It's easy to call yourself a morning person in Summer, early sunrise allowing opportunity for a few more jobs before the school run.
This Friday just gone we had a dress-up character day at school as well as bring in an international dish representing your country of study for the term (yes, would have liked to have been a fly on the wall at that staff meeting ... hee, hee, hee, lets give these mothers something to do ... day after a swimming carnival mind you)!
So early Friday morning saw Jess up with the roosters baking a sponge cake and re-creating a Norwegian Blotkake.
This same young girl,
who drew the short straw and was out of bed at half four the previous morning to drive for us while we picked up hay. Suddenly, boarding school's not looking so bad.
And while Wallace's nacho mince simmered (Mexico), and Sal's pizza grilled (Italy), I whipped up a few of these little delights to take with us down to visit Matthew's family for the weekend.
With cooking complete, we stepped into costume.
Enter the Mad Hatter,
and Count Dracula.
Bring on the holidays.