Day 164 13 June – bananas

I get SUPER bored very quickly with breakfast. It is liberating to have the freedom to choose from a variety of interesting combinations and flavours to transform an ordinary bowl of cereal into a taste sensation.

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We have a small single egg frying pan which comes in handy when I make a single serving of French toast, or as we call it, eggy bread. Today I dressed my eggy bread with a layer banana, cinnamon sugar and maple syrup.

A fruity breakfast pizza to get the day started.

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Day 163 12 June – spreadsheets

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Our annual rhythmic gymnastics club competition is looming and seeing as our previous competition co-ordinator and knower-of-all stepped down from her position, no one really wanted to take on the massive challenge. I volunteered to organise the competition committee meetings as we had to start somewhere, but how I ended  up taking on the role as co-ordinator is beyond me!

Luckily thus far I have a wonderful team of willing mums who are giving up their time and creativity to make this another successful event.

I really DO NOT like spreadsheets!

Day 161 10 June – ouma’s chocolate jar

My mother always had a glass cookie jar at home, filled with an assortment of cookies with one of my favourite being the chocolate coated digestives. I remember as a child how my sister and I tried to sneak cookies from this jar, mastering the camouflage sound effects of coughing to hide the clanging of the glass jar lid as we carefully placed it back. You know you were unsuccessful when your attempt is followed by “Anli…Joy…sit die koekies terug!”

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Now my mom has a chocolate jar, where all the birthday and Christmas chocolates are stored. Today I taught my daughter the skilful act of camouflage coughing while we tried to sneak chocolates, but it ended up in laughter and we were caught out.

 

Day 160 9 June – spills

Today was certainly one of those “I should have stayed in bed” type of days. It seemed that everything I touched turned to custard, and not the edible sweet dessert type. I often have days when I feel jittery and have random, uncontrollable shakes. I don’t know if it is due to not eating properly on that day or being over-tired, but it usually turns my day upside-down.

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But I have noticed that through the photo diary challenge I am able to see the light-hearted side to life, and there was no time to cry over my spilled coffee, especially when it is in the shape of the African continent.

*always look at the bright side of life…*

Day 159 8 June – sweet sixteen

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My gorgeous niece turned 16 today!! Honestly, where has the time gone? This photo was taken at my wedding in 2003. She was one of our flower girls and was such a precious poppet. Clearly the day was too big for such a little person.

Sweet 16

Rosy cheeks baby girl,

sunflower headband and carefree giggles,

you crept in my heart ever so gently.

Soft blush cheeks teenage girl,

nail polish, fishnet stockings and boyfriend kisses,

you are finding your place in the world.

Day 158 7 June – curious calf

Living on a farm brings with it new neighbours. And no, I don’t mean the nosey, noisy type you can do without. But the 4 legged type.

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The calves are usually not friendly as they don’t have much contact with us two legged type unless they are being transported. The paddocks around us are usually offered up as grazing for farmers with horses, calves, cows and cheep.

This particular young bull was quiet curious and came up close enough for these up-close-and-personal photos.

Living the rural life.