Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Oreo Cupcakes

It's no secret that I love to bake. I would much prefer to be cooking, any type of sweet treats than dinner. When I spotted this RECIPE . I had to try it out. I did use a different chocolate cake recipe. It's one I have mentioned before. It's an eggless one and it's so easy.

Easy Peasy Chocolate Cake
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1 cup sugar
4 Tbs cocoa
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp bi-carb
1 cup water
1/3 cup veg oil
2 tsp vanilla
2 Tbs white vinegar
Sift all dry ingredients. Add all wet ingredients and mix - easy!!!

I think they will get a big thumbs up this afternoon from the kids.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Escaping the Cold

For months we have been planning our Gold Coast holiday. We started counting the months, then the weeks and then the days. Finally it was time to escape the cold weather and enjoy some sunshine.
We spent a night in Geelong ready for our flight to Brisbane the next morning.
A very early morning wake up. We left a very cold and windy Victoria. We were so excited when the pilot told us it was a lovely sunny, 23 degrees in Brisbane.

Poppy was waiting for us when we arrived. We went and picked up our hire car and then headed off to DFO for some shopping until Chris arrived from Port Hedland. His flight was delayed and we spent a very long time doing laps of the airport. We finally got him and headed to the Gold Coast.  A quick look at our apartment and the view and it was off to bed.

We woke to a beautiful, clear, sunny day. We all headed off to the beach for a walk and a play!! We then headed out to the Sharks Footy Club for lunch

The View 

That night we caught up with Oma, Opa, Aunty Kathy, Uncle Drew, Jett and Ruby.

On Thursday Kloe and Jarred went to Sea World with Aunty Kathy and the rest of us went to Harbour Town.

The boys fished

A BBQ on the roof top at sunset on Friday

Celebrating an anniversary and a birthday

On Saturday morning we meet this lovely lady and her family. We have been chatting to each other for many years and finally got to meet each other.

Sydney Swans V Gold Coast Suns Saturday 9th 7pm

Jarred was lucky enough to receive a footy from the GC Suns mascot

More to come......................