Well, I do believe I’ve finished blogging.
I’m all for keeping a private blog with what my kids have been up to and posting their photos and some such.
The world doesn’t need to be terrorised by one more mummy blog, so in the days to come I’ll be switching this over to private viewing.
And maybe my children will one day forgive me for not keeping up to date photo albums, and can use my blog comments for future therapy.
Thanks for coming along for the ride. Lovely to share bloggy stuff with you!
And to finish off – I’m having an etsy sale – you can use code WINTER20 at checkout to receive 20% at radishandruth.etsy.com
also visit my facebook facebook.com/radishandruth for a giveaway of 6 toadstools.
What better way to waste some time in the afternoon than window shopping on etsy?
Obviously there are many better ways, but this was enjoyable too.
Some birthday ideas for Harriet.
You can click on the screen shot to see more or just here
Bonnie had kinder washing this week.
I wish i was as excited as her to get out of bed in the morning to put washing on. It would certainly help things around here.
I delivered the basket outside to this little super power and away she went.
Starting to think about markets again after having a few quiet months.
And whipped up this bunting from some opshopped woollies (acrylics really, on the whole, but woollies sounds nicer) and attempting ‘radish and ruth’ was a little beyond my time, and let’s face it….my patience limits, so ‘whimsy’ got pride of place instead.
I’ve backed it with a wool tweed, of which I’m still trying to get rid of the op-shop smell after 3 washes, one with much added lavendar oil.
It’s not too awful, as long as you don’t inhale it, but a slight mothball stench is still there if you pop your nose too close.
A few outdoor markets with a stiff breeze and we should be good.
4 bananas, mashed
3 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
2 egg whites
300 grams currants
1 cup stewed apples (although mine was apple and rhubarb)
1/2 cup walnuts
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon mixed spice (my secret love)
combine dry ingredients
combine wet ingredients
makes 2 loaves. Or 1 large loaf and 12 patty pans!
And if you have a terrible oven like mine – 40 minutes at 200 degrees,
or a regular oven you could probably get away with 20 minutes at 180 degrees.
We have a 2 bedroom house with a lounge, kitchen, laundry and back porch. And an annoyingly awful bathroom.
Depending on which side of the fence/world you sit this is either horrendously teeny or ridiculously large.
For us it’s just about right, aside from the awful bathroom, of course, and the general feeling of insecurity one gets when visiting others
Just recently we’ve re thought the ‘let’s add on an extension’ thought. To ‘ let’s use the space we have a little better.’ We decided we love our backyard too much to give up space!
And more rooms surely just means more time cleaning, and frankly too much of that takes place already. I’m fairly sure a large majority of my life is going past with vacuum cleaner in hand (pushing toys under the couch) or shoving washing behind the laundry door.
I love Kanelstrand blog (put onto this thanks to Nikki from BIRCHseed) and the ideas and comments they have about Simple Living and I’ve been encouraged to see some posts about small house movement (worth googling)
And this post about small houses fits a little of how I’m feeling.