Wednesday, December 29, 2010


The Vege garden had just taken off - it's a a jungle out there, but at least all the melons and pumpkins growing are stopping the weeds coming through.

We are having huge success with Cucumbers this year, don't know why as they are usually a failure for us.

The Blueberries are rocketing along, a couple more months and the girls will be full to the brim with the little vitamin packed superfruits.

The Palm garden is really happy and lush too, they are all baby palms (which barely made it through the winter) but are growing well now. The ornamental Banana Palm is just so vibrant and lush!A favourite of mine at this time of year has to be the Echinacea (Purple Coneflower). It dies off completely but every summer pops its head up again and erupts in the most bizzare shaped daisy type flowers. I know I'm supposed to dig it up for the medicinal properties in the roots but I just can't bring myself too - it's too pretty.

One of these things is not like the other.....;)

I just made the Strawberry Cloud Cake from Annabel Langbein's new book "The Free Range Cook" (thanks Mum), it tastes DIVINE, but doesn't look a lot like the original.... A little less meringue. Don't know why but it's so rich anyway that it really doesn't matter.

Don't tell anyone - it's incredibly easy to make.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

New camera finally

Thanks to my darling husband who gave me a new camera for Xmas, hopefully that motivates me into posting more as at last I will have decent photos to go with it.

It's been very humid here over the last week or two, with heavy rain last week and now brilliant sunshine. The first decent rain in months (we had just been declared a drought zone again) combined with the humidity has meant that the garden (and the weeds ;) ) have just taken off completely.

I got my first few Callalillies of the season in the last few days, just such perfect form.

In a few days The Chief has some time off work, so if its not too hot we will have some days in the garden, as well as a few trips to the beach with the girls.

Before I go I just want to share this shot of my big girl and her Daddy - just lovely!