Monday, May 28, 2012

this type of weekend









It was a family, friends and food filled weekend this time around. Did I get any rest? No. But there was freshly skinned rabbits to prepare, bean and bacon soup to eat prepared by mother in law as they spent the weekend in the house on the hill, roasted pumpkin and pumpkin seeds, and polenta that made two meals. I for one never knew you could eat polenta for breakfast. We listened to John Williamson's Mallee Boy album. I grew up listening to that. We split wood. Or rather, Daniel and his friend did. I merely supplied the coffee and the ricotta jam tart. I found our first (shrivelled) olive.

That night I pulled out my knitting and settled in to watch Downton Abbey. This life wasn't perfect. It was busy, but sometimes slow. It was messy, but the air was fresh. I couldn't think of anywhere I'd rather be.

13 comments:

Jode said...

Lovely pics Tania! We had much the same sort of weekend with family staying. I do enjoy visits but find them awfully hard work as well at the moment with the twins to keep occupied as well...they get a bit out of sorts with new moments to savour!
Watching Downton Abbey with the needles was my plan too but unfortunately a toddler who is not sleeping well had other ideas! Hope it was good...sounds like it was well deserved...and isn't it getting chilly?x

Becky said...

Sounds like an absolutely lovely weekend to me. We haven't done much as a family this week as Scott (dh) is studying very hard for an exam he will take next Saturday. We are hoping and praying that he passes on his first try as it would mean so much to us. If he passes the exam he will be a Certified in Quality Assurance and more Companies will be interested in his resume and perhaps he can get out of the dirty facility that he is currently working in and back in a more lab type environment that stay a bit cleaner so he wouldn't get sinus infections so often. I did manage to pull together my give-a-way over on my blog and have people leaving comments for a chance to win the handmade items.

Tammi said...

I love these types of weekends, filled with loved ones though it is always that chaotic that by the time Monday rolls around I am ready to take a deep breath :)
Have not ever tried rabbit, what's it like?
Enjoy a quieter week Tania.
x

Veronica said...

for the love of your strawberry plant. i paid close to $7 a punnet locally over the weekend. they are few and far between at the moment. sounds & looks like a lovely weekend captured with warmth and lots of love. xo

The Teaching Of Thom said...

Love weekends filled with food, family and freinds.....

AND Downton Abbey :)

dixiebelle said...

Lovely.

I like that show too! Such a different life...

Catherine said...

A weekend of family and food sounds really lovely. I like the sound of your ricotta jam tart, mmmm. Enjoy the rest of your day:)

dear olive said...

Um, I need some of that ricotta tart. Immediately! Kellie xx

Ange said...

Follow your blog every now and then...when I think of it and get the chance...about to embark on making our washing powder using your recipe so a thank you in advance!

As an aside, I grew up around Wollongong, but now live in Melbourne..and have just made a tree change to outer Melbourne (for a Steiner school we wanted)...anyhow...Austinmer was my old stomping ground...do you miss the water sometimes?

Zara said...

I too like Tammi havent tried rabbit before. How did you cook it?
And ricotta jam tart sounds delicious.
x

Sarah @ Gladys in the Garden.blogspot.com said...

Those strawberries and ricotta tart look delicious.
Gee, little Voilet is growing up quickly.
Downton Abbey and needles = bliss. I am enjoying this series as much as the first one. I'm quite interested in WW1 and WW2 though.

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I have been stalking your blog for months now and thoroughly enjoy it. I love your gentle photography of your family and the things you do and make - it all seems so tranquil and calming (although, as a mother too, I am well aware it so often is not!)
Kim

Darcel {the mahogany way} said...

A friend introduced me to your blog. I love it! Love your photos, and the way you show , and talk about your life.