Saturday, 28 September 2013


A portrait of my children every week for a year.

Good afternoon

Thursday was a particularly bad day in the middle of a very bad week of an extra hard month. But I managed to pull us together for a part of the afternoon, and head out for a wonderful hour or two in the sun by the beach. I can't describe how hard it is to make something good happen in the midst of bad. But I did it!

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Sugar free chocolate

You've no idea how hard I've been working for you. Chocolate tasting is a job you wouldn't believe. Come and have a read of what I have been learning about sugar free chocolate...

Sunday, 22 September 2013


 A portrait of my children every week for a year.

The best thing (is) sliced bread

Kent and I were given a bread machine as a wedding present. I don't know if that gives away the era in which we were married. We were certainly very pleased to receive it, and used it off and on over the years. But high usage only really went in phases, and I must say it really does produce a certain kind of bread. I liked it, but couldn't eat it every day for breakfast and for lunch. I really like the idea of making homemade bread but am not up for making it regularly from scratch, so quite awhile ago decided to experiment a little more with the bread machine.

Saturday, 21 September 2013

My little beauty

In this quest for beauty that I am on, I think I have found something beautiful. Her name is Esther, and she is my daughter.

Sunday, 15 September 2013


A portrait of my children every week for a year.

Cocoa nibs and an update on orange cocoa balls

I've just written a brief update on the Orange Cocoa Balls post, with a few different options for those of you who are interested, and I'll copy it in below to save you clicking through. And you may (or may not) be excited to hear about cocoa nibs.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Making a Pirate Ship

Well, we have finally had another event that can be filed under the category "Kids' Activities." Not that the kids haven't been doing any activities of course. They've actually been quite good at entertaining themselves recently (though the cutting obsession creates quite a mess). But Uncle David brought us some milk the other day, at my request, and it came in a cardboard carton instead of the usual plastic bottle, and suddenly a whole new world opened up.

Friday, 6 September 2013


 A portrait of my children every week for a year.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

The low down on glucose

You know that feeling when you're sure you've turned the last corner before the brow of the hill or the end of a long bush walk and you discover there's another (and another) still to go? That's what my sugar alternative journey has felt like, but I think this time I really am close to the summit.