The trouble with simple living is that, though it can be joyful, rich, and creative, it isn't simple. ~Doris Janzen Longacre

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Apricots are in season here in Australia ATM and they are at a really good price too. We (I) just love jam made of apricots, there just has to be chunky bits of golden fruit in it. Spread on a little toast or a dollip of jam on a bread roll cut in half and baked in the oven till light golden yummm. As if I don't have anything better to do right now, when I should be cleaning the house, washing the last few loads and packing to go on holiday. Well I have decided to make us stick to the original plan and leave on Friday, Giving me enough time to make my jam and dry another batch of onion in the dehydrator and bake a tray of biccies to take with. Not head off half assed as hubby suggested as he has now finished what he had to do. Well that was an post I had started just before we left on our working holiday. And in all this rush I forgot to save the recipe, now I can't find it ... THAT WOULD BE RIGHT!!! ( you could wonder what the pic below has to do with any of this, well she's blabbering on sounds just like these rainbow lorikeets) UPDATE found the link ......
Continue ... We are having some much needed rain in Mulgoa (West of Sydney) THE GRASS WAS JUST ABOUT DEAD, the sun baked it good. the only bit of green was where the laundery water was diverted onto the lawn. We had been buying bails of lucerne and bags of my special chaff and pony mix for the animals for a while now. While the rest of Australia is having fires and other part are flooding we have had wonderful heavy rain filling up every pond all along our street, from one property to the next ... a chain of ponds over flowing, the ground soaking up every drop ... new blades of grass already turning the fields green. lucky we had no flooding into our lounge or the house, only because we were ontop of the pool as it filled up to the rim, drained a good 6 inches out into the field. I am sure that did help that we were spared. Pool watch continued until the early hours. 26th January was Australia Day, really I hear you say, no post to celebrate! While everybody was off having a BBQ and waving a flag.
A Bride and Groom were getting ready to pledge their lives together, in sickness and health, and all that.This will be one anniversary date the groom will not be able to forget in a hurry. New Zealand looks like a wonderful destination for a honeymoon.
The brides mum, my Japanese friend Pina was putting on her lovely blue dress and getting her hair done, looking stunning. And then the bride's Japanese grandfather walked her down the aile to the waiting groom. The church was packed with family and friends. At the reception a photo booth was provided to take silly photos of the guests. (must be a new trend)Like weddings go, it was after midnight we got to bed.

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