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Snow Leopard, my favourite animal...

Chocolate Truffles

Sue, Bens' Mom, gave me a lovely book entitled 'Chocolate'. This was a love which united us. When she cared for Eowyn and Cosette, I would hide chocolates, and she would ALWAYS find, and eat, them.

My plan was to make these truffles for friends for Christmas. Our neighbours, Eddie-next-door, Katie and her family, and Lanet and her family, received truffles. I ate the rest. Chocolate. Mmmmmmm. I thought, since not many truffles made it to their intended destinations, I'd pop the recipe on my blog, so you can make your own. And feel my love.

Firstly, do the boiling-water-in-a-saucepan-with-a-large-metal-bowl-suspended-above-sort-of-thing. (I'm sure there's a more succint way of describing that!) Nextly, bring 2 cups of thick cream gradually to the boil, in the bowl. This cream will have various names, depending on what country you are in. Here in the USofA, it's called heavy cream. I've forgotten what appellation it goes under in the land of Oz, my home. On…
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"Magnificent Mary", a wonderful cocktail created by moi!
(Thanks, Mary & Bill, for a faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaabulous evening!!!)
Dear Megan, thank you for a delightful evening. Here is my email address in your box now , so that we can stay in touch. Looking forward to seeing you again, love Flo
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une merveilleuse soiree!
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Xmas brunch - blinis with smoked salmon and caviar! And big, fluffy snowflakes! Merry Xmas!
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I'm David's Auntie Megan!

WELCOME, PRECIOUS NEPHEW DAVID NICHOLAS

WELCOME, PRECIOUS NEPHEW DAVID NICHOLAS JONES -LERDPRAKUN! WE LOVE YOU, OH YES WE DO!
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Celebrating Nathalie's Birthday!
Super Cosette!
Super Eowyn!
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Our little backyard elf wishes you a merry little Christmas too! She's chilly! BRRRRR!
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Love and Christmas cheer to you, from us at snowy, cosy Bag End!

We wish you a merry Christmas! To me., a 'real' Christmas is a Cambridge Christmas!

I love this ... the last verse makes me cry with anticipation of seeing Jesus one day...
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Love!
Sled jumping . . . Or not!
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Coco and our live Xmas tree, which needs 2 days outside in the snow every 5 days inside, so its Dryad doesn't forget It's Winter!
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Eowyn the brave!
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Chou Chou gets top ratings! Le Petit Chou est son chat! That's our family talking stick - we pass it around and the person with it talks whilst the others listen. And i am making chocolate truffles this evening! Mmmmmmmmm!
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Benjamin's home!
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Sledding home from school!
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Sledding as a family on our hill! Living near a hill is great when it snows!
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We falled in love, said Coco to Mama. YES!
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Our pond is frozen!
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Walking to school in the snow!
Our little snow angel!
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WOW! new discoveries in our snowy garden!
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Mary's esoteric dance photography!
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Eowyn and Coco's teeny tiny cocktails! The party was perfect - magical vanilla snow dancing down, fantastic, fun femmes, flickering candlelight...
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Vidette's cheerleader smile! Little Ladies Cocktail Party!

Plunging into Green Lake at the Poetry Polar Bear Club!

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WOW! What a fabulous event! Each person read their poem, and took a giant stride closer to the lake, and PLUUUUNGED in! That's me in the middle in the brown and sepia bikini (BRRRRRR), photographed by Eowyn! She and Coco were my fan club! A chap from the Seattle Times afterwards asked me my name, as I had stayed in the longest!!! Eowyn and Coco painted polar bears, giraffes and rainbows on my skin, and I added the words of my poem. Each person's poetry adorned their skin or swimming cossie. Here's my poem, written walking around Green Lake before work (3 miles, one of Seattle's favourite and most beautiful pastimes - I'll take you next time you're here!!)

i'm hot
i'm cold
afraid
and bold
complete
with holes
icy
warm
poles
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Ms Christina's Ballet School! the Lovely Leg Warmers are her gift to the girls!
Grand finale... Eowyn is in the left row and Coco is in the right!
Eowyn and Coco's ballet concert!
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To calm her tinky mood, Coco painted rainbows! She was tempted to pour ketchup over her soft toys, but she RESISTED! Hurrah for Coco!

Little PEPpers

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Today was the last meeting for my Thursday's Little PEPpers group - it is such a huge honour to share the lives and stories of such wonderful, dear people, and to come to know their faces - parents' and babies', and their voices. This dear little chap was such a joy, ever exploring and delighting in the world. I am going to miss meeting weekly with these lovely souls!!!!

Megs is sharing her childhood telly programs with Coco (and Eowyn on her return from school!!!)

Just home from a fab biznic.com writing mastermind, and inspired to share a story..

L’AgnelleCopyright Megan Ann Jones Ady 2008
The empty, enormous back yard felt dead to Molly after the vibrant life and energy of their old apartment in Parramatta. “But this is what we have always wanted!” Mother said, happily. “Wahroonga! We’ve arrived.” Molly’s tummy felt awful as she thought of her best friend Anoosheh and her teachers at Macquarie Girls’ High. Mother’s dive disturbed the calm of the swimming pool, making splashes which sparkled in the sun. Mother hadn’t seemed sad at all about Grandad dying, except at the funeral. Molly went inside. She slowly walked the borders of the vacuous rooms and stairways and spaces which Mother had assured her would feel like home in no time. She heard a knock. In Parramatta, there had been a little peep-hole in the front door. Not so in their luxurious new suburban home. Molly decided to risk opening the door.
Before her stood a handsome, tanned man whose green eyes sparkled like the sun on their swimming pool. He smiled. “H…
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The yellow leaf...
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The REAL ET! stringimi
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Going to school with DADDY!
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This is the way Eowyn and I travel to school, she in back, me in front!
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Coco has individually photographed each of her soft toys and each member of this beautiful nativity Mum kindly created for us. I shan't put all her photos on our Blog - just this nice shepherd!
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Coco is a snow leopard today! Her school bus awaits her out the front of our house, and that's Bens' motorbike! Eowyn and I love riding behind him - not Coco yet, as one must be 6

HAPPY HOBBIT-COMING-OF-AGE RACHEL! HAPPY HOBBIT-COMING-OF-AGE CAROLINE! WE LOVE YOU!

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