20 April 2011

school holiday antics & the latest giveaway winner

Greetings all,
Ok, so it's been raining non stop for days, actually since the school holidays started (typical) & things have taken a turn for the worse . . . kidnapping.  Only not in the low tech fashion of my childhood, where i'd find my favourite toys missing & a hand written ransom note under my bedroom door or maybe an EtchASketch mystery message from my siblings . . . today's children photograph & SMS their siblings instructions on what to do if they want their toy's safe return, or email each other vital clues on where they might find their favourite giraffe, monster or rabbit.   
Upon downloading the latest images on my camera (always cause for concern with my cheeky children) i found some rather confusing images of Raffy Giraffe in all sorts of life threatening scenarios (no 'proof of life' though).  The images were to be emailed to Raffy's owner, our middle daughter, for her to find when she next logged on to her email.  Now just for reference & dramatic effect, this is the child voted by her siblings "Most Likely To Over React About Absolutely Every Single Thing" (especially anyone touching her beloved giraffes) i was thrilled i was able to intercept this evil plot, give stern warnings to the kidnappers to put Raffy exactly back where they found him & she'll never know/ implode/ explode/ over react.  I try to get through large family life by avoiding drama - seeing the train wreck coming & putting on the brakes, stop, deep breath & avert the crisis. 
So why upload this image to the internet??  The damage had already been done, the boy, the youngest, the child voted "Most Likely To Crack Under Pressure/ Dibber Dob" (especially if it involves anything untoward happening to his beloved middle sister) had already run off & told her all about the kidnapping.
 
 How did i take my eye off the ball & let this kidnapping plot happen on my watch??
 Oh i don't know, maybe all the gorgeous sewing projects in my new Cath Kidston craft book??
 Reading the background story to the recipes in my new Collected cookbook??
 Wondering/ wishing/ dreaming why my vegetables never look as lush as Jamie's??
Do people really like doughnuts so much, that they'd bother to make them at home??  We're not a doughnut loving family but after seeing the Italian ones those fabulous cooking twins made in Junior MasterChef & now in this month's Donna Hay magazine, maybe they are a homemade taste sensation worth the messy, sticky effort??
So sorry, forgot to publicly announce the 300th Post Hot Pink Giveaway winner - it was lucky comment number 89 who is . . . Rebecca from Sewing Belle blog, a super sweet mummy of 3 all the way at the bottom of Western Australia.  Congratulations Bec & happy travels with your family for your big holiday.
Thanks everyone for entering, i have a couple of new giveaways coming up, from IKEA & Lego - you won't want to miss them, follow & stay tuned, love Posie

12 comments:

Tania said...

Ah, I see you are having bits of school holiday high maintenance-ness too!

Brenda @ Mira Narnie said...

oh i can't help thinking that that kidnapping idea was kinda cute - although i probably would't if it were my toy either, but cudos for your kids inventing it!! I love your new collection of books, wow, how do you pry yourself away from them!!! enjoy making those doughnuts - i'm not a big fan, but they look worth it xx

Frances said...

Your kids are so cute I had never thought of the high tech version of games like that!!! Have to give your husband some kudos after seeing the books he bought you I went out and bought Sew, very nice indeed!!! I really enjoy reading about you and your families exploits and see what can be achieved with honesty, good humour and positive actions. Thanks for sharing! You are an inspiration (tried to think of another word - sorry)!!

Tas said...

Oh, I am scared of my children growing up and being able to play with so much technology. Jamie's veges look so lush because of "his person" You know, someone who primps and preens and poses his veges so that they look so very lush. I don't have one of those people so my vegies are never going to look like his either!

Frog, Goose and Bear said...

That giraffe-napping story is just too funny!

Simone said...

Looks busy! I loved the Donna Hay donut pics too, was tempted to try them but looked like a little too much work! xx

Tammi said...

This is actually a rather cute and funny story and something my children would do for fun. Life is never dull with a house full of kids.
Am still oogling over your books, I could spend hours going through them :D
Have a wonderful easter and enjoy the rest of your school holidays
xx

Joni Llanora said...

Doughnuts! Nom nom!

Riley said...

Lego? Did you say LEGO? *warms typing fingers, waits patiently* *tap tap tap*

My brother would have sent me the giraffes' head. So your kids are really rather sweet.

quilary said...

Clever little minds! - but we do have to try and keep one step ahead! Love your book collection - I'd have been pretty distracted with them too, trying to figure out what I'd like to make next! Enjoy the rest of your holidays...

Heidi said...

In 4 weeks starts summer vacation for 3 months, yikes, lol!
Have a wonderful Easter with your lovely family!

Michelle said...

You live on the wrong side of town - we have had one rainy day (and even that wasn't enough to cancel football training) and the rest have been glorious. Glad to hear no giraffes were harmed.