Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Mother's Day weekend...

I headed to Adelaide Friday afternoon.... 
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  Now have a look at this gorgeous couple!  Kirby and Nate were off to the Royal Flying Doctor Gala Ball just as I arrived.    Nate was doing his best James Bond impression...
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I had an evening alone until Bri got home from her late shift...
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Next morning, I knocked up a loaf of Chadd's Bread...
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It is the best white loaf I have ever made and I kneaded it by hand!  It was soft and yummy and still good two days later...
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Saturday afternoon, we went to watch Kirby play netball!  So many people there - all the mums must have been out supporting their daughters!
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Here's Kirby defending her opponent...
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After the game, we headed to Burnside Village to OPSM so I could pick out some glasses. I am partial to Oroton ones as they are very well made.  My current glasses have not needed tightening or adjustment since I got them over 2 years ago.  I picked these and had them sent to the Mount Gambier OPSM (who don't stock Oroton frames), where I'll have my eye test next week.
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Once Gus arrived Saturday night, we went out to dinner.
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We tried a lovely Californian wine...very nice!
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We had several tasting plates to share.  That seems to be the norm in a lot of restaurants these days.  I love it as I like to try different things but wouldn't be able to eat a whole dish.
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Happy Mother's Day to my dear mum xxx
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The girls and I participated in the Adelaide Mother's Day Classic (fundraising for Breast Cancer research) on Sunday morning.  We did the 4.3 km walk which saw us walk through the Adelaide parklands. 
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It was a dreary overcast morning but the rain stayed away and the cool conditions suited me perfectly!
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Here we are on the way...
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We stopped and had a picture with the Big Pink Truck!
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Start time 8.43, finish time 9.33am
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Next year we will do the 7km walk (I will need to get a bit fitter for that!)...
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After the walk, the girls took me out to breakfast...
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Ballaboosta is in Hutt Street and the food is seriously good.  This was my Ballaboosta Breakfast which was basically and ham, cheese, tomato and egg flat bread - so yummy and just the right size for breakfast!
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My girls spoiled me with a this fantastic bread/chopping board (which will never get chopped on!) and the paper book that I hinted for from Kikki K.  It's full of bits and pieces that can be used when entertaining - place cards, labels, stickers, note paper, wrap, etc.  Love, love it all!
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The bread board is from
http://dustandthings.com/
in Wales. 
Kirby said it arrived promptly so if you are after a gift with a difference, they have many gift ideas...
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Bri had a night shift to do so she was sleeping all afternoon, Kirby was tapping away on the laptop catching up on some work so I go to and had a baking frenzy! First up, sausage rolls...
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Next, with the left over pastry, some jam puffs...
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Then some Brookies...
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This Jam Coconut Slice is so good - use any flavour jam...
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http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/13245/raspberry+jam+coconut+slice

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Then finally, after a full afternoon of kitchen slaving, I made Quick Chicken Tacos for dinner which we all love.  So easy and quick to prepare...
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http://www.delicious.com.au/recipes/quick-chicken-tacos-homemade-hot-sauce/91f2242c-3021-413b-969e-978fc48db946
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That pretty much sums up my weekend.  It was back home to Milli on Monday and straight back to work...
I had a lovely Mother's day, I hope you did to.

This is a quote from Clare at the lovely
http://thelifeofclare.com.au/mothers-day/

"I just wanted to take some time to acknowledge those who went without their mum’s yesterday, those who are in the position of mum’s, step mum’s, aunties, grandma’s, dad’s. I want to give a though to those who want to be a mum and who can’t, and those who once were and have lost their loves. I didn’t much realise the significance of Mother’s Day until I became one myself and put a little more thought into it."
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Cheers - Joolz xx



















2 comments:

  1. What a great weekend this sounds like. A bit like your Jam Coconut Slice...sweet, a lot of love went into it, and jam packed. :) Love the bread board! You could use the back side for cutting maybe.

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    1. It has Happy Mothers Day 2016 on the back. I'll use it as a bread board for cut slices or my bread rolls... :)

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