Toddlerism of the day

Dad: you woke up very early today.  

Miss Bee: Darsa woke me up. 

Apparently Darsa is a naughty teddy bear.

Easter Sunday

Knocking hello to her big brother on his cottage door with her little friend Miss Eva.


Egg hunt in the sunny garden.

Miss Bee ate way too much chocolate, my job as a mummy is a success!

Lots of supervision required though as just beyond that fence is a little river perfect for drowning it. Moments after the bottom photo (above set) I took this next photo then had to run to relock the gate and herd them back into the yard as they had escaped while everyone else was chatting oblivious to the danger that was just avoided.




Playing a café game with potions in a cubby nook tucked away in the garden.


Toddler logic

“I don’t want it thankyou” says Miss Bee referring to the hot chocolate I made her.

Me: OK just leave it there.

“I WANT it.” she replies.

Me: Then you can drink it when you like.

“I don’t want it” she says in a high pitched whine.

Me: If you want it, pick it up. If you don’t want it, leave it on the table.

Cries: “I don’t want it”.

Me: I will tip it down the sink then.

Miss Bee “NOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!” ….crying.

Me: now breathing deeply… picturing a mountain stream.




Good Friday lazy fish curry

My recipe for lazy tired people.

1/2 zucchini finely diced

1/2 carrot finely diced 

1/2 onion finely diced 

1/4 red capsicum finely julienne 

1 stick celery finely diced 
In a saucepan sautee all vegetables in a smidge of olive oil until softened. Add 2 teaspoons of curry powder to taste. 

Throw in frozen fish fillets (400g) cut into chunks about the size of 8cm square. 

Then add 2 tablespoons tomato sauce. Add approximately 2/3 cup of Greek yoghurt and appropriately 2 teaspoons sugar.  

Put lid on saucepan and simmer 10 minutes.

Serve on rice.  Yep that’s  it. 

If you wanted to be even lazier sautee onion and frozen stir fry veggies.

That moment at night…

…when your eyes are so sore, weeping even. You can barely keep your eyes open.

Yet you really, really, REALLY don’t want to go to bed because this is the first moment you have been alone all day.  It is silent.

Imagine if you could pause this tranquil moment and step into it at any moment in the day while your actual life went onto pause. Sigh… I would knit so many things, read so many things, my house would look amazing and I might even have a nap. Hang on… isn’t that what my eyes are telling me?