Franz Schubert ‘The Trout’ Quintet


This is one of our favourite pieces of music.  We enjoy listening to it, and are learning to play it on the piano.  

The musicians are five soloists who came together to play it, and we find them to be very animated and amusing. 😀


What’s On Our Wall?

Here’s what the Chicklettes in this house have been doing lately…

The first one is mine: it’s a long-eared owl.  The colouring book was sent to us by Mrs Andrea, during our shoebox swap with Germany!  We love this book because it shows what the birds should really look like coloured in.


This one was coloured by the big middling chicklette.  It’s a red-breasted robin.  Didn’t she do it well?


The little middling chicklette drew this for her lovely Papa. We think it is very good, because she is only 6.


That’s what’s on our wall!

Tag Time!

I’ve been tagged by Dandelionmom: my first ever tag!

Here are the rules copied and pasted from Dandelionend:  Pass this on to 5 blogging friends. Open the closest book to you, not your favorite or most intellectual book, but the book closest to you at the moment, to page 56. Write the 5th sentence, as well as two to five sentences following that.

My closest book is my Music Pace, which doesn’t have 56 pages!  So I will copy the last few sentences of that 🙂




You must now prepare yourself for the PACE test.  In preparation, you may want to follow one or more of these suggestions:


  1. Review the Objectives and Words to Know.
  2. Rewrite every incorrect exercise in the Self Test.
  3. Reread each section of the PACE.
  4. Relearn each section you still do not completely understand.
  5. Review the Checkups and Self Test.

When you are ready, turn in your PACE and request your PACE test. 


I’m only a new blogger, so I have only found two people to tag!  But I tag…..



Quo Vadis?

ANZAC Biscuits

ANZAC biscuits are Australia’s favourite biscuits. They were first made by the women at home during World War 1, for the soldiers who were overseas. They can be baked to be crunchy or chewy, and even in our house, where they are very popular, opinions are divided as to which way they’re best!

I hope you will enjoy them! 😀  




1 cup rolled oats               2 tablespoons water

¾ cup coconut                   1 ½ teaspoons bicarbonate of soda

1 cup plain flour                6 tablespoons of butter

1 cup sugar                       1 tablespoon honey or golden syrup




  1. Preheat oven to: Electric, 150 degrees C, 300 degrees F, or Gas, 140-150 degrees C, 275-300 degrees F.
  2. Sift flour into a bowl.
  3. Add rolled oats, sugar and coconut. Mix well.
  4. Combine butter, golden syrup and water in a saucepan.
  5. Heat until butter melts.
  6. Add soda, allow to foam and pour immediately into dry ingredients. Mix well.
  7. Spoon heaped teaspoonfuls of mixture onto greased oven trays. Allow room for spreading.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes.
  9. Loosen and allow to cool on trays.
  10. YUM!!!