So in the run up - some highlights? Are they even highlights? To call something a highlight raises the expectations and truly our lives aren't that exciting. Maybe it's more some things to share with you.
I discovered a Donna Hay recipe - love her magazine and the photography is always to die for. She's pretty well known in Australia but less so in UK but my introduction to her was through a temp job for a design agency for supermarket packaging in Hull. They had a subscription to provide the designers with some visual inspiration and I remember gaining a warm affection for her magazine since then. And funnily enough, after I shared my photo of my version on Facebook, there was a lot of love for it from my circles! Slow cooked pork lasagne - fairly time consuming because of the pulled pork but not hard to pull off. Sweet pulled pork, creamy bechamel and a cheesy topping. Tasty and satisfying! I even had my friend Karly seek consultation via text as she tried it out on her in laws making some tweaks to incorporate her kitchen buddy the Thermomix!
Amelia has been busy again with Eddie (her brother the chihuahua) and she thinks they are best friends. I'm pretty convinced Eddie is less enthusiastic and is traumatised by earlier experiences of when she has put him in her pram and then crashed into the wall! She's also been helping out with some gardening and getting down and dirty in the soil including getting to grips with worms. It's lovely to see such innocence when things like bugs and creepy crawlies incite fascination over fear.
And we will see everyone soon as we make that 24 hour journey over the the European Summer although I'm not convinced it's going to be as tropical as the Aussies seem to think!