Saturday, December 29, 2012


while away and travelling to see our family for Christmas we encountered a lovely little stall set up on the side of the road (what really happened was I had a nap and woke up and saw a sign that said mangos and asked my hubby to stop)

so for the low price of $10 I got a whole box... how many are in a whoe box you ask... well this box had 32...  so it worked out to be about 30 cents a mango.... I have never paid so little for mangos before in my life :D

so the rest of the way back all I could smell was lovely mangos....

after getting them home I took 4 over to Mum's and made a couple into mango mousse but I still had heaps left over and I didnt want them to get over ripe and have to throw them away... I couldnt bare having to throw away lovely mangos..... so instead I spent about and hour and a half cutting the flesh off almost 20 mangos.... blended them up and then strained them through a strainer.....

all that lovely mango pulp.... I had 2 jugs of it in the end.... so I decided to make mango sorbet...

and little sugar water, mango pulp, a squirt of lemon juice and some greek yohurt mixed altogether and into the freezer for a couple of hours and I had a beautiful dessert and to make it even better my hubby doesnt like it and neither does my father in law so I dont have to share :D

in case you didnt pick up.... I love mangos the best fruit and flavour ever :D I love it so much that I want a mango tree when we build our house

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

1 More Shift

tomorrow is my very last shift before christmas ( I love the fact that the hospital closes over the christmas period) and I get 2 whole weeks off.... I've only been there about a month and I'm happy for the break but I didnt get any break when I changed jobs.... well this will be probably be the last chance I get to be online before christmas....

so have a safe and happy christmas and a safe and happy new year (and if the world ends on friday :P all my christmas shopping will be wasted :P)

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Gingerbread Attempt

yes you read that right.... I attempted to make a gingerbread house... a few years ago I made a gingerbread house but the recipe wasnt right so I was terribly disappointed..... well this time I perfected the recipe but the assembler (aka me) made the roof too thick and when attempting to piece it all together the whole thing crumbled... so now I have a gingerbread house that it is crumbled in a container... thats not gluten free..... with a husband that doesnt like gingerbread

oh well
thats christmas for you :)

Wedding Video

11 months and 2 days after getting married I have finally put together our wedding video... its probably because my hubby has been pestering me because my MIL wants to see it.... but why is it that every time I watch it..... I cry...

and its not sad tears but happy tears.... but every time I watch it I cant help it every I watch it.... of course we had the best wedding ever (everyone says that :P)

I'm so glad we got our wedding videoed being able to look back and see it happen again... the photos are beautiful but watching it is something else :P


Wednesday, December 5, 2012


one of the joys of working in theatres is seeing all sorts of procedures... liposuction was a bit of an eye opener and well lets just say that last night I came home and walked for an hour on the treadmill (yes 286.5 calories worth) because I dont think I will ever be able to unsee it and think its a good idea... lets just say its good motivation for getting on the treadmill and loosing wieght the good old fashioned way

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Happy Baby Day

I was excited to give my SIL the present I made for my new nephew and he's not due for another month but my brother leaves on Tuesday for a posting overseas so he misses the birth of his son but I thought considering this is the last time we see them before he heads off he can at least see what I've spent the last few months making...

:) I promise I'm not getting clucky ***nodding with fingers crossed behind my back*** he's not even here and I'm a little clucky :P