Thursday, 29 September 2011

Nutritional Balance

Despite the ever-presence of smoke on the horizon in recent days and weeks, and the impending threat of neighbourhood fires, we just weren't going to get away without having a marshmallow-toasting exercise these holidays.

The children have had their eye on a large pile of my pruning debris in recent weeks, and it seemed we could stall them no longer.
The resulting towering inferno really needed to be seen to be believed, flames leaping thiry feet in the air, causing plants in a nearby garden bed to wither and even Dad's recently acquired rain guage (Happy Father's Day) to melt considerably.

Several hours later, with chores completed, we were left with a pile of coals, perfectly conducive to expert marshmallow-toasting.

Of course, marshmallow toasting at dusk, whilst fun, is not to be recommended to those families who would like their children to eat a more nutritionally balanced dinner.

Sometimes though, we throw the rule-book out the window in school holidays.

Even Dad tried a few with a cold beer.  Again, not recommended.

And so, with our fire safely extinguished, sticky fingers and bellies full of sugar, we retreated inside to review the food pyramid with the children.


  1. You've made me smile yet again!! Loving the hats, the sewed on brim is absolute gold!!!

  2. This is the best part of making a little fire! Mine normally wind up really burnt but they still taste good to me.

  3. Aaahhh school holidays! Anything goes on school hols! Hope you're all enjoying the last few days :)

  4. Who cares about nutrition once in a while. Having fun together is what counts - and the kids look happy.

  5. Fiona

    I hope that the fires that are on the rampage in your area are not going to cause you any concern on your properties?
    Colin (HB)

  6. Hi, gorgeous post! I’m a student journalist and I would really like to chat with you about your blog and Australian agvocacy for a feature story I’m writing. I'm sure this would come as a low priority but any time you could spare over phone or email would be hugely appreciated. My email is rebar2(at) Cheers

  7. oh that's the best kind of dinner :D

  8. its all about a great photo opportunity the sun flare :)
    and YUMMO...I love toasted marshmallows...sadly this city chick has to settle for slow roasted over a bloody candle!!!!!



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