Monday, January 3, 2011


We've welcomed in the New Year, and had a fairly quiet start all round, visiting family and going shopping seems to be the order of the day so far. Adelaide has been very quiet with all the public holidays, and I rather like it. The media here, likes to make a fuss about Adelaide being in the dark ages- but after travelling it seems to me that the media is very good at illustrating their own ignorance. Paris was dead all weekend almost everywhere come Saturday afternoon, as was all of Germany that we visited. Why shops need to be available 24/7 is beyond me.

Activity wise Gabriel and I did some work on make a gourd bowl each- his for a friend, and mine for fun, and our own lacquer to go with it. Not sure on the success of the lacquer yet, but the bowls look quite nice.

Gabriel's bowl

Christmas time involved us making a Christmas log, which we were quite happy with. The recipe was varied to accommodate Gabriel- no flour- but instead chestnut and coconut flour, and our WAP principles- coconut sugar and rapunzel chocolate. It was a great success.

Under construction

Christmas log recipe from Poh's kitchen can be found here!

For this same lunch Willow made roast chicken, and a lovely table setting to decorate the table with. All in all it was a lovely meal.

We have a few projects around here still waiting to be finished. I've started knitting a jumper for Arden, but have been a bit sidetracked by a major clear out, some reading, and christmas time. Willow has not finished her second sock yet- but is getting closer, and we only just made a start at our woodwork project- largely due to lack of tools. Our collection of wood is sitting very neatly at the back door waiting for some love! On a more positive note Gabriel did manage to finish crocheting his hat!

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