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Tag Archives: happiness
Our eldest grandson Jack turned 10 ! He wanted me to make a Jack in the Beanstalk Cake – so I did! And he was accepted into Junior Lifeguards for the summer!
It is always my pleasure to make cakes for my grandsons – and our eldest grandson Jack who turned ten – asked for a special one. This was a really tough week with the loss of my dear friend and … Continue reading
All throughout making this I kept thinking this is NOT going to work out – and then amazingly – it was perfect! So dont be put off by the stickiness and globby nature of the batter – it doesnt spread … Continue reading
Last night we were so touched and moved by a wonderful surprise – dinner with the family – our son and daughter in law, nephews and one of their wives – and two surprises! How blessed are we to have … Continue reading
I was so blessed this birthday that my grandsons spent the weekend with us – and the best present in the world was what I got – home made birthday cards – and a big group hug. What could be … Continue reading
I think our nine year old grandson loved his cakes — what do you think? And here is the Darth Vader cake – with the little spears in it! And the Storm Trouper from Star Wars – with Darth Vader … Continue reading
We had a wonderful holiday with our family. Here are some pictures of the children of the family ( grandsons and grandnieces and grand nephews in the USA) without the family in other countries unfortunately. But we sent photos and … Continue reading
This was absolutely delicious. Truly amazing. SOOO many calories ( about 450 a slice) but so worth it. For a special occasion to be sure. I used Keebler’s ready made Shortbread Pie Crust. Short cut to be sure – and … Continue reading
Baking with my grandsons – we made a Rainbow Cake – from a Betty Crocker Recipe ( take you back a few years?)
My middle grandson Jonah loves baking. So that is what we do when he comes to visit. This cake – although a Christmas one – took his fancy and so we made it! We found the recipe on the Betty … Continue reading
This week for the first time our youngest grandsons – three year old twins – came to sleepover. What a thrill for all of us! I hid little presents all over and presented them at opportune times – on arrival … Continue reading
Here are the four grandsons in the bathtub – only little ones can have so much fun with water! A fair amount arrived on the floor but there was a mass mopping up after the bath – so all was … Continue reading
Recently my husband and I welcomed two friends and their wives. One is a maxillofacial surgeon from Perth Australia and the other an ENT Surgeon from Cleveland Ohio ( formerly the Cleveland Clinic). Both went to kindergarten with my husband … Continue reading
Great fun! We hosted 6 eight year old boys – our grandson’s friends – for a sleepover to celebrate his 8th birthday! AND WE SURVIVED!
What fun was had by all! They arrived 11am Saturday and left 3pm Sunday. They were up at 4am Sunday morning – they swam, fed the animals, held the one day old baby goats, played in the bamboo ‘forest’, got … Continue reading
Our beautiful eldest grandson Jack felt sleepy so he took a nap on the best bed there is – Sunny our amazing miracle dog. Both loved it!
I came across our grandson taking a nap. That in itself was not memorable – although it is true that he rarely stops to do so – but his ‘bed’ was truly amazing. Sunny our rottweiler was so ill for … Continue reading
I consider myself blessed that my life is full of meaning – hence I am happy. This is not just my feeling. There has been significant research done on what it means to be happy. Here is a fascinating article … Continue reading
Apologies for not posting for a month – been a VERY busy time – Cooking with kids – Banana Cream Pie – SOOO easy!
I love bananas – we grow them on the Little farm – above is our farm manager with a large bunch just last week – and I love pie. This is the easiest dessert I have ever made. Enjoy! … Continue reading
Memories for the future – Writing a diary for your grandchildren to read – Reading to and with children is the best fun!
I started writing emails to my only son when his first child was born. The email was to the child – Jack – for him to read later when he grew up. If I wasn’t present, I wanted him to … Continue reading
A Very Simple Way to Make Very Good Cream Puffs (Includes raspberry, cherry, and lemon variations) If you can make cupcakes, you can make cream puffs. They’re that simple. I don’t mean fancy, decorator cupcakes; I mean bake-them-from-a-mix-and spread-frosting-on-them cupcakes. … Continue reading