29 April 2009

kettle corn success

Doing the grocery shopping by myself last week I had a little more freedom to buy a few special things. One was a bag of popcorn kernels coz it's the cheaper way. But knowing the kernals were there made me reflect on USA times past and sitting in SuhRa's room watching movies and eating kettle corn. I thought, "Surely it can't be that hard to make. I bet I've got the ingredients I need already." So I did a little research today and found a recipe and gave it a shot. Mmmm delicious success. After popping a batch of popcorn I put 2 tablespoons of water, 2 tablespoons of oil and 2/3 a cup of brown sugar into the saucepan and let it boil away for a few minutes. Ok, that was the recipe but I cook freestyle...approximate guessing. Then I salted my popcorn and poured the caramel over mixing it through. It ends up a bit sticky so I spread it on a tray and baked for a few minutes to dry it a bit. Now it's tasty tasty, non-sticky and vanishing before my eyes. MMMmmm!

25 April 2009

lazy life

What a life Bella has! She's a funny one. The beanbags are her favourite place to sleep and in this photo she looks extremely comfortable sleeping away the hours near the heater.

20 April 2009

a nanny again

So I didn't get the last job as I complained. However, this past week I got a new job and it's a nanny job. It's just 9hrs a week but it's cash coming in and also more professional experience in the childcare field. You see, I'm dreaming of working in Ireland in a year or so and the experience will help me be more employable.

I had my first day today. A bit of a "get to know you" this morning for a few hours and then my first shift this arvo. I'm caring for two boys 3yrs and 22months while their mother teachers music in the front area of their house which they have transformed into a music school. They weren't too bad today. A little shoving and pushing and snatching with a hissy fit when the plug was pulled on the bath but other than that it went ok. And the parents seem quite friendly so I think it will all go fairly well.