Monday, September 7, 2009

sayonara, so long, adieu, adios, au revoir, auf wiedersehen, bye

This morning I sat down at my computer to blog and I couldn't think of a thing to say. That's been increasingly the case over the last month or appears, sadly, I've lost the will to blog.

Life is busy, busy these days. I've started to take on a bit more work (one of my current projects is setting up a website for my business - nothing there yet, but soon will be!), have a few voluntary roles on the go, as well as the usual demands of motherhood. And I figure that when something I began for the sheer enjoyment (this blog) starts to feel like an obligation, it's time to ask why I'm doing, I'm taking a break.

I want to thank you, dear readers, for coming along on this ride and sharing your opinions along the way. I have absolutely loved sharing a little bit of myself with you and I honestly would have gone a little bit barmy over the last six months if not for you. And who knows? I could be back in a month...or a year...or maybe not at all.

Take care...and if you want to keep in touch, you can always find me on twitter (@bugmum) or drop me a line at


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Spring is here!

Spring. A poem by Robert McCracken

Today is the day when bold kites fly,
When cumulus clouds roar across the sky.
When robins return, when children cheer,
When light rain beckons spring to appear.

Today is the day when daffodils bloom,
Which children pick to fill the room,
Today is the day when grasses green,
When leaves burst forth for spring to be seen.

It's been a loooooong winter but Spring is FINALLY here. My favourite season...the mere mention of September is enough to put some bounce in my step. I love the sunshine, the blue skies, the blooming bulbs...ah, sweet Spring.

What does Spring mean to you?

Favourite Recipes: Chocolate Chip Brownies

This week's favourite recipe comes from one of my favourite people - my lovely friend, Rachel. She swears these Chocolate Chip Brownies are so easy and scrummy straight from the oven, or frozen and reheated...or any other way that takes your fancy! Mmmm...chocolatey goodness...

what you need
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup plain flour
1/3 cup cocoa
2/3 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup white sugar
1 cup chocolate chips
1 tspn vanilla
2/3 cup vege oil (to make these treats a little lower in fat, Rachel used a tub of pureed apple plus a little bit of oil - around 1/3 cup of each)
3 eggs

what to do
  1. The best thing about this recipe is that all you need to do is throw everything in a bowl and mix it up.
  2. Then spray and line a 20 x 30cm tray and bake for 25-30mins at 170C. Make sure you watch your oven, though, as these brownies are definitely better undercooked rather than overcooked.
  3. Eat. Rub tummy. Yum.
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