This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our daughter who has a disability)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Happy Anniversary To Us

Yesterday was our Wedding Anniversary and we unexpectedly took a trip up to the Big Smoke!
I saw this lovely Christmas light and thought I would really like one of these at home
Lovely Christmas setting


JoJo is still wearing her Halloween neckerchief plus a Beatles tie
She saw a Christmas tie with a button on it that makes music so that was purchased
And yes her next neckerchief will be a Barbara Brackman Civil War one entitled Spring 1800-1830
And she chose it herself so has good taste like her Mum lol
It looks Christmasey too so Geo (no blog) you might get to see it

Lunch at Jamie Oliver's.  JoJo had Bolognaise
Meatballs for Mr Armchair
And if course gluten free for me......A vegetable plank
Walking along I spotted this lovely setting
A quick selfie with my new specs which are a bluey colour on the inside......very nice too
We have our photo taken every year on our Wedding Anniversary
Help who would've thought we were married in the 70's
Seems such a lifetime away
This one is at Koko Bean......one of my favourite places!
Happy Happy Anniversary Mr Armchair......we had a great day
Love Dzintra aka Ingrid

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A Catch Up Week....and 'Eye News'

I've been a little quiet on the blog front lately....turns out the iPad screen is playing havoc with my eyes and giving me headaches.......not just the screen but bright light outside and glare as well...... After a trip to the Optometrist I've been prescribed new lenses with anti-glare and been advised to have breaks from it all.......so looking forward to the new specs!  Meanwhile I am visiting everybody but not commenting everywhere!

I thought a little catch up was In order
Above is some secret sewing for Chooky's SSCS (Secret Santa Christmas Swap)
The big reveal will happen after Christmas when my Partner opens her gift

Meanwhile here's JoJo snipping some Snow Peas which are doing really well



I bought some garlic and onion from the Moruya Sage Markets


And then of course some garlic fell down and looked like a spaceship
Also I spilt the frozen peas all over the floor


Went to a Carer's Lunch today at The Grapevine Cafe and had the most delicious Chicken Salad with Avocado and Grapes.  Also check out the lovely (Market) Zucchini.......such lovely shapes!!!

Underneath is a pic of a Gluten Free Fingerlime and Coconut Tart also purchased at the Markets.....totally awesome!



Better sign off now......these poor old peepers are starting to spin
Till next time......Dzintra

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

~OPAM~ One Project A Month October 2014


One doorstop for me


and one for Mum for Christmas this year
Never mind that they were started just after the Christmas before last!!!


An Anni Downs pattern
The front


The back
(wonky houses)


One side


 and the other side.


And for a bit of Halloween fun JoJo has a neckerchief around her neck
She also wears a music one
And they are made of fat 1/4's
So now me with fat 1/4 headbands and JoJo with her neckerchief!!!



Thank you to Sweet Peg and Kris for hosting OPAM
A fabulous idea to get those items finished!


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Checking In

I've been a bit quiet in Blogland recently but have managed to pop in and out of some blogs and leave comments here and there!  I did take a beach walk on Monday......we are having beautiful Spring weather here on the Coast....lovely sunny days interspersed with cloudy days.....cooler days, just how I like it!

Have a great day Dear Readers and I'll be back with OPAM (One Project A Month).....Dzintra

Sunday, October 19, 2014

~Cook Up with donna hay and Irina~



I recently did another cook up from the donna hay magazine Issue 75 Jun/July 2014


Menu from the magazine was

Crispy Pork Belly with Cider Pickled Pears
Whole Spice Roasted Cauliflower
Kale Chips
Lemon and Goat's Yoghurt Cake
and I added Roast Potato

I use all Organic and Free Range if it all possible (and it mainly is)
All my meals are gluten free


Cauliflower in White Wine, Chicken Stock and Spices


and after Roasting


Kale Chips


The Pork


Next door's Lemons which I had frozen


And the cake (all gluten free) sprinkled with Thyme





And of course I forgot to put the Kale on for the photo


During the evening Mr Armchair took a photo unbeknownst to me lol

Recipes 


The lovely Irina from America has joined me in the Cook Ups.......check her blog over here

I am 2 issues behind so I better get cracking!!!

Bon Appetit.......Dzintra

Welcome To My World

Hello, my name is Dzintra Ingrid ... have been known as Ingrid and since our Sea Change I have started to use Dzintra ... pronounced without the D ... (but still known as Ingrid, I know, it's confusing ...)

Welcome to my world ... a journal of our Sea Change ... Mum to three wonderful children ... bringing up a daughter with a disability and seeing life through her eyes ... being a new Nanna ... photos ... inspiring quotes ... taking on a cookery course ... the odd recipe ... and trying to get some stitching done amongst all this ...