This boy knows what's best.
He knows what he needs
Teaching me wordlessly
With his patient suckling.
Forget my self-imposed schedule
He needs mamas milk
And nothing else right now.
No bribes, no treats will coax him
From where he needs to be.
I'm antsy, frustrated -
Then I feel his hot little hands and feet
And it all makes sense.
Though he ran laughing a little while ago,
His tiny body is still working out the virus
And for now I have to go at his rhythm.
He leads, I follow
He needs, I comply.
Because he knows what he needs.
Friday, 17 May 2013
This boy knows what's best.
Friday, 10 May 2013
I'm eating these as I type. A few long days of intense tandem feeding to beat this virus had me scouring the store cupboard for ingredients. Luckily I buy bananas in bulk as Charlie will sometimes eat 2 a day.
Muffins are a great way to use up the small amounts of muesli/nuts/fruit you may have lying around. For these I:
Pre-heated oven to 170'C (mine runs hot). Oiled a 12 space muffin pan with rapeseed oil. Using fingers as I've donated my pastry brush for artistic endeavours.
Mashed 2.5 bananas (one half was a discarded snack)
Mixed in 2 large eggs (same fork-save on washing up)
Mixed in about 3 tablespoons of ground soaked flaxseeds (I'm grinding and soaking a bowlful these days and adding to smoothies/pancakes etc - great veggie alternative to cod liver oil for omegas etc)
Melted about 1.5 tablespoons of butter and added once cooled slightly.
Added more poppyseeds than I meant to, about 6 tablespoons.
Added a handful of muesli.
Added a splash of milk.
Stirred in enough self-raising flour to make a wet, porridge-y type batter (a cupful?)
Spooned it into the muffin pan, filling them to the top- these don't rise for me. If you know why please let me know. Too little flour?
My temperamental oven cooked these in about 15 minutes. We're enjoying them with raspberry jam, they are light and moist and cake-y. I'd use grated apples in place of bananas and expect the same results. Yum and healthy.
Unfortunately the kids are eschewing them and asking for chewing gum and boobs respectively.
Hope you're all well
Friday, 3 May 2013
This electronic kit cost me 2e in a Christmas fair. We kept in the attic until yesterday. It's proving very popular with Charlie and his friends. You build circuits and add switches, lights, a radio, sound effects etc. It's a great introduction to electronics and the whole world of science.
The chemistry set Santa gifted him remains unused, I think it's a couple of years beyond him yet- he wants baking soda and vinegar fizzes and very disinterestly grew crystals.
It's been a busy week here- hence the sporadic posts. I've had two wonderful evenings out with friends and the local kids have taken to congregating in our house, playing cops and robbers. The game seems unchanged since my childhood except the cops now wear earphones around their necks.
Go on, now, and don't have me stopping you again, ok? (Said like an officer of the law)
Tuesday, 30 April 2013
|Here's the dress|
|Drawstring feature under the bust for easy nursing access and to define your shape. The wide straps mean that your bra straps should stay hidden.|
|Elasticated inner layer pulls down for nursing|
|Look 1: Casual - tan leather gladiator sandals, vintage bag and pink cardigan|
|Look 2: Dressy - pink cardigan, orange satchel bag and coral heels. I love this look!|
|Look 3: Edgy - black cowboy ankle boots and black leather bag. I'd add an oversized cardigan for warmth.|
How would you wear it?
*These dresses were sent to me by Boob Design to review. I did not receive any payment for this review and all opinions are my own.
Sunday, 28 April 2013
Saturday, 27 April 2013
Find a large well lit mirror. I found one in a toilet in the zoo.
Provide a distraction for your kids. This is the time to whip out those sweets you carry around, I just turned on the tap.
Snap away to your heart's content.
Friday, 26 April 2013
|The ingredients with lump of cocoa butter melting in a cup. Blitz it for 30 second bursts in microwave until melted.|
|Cocoa butter adding to melted coconut oil and vegetable oil.|
|After a while in the fridge most of it goes opaque, some still runny. Start whisking with electric whisk.|
|Like over-whipping cream and getting butter it gets whiter and grows in volume|
|Put into a lidded tub for using in bathroom|
|It melts on contact with skin, gorgeous!|