Thursday, July 31, 2008

I've Been Tagged!!! "My Five Favourite Things"

Kristin over at Homemaker at Heart has tagged me.

(1) Steve - Husband

(2) My cats Lil Pud and Kirby

(3)Aidan and Riley - our friends Kelly and Steve's children but I love them lots and lots.

(4)Country Music - anyone that knows me knows I'm a diehard country music fan. My favourite singer is Troy Cassar-Daley.

(5) Cooking - this is a new favourite thing. I always thought I didn't have the time to do it but now I love to cook and try new recipes.

I don't know alot of bloggers out there that I would feel comfortable tagging so If you are reading this and would like to participate just put your five favourite things on your blog and let me know about it so I can read it.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Too Busy

I think I'm just going to have to make one day per week a blog update day. It's 2 weeks since I was last here. Slack is what I am. Steve and I had a great time in Mudgee. It was very cold up there as we expected. I didn't get to take as many photos as I wanted but we are planning on going up again in the spring when it's a little warmer and we don't have places to be all weekend. We didn't get to do anything touristy like winerys etc.

We have got a new kitten, well we have had him for a week now. He is soooo cute his name is Kirby - and he is a little ginger fluff ball. I know I said that I wouldn't have another gnger cat but Kirby just wormed his way into our hearts from the moment we met the scrawny little thing.

Isn't he just the cutest little thing.

The next photo shows just how little he is. He was so scrawny that you could feel every bone in his little body. We have given him the nick-name of seagull, whenever he thinks there might be food around he meows and meows and it sounds just like a seagull squarking waiting for you to throw it a chip at the beach.

One week later he isn't as scrawny, the little bones in his body aren't as easy to feel there is a bit more padding on his bones.

Steve and Kirby.

It was so cold outside that when Steve bought Kirby over to the shop he carried him in his jumper. Lil Pud isn't taking to this interloper in her house too well. She gave him a good swipe over the head the other night just to let him know she is the "Queen" of the house. He stays right away from this grumpy big bullyof a girl cat. I'm sure they will get use to each other eventually.

I will have to take him back to the vet for his needles on Sunday then he will be able to come outside and help us in the vege garden, this willl be an adventure for the curious little critter.

I will try to be better at updating. I will leave you with another photo of Kirby.

Bye for now.

Thursday, July 17, 2008


Steve and I are off to Mudgee tomorrow, at 5.00am, we are just going for 2 days one night, we will be back on Saturday afternoon. We are staying at a B & B called Suzie's Hideaway, we haven't been to Mudgee for years so it will be nice to go up and have a look around again.

I'm taking the big camera so I will post some pictures next week. Better go and check the batteries are charged.

We have a very busy weekend ahead of us, 21st Birthday party of very good friends eldest son on Saturday night, and our youngest nephew, Justin is having his first birthday party on Sunday. All this is being held in the Sydney CBD. Did everyone forget the Pope is here this weekend and Sydney is going to be a nightmare to get around. We will have to go by train, cheaper than using the car with petrol prices the way they are.

Will post more later, better go to work now..

Tracie xx

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Tupperware Party

Tonight I'm having a Tupperware Party. Tupperware the most fantastic plastic containers on the planet. I have the stuff breeding in the cupboard. Over the last couple of years I have stopped buying it as it is just too expensive. There are a couple of peices that I just can't live without like the Fridge Smarts and Veg Outs, these 2 articles are just fantastic and they really work. I put all my vegetable in the Fridge Smart containers and it keeps them for weeks (I actually use all the veges too quickly now) and in the VegOut I store potatoes and onions. They are stored seperately as they send each other bad.

The reason I'm having a party is to help a friend out, she is just strating out as a dealer, I try not to host Tupperware parties anymore but with that said, I end up having one every year it is really becoming an annual event. I will be trying not to buy anything my plan is to get enough sales that I will get what I want for free.

I have already made cupcakes this morning from the Crabapple Bakery cookbook they are the easiest cupcakes to make and I know they work. Now I'm going to make my friend Kelly's Weekender Biscuits.
These weekender biscuits (cookies) are always a hit whenever they are made, they just melt in your mouth.

Have a great day

Tracie xx

Thursday, July 03, 2008

How My Garden is growing

We ate our first Cauliflower out of our very own garden yesterday. It was so yum. I made a nice cheesy white sauce to go on it and that made it even more delicious. The Broccoli is also getting bigger and bigger we will be eating them as well real soon. Eating out of your own garden is so satisfying, the hard work is worth it to not have to eat all those chemicals. I spent a couple of minutes each morning and go down to the garden and pull the little green caterpillars off the leaves, I think the moths have finally worked out that laying eggs in my garden is no way of carrying on their moth lineage as the caterpillars only end up squished under my foot. I haven't seen anymore caterpillars for a couple of days.

Our Rainbow Chard looks and tastes just fantastic. I will make another Spinach/Silverbeet Pie very soon it was so nice last week, you will find the recipe on the Down to Earth blog.
I made some yummy Strawberry jam last week. It tasted good but I didn't get it to the right setting point. I will try again, this was my first attempt at jam making. I started to write this a couple of days ago but this is the first chance I have had to get back to it.
Steve and I planted our apple trees today. We have put them in two very big pots, we have used pots so that if we move we can take them with us to our new home.
I will try and get back tomorrow.
Tracie xx