Sunday, February 11, 2018

Changes are afoot...

So Russell lets me in on his week long plans... He’s bringing everything out of the study and reorganising it. This is in anticipation of the arrival of the new computer...

I love to declutter and he knows it. He loves to hang onto things... Allot of things. He believes I should be happy he’s making a mess as he’s decluttering. I’ve seen allot of moving things around though not any gettting rid of or repurposing as yet... Hope that part comes soon ;)

Russell has been enjoying building his dream computer. Quite a setup. He’s had the Mac for nearly a decade so it’s getting very long in the tooth. Will be strange not working on a Mac... Not that I get on much. 



Building his computer...

More wraps made...

The pinking shears are doing a great job with the edges of the wraps :) Russell has made more of them. Loved using the large one for the cheesecake. Worked well. Didn’t quite seal so kinks still to work out. We don’t use resin in ours so that makes it a little tricky. It’s the resin that makes it tacky. Will keep working on it :) 





Cheesecake all wrapped...

Harvesting...

Our Nashi tree is fruiting at the moment!



Nice size :)

Fig eating and Jam time...

After work on Friday, I went to a property in Warwick and they had over 1000 fig trees... So many still had fruit on. The season lasts till end of June, so I may be back :)

I bought 2 trays for eating and took home a huge bag full of really small ones that I’ll be turning into jam. Tonight, I start. They taste so good! Yum!



Yummmmmmmm



Jam making fig... So good!

He is 21!

Tim turned 21 last Wednesday... So very proud of the young man he’s becoming. This last year he’s found a job and he’s gotten his Licence. He has done so well. And I know by the Grace of God he will continue to do so :)



Tim and I outside Chinese, that he wanted for his dinner :)



Josh, Tim and Russell. Tim wanted cheesecake for his Birthday cake so that’s what I made :) Enjoyed by the whole family!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

More experiments...

While I have been away celebrating two special Birthdays, Russell’s been at it...



You take a melt and put at your feet. As it melts away it has beautiful and relaxing aromas that help you relax :) So delightful!



These melts turned into these...



Smells so divine!
Russell’s been experimenting with different ways of making the beeswax wraps and is finding better ways of coating the cotton! Today we got 5kg of wax that will be used for many projects... Woohoo... 



Made with Love... Couldn’t ask for more than that :)

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Working towards Zero Waste...

Russell has been working on a hand wash that’s all natural. Here is his latest concoction. Smells so good and really does the job well. Love seeing it in the glass bottle :) It does need to be shaken before used as the diffferent ingredients do separate. 



He also made a room deodorizer. It lives in the bathroom for now. It’s a lovely lemon and lavender smell. It is supposed to be more of a gel, so still working on it. For now it is a lovely addition to the room. :)



He reused an old Cranberry Sauce jar :)