Its Autumn, and the Barrel is loaded.

The Biscuit Barrel that is….I’m generally not much into baking, but this month has been different. While we continue to wait for advancement on the move, I have decided to take the more reIMG_5097laxed approach to our plans and to do some things with the kids. This month saw my daughter turning two, and really developing in her language skills. The change in weather and autumn leaves falling makes me wonder if we will still be here come wintertime, and I’ve already had to raid the shed to unpack some boxes of kids clothes as they continue to grow with the seasons.

Toddlers are fussy little beasts, and I couldn’t tempt her with these treats, or cookie dough, or even her own rainbow birthday cherry cake. But the chili beans “jumping beans” was fantastic, and even used up a tin of beans from the pantry and a jar of peri-peri marinade in the fridge. Pancakes which often are a bit of a favorite remained uneaten, even with the inclusion of this funny little fella. (She has been unwell and teething). The pantry stock has declined, and there will be very little food in the house to deal with when we move. My son has been loving trying new foods.

Tasty chilli beans with fresh yellow capsicum from the garden.
Banana pancakes, monkeying around.
Number 2, Rainbow Cake. Easy to make, just a ring tin cake.

We have been able to offload a wide range of reenactment gear over the last few weeks, and will be doing a good trade off with a  friend later this week, so will hope to pick up some “Viking gear” which we will use in our new group. Birthday time has brought in new toys and more new fun to be had at home. so its been great just to spend some time playing with Playdoh and diggers and going to the park, and out for nature walks. I hope to make a  mobile out of our nature collections, and to roast the chestnuts we have collected on the chilly days. Even did some shopping from home online, there are just things that need to be replaced, we cant just wait until we move, especially with the basics. No-one wants to brush teeth with an old brush or to wear thin and holey undergarments, so we need some new supplies. This cool weather is requiring the logistics of wardrobe changes, coats and gumboots for jumping in muddy puddles.
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