Thursday, September 21, 2017

Huge Catchup

It has been a bit of a few weeks.our family as a whole, have been very busy.
We were lucky enough to have gone on an adventure to Bali, staying in a beautiful 5 star hotel, and attending the wedding of my lovely niece and her partner, Zoe  and Luke.
The whole family went, and so many of my extended family...it was truly a magical experience, and one which we will all cherish for our whole life.

This took much planning, as it was our first holiday overseas, so we needed passport, luggage, travel insurance, immunisations, locks, money had the be exchanged into Indonesian rupiah, we had to get wedding outfits, and summer clothes, and all the medical organising was full on, with scripts needed and letters for every medication we all needed to take.

But we did it, and it is done.. including all our very first plane ride.


                                                        the beautiful bride and groom

                                                          the view from our hotel room

                                                   arghhhh...hoe do these things stay up??????

sunrise walks were stunning

                                           indeedy do, I sipped cat poo coffee...yuk!

visiting a temple. we all had to wear sarongs and cover our knees


                                                      a trip to one of the islands and i got a couple of little bracelets off this sweet little girl. she did the peace sign, which is what I do....
   

Ok.
Recipe
I cleaned out all of my food cupboards and decided to use up some of what I had n them.
I made three lots of muffins. They all pretty much had the same ingredients, except the fruit used.

2 cups of flour (I used wholemeal plain and added a spoonful of bi carb soda)
pinch of salt
Teaspoon of cinnamon
Mix

In another bowl
2 eggs mixed with fork
Spoonful of vanilla paste
1/3 cup vanilla yoghurt
1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup honey

For the banana muffins
3 mashed bananas
Walnuts sprinkled on top

For the Apple pie muffins
Jar of apple sauce with chunks
I left a little to add in and stir through the top of the muffin.

For the Blueberry muffins
2/3 cup extra of vanilla yoghurt
1/4 cup oil
1/3 cup dehydrated blueberries soaked in water that just covers them
I drained the water before adding to the mixture.

They made 34 all up and provided a week's worth of snacks.
All of this was free, as I had everything in the cupboard and fridge.








Nothing today on the home schooling front. Will start that again nxt week.

Frugal living....look at the recipe above. All free....
My message is, use what you have...you'd be surprised at what you can create.

Home and Garden.
This week, I planted about 20 potatoes. I dug up the raised garden bed with the help of the boys, and got all the roots out. There were so many. I removed the soil, place black plastic on the ground and added half of the soil back. I then placed a couple of bags of potting mix and compost and planted he potatoes.
I then can't very them with potting mix, compost and manure, up to about 20 cm, and then sugar cane mulch over the top.
Can't wait until they start to grow.



And finally, art.
I have been busy creating a piece weekly, in the 52 weeks Illustration challenge, and this week I was taught but he lovely Penelope, how to edit on snapseed. .




 Some produce from the garden yesterday
                           Final birthday money spent on these gorgeous peter Alexander harry potter pyjamas.


Well...that's it for now.
If you are visiting from Paint Party Friday....welcome....
And thank you all for popping by...you can find ppf link to the right.
Until next time
Lots of it
Mamdy
XXX

14 comments:

Faye said...

Beautiful! I especially love the crowned redhead with the green eyes. She looks a lot like my granddaughter when she was young - red hair, wide green eyes, full lips, and freckles.

BrownPaperBunny said...

Wow, that looks amazing. I can't believe you did all that and had time to make beautiful art!

Happy PPF!

Jennifer McLean said...

firstly, those muffins look marvelous, now I'm hungry! That Bali trip looked fantastic and you're right, she is a lovely bride. Your artwork looks happy which I'm sure you are with such a great adventure under your belt. Visiting fromPPF.

Christine said...

Sweet art! I enjoyed your lovely post starting with the wedding in Bali, eeps...and wow. The muffins look perfect.

Giggles said...

So much sweetness in this lovely post!! Love your adorable crowned princess and the precious girl with the yellow boots!! All so wonderful!! Fun new pjs too!!

Peace Giggles

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely creations and what a wedding event you journeyed to ~ wonderful photos ~ happy times ~ ^_^

(A ShutterBug Explores)

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

I thoroughly enjoyed this post. Thank you for sharing the photos of your trip. I too use what ever I have to bake. The art is wonderful as well.

Sandee Setliff said...

You have been very busy!

Mona Pendleton said...

The muffins look scrumptious! What fun art! So colorful and cheerful! Happy PPF :)

Jean said...

Love your art and the lovely photos!

denthe said...

The first painting has a very interesting angle. Love your work, and reading about your journey to Bali and your work in the garden. I wouldn't mind going to a wedding ceremony in Bali ;-)

NatureFootstep said...

I live your child drawings. So very accurate in facial expressions :)

JKW said...

I love the art, especially the first grader, the photos and especially thank you for the recipe. Blessings, Jaent

leekrek said...

first off loving your drawings. The muffins look so tasty. And lastly my dream is to go
to Bali, great first trip. and the a long plane ride