Monkey Boy turned 5 years old. Waaaahhh, my babeh! It will be school next year, and I will be a mess. Then I will do a fist pump and enjoy the serenity. One thing I love about the kid's birthday's is that they really know how to enjoy every minute of their special day. Monkey Boy seems to have a system all sorted..
1 - Open the largest presents first for maximum excitement. Pose triumphantly with all presents.
2 - Delegate reading instructions to someone who can read, move on contentedly to the next. Open the card first because you are a gentleman.
3 - Once present business is finished, dig into specially requested birthday breakfast of pancakes, strawberries, bacon, syrup, and whipped cream out of a can, because that shit is awesome.
4 - (no photo of this part of the system) Go to daycare with 2 dozen cupcakes that have chocolate marshmallows stuck in the icing omg, have lots of people wish me happy birthday, take my photo and sing to me before eating the cupcakes. Enjoy being the special birthday sweetheart all day.
5 - After the carefully requested birthday dinner of sauteed prawns and bacon with pasta and green beans, blow out the candles on my surprise chocolate kit kat smartie cake. Which tastes delicious even though it looks like Stonehenge.
After the awesome festival of bacon day, we had a birthday outing to the zoo, but that is a post for another day...
I took this photo in the city one day. Brisbane has some distinct styles of architecture that I find really interesting, and I love the juxtaposition of buildings from different eras. The building on the extreme right is a baptist church, and thee older building behind it with the fret work verandas is currently a hotel - they are both opposite apartment and office buildings from the 90's. It was a great day for the city, the weather has been so clear, big blue skies and no rain. It's been a cold winter but I have loved being able to wear jeans and blazers.
Hanging out at a mall with Teenage Daughter. This girl has a tea problem!
As punishment for such a lame attempt at hobbit feet, my glasses broke. Seriously, they cost me at least $25 two years ago, where is the value these days??
Went out for a civilised ladies lunch and ate this delicious kumera chickpea burger like an absolute savage. Very messy. but sooooooo good. Washed down with a chilled glass of NZ Sav Blanc if you please. Perfect.
Tick another project off the list! The last time I posted about this fish bowl it looked like a micro swamp. Now it has some mini water lilies and pink arum lilies, and even some fish hiding under those rocks. I'm hoping that as the water lilies become more lush and actually cover the water a bit, I won't be so bothered that there is algae growing in there. It needs to become it's own eco system quickly, because I won't be cleaning it.
We are still in winter but I have a few flowers to help me feel all springy. These are snap dragons, with some day lily corms in there.
Check out all the blooms on the blueberry bush! Behind that is the wheelbarrow that spells failure for potatoes but seems to be pretty good for radishes, fingers crossed. I've been planning what to grow in the veggie garden and can't wait to get going! I'm hoping for lots of corn and tomatoes, but first I need to add a few layers of straw, compost and manure to our no dig garden beds. Which is no problem, because we've got a shit load of manure, composting away.
Yes, I am the proud owner of approximately one tonne of horse crap!
What garden plans to do you have for spring?