Friday, November 30, 2018

Wheat free Christmas pudding

I got the test results back from my hair sample. 
No still don’t know what causes the anaphylaxis but I am allergic to a few things that cause me to have digestive issues 
I had suspected bread and full cream milk 
And sure enough I have an I intolerance to wheat, spelt and milk fat! 
So only skinny milk for me from now on and no bread 
So I decided to try and make my weight watchers three i ingredients cake mix and cook it over night in my pudding dish 
Just like I have in the past only this time I used one cup each of these three flours instead of the self raising flour 

This morning after cooking on low for eight hours and high for another two 
I got this. 
It looks like it supposed too. But it didn’t bind together like wheat flour does 
It was eatable but as I’ve cut sugar totally from my diet it was very very sweet 
I don’t add sugar but the natural sugars from the dried fruit and the fruit juice drink I soaked them in was more than enough sweetness 
So it would be lovely with cream or ice cream alas for me! A no go any longer 

This was stuck to the bottom of the pudding pan 
And it wasn’t burnt. So I don’t know why it did that. 
Maybe I should of waited until it cooled a little first 
It did firm a slightly once it did 

So not a failure but not a success either 
I guess I could experiment with the flours and see what combination works. But as I can’t eat it because it’s just so sweet 
I don’t think I’ll bother 
I’ll just make one like I usually do and try to enjoy my bowl of berries for Christmas desert 
It was fun experimenting 
Gotta love it when I channel mrs Cropley 
At least this isn’t a total disaster 
See ya xxx

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Freddy 2nd

Meet Freddy 
H is officially the second because Freddy the first 
Didn’t make it 
He was a fighter fish and needed a warm water tank 
I though since this was a little tank and the kitchen is always work he would be ok 
I didn’t count on melbournes stupid weather and well let’s just say Freddy went to sleep and didn’t wake up 
So Freddy the second is here 
He is a black gold fish. Yeah I know. But that’s what he is 
You see Freddy the first was a dark purple with long fins 
So I’m hoping melody doesn’t realise it’s a different fish 
Thus the choice of a black gold fish. 
This Freddy doesn’t need warm water 
And being a gold fish, but black, he is pretty sturdy 
And well there are a lot once just like him at the pet shop lol 
Let’s all hope and pray he survives 
See ya xxx

Monday, November 26, 2018

Crash and burn

I have been doing too much 
Just living my life is apparently too much 
Have slept for over 12 and I’m still exhausted 
I won’t be doing much of anything today 
With complete exhaustion comes the feeling of being overwhelmed 
Thus the poem yesterday 
I should of read the signs 
You would think after all this time I would know 
But I didn’t 
So now I pay 
Trying hard to find a few spoons 

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Poetry time

Wanting freedom 

No way out 

Even though I can scream and shout

No one will listen 

Or understand 

Why I would even want to escape 

They do no see it 

Can not comprehend 

 My life is perfect 

Have no reason to complain 

They don’t understand 

Because they can’t perceive 

The bars that bind me 

Are hard to see 

They are not made of steel

Fortified with hate

Nor are they intended to subjugate 

They are ribbons of love and connection 

Responsibilities binding me to attachment 

This prison Im In is one self made 

For I created the world I live in 

Although I’m content most of the time

My soul sometimes dreams of a life 

Where I can fly! 

Written by me. Just now 

see ya xx

Friday, November 23, 2018

Intervention pending

Have been busy with the Christmas decorating 
Today I went shopping with three ladies who are veterans at this 
I got a few bargains 
But my children think I may need an intervention 
I think I’m got Christmas fever 
Something I’ve never had before lol 
But it makes me happy and melody loves it 
Stay tuned for the next chapter 
See ya xxx

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Fire wood weekend

This is some of the fire wood we gathered from a friends farm this weekend 
We did one trip yesterday, filled the trailer and the back of the ute 
We did another trip this morning 
Hubby will sort this out and come autumn will start to split it ready for the fire 
The trees were felled a while ago so are almost dry
They will completely dry out over this summer 
Not a bad weekends work 
We were very very low! 
We will do a few more runs before the summer really kicks in and it becomes too hot 
Then rest till autumn 
You never know how long and cold winter will be
So it’s nice to know we are getting prepared 
See ya xxx

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Getting more festive

Today Diane and I put this “small” garland up lol 
We are so tired. But omg how good does it look 
We were very proud of ourselves 
There are four six foot garlands from lincraft 
Everything else is from the reject shop or similar cheap shops 
So we did not spend a fortune 
We just don’t. 
So what do you think? 
I’m happy. 
I also got the polar express from woollies 
He fits perfect around the fire place 
Now I just need batteries 
A great days work I think 
See ya xxx

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Christmas is coming

Christmas is coming. I know it only November, and usually I’m not even thinking Christmas 
This time of year 
My friend Diane has promised to help me decorate. 
So as we are so busy over the next few weeks we thought we would start early 
I put the trees up on Saturday so we had a head start and got all the baubles organised 
So today went really smoothly and we finished much quicker than we thought we would 

Don’t the trees look great. She has a talent and she loves Christmas so very much 
The tree with the elf is the one I had. A fibre optic one. 
When Diane saw that tree last year. She told me in no uncertain terms that it was not good enough lol 
That’s when we got the two big trees   This year I have added more decorations 

Here she is busy deciding what goes where she is very meticulous 
I have the nativity set up on the wood box and a Christmas village that I will add to this year. 
I think Bella decided to visit and chat with the locals lol 
It only took her about five minutes to decide this was her spot lol 

Diane has a few more plans for my place lol 
I’ve got some Christmas mats and some cushion covers 
It’s going to look very festive in here 
Lord save me! 
The grinch has been converted lol 
It’s fun when someone as enthusiastic as Diane is makes you come along for the ride 
How early do you start? 
Can’t wait to see your pics 
See ya xxx