I've been hearing the whip crack, so I thought I'd give an update on what we got up to in the school holidays. I love school holidays! They usually seem to go so quickly, but this time they seemed to slow down a little, so I felt like we got to enjoy it more!
Tassy had wanted to do some crafting, so we did a bit of fimo modelling, glass painting and scrapbooking. (I now realise that I didn't photograph Tassy's glass painting or fimo LOL. The scrapbooking is hers tho!)
I dragged Tassy along to Jazzercise each day, much to her chagrin. So I took her to the shops after each class for a bit of a treat. One day we went to San Churro (oh my goodness - LOVE!), then we saw Maleficent at the movies, which we also loved! Here she has a hot chocolate we were sharing at San Churro - I won't make that mistake again. We shared evenly, but half a hot chocolate is not enough! By the way, she mustn't have hated coming to Jazz too much, because last weekend she ASKED if she could come with me - she wanted to do an hour of "nothing" (she drew pictures the whole time).
And we tried a few new recipes. I'd always wanted to make honeycomb. It was fun and easy and turned out pretty well, except next time I won't cook it as long as the recipe says...
A year or two ago mum gave my sisters and I a copy of the Women's Weekly Little Squares and Slices cookbook. She loved it when she bought herself a copy, especially loving the styling. She found out later that her friend's daughter was the stylist! And she'd used a lot of her mother's and grandmother's tableware. which made mum love the cookbook even more! It is a beautiful book and I am working my way through the recipes. This time we made raspberry chocolate brownies and boy they were so good. I do love a good brownie, but with the addition of tart raspberries - wow!
Tassy also had a sleepover for a friend's birthday, which was aaaaalmost a 24 hour sleepover! Although, of course, not a lot of sleep was had. I think they got about 5 hours sleep and surprising Tassy wasn't obnoxious the following day. Maybe she can handle it better as she gets older. They went ice skating too - it was 24 hours of party! It was really nice for Tassy's parents too, who tried a new restaurant and enjoyed some quality time. Oh, two new restaurants actually, cos we went out for dinner then lunch the following day!