What have I been up to? Well, let's see...we finally got some new chickens, and I upcycled an old chest of drawers into a nesting box. The ladies seem more than happy with this and have been gifting us with fresh eggs everyday!
So I have been baking up a storm! It's that time of year again where my girls celebrate their birthdays, so chocolate cake is definitely in order.
Ian and I have been on some adventures, stepping outside our little boxes, and experiencing new places...the girls are getting older, the times they are a-changing.
Pip is as adorable as ever...she really is the sweetest little girl, although she is a bit of a pudding at the moment. Our winter has been long and cold and I am afraid I have been a bit lazy walking her...I know, I am naughty. But thankfully, spring has arrived (not before time, I tell you!) and we have hit the pavements again.
Remember our annual street dinner party? Well, this time the theme was eighties, so of course I had to channel Madonna! Lots of fun...
Our favourite times are snuggling on the couch in our pyjamas in front of the fire...
I always like to make a big pot of chicken soup when the weather is lousy...extra good with noodles thrown in! So simple to make, and keeps the winter lurgies at bay. I just throw in chopped onion, carrot, celery, a free range chook and some water to cover with a couple of bay leaves and salt and pepper. I simmer it away for a couple of hours (which imbues the whole house with delicious smells), then toss in some noodles at the end, and maybe some Chinese veges such as bok choy - Voila!!! Healthy and yummy!
As I mentioned earlier, we just celebrated Georgia's 19th birthday (I know, I'm old!!!) We decided to have a picnic in front of the fire. It was so lovely and cosy, and as the light faded, I lit lots of candles, and we stayed here until late, making music and just chilling. It was so lovely. Next week is Abby's sweet 16 - I cannot believe how they are growing.
And I am nearing the end of my Yoga Teacher Training. It has been such an amazing journey for me. Truly, I cannot express how wonderful the yoga makes me feel...I so look forward to finishing my course so I can begin to teach others how to empower and heal themselves. It's been such an amazing year, this 2012 - big changes in the air. Can anyone else feel the magic?