Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Silver linings and chocolate stout

The B family headed off on the weekend for a change of scenery and some shopping but not long after our arrival Miss B became unwell and it turned into a boys shopping trip while I kept my eye on the comings and goings of a busy motel and Miss B slept the day away!

We had expected to be home by Sunday night having scrambled eggs for dinner but we extended our stay to make sure everyone was up to the drive which seemed like the perfect chance for dinner out...much better than eggs and toast.

I have been waiting for the chance to try some of Mildura Brewery's Chocolate Stout after seeing it over on The Shady Baker's blog and as we were in Mildura and in need of dinner this seemed like the perfect opportunity...

Eating in a brewery made for interesting dinner conversation and while the company, the food and the surroundings were perfect, my mind was firmly on dessert.....
Oh it was worth thinking about!
My flourless chocolate cake with anglaise sauce was the perfect accompaniment to my Choc Hops (stout) which, if I had to describe is definitely stout but with a hint of chocolate topping. When it was time to leave we made sure some came home with us!
Every cloud has a silver lining don't you think? I will need to hide my Choc Hops or find a closer supply!
Hope you had a great weekend


Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Raspberry and Lemon Muffins {Wordless Wednesday}

Thanks to jelly, peaches and icecream for the recipe!

I am linking this with Trish at My Little Drummer Boys for Wordless Wednesday


Saturday, 8 September 2012

Helmets and Handlebars

Do you still remember the excitement of getting a new bike? I do!

me aged 7 with my 'retro' bike

For what seemed like a really long time I rode an old bike that had belonged to an auntie who grew up on the family property before me and while it did the job perfectly I still remember the excitement of receiving my brand new, never owned by anyone else, red Malvern Star. My grandparents presented it to me on my birthday (can't remember which one) and I loved it and it's parcel rack! I had no parcels but that was beside the point!

Miss B has outgrown her first two-wheeler so Mr B has been bike shopping and we have been reminded of the excitement all over again.

Master B showing off his accessories

Master B is also an avid bike rider spending much of his time riding up and down the driveway and as far up the street as he thinks he can safely get away with. In what I consider to be true 'boy' fashion he has started to accessorise his vehicle. He is now the proud owner of cool pedals, foot pegs and some very cool shoes...

I think there will be some bike riding this weekend although I can never set off on a family ride without wanting to sing 'Do Ray Me' like Maria and the Von Trapp children

Did you own a pushbike? Do you still remember it?

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