Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Recipe for Equilibrium

You will need:

A small child with a fart fixation

A hubby

A novel

Bread and things to spread on it

Tea bags and milk

Granola ingredients

A garden

An envelope

Tissue paper

Beeswax modelling clay

Pipe cleaners

Insulin (Novarapid and Lantus are what we used for this recipe!)

Dinner ingredients


Wake up, let the hubby put the kettle on and start the toast, read a novel for a stolen five whole minutes before being told, "Mummy, you are taking a very long time today!", get dressed, go downstairs for breakfast.

Wave hubby off to work, eat breakfast with a small child for company, whose conversations are all about farts and poo (oh, yes, even before my first cuppa), inject small child.

Let the home-based fun begin:

Make Maple Butter Nut Granola with small child Cut back the big and blousy hydrangea
Go into garden and collect seeds from the Big Red Poppy heads

Label an envelope for the seeds.

Sort out the beach collections into a more pleasing design.
Make tissue paper flowers with small child.

Cook a restorative meal for hubby and self, today it was Broad Bean and Pearl Barley Risotto from this great book.

Remember to photograph it only after you have eaten half of it as it was so yummy. Hubby had totally licked the plate clean so no chance of a picture of his dinner!

And so, after all these activities and more in between, I feel much restored from the fragmented self I blurted out into Blogland yesterday.

Thank you all so much for your kind words and thoughts.

I cried when I read them because they all said just what I needed to hear.
I hadn't even been sure whether to send that post but am glad I did.

Huge big fat hugs to you all!


  1. Hugs back.
    You make the most amazing things. I'm envious of your creativity.
    Hi to the guys!

  2. If you keep posting such enticing photos of things I love I may have to book my ticket to England sooner rather than later! There is nothing funnier btw than farts...

  3. This day sounds heavenly!

    Oh how I miss the days before I was my childrens taxi!

    I'm so glad you were able to have a soul cleansing day! Onward and upward!