August 30, 2010

My little piece of Paradise

those of you who know me, know that I love my caravan... and I love my camp spot...

I've been camping in the same spot with my family now for over 20years.  My kids love it as much as I did as a kid, and as an adult, I truely believe that I spend my entire summer in paradise...

see for yourself

So all there is to say now is: roll on summer :)

August 28, 2010

My pregnancy progression with Cammy

I found these pics the other, and they bought back so many amazing memories:

16 weeks {smaller than I was when I delivered Paris}

18weeks 6days {bigger than I was when I delivered Paris}
20weeks 2days
30weeks 4days
34weeks 4days
38weeks 1day
40weeks 1day
Cam was born at 40weeks 5days

August 24, 2010

Big News

Yup - thats right, we are expanding our family :) Our new addition is due March 12th 2011.

August 22, 2010

More Nappies

I love nappies :) I've posted about my love of nappies over here

Our night time nappy covers were in need of a bit of TLC to be honest.  I found the velcro tabs too small and not really practicle for a on the move toddler, and they would often come off or loose in the playtime before bed...

So I was thinking about it for ages, and then it hit me - why don't I pop bigger velcro tabs on??

A trip to spotlight in the weekend, and I had all the velcro I needed and I already had some fabric scraps lying around to sew on the other side of the velcro.  So today - while I had some spare time I changed our nappies from this:

To this:

August 20, 2010

Memories... Part II


May 2003

December 2004

July 2005

November 2006

April 2007

October 2008

April 2009

June 2010

August 18, 2010

Sew much fun

some of you may be aware that a few months ago, I bought a sewing machine.  I've wanted to buy one for ages, and finally this one came up on special for only $210 so I bought it :)

Then of course I needed a project, so decided to make something very simple, but very needed - A table cloth for Cam's table.  So off fabric hunting I went and bought this:

Very nice, isn't it?  and it looks great on his table

now of course - this was several months ago now, and I've been having to turn this tablecloth around fairly quickly whenever it's in need of a clean, so I found myself browsing the fabric at spotlight once again.  There really isn't much to choose from that's bright and funky to be honest, but I found this:

Which is similar to the original, but still different and cool :)

and again - it looks great on the table

August 16, 2010

Lolly Cake

I've never made this before, but have wanted to make it for ages... so over the weekend I made it :)


120 grams butter
250 grams malt biscuits – crushed
190 grams eskimos - cut into pieces
½ tin condensed milk
Coconut – for coating


Melt the butter and condensed milk together.

Add the biscuits and lollies.

Stir the mixture well.
Form the mixture into logs or small balls and roll in the coconut.

Place in fridge for approximately 4 hours to set.
Once set cut logs into slices

Disclaimer: I take no responsibilty for any weight gain as a result of "having" to eat the other half of the tin of condensed milk

August 15, 2010

Cammy's 1st Haircut

if you can really call it that :)

13th August 2010


After (bit blurry - will try get a better pic)

The hair

It was really just a trim, and was really just to get his dad off my back about his unruly hair lol but it was still his 1st Hair Cut... My sister is the hairdresser, so he was very well behaved for his Aunty.

August 14, 2010

Tea Towel Swap

Some of you will remember a few months back I was part of  online Sock Swap.  Well the Cheeky Monkey mummies have been at it again - this time with, A Tea Towel Swap.  I had so much fun hunting for a Tea Towel to send to my swappe :)

It was also very exciting opening the package containing the Tea Towel that had been sent to me.  What do you think?
I love the colours... and kinda don't want to "use" the tea towel :)

August 13, 2010

Wishing for Newborn Cuddles

My best friend R had her 1st baby on Wednesday.  I'm so excited for her... but a little gutted too... as I am sick... real sick... so I have to wait, and wait and wait before I get go visit... I'm hoping I'm better by this time next week as I am dying for cuddles...

August 10, 2010

Sick of Sickness

It seems to me that Cam has been sick an awful lot lately... I feel like I am forever taking time off work to be at home with him due to illness...

He is once again sick... He has been a little unwell since the weekend, but this afternoon/evening he went downhill fast... and now on top of whatever bug he is fighting, he also has conjunctavitis... I already have a doctors appointment for him for tomorrow, but not till 3.50pm {the first available appointment I could get when I called at 11am today}... I will call again in the morning, and speak to the nurse, to see if we can't be seen earlier...

He is so unwell, and I can't bear to see him like this... he is getting fevers, has major green running nose, cough started up this morning, and now the conjunctavitis...

Fingers crossed he starts getting better after our trip to the docs...

August 08, 2010

Paris' Birthday Cake

after much deliberation Paris finally decided on a toadstall cake for her 11th birthday... so I set to making one... 

This cake challenged me more than other cakes I've made for two reasons... it was my first time using fondant icing, and it was my first ever "double" layer cake...

1st Layer

second layer - and some detailing

The finished product

Now at this point, I must mention that I did not make the fondant fairies at all.  These were made by a good friend of mine, with the help of her daughter and Paris

August 04, 2010


I love this photo

It was taken when Cam was 8mths old.  He weaned himself a week later, so this photo is really quite important to me

From the same day - here are some other gorgeous pictures: