It began early. Very early. With a meeting at school to discuss Miss 6 going on camp next week. The upshot of it all was that I shall be loitering incognito in various locations around Sydney next week, ready to put Plan B (grab child, hurl in car, drive away quickly) into action should the plot become lost at any point. Just between us, I know Miss 6 will be fine on camp. Its the coming home excited out of her brain that triggers the meltdowns, and that'll only be shared between us and a block or so of neighbours. You know. Discreetly. Our specialty.
Hubs and I then headed off to a cafe for a restorative coffee, and thence to Hornsby for another restorative coffee - yes, yes, we were suffering. Only to have the phone ring... Miss 6 was lying on the floor complaining of a sore throat, and needed to be collected from school. Now Miss 6 was rather poorly over the weekend, a rather nasty 40+ temperature resulted in an afternoon at Hornsby Hospital in the company of wonderful Nurse Jess and awesome Dr Hamilton.
|Poor Miss 6|
And that was all before 9.30am
The rest managed to include sausages for lunch, two trips to the supermarket, capturing escaping chickens, inspecting a fallen-down branch, editing and rewriting, a trip back to school to fetch Miss 7, afternoon tea, homework, and then dinner...
I'd promised pancakes. So when Sandra at $120 Food Challenge posted this link to Chocolate pancakes with berry sauce, AND we had all the ingredients in the cupboard, I knew that it was serendipity at work - and serendipity should never be ignored.
|Stirring the batter|
|Cooking - look its a smiley face|
|Twelve perfect pancakes|
|With berry sauce and ice-cream|