One of my favourite things to remind myself is that we make time for the things we love. I talked about this a lot in my Fitting it all in series. If you love something, you just do it.
Which is why, squeezed at the end of an extremely busy couple of weeks, I found myself toasting giant marshmallows in the backyard with about 18 lovely friends and our 23 lovely kids. A loud, messy, rollickingly good afternoon. The perfect way to farewell winter.
It all came about because we had five bags of giant marshmallows accumulate in our pantry. I don’t know why, but for a while there a bag of super-sized marshmallows was the thing to bring over for a playdate, afternoon tea or just because. Hence the five bags.
I said to the kids, “what are we going to do with five bags of giant marshmallows?” and they said, “Eat them!” and I said, “No way, we can’t eat all those marshmallows on our own” and they said, “Let’s invite friends over to help us. We can toast them on the fire pit. And have hot chocolate with them. It will be so much fun! Let’s have a hot chocolate and marshmallow party!”
So we did. With hot chocolate and marshmallows for the kids and port and cheese for the growns and home delivered pizza for dinner… it was the most simple, joyous get together you can imagine. I mean, we drank port! Port!
Other things that had me this week:
Reading – as much as I can about food photography. I’ve pinned a load of it.
Writing – a lot, but not enough from the heart.
Making – mistakes.
Wishing – I could write like this.
Loving – this whole lovely foodie blog and also Mrs D’s take on blog etiquette.
Wondering – if I’m going to make it through the school hols without wearing the cranky pants.*
* A snowflakes chance in school hellidays.
Enjoy your weekend!