Friday, 28 September 2012

Go bananas :: sing yourself troppo.

This week's tropical-themed song is about bananas.

Bananas have been a staple in our house since we had kids, but now they are eaten several times a day. There are several types here, from tiny little ones not much bigger than your thumb to very big ones which equate to about 3 normal ones.

They are all welcome in our house and don't last long. Plus they have no bones.

Friday, 21 September 2012

Ripe bananas :: banana muffins

Almost two weeks ago I bought a big bunch of green bananas at the Koné Saturday Market. They were really green, rock hard in fact, so they sat in the kitchen slowly ripening. Problem is, once things ripen here, they go bad really fast! So we've been trying to eat our way through them but the last few are turning so it's time to get baking to use them up.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Put the Kermie in the coconut....

Natually, when I posted this post with The Muppets 'I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts' it was going to start something. And now I can't stop trying to find tropical-related songs.

So here's another. From my fave buddies again!

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Bragging rights :: my first loaf of bread.

A very quick post because I can't contain my smugness and my husband is sick of hearing me ask him, deranged grin on my face, "But don't you think it's just GREAT??? How GOOD is it??!!".

Thursday, 13 September 2012

A coconut-related music break, courtesy of The Muppets

Last weekend, on the long drive back from Noumea we had a selection of kids music playing in the car to kill time. The old version of this song, sung by Billy Cotton and his band came on and it was very funny. We sang it several times!

Hence, this morning Jack was singing it at breakfast. And it's been stuck in my head since.

I though I'd share the slightly newer Muppet version with you today. Feel free to sing it all day long, it will bring a smile to everyone's face!

Friday, 7 September 2012

A blustery bakey-day (in a cheeky cheaty way).

The sun was cheery and warm when I woke up at 6.15 this morning and tiptoed around the house until the kids woke up. But oh my lordy, by mid-morning gloomy clouds had gathered over neighbouring Mini-Mordor (my name for the mountain near our house which has a mine on top) and soon the misty, swirly rain was falling intermittently, broken only by petulant gusts of wind.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

J'aime l'ananas!

Last week a lovely local lady knocked on our door, and after a couple of confused minutes I realised she was selling bags of 10 little pineapples for 1000F. They have been superb and my only regret is that I didn't buy 2 bags instead of one!