Friday, September 23, 2011

Adorable Handmade Toys

Are you looking for a lovely gift for a little possum in your life?

Well look who I found...

These cute, handmade creatures are not only completely adorable and one-of-a-kind but they are also made out of quality up-cycled materials.

So by buying them you are doing your thing to reduce landfill and help ensure that when today's kiddos grow up they can enjoy a healthy and happy planet.

So pop over to etsy and pick up one today, you can also visit them on facebook

And before you buy, drop a line to the seller and mention this post to receive a 10% discount.
(valid until the end of October) 

Friday, September 16, 2011


Hello there...

How are you?

Since we spoke Spring has arrived in all it's glory. 

I have been loving waking up early to a room full of sunlight and it honestly makes driving an hour to uni, seem somehow more manageable. 

Our weekend started with a rare treat, both the boy and I got home in time for afternoon tea.

I whipped up some scones and we shared a pot of earl grey, a perfect way to end a busy week.

So Happy Friday.
... what are your plans for the warm days ahead? 


Preheat your oven to 200˚C

80 grams of unsalted butter

3 cups of self-raising flour

A pinch of salt

3 teaspoons of caster sugar

the rind of half a lemon (finely grated)

1 cup of milk

1 teaspoon of pure vanilla essence 

Combine flour, salt, sugar and lemon rind in a large bowl.

Rub butter into the flour mixture until it looks not unlike breadcrumbs.

Then pour in the milk and vanilla, stir in with a knife until just combined. (Be careful not to over-mix)

Pour mixture out onto a floured board and knead, slightly, until smooth. 

Roll out until the dough is about 2 cm thick then cut out with a scone cutter or just cut into triangles.

Brush scones with milk and bake for 12 - 14 minutes.

Serve with jam and butter or fresh cream.

Recipe can be doubled or halved.