just pack up & go, going where the fancy takes me, being outside all day, pottering about with a little stove, etc etc. the tent i have from my days as a single girl is not big enough for the 3 of us - and i suspect by now it probably leaks like a siv anyway.

i told the guy in the shop that criterion nr. 1 was i have to be able to set it up on my own. 
(gee, thanks mate)
today we practised setting it up & we try out how the tent sleeps in our front garden. the kids decided to have a show once the tent was set up - (just so you understand why the funny outfits)

 oh dear.
well, they didn’t tell me that in the instructions. I did think, what is that thingybobby for, when I pushed it through the loop. hmm. oh well. must remember next time.

ok. so. doesn’t win the beauty contest, but i reckon – not bad for a first attempt & all on my own!


going to join my babies now. night night. Smiley

Friday, 13 May 2011

DWZI / this week i saw...

(will i get this one on blogger before the Friday ends......?)

I saw my kids' cards they drew for me
please note the different colours eldest used for each letter!
and the flowers
they picked for me
buttercups - an all-time favourite in our family
all to surprise me
'because i love you sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much mummy'
(their words)

Smiley what more does one need?