Wednesday, May 24, 2017

.. Filling the freezer... 2017-5-24 ..



 I've been having a great time in the kitchen for the last week .......


 The Choko/ Chayote vine has been producing madly.
We have given so  many away and they are still coming .... every day hubby brings in a few..


I do get some nice sunlight and texture photos of the vine.....

... I love it next to the chippy paint....


..and with the sun shining through he leaves .


So... apart from giving bags of them away and eating them with nearly every evening meal .....

This is what I've been doing ....
                                             ..... cooking them with apples and Pineapple........
                                                       .... making Jam and  Relish ..............


                                 .............  bagging and labeling for the freezer ........

                             ..................  casseroles to go in the freezer too ..........
                                  ... my slow cooker has been working hard..................  
       .... and still the chokos  keep coming ......... more stewed fruit for the freezer coming up ..
                                                 ..Lovely in winter with hot custard ....


... gorgeous Australian  native flowers for Mum on Mothers Day from my brother and brother-in-law ...

I loved this flower in particular ....it was so unusual ...
..  the curved 'petals' were stiff like they were made of paper ....   so different ...  


 Have a great day .....
 Barb  xxxxxxxxx





Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Mother's Day Party.... 2017-5-16

..
we had a great Family Mother's Day Party ..

gorgeous food  ....






 Isn't this cake wonderful .... My granddaughter Christy made the cake and filled and decorated it ...   Amazing ....
  her sister Lisa and her did most of the cooking and food preparing ...  they did a fabulous job...  we were all  so impressed ....

.. here is Christy giving out flowers to all the Mums in our family.......  

... here are 2 of my daughters and Mum with their flowers...   I didn't tell you... we got chocolate as well ....
....  2 of my great grandsons having a wonderful time .....  My son is watching them ..


                                            ..... our official group photo .........
                                                       ... it was a great party ..........



....   Barb  xxxxx

Sunday, May 7, 2017

.. a special Wedding .. 2017-5-7 ...

.. on Friday 5th May 2017  my Mum, Hubby and I went to a wonderful morning wedding in the mountains a couple of hours from our home .
 It was a wonderful sunny Autumn day and the trees were gorgeous in their Autumn colours.






 The Groom is my nephew and he and his wife decided on a Fantasy Woodland Wedding ....
with a distinctively Scottish tone to it ....
It was gorgeous ....

Here is the Bride and Groom ....   don't they look wonderful ...





...  this is most of the wedding party ..  I didn't get them all in the photo....

...   this is the Piper who led the way ....

and my Mum and Hubby at the reception hall .....


The decorations were so lovely ...
This is the tea and coffee table ...

with this heart and roses on it ...




the hall was a wonderful twinkling sight ......



We all had a fabulous day ... good company, good food ... love and laughter ....
 I wish them a wonderful life together ....  



.....    hope you all enjoyed this little peep in a magical day ...
 ....   Barb  xxxxx