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Alfresco Saturday – after the Fair


Beautiful day
Middleton Country Fair
Non stop almost from 9.30-12
Finally got a coffee and breakfast
– had to drink quickly before it got cold,
So forgot about today’s picture.
My end of day glass – cold and refreshing.

Friday Food – Fair Baking

The plan: chocolate cake and coconut ice + maybe another cake.
The result: one burnt burnt and broken mud cake.
The inside tastes pretty good, but it’s not suitable for School Fair selling or consumption. So we get to eat it. Shame about that.

The plan (take 2, its now Friday, Fair day): Coconut and Raspberry Loaf, Chocolate Fudge Brownie cake and coconut ice. (I’m stuck on this since I decided and I will make it!)
The result: Coconut cake is cooked, with strawberries instead. Smells divine. The brownie cake is in. And the one thing I didn’t get from the supermarket is the one thing you need for coconut ice – copha!! – so a friend will pick some up for me while out. It will be made!

Coconut and Raspberry Loaf. see recipe here.
My changes were strawberries instead of raspberries, and made it a cake rather than a loaf.

flour, egg and sugar and strawberries.

flour, egg and sugar and strawberries.

coconut and coconut milk

coconut and coconut milk

Chocolate Brownie Fudge Cake. See recipe here.
I omitted the nuts as I didn’t have any and added extra chocolate.

ready to bake

ready to bake

egg and vanilla and chocolate and butter

egg and vanilla and chocolate and butter

flour and lots of chocolate

flour and lots of chocolate

And Coconut Ice. Rainbow Coconut Ice. See recipe here.
I doubled the recipe and didn’t quite leave it long enough as it was a little crumbly, but still looked pretty good.
way too much icing/powdered sugar, coconut with a colour selection, egg whites and melted copha

way too much icing/powdered sugar, coconut with a colour selection, egg whites and melted copha

All three ready to go.

All three ready to go.

And a few shots of the school early on before the crowds turned up. All those empty spaces – full with lots of happy people with food and drinks and kids with their purchases.
There were horse rides, a jumping castle, the local fire brigade, sushi, Thai food, bbq, milkshakes made by riding a bike, and even Halloween pumpkins.
My dinner consisted of sushi, chicken satay and waffle with ice cream for dessert.
How cool is it to go to school in a place like this?




Have a great weekend 🙂

Busy…?? what, I’m always busy.

I was going to start this one with saying that ‘it’s been busy lately’.. but ~hands on cheeks~ I’m always busy.. And it also reminded me of another blog I read where she said the same thing… always starting her blog with the whole ‘life is busy’ thing… pretty funny.  I have so many ideas and several blog posts on the go at once but getting back to edit and post is  what gets me.  As I type this part as I drink my morning coffee and already thinking of finishing it tonight after the school fair.

This week I have been busy.. lord, there’s that word again!  But with hubby coming home we have had plenty to do – well he has, spent several days just mowing lawns… and he loved it. Don’t let him tell you any different!  I have also been trying to get things done, trying being the word, so this week I will put down in point form, much easier to give some sort of order to my chaos….

  • beading at the school two mornings this week
  • baking one afternoon,
  • several hours getting frustrated to many tears over a damned computer program
  • trying to get my new shop front sorted – re-sizing pics being my issue
  • a day in town for hubby to sort out work things
  • sorting out things from our old house – getting ready for sale
  • friday: son to town for removal of leg cast and then dentist, hair cuts and the finale of the school fair at 3.30
  • saturday: groceries and taking second son to the movies, youngest to a friend’s house for play and eldest… not sure just yet what he’s going to do
  • sunday: head over the hill to Huonville to check out the Good Living Market (one I decided not to apply for, yes apply, as the day was going to be too long with the travelling I’m doing) with a friend’s wife, then after lunch sort out some old materials with mum…. 4 boxes and 3 garbage bags full… not sure if that will a wine and cheese or just multiple coffee’s..

So, I will zip off and re post another blog I mistakenly did earlier, and finish my coffee and boiled egg….

Ok, so now it seems to be somewhere about 10pm and my day is nearly over – phew, and what a day it was.
No dentist as the hospital took longer than we thought and my son now has one of those beautifully daggy ‘moon boots’ to get around in for the next month.  Given where he broke his foot, it is to make sure it heals properly as he learns to walk on it again.


The fair at our school was a great success –  the ‘beads & jewellery’ table was a hit as was the table set up so kids could ‘make their own, basic elastic necklace or bracelet.  And there were some interesting arrangements that came out of that I tell you.. 🙂  I am really happy that all those beads I donated were put to good use and we have some left over for next year.

All the usual stalls were there, hot food – the best curry – gourmet bbq, asian, ‘peddle your own’ thickshakes (blender works by bicycle peddle power), plant, a pirate tressure map, face painting and crazy hair… delish desserts and cakes, local Fire brigade and Life Be-in-it Games on the tennis courts.  I saw some great looking gingerbread and hand knitted beanies, plus the fairy and pirate stall…  Happy that by the end of the night, all my baking had sold – chocolate slice (3 plates) a Tea Cake and a container full of choc chip cookies – sold as an add-on with the cappucinos.


Plus I saw many people I know and had a good time chatting and wandering around… a lovely end to a good day.

On arriving home and after phoning hubby, I (in jammies) now have a wine in hand, hair being re coloured and a chocolate or two… (it’s now actually a coffee… wine was drunk a while ago.. lol)


Til next time, keep smiling 🙂

Ciao, Jennifer


So the rest of my weekend will be busy – I hope yours is happy and productive, or at least you do what you want to. 🙂