Archive for October, 2014

Audrey at 18 months

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Even when I am on holidays, I can’t keep up.

I’ve just finished my last antibiotic tablet tonight! I have been on 5 courses of antibiotics for the last month! Starting with my wisdom teeth, the mouth infection and then the cold! (I can’t even tell you when the last time I have had antibiotics before, I swear I’ve probably had them twice in my life prior to this) But I am ALL BETTER!

** knock on wood **

And on holidays! Loving life something severe right now. No hustlin’ for a little bit.

To celebrate 18 fabulous months. We took Audrey to the zoo as a family. Since returning to work when Audrey was 5 months old and losing weekends to work, there has been zero family time. So this was a real treat.

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Penguins are my FAV!!!!!! And we just happen to have the cutest and smallest! Bless.

Then we had another family fun day on Sunday. We went to Kirribilli Markets for a look around. Nothing really took my fancy.

Then to Anvil Coffee Co on Kirribilli wharf for brunch.

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Wearing a springtime fun dress. Liberty of London print Jacadi dress.

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Where little A had her first babycino!

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I’m thinking of framing this picture. I just love it.

(but she’s got a wrinkled bib on . . . . Thoughts???)

Then we went to Mosman to go shopping. I was looking for christmas presents for Audrey. There is a few kids shops. Toys in particular, but I have no idea what to get her or what she is in to . . . She only showed interest in one item, that is because she has it at home. . .

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Then we went to Balmoral beach for a stroll. Then fish and chips!

Today I managed to do some sewing and my husband painted some doors.

This only occurred because Audrey was at daycare, she is too inquisitive and destructive these days to attempt that kind of caper with her present!

At the end of the week, Husband and I are off to the Southern Highlands. Does anyone have any suggestions for what to see, do, eat? I have booked Biota for dinner one night.

Hope you are all in good health and spirits!

Iced sugar cookies

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

I made sugar cookies.

I have wanted to try making these since my first attempt. Which was over a year ago for my daughter’s christening.

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This time I made the icing properly!

Except my piped border was a too thick is consistency making it hard to get smooth lines and it has visible edge. Never mind, there is always next time.

I used this recipe for the cookies

And this recipe for the royal icing

(pavlova magic in lieu of meringue powder)

There is still plenty of room left  for improvement!

And gee golly, the skies the limit in terms of what you can achieve on a cookie! I don’t think I will attempt any of that though.

xoxo Laura