Tuesday, June 4, 2013

On Thursday the 30th this beautiful amazing girl turned 21.
IN Las Vegas...
Yep what a way to spend your 21st.
Alanah even though we didn't spend it together I know you had an amazing day. I love you and miss you so very much.
Alanah is in the middle of a trip around the Bahamas now, boy that girl knows how to travel. Pity she didn't update her blog more often so we can all see the sights with her.

Kids no matter how old they get or where they are they are a part of you aren't they. I'm feeling rather old what with Alanah turning 21 and then in April my youngest daughter Cassie turned 17 sigh. Glad I still have 2 little boys to keep me exhausted I mean young.
Cassie isn't a bad cook either as Saturday morning she brought us breakfast in bed. My fave scrambled egg, I'm a simple kind of girl.

The rest of the week end I was kept busy though, later in the day we got new members of the family....sheep. I haven't got a photo yet as every time I go down the farm I forget my camera...

Then I made some mozzarella cheese which turned out really well. I have also been experimenting with the sour dough bread... So much easier to make and quick as well. I make a loaf every day now. I will do a post on it later in the week with how I make it....Lunch was all home made, tomatoes, lettuce and cabbage from the garden. Home made sour dough bread, home made mozzarella cheese and the chutney in the back ground is choko chutney that my friend made and surprise, surprise, it was really nice. Who would have thought Chokos.
Monday being my day off from work a couple of my friends have been coming around and I've been teaching  them to make soap. Yesterday we made Goats milk soap, it was a little bit fiddly but worth the effort I think. We have to wait 6 weeks though to see just how well it turns out.
I'll let you know, has any one else had a go making soap from goats milk????
Have a great week all


  1. Wow Mandy, that goat's milk soap looks great! I met you at the Simple Living Toowoomba workshop a couple of weeks ago. I hope you can make it to our morning tea and swap on Saturday. The Sima and Pulla demonstration sounds interesting and yummy!

  2. Hi Mandy, congratulations on your all home made lunch, it looks so delicious.
    I have been out of town again and missed Saturday at Simple living.
    I have made a few batches of basic soap from Rhonda's recipe, but would like to give the goats milk one a try, will you post the recipe ?
    Glad to hear the sour dough is doing well, nothing quite like fresh home made bread.....yuuuum