22 October 2011
i'm grateful for . . . 'Summer colour'
Oh bring on Summer in the southern hemisphere i say!! I just love the colour in the garden . . . i planted our herbs & salad ingredients spot on time this year, we're already eating from it's bounty. So easy to pick fresh chives while i make egg sandwiches for school in the morning; pop out at lunch for a some dill & lettuce in my chicken salad; then coriander & parsley for a Thai flavoured dinner. Why pay $3 for a bunch of basil when you can grow your own for $2.50, pick what you need & it keeps growing rather than dying a slimey death in your fridge??
Over in this pop up barrel, we're growing tomatoes, onions, potatoes & thyme. The children love tending to them. This year i planted cherry tomatoes, the kind you just pop in your mouth or salad, no slicing!! When we build our house & landscape, i love the idea of thyme as ground cover, can you imagine the smell, glorious!!
Reluctant model, exhausted at the end of a busy school week, but check out the vivid colours Country Road is rocking for children this season!! I don't like Daisy Duke shorts on children (or teenagers) but these denims are short & fun, without being trashy. The ric rac halter top just leapt off the rack into my arms, a must have!!
New swim suits for the youngest 3 children who are due to ruin last year's costumes at school swimming lessons (high concentration of chlorine in public pools, ick). The anchor board shorts are adorable for my boy; orange bikini is positively eye blasting on my olive skinned 3rd girl; midnight blue paisley one piece is perfection for my only pale child; fuchsia scalloped edged shorts are for my leggy state finalist high jumper. Life is tough for some!!
The children did ask for new Summer shoes but they can go barefoot so my budget can extend to a new kaftan. It's so pretty & a girl never can have too many kaftans (right Felicity Serendipity??) It even coordiates with the cover of Country Style, which arrived in my letter box today & i plan to read while wearing my new kaftan this weekend.