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She’s Special

In our corner of the world we are about to celebrate Mother’s day.

Perfect time to treat your lady like she is special. Maybe she is not a mother but don’t let that stop you showing your appreciation. She might be a mother to pet or  fun Aunty or even just a future Mum. Just find time to be extra nice to her.

Our family love pancakes and we all have different toppings we like. Have fun make interesting shapes or smiley faces or try some of the the more grown up recipes below.

So I’m going to give you recipe and some topping ideas.

Basic mix:

1 C. self raising flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
60g unsalted butter
1 c. buttermilk (can substitute milk)
2 tbsp honey
1 egg lightly beaten

Cook pancakes

You can add blueberries to the mix and then top with blueberries, strawberries and maple syrup

My favorite idea
Icecream and crushed violet crumble or crunchie bar.

Pineapple and Coconut Pancakes
1/2 c sugar cooked over low heat til dissolved and caramel colour add 2oomls light coconut milk remove from heat stir in pineapple pieces.
Add 1 tsp coconut essence to pancake mix.
Layer pancakes and pineapple mix top with flaked coconut

Banofe Pancakes
Make caramel topping  add bananas and whipped cream

Need some savoury ones

Add an extra 1/2 cup of buttermilk to mix. Cook pancakes then layer olive tapenade salami and rocket lettuce, sprinkle with grated cheese put another pancake on top and cook in sandwich press.

Salmon Pikelets

Omit the honey from the pancake recipe add 1/4 of self raising flour and 2 tbsp sugar.
Cook pikelets top with sliced smoked salmon. sour scream and chopped chives

Did you know

Approximately 150 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine’s Day the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas.

I made my valentine a card today.

If you don’t want too be to mushy you can steal my lines

Let’s just stop

a while and

take in



Here’s  the artwork for the card I made as well.Get a nice piece of card to print it on, add chocolates. I added a massage voucher. Now you have a not too gooey but lovely card.

Sam’s Party

We normally get quite elaborate when you do parties but this year Sam said he wanted a quiet one with just a few mates.

So 6 friends came over to watch batman videos.

We had fun with decorations.

Sam had fun with his costume

I had fun making the cake

 A very laid back night. next year is a big party. They celebrate 18th here in a big way. Probably because they are legally allowed to drink.

Love Letter Template

How to Write a Love Letter

There is so much advice out there that suggests we need to put pen to paper and express our feelings to our lover.

So I am going to create simple formula for you to follow.Firstly choose your stationery. You might like to format a word document with romantic images and a border, or buy some beautiful writing paper or a blank card.

Start the letter with a pet name or a statement like ‘To the most wonderful person on planet earth’ that’s you darling and here is why.

To find inspiration to write we could begin by looking at the five senses.


For example you may write something like this. You are beautiful to me. I love the way your eyes sparkle when you


or Your hair just glows in the sunlight and I love watching you style it.


eg. The way you voice changes when you are aroused fascinates and excites me.

or I love to hear you laugh it makes me happy.


for instance When I am close to you the scent of your  perfume transports to a meadow  full of  spring flowers.


You are a wonderful cook who is always looking for new gourmet delights to excite my taste buds.

or Your kisses taste like a fine wine


I love the feel of your skin, it is like a smooth silk.

or Holding your hand as we walk along gives me a comfortable pleasure.

or Your lips are soft and I love the way they melt into mine when we kiss.

or Your hugs are pure gold to me.

I suggest you expand on each of the thoughts you share. Tell them how each of the things you love about them makes you feel.

Lets look at an above statement and expand on it.

‘You are a wonderful cook who is always looking for new gourmet delights to excite my taste buds.’ I look forward to coming home to see what you have cooked up. I salivate when I smell delicious aromas coming form the kitchen. I am a very lucky guy (gal) to have food that is better than a 3 star restaurant. Love you’re work darling.

Another expansion for good measure.

I love the feel of your skin, it is like a smooth silk.’ I think about reaching out and touching the softness of your skin when we are apart and it just lights up my day and washes away my cares. I look forward to those caresses and your sighs of pleasure. I love being so close to you.

You are getting the picture. These ideas may sound soppy to you. The trick is to find things that you genuinely love about your partner express them creatively. What they are and how they make you feel.

Don’t use up all your ideas the first time to write because you want to send more than one of these love letters. You can write about their talents, or their personality. The way they care about people or causes or their parenting skills. When you are writing your letter you will most likely find more ideas come to you. Keep a note of them so you can write about them next time.

Finally you may like to post them to your partners work place,put them in their letterbox or on the car seat. You may want to present them with a rose or chocolates. You may want to read them aloud to them first and then
give them the letter to keep.

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I want to suggest balloons can be a nice variation on the giving of flowers. Last night I was watching a romantic movie with my mate. The guy gave his lady a balloon and it was not  the right thing to do so his mates said.

But I disagree I love balloons. There are places that do lovely bouquets of balloons and you can often put a small gift inside.  We have a local craft store that does that but they also sell lots of really nice balloons. The metallic kind and the rubber kind.  You can also buy the helium canisters if you want the floaty kind. You can just blow them up and put them on a stick. This works well for a bouquet and is cheaper than the helium option.

It is a wonderful way to present a small gift as well. My Husband actually proposed to me with a balloon bouquet, and a balloon inside a balloon actually had the engagement ring. It was very romantic and a lot of fun at the same time.

Another idea is to write your own message on the balloon with a felt tip pen. You can also get the balloons they tie into animals and make nice flowers with these. My hubby learnt how to make them when he was doing childrens’ parties.



Chocolate and Strawberries

How to make a strawberry tower. Now this is not our best video. I think a shorter stack would’ve been better. But we still had fun eating this after the filming was finished.

Chocolate bouquet

watch my lovely mate  show you how to make a chocolate flower, make a few and you have a bouquet that is beautiful and yummy

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