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Menu Plan Monday

        Well here I am. Participating in Menu Plan Monday for the first time. I know it is technically Tuesday, but we had a little web-related snafu yesterday. My apologies. I decided to start with this series in an effort to return to my blog’s roots: cooking delicious food. So here goes……

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The joke that wasn’t

2015 will be known as “The year our children discovered jokes”. Although still in the learning process I’m happy to report they have made good progress. Their favourite – actually their only – kind of joke is telling others something which might be true but isn’t. For instance last week they told my parents that…

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Kitchen mishaps and pound cake

“Really, I don’t understand why you keep bothering trying new recipes when there is nothing as simple as a good old fashioned pound cake.” Speaking was not some acid-faced dowager in a British costume drama, whose principal role is to wrinkle her nose with disdain at all things modern. It was my husband, contemplating my…

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And on Wednesday… We got our ears pierced

            Even though I wanted to wait a bit longer the girls would not be stopped. The ears would and should be pierced. There was no crying, no fidgeting, just two girls acting all grown up. Time flies…    

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10 Things of pretty for Spring/Summer with Mama Kat!

Tonight I’m teaming up with Mama Kat again and sharing my top 10 things for Spring/Summer The perfect Maxi dress There is something about maxi dresses that screams SUMMER in big bold capitals. Their flowy nonchalance, their light-as-air feel, their dressed-up-but-not-really look. I love them and would gladly live in them forever. Unfortunately I suffer…

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The Good, the Bad, the Unexpected: I can’t believe my kids ate carrot cake

 The Good Where to start… Firstly, Winter has finally kicked the bucket. I was able to dry the laundry outside, giving my dryer a long needed break. Secondly: the playroom is finished, except for some last minute adjustments and some decorations! Hurrah! The Bad Actually there is no bad, so moving on … The unexpected…

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Spring break : books,paint and chaos

Greetings, Spring break is over and we are back in business! We did not spend our break on a distant beach, sipping cocktails and enjoying some much missed sunshine. Neither did we visit some city for a dose of Culture, nor did we hit the slopes for some skiing and frolicking in the snow. (I can’t…

Re-run: At loss for words about Jesus

Since I’m still recovering from yesterday’s birthday party I’m taking the liberty to re-run this post from last year. Easter is coming soon so at least it is seasonably appropriate. During Spring my eldest asked me – completely out of the blue –if I too still thought about the suffering of Jesus Christ on the…