Wednesday, 16 January 2013

What I get up to when the kids are asleep

We're nearing the end of the school holidays, and the one thing that has saved my sanity is the quiet time I get when the kids go down for their afternoon nap. BLISS. Luckily for me they still enjoy a midday sleep, particularly when they're worn out from our morning park or swimming sessions.

I don't get a lot of "me" time so I savour each and every minute. This hour or so gives me just enough time to do a quick tidy-up and then I usually do bit of product research, flick through a magazine or practise on my new guitar.

The Society fabric samples arrived in the mail the other day, and I attempted to pick out a favourite for our new bedding. With such a vast and gorgeous range of colours and fabrics, choosing one is going to be difficult.

Today when it came time for a coffee break, I went against the norm and made myself an affogato made with homemade vanilla ice-cream which I made in (you guessed it) the Thermomix. Is there anything this machine can't make?

combined with a blueberry friand and afternoon tea is ready to go
And speaking of colour selection, I still haven't decided what colour to paint the weatherboards on the rear extension. It looks like I'll wait until we get on-site to decide.


or Black?


  1. Very glad to have found your blog - I'm so intrigued by your house plans! Will be sure to stop by regularly xx

    Anna (My Design Ethos)

  2. I wish my boys still slept in the middle of the day, I miss that hour of peace. Unfortunately a sleep during the day means they don't go to bed til late late late. I just hold out til bedtime and then pass out on the couch.