Hello again - Today I’ve got my album pages from Week 21 - May 18th to May 24th
This week when I took my class to the school library I discovered a really lovely little story book about a ‘big bad wolf’ wanting to eat a ‘poor innocent little duck’ but by the end of the book we were all feeling just a little bit sorry for the wolf… it’s definitely a book worth adding to my collection.
While we’re on the subject of books, my last math book arrived this week. I’d ordered it (along with three others) at the end of Term 1 but this one was in the process of being reprinted. I did have a little bit of a giggle of it having a ‘fragile’ sticker on it though!
Remember how I took Mike to Vetro on the weekend? Well we totally forgot to take a photo of our goodies so we got out the camera and took it this week before we’d eaten too much of what we bought…those salamis are super tasty!
It must have been my week to receive parcels because along with my math book I also received my brand new Butter Bell crock. I was really impressed with the one Carey’s mum had so I finally got around to ordering one of my own… and it works brilliantly!
Mike and I have both been in the kitchen this week… I’ve been making cupcakes and Mike has been ‘perfecting’ his baked potatoes. The kids at school were really happy to see my cupcake containers arrive at school and they definitely enjoyed being able to taste them!
This week at school we had Bernie and Harold visiting from Life Education. The kids loved their visits to the caravan and they learnt quite a lot about reading food labels. It’s quite surprising how many of our ‘healthy’ food are actually loaded up with sugar!
After a busy week at work it was so nice to sit down with some cheese and crackers on Friday night and simply relax. The weekends have been getting really busy, especially with hockey taking over Saturday mornings so it’s nice to take some time out together and just chat about the week.
On Saturday morning we took the Harley down to the bike shop to get a new front tyre fitted. While we were there the rain came bucketing down… not so great for going home on the bike… but it was so heavy that hockey was cancelled which helped free up the rest of the morning!
In the end we went into town and I bought myself a Kitchen Aid mixer… just like the one Nigella uses! I’ve wanted one of those mixers for years but could never quite bring myself to get one but now that I’m doing plenty of baking it seemed a lot more worthwhile!
As soon as we got home from town I got stuck into the baking… I made a really yummy carrot cake loaf and then I found a recipe for a spicy chocolate torte that I wanted to try. Both things turned out brilliantly and I even made the icing using the Kitchen Aid. I know I’ll be using it LOTS!
On Sunday Mike had to do some work over in Tauranga with Mark so I went along for the ride. I managed to find myself a quiet little space to do my school work on my laptop which kept me busy for a few hours while the guys got down to business. At one point Mike asked me if I’d like to come and take some photos of the work they were doing and of course he just HAD to pose for the camera!
By lunchtime they were finished painting so they got themselves cleaned up and then they took Rattaya and myself out for lunch. We decided Mexican would be nice for a change and we headed into town. The food was absolutely fabulous and we even had a couple of margaritas… super great way to spend time with friends!
After lunch we headed home, went to the launderette to get the washing dry, did a few chores and then headed out to pub quiz night with Krystal and Chris. We got off to a great start with me winning us a free dessert and then we ended up coming THIRD! It was a fabulous way to end the weekend.
So there’s another week in our lives… thanks for stopping by xx