an instant of life captured for eternity

Dear Weekend

Please come back! I miss you already!  We had an interesting weekend, thanks to car troubles and Carl having to bring work home, because of it, but hey we try to make the best of any situation and we still had fun.

Here are some of my weekend photos.

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^^ I bought Carl a new coat.  He obviously loves it and thinks he’s in some old school movie.

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^^ Work with a view.  I was busy making a fire.

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^^ This is my I just made a fire smile.  Its really hot here and does not feel like Autumn at all, but I will dress for Autumn if its the last thing I do!  I need to move to another country with better seasons.

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^^ Chai Tea outside.

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^^ Mushrooms and garlic bread.

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^^ The delicious end result.  I dropped one.

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^^ Belphie does not know how to cat.  He hates boxes and never wants to play.

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^^ When your cat doesn’t want to play with you.   You stick by yourself!

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^^ I’m in love with this photo and this handsome fellah.

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^^ dips. whoooo

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^^ I’m  a great jumper.  For such little legs, I really know how to bunny hop.

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^^ Early morning cuddles with Belphie.  He steals cuddles from me.

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^^ He’s always so dirty!

DSC_0356new^^ Fleamarket finds.

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^^ I just love this lamp.

How was your weekend?

an instant of life captured for eternity.

While most people go out for a drink or shake their booties at the club on the weekend and have the best time ever, I’m at home with my pretty man friend having a harry potter marathon.  Don’t get me wrong I love whipping out my ridiculously embarrassing dance moves when I get the chance, but I do love me a good lazy weekend.  Kidding. it really wasn’t that lazy. We did watch harry potter, but we did a lot of stuff in between.

We’ve almost completed the mosaic table, we got way to little tile grout, so we still have a lot of grouting to do, but so far this is the most rewarding project to date.  Turning something like a simple tin table into something beautiful is the best feeling ever.  We also went to donate some stuff we no longer use to an animal shelter charity shop, while we were there, I got to look at all the animals, somehow I managed to make all of them bark, while saying “who is a pretty doggie?! You are a pretty doggie!”.  Its always hard to go look at these animals, I always just want to adopt them all!

The horses have gotten way to fond of our place and seem to be hanging around a lot these days.  It might be the carrots and apples I give them, or the delicious grass we have growing in the garden.  All I know is, we have large new friends around now, that are the best mowers in all the land.

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^^ Look at this beautiful mushroom.

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^^ Say hello to the horse!

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^^ This is fire.  He was really intrigued by the camera.

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^^ I wish I was this photogenic.

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^^ Tiles glued down and waiting to get grouted.

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^^ Magic is all around us and found when you actually start looking around you, instead of relying so much on technology for entertainment.

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^^ Starting the tile grouting.

DSC04357^^ I also decided to get some winter flower seeds so even during winter we will have beautiful flowers.

I hope everyone had a restful weekend and is excited for the week.

Happy Birthday Carl!

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Today my favourite person in the whole world was born.  My lovely soul bro (soulmate, but still bro’s) Carl, thank you for everything you have done for me and making me complete,  I don’t know what I would do without you.

Just because you wanted me to make a speech just for you here it goes.

Pumpkin, you are always so sweet, doing little things for me I would never expect all the flowers you’ve given to me every little kiss, all will be held close to my heart forever (don’t stop doing it now).  You’re smart, its nice to be able to have silly conversations with you, but at the same time I’m able to feel intellectually stimulated when we have serious things to talk about.  You’re funny and adventures, I feel like I can be my complete self around you, because you’re just as weird as me, but most of all you’re you and that’s the perfect person for me.

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P.S  You’re also really handsome, I can’t forget that.

Today we celebrate you being born, I hope I can make you feel as special as I think you are.

I love you.

Pita Flatbread

Oh bread, why do you have to be so delicious?  With so many people giving up gluten, I kind of feel bad posting this delicious recipe, but really this flat bread is so soft and delicious and smells like heaven send down some dough angels.

Why make pocketless pitas? Vegan chickpea gyros, that’s why! Well that’s a recipe for another time, the possibilities are endless with these delicious flatbread! flatbread pizza’s, Greek tacos or just dip it in peanutbutter.

PITA FLATBREAD6 servings

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 package instant yeast
  • 2 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 2/3 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup soy milk
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt

Directions

In a large bowl whisk together the yeast, warm water and sugar.  Let sit for 5 minutes or until foamy.  Add in the milk, olive oil, salt and 1 cup of flour.   Mix until well combined.  Add the remaining flour until a dough has formed.   Remove dough from bowl and knead on a well floured surface for 5 minutes.  Transfer the dough back to the bowl and coat with oil.  Cover and let sit for 45 minutes.

Press dough down and divide into 6 equal portions. Working with one piece at a time, roll the dough into a round disc.

Heat a large non stick pan on medium high heat.  Once the pan is hot, add the flatbread and cook until bubbles appear on the surface and the bottom is golden brown, flip and cook the other side.  Conitinue with the rest of the flatbread.

Store in an airtight container, these are best served the day prepared, but can also be reheated by placing a damp paper towel over it and placed in the microwave for a couple of seconds.