26.2.11

THIS SATURDAY I'M GRATEFUL...

- Dappled sunlight and home made healthy icypoles. Put in any combination of pureed fruit or yoghurt and you can give them to your children any time of day and give them seconds and even thirds with no guilt at all.*

- The sweet and strong waft of mint as I brush past the overgrown & ever expanding plants on the way to the clothesline every day. Every....single....day...multiple...times do I tread that well worn path to the clothesline.

- Mr FBG being home for two whole actual weekends in a row and today makes the third ..... heaven.... and something we haven't had for longer than I can remember. Not sure if he feels quite the same, as he spent the whole day last Saturday pruning the trees around our yard that were suffering from years of neglect ... I'm grateful that things are finally starting to get 'done' around here!

What are you grateful for?


* a few people have asked me about these recently - you just buy the moulds at your local supermarket. You can get fancy and do rainbow stripes with multiple fruits or lazy and pour in ready made fruit juice. The BEST is pureed mango..mmmmm.

15 comments:

Screamstress said...

Lovely! Homemade icypoles are the best, the kids love them and they're natural! You and Mr. FGB should take some of that mint and make mint dulips (you know that cocktail?) and enjoy your grown up time together :)

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh jealous of the mint, our is only just starting to germinate & i LOVE mint so willing it to grow like crazy. Enjoy your husband, i've had mine for 3 weekends this year & that's it until Easter, sigh, we have to travel to him to see him as he's saving up leave for next year when we want to start building. He did just find out he gets 6 return flights to see us each year, considering he'll be in Afghanistan later, we can use them up this end of the year, glee. Love Posie

Sarah said...

Glad I'm not the only person obsessed with the smell of fresh mint. There's just something really heady about it isn't there?

Emma said...

Love the smell of fresh mint too, it reminds me of winter holidays spent in FNQ at my aunts house.

Have a great weekend :)

LionessLady said...

Look at all your lovley mint! Do you find yourself brushing up against it on purpose just to get a better whiff??!!

Cat from Raspberry Rainbow said...

My mint is going crazy too, it is so lovely!
It must be wonderful to have Mr FGB home more, I bet his list of jobs keeps getting bigger and bigger ;)
Enjoy!

Cate said...

Monkey just saw that first pic and has now trotted off to the freezer to get the pear juice ones I was 'hiding' (or at least I thought I was hiding!)
And hooray for the whole family together - nice!!
have a great weekend
xxxCate

Maxabella said...

Things getting 'done' are my favourite things of all!! Those chairs look as yummy as the iceblocks, by the way! x

Kymmie said...

I'm loving your icy poles. We have the Tupperware icy pole makers and they have been worth their weight in gold this summer! Although it hasn't been terribly hot, we've had apple juice, orange juice, yoghurt, mango (yes, mango!) and pretty much anything else that I've got in the fridge! Guilt-free winners!

And hubby home is bliss isn't it? Glad to know some things are getting done at your place. A great feeling!

I hope you use all that mint. It looks fabulous! Mint tea anyone? What a lovely bunch of gratefuls. xx

Caz (The Truth About Mummy) said...

Oh yes - I'm loving the icepole idea! Thank-you for that one. I have the little makers from the supermarket - but never thought of healthy fruit and yoghurt!! Thank God for the blogosphere for idea exchange :O)

mel @ loved said...

I love your grateful list & I love those colourful chairs in your garden!

Naturally Carol said...

Love your 'grateful list' today..those things are my kinda things to be excited about too!

Megan said...

Three weekends home in a row, what bliss for you and your kids!! Its amazing how much that sort of thing can make all the difference in life (and in the garden too by the sounds of it!)

Homemade icy poles were my favourite as a child! Mum had the moulds with the straw in the base as well! My favourite flavour was stewed plums. My parents used to stew and bottle plums whole and we used to put the juice and a couple of chopped up plums into the icy pole moulds. So delicious!

Fiona said...

A great grateful list
... and hearing you on the miles spent traversing the trek to and from the clothes-line daily.

Catherine said...

Oh yum I'd like one of those ice blocks too;) I love your grateful list today. xo

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