E’s gorgeous little country school has been studying ‘The Olden Days” this term, so after the requisite trip to MOTAT the whole school dressed up in period costumes and spent the day not doing school work! Love it. How cute is he?
Ethan was invited to be a Very Special Kid Photographer for the Auckland Museum so they can gain some insight into how child visitors experience their exhibits. He was brief and concise – Final recommendations were more shark, less boar.
BAKE THESE COOKIES. I swear you will not be disappointed – adapted and tweaked from a couple of other recipes into my own mongrel favourite;
You will need:
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup caster sugar
1 cup butter, room temp
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup porridge oats
1/2 to 1 cup dried fruit, raisins, cranberries or chopped apricots
1 cup chopped white chocolate buttons
Preheat oven to 180° C, cream butter and sugar, add eggs one at a time beating well between. Add flour, salt and baking soda – stir gently. Add remaining ingredients. Stir to combine.
Roll into balls with wet hands and press down to flatten.
Bale 8-10 mins until golden brown.
You know how people say that life can change in an instant? Well life has changed, been flipped on it’s ass and all of us along with it.
It began with a visit to the doctor for a pesky cough. A sinister cough that was actually indicative of a big ass tumour hiding in Dad’s lung. An X-ray showed this and a ct scan showed some more masses on his spine and in his lymph nodes. Holy hell.
Surgery not an option there would not be enough viable lung tissue remaining so chemo began on Wednesday.
We are 2 days post chemo now and Dad is doing great, I’m playing chauffeur so he doesn’t go crazy in the house and can keep jobs rolling. His attitude is amazing, so positive and strong I don’t think I would be able to drag myself out of bed or my lip off the ground.
Ethan and I were walking up to Starship Hospital today to visit my cousin when we happened upon a very strange turn of events, take a look…..
I mean, what exceptional judgement. When I lose control of my car in the future I am totally going to do it in front of Auckland hospital, I mean who else gets parking like this? All jesting aside, it was a small miracle that all the suffering patients were able to limp off the wall where they were sucking down their cigarettes and get out of the way.