We made chocolate chip cookies and turned it into a math lesson (I am LOVING how we can turn just about anything into a learning experience, I never really noticed that before we started home schooling) so we used that whole american thing of so many cups or quarter cups instead of the usual ml like we always do. They came out PERFECT and no there are none left hahaha. Here's the recipe we used. **preheat oven to 180 deg c 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar 1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar 1 1/2 cups softened...

Ever have that feeling like there's just too much stuff around you? And that it all needs to go right now? I've been having that feeling for a little while and today at 6am I decided fuck it all it's going. I started in the kitchen. Everything and anything that I haven't used in the past 6 months either got thrown in a black bag, put on freecycle or is on the pile that's going to Meg's junk swop on Sunday. I don't know where all this crap comes from?! Guess in...

Myself and Padfoot missioned through to The Hollow Tree in Bellville last night to join in on Paint Nite after she won last minute tickets. Mama doesn't like babysitting during the week cause of my brother needing to be at school the next morning and her 7am gym routine but she agreed with a bit of a huff and watched the mini so that we could have a bit of a ladies night. Not sure you could call one savannah and 2 hours out a ladies night be I...

I follow a lovely lady (who turns out to be a HS mom!) that sells pre-cut gingerbread houses in a kit. Mostly around xmas time obviously and when she offered to send us a fish tank for our butterfly caterpillars I cheekily asked if we could maybe buy a box if she still had a few. Turns out she does sell them all year round on order (woohoo) and she popped a kit in with the fish tank. It arrived late yesterday afternoon and it smelled SO good that Fysh...

We don't own a TV and even if we did I wouldn't get DSTV cause these days there's nothing but crap on there and the cartoons they show are more for adults with all the sexual innuendo (which is hilarious yes) than kids and they're also more adverts than actual film time. At least with my iMac and tablet I can kinda monitor what Fysh watches. I don't mind stampy and we love the "old school" cartoons from "back in my day" (aka the 90's) like tailspin, american...

I wrote a book! And had it edited! As in I seriously wrote one and finished it all by myself with a beginning a middle and and end and a pretty cute story line. I pantsed it like I usually do but this time I finished it. I've written adult books before and mostly with friends, I have one pending that needs to be finished but I've never finished one on my own and have never really been able to write for kids. I wrote one for kids! And apparently (according to...

Yesterday we got two of the tiniest damn caterpillars I've ever seen from another HS mom in the area - butterfly caterpillars! And we have a lemon tree so we have more than enough leaves for them to eat. Which also makes me wonder just how many of them are on our tree and I've never noticed. I know that we have several caterpillars on the plants in the pool and now that I think about it they're probably also butterflies. Either way, we are now adding lepidopterology to our...

I don't remember there being a library in Lüderitz and there probably was one in Walvis Bay but I can't remember that either. I do though remember getting a library card when we moved to the boarding house in Vredenburg. I remember it clearly because Wednesday was "town day" and when every one else went to the Jesus rock to do whatever it is they did there I'd go to the library and sit with my nose in the books - I remember sweet valley being a favourite...

A few of you may have gotten a flood of emails etc from my blog in latin. No I'm not learning a new language, well I am but it's not latin. When I uploaded the new theme yesterday (it's not fully edited and right yet so no judgies) it posted a bunch of posts. No idea why, stupid dummy posts. So am really sorry if you got spammed!...

When we moved in here 6 years ago the pool was blue (which I'm pretty sure was done right before we took over cause it wasn't when we viewed) and I kept it going and clean (the pump is on a timer) until the pump decided to stop working and the landlord said it's not his problem (which it is as it's part of house maintenance but whatever) so it was left to slowly turn into a swamp and mosquito breeding ground. Until last year. The Person did a course...