Monday, March 16, 2015
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Sunday, March 08, 2015
It seems to be coming into chestnut season too. They are beautiful and red brown.
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
I do have a two ovens in mind though. One is internal via a masonry heater oven which we will hopefully use for daily bread and maybe pizza. So when you look at the 3D model and see that column of brick in the main living area that would be slow combustion fire, thermal mass and winter oven.
So don't worry the house is actually designed around pizza ovens :D
Monday, March 02, 2015
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The kids love picking and snacking on snow peas and raspberries straight from the garden and are even taken with the novelty of eating raw carrot with the big bushy tops still attached.
The zucchini plants have been ridiculously prolific and despite my best efforts to pick them (and give them away), occasionally a few sneak through and go gangbusters. These three enormous marrows are the result of our week away on holiday. No idea what I'm going to do with them but as the family is well sick of zucchini, I think I'll have to hide them in muffins and loaves and fritters.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Hard to believe but three years have passed since Phil and I were handed an utterly gorgeous little bundle of squirm called Nina and took our first tentative and terrified steps as parents.
In an appropriate fashion - namely in a house packed to the rafters with toddlers, babies and parents - we celebrated Nina's third birthday this week. Her party was one to remember ... our ears are still ringing after nearly 20 kids and 20 adults somehow managed to cram into our house.
Nina was showered with presents and rather enjoyed being the centre of attention when her Elmer the Patchwork Elephant cake was brought out and everyone sang 'Happy Birthday'.
It was a wonderful day, and a fitting salute to this beautiful, hilarious, precocious, cheeky , loving little girl.