Monday, 6 July 2009

False Illusions

To any of the Aussie readers out there who read my macaroon post last week, and watched Masterchef tonight, and think that in someway I must be a total Nigella (aka Domestic Goddess) for pulling of those little parcels, well this post is to set you straight.

They were not that difficult.

If you read the article you would realise that the method they used was the Italian method rather than the French. I used the French and it was so much easier.

There, so we're straight on that now. I wouldn't want to give any of you a false illusion about my cooking skills. And, I would hate to think you were turned off trying to make them after tonight's show.

Because really, truly they are utter heaven to eat.

Sunday, 5 July 2009


This week Ella turned nine. Nine! Where have the years gone. She has grown up so much in the past year or so and we are so very very proud of the gorgeous girl she is becoming.


That beautiful personality that we saw from such a young age is truly blossoming.


And nine means a big girl haircut. Apparently 'layers and a side fringe' classify as a big girl haircut. Growing up I say!

And, how gorgeous is that coat! My brother and sister-in-law, (the same one who bought her the gorgeous Burberry dress) bought her this beautiful vintage coat. It suits her to a T.