Thursday, August 25, 2011


...Like an autistic waiting in outpatients. It's that time of the month when I start hitting the spiky wall of deadlines and all the possible complications suddenly emerge. However - it's also the time when my clients FINALLY start playing ball!  On the good side of things, I baked an awsome fruit loaf last night....doubt there will be much left of it by tonight.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Cloudscopes and Spice-Cream

Just to assure you we are not all bloodthirsty killers  (OK...well I am but the kids are resisting my brainwashing techniques), this week Kirk "invented" a cloudscope. It's a tube with cotton balls on either end. It's for making clouds. You can also put paint on the end and stamp the clouds on paper. The other day he also claimed it showed the true shapes hidden in the clouds. How sweet.

Continuing with his creative urges, he inventend spice-cream. Mmm....yummm.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

...and Zombies Eat Their Brains

Kirk failed the zombie test today. He refused to eat the brains I served up tonight. Pity. They were so fresh and creamy. Skye passed with flying colours.

4 Sheep Die on Local Farm....

Michelle had 4 sheep butchered today so I am tanning the hides as an experiment. I have flayed & salted one with some success and will see it through to the finish before I attempt the other three which are in the freezer. Yes, it is as difficult & tedious as it looks but it is not an unpleasant job and actually the fresh hide feels lovely and it only smells a bit "sheepy". Before I attempt the next one I will aquire suitable tools.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

My First Night WITHOUT Kids

I have a huge grant full of stats to write so tonight I palmed the kids on Michelle (she OFFERED!)
Around 10:30pm I recieved this email;

"Your little piggies are full of sketti and sound asleep :)  Sharing a bed with Skye is like 3 rounds with Mike Tyson that or an enormous grasshopper under the covers!!! I have them in bed with me - using Kirk as a barrier so she doesn't fall out! hahaha!! Haruka is still at Marnie's so Richard has bailed out to her bed and the boys have all breathed a sigh of relief to know they don't have to share their beds with any 'little people'. So everyone should get a good night sleep - except me!!"
Later she wrote, "More like George Foreman AND his roasting grill!!!"

I wonder if she will offer to take them again?