Daughter one and only, had her birthday on Good Friday. A simple flower cake with a few homemade fondant flowers, sprinkles and a couple of fake ladybugs for good measure. I broke the butterfly while decorating so it got plonked at the bottom instead of on top. Strawberry and vanilla cakes inside. The first of four birthdays in three weeks.
Hope you all had a lovely Easter with your family. I was a mean mum this year, not buying any Easter eggs or rabbits, not even a single candy egg (always a must have). This year I let my mob indulge in block chocolate and tins of stick wafers instead. Sick of being ripped off to the tune of $7 for 150grams of chocolate. After years of buying for four kids, it adds up. The kids didn't mind at all, they still had chocolate for breakfast, morning tea and lunch!
After months of rain, our dahlias are flowering their heads off, six pretty colours and the grasshoppers are enjoying them as well.
I've finally grown some Dietes from seed, thanks to this coir block. You cut off a bit and soak it in water and it swells. I filled seedling trays and popped in seeds and the germination rate has been much better than using the seed raising mix.
These are the pretty colours greeting me from the kitchen window in the mornings, orange Tulip tree, purple Tibochina and golden tea tree, plus that beautiful blue sky (with a little moon).
Have a lovely week, albeit full of school holiday chaos.
Happy Birthday Mum!