Making Happy Memories Together

The last few days have been such happy ones, full of fun times with lots of smiles. It was wonderful having our daughter here to help celebrate her dad’s 70th. She also got to see her darling Gran, which was an added bonus. Here are some of the highlights. (Click on any photo to enter gallery and read captions.)

Yesterday, it was time for Mandy to fly back up to Johannesburg. Her family have been coping quite well without her, and her husband  has even tried out his cooking skills. My granddaughter told me that although they managed okay, they were all “Just hanging on by a thread” without Mom. She is very good at dramatising situations, but I’m sure they were all so glad to have mom back at the helm in the  kitchen, as she’s a fabulous cook.

Time is marching on, and this week, I really must get up on the step ladder and see what delights are hiding in the tops of my cupboards. (Actually, that should probably read “I really must get hubby up on the step ladder.”) I’m sure there are many items which will be going to the Animal Welfare for their monthly fund raising sales. I’ll really try my best to pop in on as many of you as I can, but as moving day draws closer, it will get more difficult to find time to sit at my computer. I really wish I were twins.

Frothy Friday……..Have you ever?

So there I was, running my bubble bath, when I got the urge to just go and check on my blog and a few of your posts. Before I knew it, I had sat down on my chair, and got so engrossed, that I forgot about the bath water. Suddenly I remembered, and rushed through to the bathroom just in the nick of time before the water had quite reached the rim and started to trickle down the sides. Phew!! That was a narrow escape.


This isn’t the first time I’ve almost had a disaster because of my blogging addiction. I usually do the ironing next to my desk, so that I can have a quick squiz at my computer screen in between shirts and pillow cases. I have a burnt patch on my ironing board from when I just popped the iron down to read someone’s post, and promptly forgot about it.  I’ve had Banana Walnut Muffins that were in the oven for a little too long.


I’ve also had overdone Chocolate Brownies that were rather crisp around the edges. (These aren’t they, as I only photograph my perfect specimens).


I know you probably aren’t going to believe me, but as I was typing this, I smelled burning toast and raced downstairs to rescue my lunch before it totally incinerated. Have you ever had any near disasters because you’ve been focusing on your blog rather than on ‘more  important matters’? Do tell.