Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Hello! An Update

I've been missing for much longer than I'd realised! Unfortunately, the power cord for the computer died and I've been using my phone for internet access. While writing blog posts on the phone is possible, it's much harder, so I haven't been doing it.
I'm now 38 weeks pregnant, so Lightbulb is due very soon.
The kitchen is coming along nicely, at last, but there's no way it will be finished before the baby arrives. Stress!
The Winter veggies have finally decided to take off, now that it's Spring, and we're suddenly getting more eggs than we know what to do with.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


I used this recipe with Crabbie's Orange Spiced Ginger Beer, and one of our blood oranges. I'm a bit disappointed - they're not very chocolatey, but you can't taste the other flavours either. On the upside, I made them gluten free, and that worked fine.

Monday, July 14, 2014

A Bunch of Threes

Yesterday was July 13. Which means that Andrew and I have been together for 13 years and 3 months and married for 3 years and 3 months. It also means that I'm 30 weeks pregnant, which is 3/4 of the way.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Baby Shower

 Last weekend, we had my baby shower. It's a bit early, but Sarah, my mini-me cousin was down from Canberra, and I wanted her to be there since it was possible.

The food was amazing. I made chocolate brownies. Jill made the giant neenish tart - I made a special request, because I love neenishes. Mishka made rosewater marshmallows and sponge cake. Mum made scones, and sausage rolls and toffeed popcorn. I'd be very surprised if anyone didn't overindulge!

 Jill and I (and Mum) hate most baby shower games, so instead, we had people decorating singlets for Lightbulb. I'm a bit disappointed that not everyone did it, but the results are fantastic.

 With my honorary sister-in-law, just showing off the growing belly.
Jill knitted this hat in the newborn size. Something tells me that the sizing is a little wonky...

Lightbulb is very spoiled with this HUGE pile of presents! I feel like we're both very loved.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Alex in long sleeves

Looks like a pretty good fit to me!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Long Sleeves for Alex

After much dithering, I finally made Alex's long sleeved shirt. Now I'm just waiting to hear how it fits, but it looks like a much better shape than his dalek one. The pattern is Burda9792.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Otis hat for Lightbulb

Knitted in an angora blend dyed with Ice Blue Raspberry Kool Aid.