2018 highlights week #27: classical open night

Zac’s cello teacher, David Pereira, was the featured artist at Classical Capers – the open mic classical night that happens once a month at Smith’s. So we went along and Zac got to perform as well, both solo and with David. Was lots of fun and great experience for Zac so likely to become a regular thing.

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2018 highlights week #21: busy weekend

Saturday was…

road trip in the fog to Sydney for 5×5. We won and I got to eat a cupcake.

Sunday was…

gym then out to the country

to see Zac perform cello.

2018 Highlights Week #19: earrings and other gems

Sometime in the process if packing up our house and going to Adelaide and coming back and unpacking our stuff, all my favourite jewellery disappeared. Not sure if it was stolen or lost, and I guess I will never know. Since then I have slowly built up a new collection, but was still feeling that I lacked earrings. Fortunately Zachary can be convinced to whip me up a few – so now I don’t have to feel like I am wearing the same ones every day.

2018 Highlights Week 13: walking a euphonium

Zac has band practice three days a week. Some days we can drop him or pick him up. Others, he walks. His euphonium has its own wheels.

Highlights 2018 Week 6: Back to School

Finally the school holidays are over and these three dufuses headed back to school – last year at Turner for Zac, last year at Campbell for Sebastian. New year, new adventures.

And here is a comparison of Zac on his very first day of school.

January foods

The boys have been expected to do something creative each day during the holidays. Quite often, especially for Sebastian, this has been cooking.

Above is his orange trifle – using a cake he made specially, left over orange custard from eclairs, jelly and meringues he also made. It was pretty delicious.

Sebastian also helped out with dinner, cooking collaboratively with James. For our fish, he whipped up a leek and cream sauce.

We did some late night cooking together. I was preparing pork for slow roasting in milk, he was testing out a hot cross bun recipe (it wasn’t the best).

I attempted to get in on the act and make chocolate pavlova – it didn’t really work well, but it tasted good anyway.

Zac decided he would get ambitious – after helping Sebastian with eclairs last week, he cooked his own from scratch, including the choux pastry and custard for filling. They were impressively good.

Sebastian also whipped up another delicious lemon tart. I could get used to all this cooking.

Small boys who cook

I must say it is rather nice to come home to dinner and dessert prepared by the small (well, not so small any more) ones.

Tonight Sebastian whipped up some Texan chilli beef for dinner.

It was pretty delicious.

He and Zac also worked together to make eclairs, filled with orange custard. Sebastian sis the paatry work and Zac helped him out with the rest.

Fabulous!