Fun in the Snow

On our last holiday, we visited New Zealand. We had LOTS of fun!!! 🙂

We went to the snow twice: once to The Remarks, and once to Coronet. These photos are from the second time. This is picture of my father about to SHOOT me! 😉 😀



We also had a go at building a snowman: he didn’t get very big, though – the snow was too hard. 🙂

This is Miss 7 with him. 😀

the snowman and miss 7


After that my father decided it was nap time! Miss 11 and I told him he would fall off the edge and never be heard of again, but he was UNMOVEABLE. 😀 😛





 How We Dried Apples! 

A few days ago we dried apples. It was great fun!

First, we filled a sink with water, and washed the apples. Then we cored one, using Grandma’s new apple corer, and watched it twirl around and around, making spirals!

peel and core the apples

We had a bit of a play with it, making it   s t r e t c h.  🙂

apple spirals

Next we dropped it into a cup of lemon juice, so it wouldn’t get brown. We let it soak for a while, and cored another apple while we waited. After we thought it had been in there long enough (we’d finished coring the next apple), we took it and laid it out on a lemon juicer, and dunked the next apple.

drop in lemon juice


After it had drained long enough for us to core another apple, we broke the first apple into rings, and arranged them on the dehydrator, being careful not to put them on top of each other.

place apples on drying tray

When we finished the apples, we put the dehydrator on, and cleaned up. We like dried apples crunchy, so we left them on a little longer than the recipe said. They were delicious. 🙂

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It’s Cute, It’s From Holland…

and it’s from Germany…

and it’s from Canada! 😀

Mrs Andrea, who lives in Germany, sent us a box of Muisjes and a box of anijsblokjes, along with Flat Abigail.


Flat Abigail is from Canada.  Today we took her to see a wombat, a wallaby, some snakes and two dingos.  We also guided her through the free flight aviary with parrots and showed her a nesting black swan.  


Soon we will be sending her off to explore another part of the world. 🙂




Here is a picture of our Australian way of eating our Dutch treat!  Cute, hey?


Thank you Mrs Andrea! 😀

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?


Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

Refuge can be found in the Friend Who sticketh closer than a brother.

Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

Elijah and Elisha were prophets and friends.

Naomi and Ruth were different sorts of friends.

David and Jonathan were extra-good friends.

Some friends are keeping friends, and some friends are just- there friends.