Friday, July 28, 2006

Gluten-free recipe of the week!!

Gluten-Free Peanut Cookies

125g butter
1/4 cup (65g) crunchy peanut butter
3/4 cup (150g) firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 cups (225g) gluten-free plain flour
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
3/4 cup (110g) roasted unsalted peanuts, toasted

Preheat the oven to moderate (180 degrees C). Lightly grease oven trays.Beat the butter, peanut butter, sugar and egg in a small bowl with an electric mixer until well combined. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and stir in the remaining ingredients. Roll heaped teaspoons of mixture into balls and place about 3cm apart on prepared trays. Press lightly with a fork. Bake in a moderate oven for about 12 minutes or until browned lightly. Loosen biscuits and cool on trays.

Of course you could go down to your local woolies and buy some ready made gluten-free cookies, but it is much more fun making your own (especially with your kids).


Enjoy Your Day

Today my thoughts are centred on expecting only the best
and giving only the best.
Today my mind and heart are open to new opportunities
and I make the most out of every situation.
Today I will smile and act enthusiastically in everything I do.
I will make every person I meet feel very important and
I will show them that I care.
Today my confidence is high and I am willing to step out
and take a chance.
I speak freely to all those I meet.
I know I have something valuable to contribute.
I expect results today and my time is well invested.
Today I am one step closer to achieving my goals and dreams.
I always keep my eyes focussed on success
and prosperity.
Today I will sow good seed so that I will reap my harvest of reward.

Today is my day!


You know you're having one of those days when........

You flag down the wrong car!!!

Oh well better luck next time.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Live each day as if it's your last one - because one day it will be!!

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the tradewinds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
- Mark Twain

Monday, July 24, 2006

Memories - can't wait for the next one!!

We recently went on a cruise around the South Pacific - some photos to share:

Magical Mystery Island

Idyllic Isle of Pines!

The Star was a fabulous ship!!!

The Islands were beautiful!!

The water perfect!!

With some bad press about cruising at the moment - just wanted to say we had a great time. It was a family holiday (we consider our friends family too) and was fabulous - if only once in your life it's something you should do. We have been on 3 so far and are looking forward to more cruising!!!!!!!!

Sunday, July 23, 2006

To my Beautiful Nieces in Adelaide

Nieces are the children that we borrow,
Intending not to raise but merely love,
Ever watchful from our open window,
Caring deeply at a slight remove.
Everywhere you go, our love will follow,
Still part of you wherever you may live.

Let's hope this works

We all need a healthy brain. Our thoughts, feelings and memories are so important. We all too often take our brain for granted. So let's hope Scientists in Melbourne are on a winner.

IN a world first, Melbourne scientists have developed a once-a-day pill that they claim may cure Alzheimer's disease.
Let's hope for the sake of all families who have been affected by Alzheimers and those that may be in the future that the human trials prove successful.

Hats off to all the wonderful people who dedicate their lives to making our lives more liveable.

Weird Stuff

Remember I said we liked weird stuff? If he gets stuck just grab him with your mouse and move him along!!!

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Oh the price of Beer!!!

It appears the price of local beer is getting out of reach of the average person:

TRADITIONAL Aussie beer drinkers are being hit with massive price rises on their favourite local brews so brewing companies can subsidise imported boutique ales.

New research shows the big liquor companies have dished out huge price increases for mainstream beers like VB, Carlton Draught and Tooheys in recent years.

....Liquor retailers yesterday accused big brewers Foster's and Lion Nathan of inflating ordinary beer prices to make up for narrowing margins in the boutique/premium market.

"I suspect they probably are. We suspect that it's true," one senior industry insider said. "We just don't have the evidence."

But of course if beer is getting out of your price range you can always make the most of the wine glut:

WINE selling for just $2 a bottle has been greeted with cheers by drinkers, who happily deride it as "two-buck chuck".

Yeah cheap wine and a 3 day growth sounds fine to me!!!

Friday, July 21, 2006

Typical First Post

Hi. This is your typical first post on a blog.

More later!

Don't Give A Stuff

Apparently convicted gang rapist Bilal Skaf is so unpopular even in in jail, he is: risk of being killed by other prisoners, a Sydney court has been told. Skaf (was) convicted in the NSW Supreme Court in April over the August
2000 pack rape of a 16-year-old girl in Greenacre's Gosling Park, in Sydney's west.

...Skaf, who has been convicted twice of the Gosling Park attack, had "no friends" in prison and faced "onerous" and "very dangerous" conditions. "There are prisoners that want to kill him - and they are not from any particular ethnic group," Mr Zahra said.

Who cares?