The well known saying 'many hands make light work' does not apply in school holidays! While I love not having to pack lunch boxes and rush my 5 in and out the car (JJ's 2 kids are too small for school yet), there is no denying that trying to get some mondo work done becomes a huge task. At any one time it seems as though someone has either hurt themselves, is hungry or needs a nappy change! Lots of food helps enormously though.
And the kids aren't the only ones to feel better after eating something yummy. Having seen a photo and rave review of a Macadamia Prune and Port Cake on Millie's lovely blog, and following the link to fellow Queenslander Anna's blog for the old family recipe - thanks Anna!) JJ cooked it last week for some friends. It was such a hit I insisted she make it again for me to try. Describing it as delicious doesn't do it nearly enough justice - served warm with cream on the side it is divine and one of the best home made cakes I have ever had. The best bit is that because of the prunes and the port it is quite an adult cake, not one we needed to share with the kids. Hooray!
The combination of 7 children playing and 2 adults cutting and sewing, has made it look as though a hurricane has swept through JJ's spotless house (many hands make a huge mess) and she is having heart palpitations.... Better go and start tidying up!