Monthly Archives: May 2014

My cutie pies


Nom, nom, crunchy

Enjoying a crunchie after a nap


We have a new home

Our bond has been approved by at least one bank, which means we have a new home in Somerset West 🙂 We’re still waiting for feedback from the other banks, but that is now just about getting a better interest rate. The sale of our home is entirely finalised now, and it is just a matter of signing documents and going through the transfer process.

Things have worked out amazingly well, and we have been very blessed through this process. A big thank you to God for the blessing of a wonderful new home, and a quick and painless sale of our current home, as well as a big thank you to my parents for the help they’ve given us.

Grace prayed just about every night, for a number of weeks for a house that had a pool. She would draw a house, a sun and a pool as her prayer. Her prayers have been answered, because we have a pool, as well as a house which gets lots of light coming into it.

Shorty after our offer was accepted Grace made a picture of our new house


I made cream cheese!

Yummy, home made cream cheese


It turns out that making cream cheese is super, super easy. Mix, wait, strain…poof! you’ve got cream cheese. I followed the cream cheese recipe on Wonderland Kitchen, and it really came out perfectly.

I used buttermilk as the starter, and the only minor change I made was to use 1/4 of a Mad Millie rennet tablet which I got from yuppiechef.

It is a bit cooler at the moment, so to keep it at the right temperature (about 22-25°C) I put it into a cooler box with a filled hot water bottle (not touching) which worked perfectly.

The next step is to find a cost effective supply of bulk cream, then cream cheese can be a part of every meal….nom, nom, nom.

Easy peesy, lemon squeezy

Grace has discovered the art of making lemonade, which involves…

Squeezing half a lemon into a cup



Adding water


Mix in some sugar, and enjoy


She seems to quite enjoy her home made “lemonade”. She and Hannah were asking to make lemonade over the weekend, so I gave them the ingredients and let them make their own creations. Now Grace wants to make lemonade every day.

Eli says more

Eli is saying a few words, and right now he is enjoying saying “more” – especially if it is something fun he wants to do again…or some yummy food he wants more of.

Handyman Eli

I was taking down Grace’s butterfly light and Eli was helping out