Category Archives: Family

Home renovations, week 7

And so the floor has gone in, and the walls get higher.

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It’s getting there and looking really good. And so big.
Have a good week 🙂
Jen

School bake day

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Yesterday I was informed that in today’s cooking class Mr 15 would be making chocolate cake and needed a container to bring it home in.
And not just any chocolate cake, this one had apple in it. Cool.

And this is what arrived at around 3.30 this afternoon.
Delicious!
The apple and cinnamon give it an almost gingerbready  taste.  It’s more like an apple pie with cake instead of pastry, and very tasty. I’ve requested told him that I need the recipe, please.
This is definitely one I will make for a dessert cake any time. Add custard and/or ice cream and I’m we’re set.

Til then, I’ll be waiting patiently.
Jen 🙂

Home renovations, part 2.

The walls have gone up another level and today is cement day. It’s coming along nicely and looking much more like a house every day.

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Jen

Home renovations

Mum and dad are extending their house to include a studio for mum’s textile work and an office for dad.
Work is coming along nicely so far, and there are even a few little helpers.

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Cement truck pumping into the pump truck.

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The walls are slowly taking shape.

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Child labour - under no duress at all

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Another view of building site

Time for a coffee I think.
Jen.

600th post – Scarecrows & a mid-life crisis!

I was going to write something clever for my 600th post but you get scarecrows instead. I’ve done a post over at the Woodbridge Market blog, but this one would have to be my favourite – and it’s a bonus because it’s outside our gate.  Less than 5k up the road is the house I grew up in, in Flowerpot. So it was kinda cool the people down the road further decided to make this one.

Bill & Ben the Flowerpot men.

Bill & Ben the Flowerpot men.

And a gratuitous picture of hubby’s mid life crisis our 20th wedding anniversary present to ourselves, on top of Mt Wellington, overlooking a hazy Hobart and suburbs from yesterday’s ride.
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