Friday, December 23, 2011

the calm

Yesterday and today are the calm before the Christmas season and quite possibly a real storm on Sunday.  We have been a busy bunch doing lots of cooking, wrapping and planting our summer crops.  The sun has just really started to shine this last week in our nest, so the potager is looking lovely.

Here is Master J harvesting our leeks.  I read if you pop them in some water they will keep growing, so we have them upon our kitchen bench - it's nice to see some greenery too!

Master S delighted me in wanting to learn how to make spaghetti bolognese sauce to serve with our pasta.  He has mastered the art of pancakes and now is extending his repertoire.  There are days I  worry that he won't be able to look after himself as a grown man.  Then when life is less busy, when we have down time and the senses are not overburdened - we have great days and he cooks or masters something peachy and wonderful.

Simone at Vintage Girl was showing her lovely wrapping style - and I thought I'd share ours too.  One can't get enough of Christmas wrapping ideas - especially the brown paper variety.  Albeit not as professional looking or trademark - but the kids just love, love, loved being part of it.  The boys were quite astonished at how great their handiwork looked.  Miss G was recovering after her frolicking with Miss P.

Today Miss G and I have to pick up a few kilograms of berries to make our Christmas dessert to take to family gatherings.  I can't wait to share that with you.

We have lots of washing to fold today, some tidying and then the Mr DCT and I are going on another date!!  Twice in a week.... looking forward to hanging or 'counting' at the Counting House in Mornington with some great friends!

Much Love Rach xx


  1. Wishing you a Merry Christmas Rach, and your family. Love the blog and can't wait to read what 2012 will bring for you :) Enjoy the date night - one day I might try that as well…. have fun . Lori x

  2. Merry Christmas, Rachel! Happy days to you and your fam. x

  3. Looks like you are just about ready for Christmas...the wrapping is lovely. I am sure it will be well received. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  4. Thank you for sharing your family with us as we always enjoy reading what you are up to. Glad you got a calm; now bring on the Merry. Have a great one.

  5. Love the wrapping Rach!! Cant beat the brown craft..



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