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Feb. 7th, 2006

Today we were out of the house quite early, because we had an appointment with the head of sixth form at Wirral Grammar School at 9.20am to discuss David entering the sixth form in September. When we got there though, he was still taking sixth form assembly, so Matthew's chemistry teacher ended up showing David round the school, he even pointed out where Matthew sits in the chemistry lab! Any way after the tour we finally got to talk to the head of sixth form who seems to think there will be no problem with David being accepted. He will be in touch with us in the next couple of weeks to offer David a place, subject to NZ confirming equivalence of qualifications in the meantime.

When we'd finished at the school we caught a bus into Liverpool where we bought a strange assortment of things, including some drinking glasses, six for 99p and a couple of canvasses also 99p each, I chose a yellow one as well as the normal white one, and am now waiting to be inspired as to what I should paint on it but I think I have an idea! We also bought a cd and a lime green table cloth which will be great for our Kiwi table, a good contrast to the dark green ones I bought earlier. We had baked potatos for lunch, and I thought the green knives and forks they served with them would be great for our colour scheme on Saturday, so Ian, who is much braver than me asked the owner if he could give or sell us some. So now we have a load of bright green knives and forks, at no cost at all!

When we got home I caught up on some housework and stuck all my kiwi icons onto some blue card I had bought, that looks good. Now I just need to find the recipes for Anzac biscuits and Afghans before tomorow night and then I'll be all set, I think!

The evening was a quiet one, another episode of Morse and some card making, two rather pretty cards I think, now I'm drinking coffee and thinking it must nearly be time to go to bed.

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takahe
Feb. 8th, 2006 08:55 am (UTC)
Were they plastic knives and forks?

I found a great afghan recipe the other day, it's really tasty and not as fragile as the usual one. It's an Alison Holst one.

vivh
Feb. 8th, 2006 09:38 am (UTC)
Yes, they were plastic knives and forks, I was looking for some disposable cutlery, but was looking for something more distinctive than the average white ones!

I'd love to have a look at your afghan recipe if it is a good one.
takahe
Feb. 8th, 2006 09:48 am (UTC)
She calls them chocolate crunchies but they were afghans to us, and the children and the children visiting golloped up the lot with gusto.

It's (for 50 little biscuits)
125g butter
1 cup sugar
3 Tbsp cocoa
1 tsp vanilla
1 large egg
1 cup self-raising flour
1 1/2 cups cornflakes
50 walnut pieces

Melt butter in large pot or bowl, remove from heat, add sugar, cocoa, vanilla, egg. Mix with fork. Add flour and cornflakes and stir until mixed evenly.

Use two teaspoons and put 50 small, quite compact heaps of mixture on oven trays which are greased or lined. The biscuits spread a little.

Bake at 170 deg C for 8-12 minutes until look evenly cooked but not dark around edges. Cook on a rack.

Ice with chocolate icing and top with walnut pieces.
vivh
Feb. 8th, 2006 09:57 am (UTC)
Thanks that looks good!
sheaj34
Feb. 8th, 2006 09:20 am (UTC)
car + driver
I know you've made the most of trains and buses to show your independance (stubborness), but if you need the car to take anything to the church on Saturday afternoon for you supper then let me know. I was looking at NZ recipes on the web when you first mentioned the supper. I can't remember if I posted the site or not before. http://www.azmetro.com/nzrecipe.html
The recipe for the biscuits is there.
vivh
Feb. 8th, 2006 09:45 am (UTC)
Re: car + driver
The international supper is taking place at Bromborough Civic Centre, rather than church, a better venue probably. I think we'll be fine getting things there, but if we need help I will let you know! I appreciate the offer.

Thanks for the site, I'll have a look there, it will save me doing a search for them!
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