Morning time plans

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Precious moments


Our living room this Sunday afternoon. Precious times.
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Who's who?


OK so we get that they look different.

But what is it that makes them so distinct.

I have been told that they have the same nose

different shaped eyes

some say the same ears, others different ears....

So what do you think?
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010


We had so much fun.

In fact I think it was one of the most beautiful walks I have been on yet. Wildflowers everywhere.

We cooked over the fire
We had clothes chewed by the naughty little creature that snuck into our boot for the night!
We did sticker book
We had a sleepover party with all the people (that's what Heidi whispered to me when she snuggled down to sleep
We managed to sleep after the ranger told us 'we have bears here'
We got to walk in the creek. Well Heidi did, and she didn't get too wet.

And now we are home, and the gear is packed away, and the laundry is in, and we are getting ready to meet the rest of the week!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Just leaving to surprise Heidi with a nights camping!

Good questions!

Home leave must be coming up when at breakfast you are asked
'Do they have cereal in England?' :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Day at the farm

Today we went off the the Hansma farm, to help bring in some of the veggies.

It is so good to get out of the city sometimes and let the kids run free and dig in the dirt for a long time.

Heidi scampered off quickly with friends and when I next saw her she had a riding helmet on and was heading to the raspberry canes. We spied on the lesson of how to pick raspberries,and she rounded the corner with her little hands crammed with bright red juicy fruit and a tell tale red chin. Yum. It's precious to have the chance to do these sorts of things. It makes me hanker for when our raspberry canes grow big enough to produce fruit.

Hope had a happy day too rolling on the picnic blanket under the shade of a tree with William. Emily and I harvested and prepared kale ready for the freezer, a job involving far too many caterpillars if you ask me.

So I have two tired girls, tucked up in bed full of fresh peas and raspberries and carrots. They'll either sleep the night or be up with tummy ache!

I guess this is why it is good to go out occasionally. It saves the poor baby from being dressed up just to make is laugh!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Mummy and Heidi's guide to baking

First, you have to pick a scrummy recipe. We went for
That's courgettes for the rest of us!

Then you need to mix together the ingredients.

1 medium zucchini
2 cups of grated Cheddar cheese
2 cups of plain flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 tsp salt (or not if you intend to feed to small babies)
1 cup milk
1 egg
4 tbsp olive oil.

Mix the dry ingredients into the zucchini and cheese.
Then add the wet ones and mix till just combined.

Then spoon into greased muffin plans. Beware that when you turn to get your camera you may discover that your 3 year old is more than capable of spooning mixture into the pans.

All done and into the oven at 375F or 190C or GM5 for 20-25 mins.

Then leave in the pans for 10 mins to cool a bit and solidify a bit.....there's a lot of cheese in these!

Serve them for lunch.... (we also had pears and a glass of milk)

And the smile says it all. They were amazing, and so was she!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Happy Days

Don't worry she remained safe throughout the filming of this clip!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Our Heidi girl having some fun in a friends pool

I couldn't choose which of these to put on, so they are all here. She changes so quickly, playing with her toes has gone already!

What's what of the Hindle family

July has gone. Where I do not know. We have done so much, small and big and I have not been good at writing them down here.

So a list, in no particular order is coming up.

Our peas are amazing. In fact I know of no other garden right now (from our circle of friends) that even has peas. So I will enjoy them now, and that we can send a hand full home in the car for whoever comes to visit. And when ours are done (soon I should think) perhaps we will get some small green pod for our car journeys home when we have been to visit.

Hope can clap. So cute. Ruth claims to have taught Heidi to clap (with good reason), but it was the Rodeo that taught Hope. We were sitting high up in the bleachers waiting for the Chuck wagons to start when we noticed Hope sitting on Tom's lap clapping away. She is extremely proud of herself and squeals with big grins when she gets it.

Tom tried out for and was accepted onto a football team. It is for a Spanish league but I guess they take anyone. Nationality I mean, obviously they only take fabulous players! He trains on Tuesday nights and plays Sat. The season wont last much longer but for now I feel like normality has returned. Strange but true. It is so normal for us to have Tom play at least once a week (in UK) that I am glad that it is here again.

I am beginning to agree that Heidi may have a hint of a Canadian accent. She called me Mom the other day!!! Argh, she can't say it the other way...... I will insist it is spelled right. The other funny thing is her pronunciation of Harry as Hairy. All the Canadians do and it cracks me up to think of my Dad as being called Hairy.

The summer feels like it is slipping away and I have so much in the garden that needs to grow. My Scarlett runner beans are not even flowering yet and September and the frosts are fast approaching.

Heidi and I are turning country and entering a 'Fall Fair'. Me for bread making and some canned goods and some produce and Heidi some paintings and crafts and produce. It's in 3 weeks so I must get my peaches canned. I am planning to learn pears this year, as well as get applesauce made, pickles and a stack of jam ready for the winter. Peaches start in season in a couple of weeks so I am looking forward to it. It is always fun to hang out with friends and get something done at the same time.

Speaking of getting something done, the trim of the house looks fabulous, but getting the front porch finished is proving ridiculously hard. I will plug away at it and get it done.

We spent a happy day at the Rodeo on Monday with 3 other families. Heidi loved it again, but did find her favorite part to be the giant sand box. Unfortunately it was the dirt under the bleachers that everyone except me sheltered under in the rain storm. 'It even had a roof' Heidi told me. Poor Hope was just having a nappy change when the deluge started so I finished off sheltering her under the cowboy hat!

Tom has finally got his new laptop and is setting it up this very evening. One came and we were so excited until on peeling back the screen protector discovered it was cracked. :( Dell have been wonderful and the new one arrived today. All I have to do now is figure out how to send back the other one.

Hope is sitting so well now to play, and is up on her knees often trying to figure out how to crawl!

Sleep is never long enough in our house, so I am off to bed. Ready for a good day tomorrow!