About us

We are a hard working, family of eight. Swimming in the sea when we aren't busy on our small holding. Daddy dragon has to work away a lot, so this blog is to let him keep up with our adventures at home.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Early morning spider production team

If you have children, I am sure you are aware, tomorrow is the big day.

This little boy finished his spider and started on a pumpkin.

I adore how much effort he puts into the things he makes.

This lady supervised the assembly line.

There is a lot of eagerness and excitement.

A lot of hatchling energy, so we are doing our best to put it to good use will the winds outside blow and blow and blow.

The season for cake

If you know me, you know I do actually love veggies and salad.

Nonetheless, I found this funny.

This month has been full of cakes, and I seem to share so few of them.

Right now we are working through a large pumpkin cake.

I thought I should probably post a reminder, good people, eat some pumpkin.

It is especially nice if you make whiskey cream cheese frosting.

We have become gluttons, you see. 

First, I made whiskey cream, then I made cream cheese frosting.

Both tasted nice with pumpkin cake.

Hence, I started mixing and stirring,

And added a package of cream cheese to 100g icing sugar, with a generous splash of double black label whiskey, and a large tsp of vanilla bean paste; then a stick of butter and 4 tbs of double cream, and well it was nice enough to eat with a spoon.

Anyways, here is our pumpkin cake recipe of old. 

Monday, 27 October 2014

What is this preparing our children for?

These schools that use text speak for conveying messages of conformity.

'I'm not tired!'

5 minutes later.

I love this boy and I wish he would not hurry to grow up so quickly.

For he is an absolute joy.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

True story

So, after putting up new window blinds, I made a classic mistake.

I left the ladder out.

It was stormy, 60mph winds, I didn't want to carry the big ladder out to the garage.

Big mistake.

Two little boys, I'm assuming, climbed the ladder.

 I didn't see them.

I was downstairs, baking with girl hatchlings.

I went up stairs to check on them. 

They were awfully quiet.

And my mama senses were screaming.

Somehow, they had opened the giant roof window. 

And two boys were not to be seen.

Train tracks, and match box cars were accross the floor, and I could hear the sound of two excited boys, coming from the roof.

I think I lost one of my nine lives, right there.

I don't have nine lives you say?

Yeah, I know, I lost at least one, possibly three.

The winds were blowing gales.

And I have two little boys on the roof.

So, I did the only logical thing. 

I shouted,

'Ice cream!!! Mama has rainbow ice creams for every one!'

These boys, they love those rainbow fruit lollies.

Love them!

I went downstairs, and outside to check if I could see them.

The roof was empty. 

But the car has had a battering.

It seems they were pitching cars and trains atop the car parked in the drive.

From two stories up.

Surprisingly, successfully, their aim was good. 

8 trains on the car, only 2 on the ground.

In gale winds!

Anyways, I went back into the house, where two eager boys were shouting, 

'Ice cream!!!'

 I took that ladder, and put it away in the garage. Then I dug to the bottom of the chest freezer for rainbow ice lollies.

Life savers they are.

I shall have to buy more, just in case.

And I'm now researching velux window locks...

Any suggestions?

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Velux windows complete

Earlier, I posted about our windows which needed tlc.

This is the outcome, of hours of sanding, painting and some brand new blinds.

I am incredibly happy with the results.

Now that the windows are looking bright, it makes the whole room look grubby and in need of new paint.

This house maintenance thing is like a hydra! 

Anyways, that is what we've been up too.

Happy windows!

Missing Daddy

This little girl wants you to know, she misses you.

She looked out into the tail end of hurricane Gonzolo and said, "I sure would love to go fishing with Daddy, even in this weather.'

Maybe there might be a calm day in December, just maybe.