Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Crazy Hectic Crazy

School holidays are always an adventure aren't they?!

Last night after dinner ... We went to a playground that I have been meaning to take Boogie to for well lets face it .. MONTHS!!!

I have pulled into the car park a few times ... and it has been crazy busy psycho ... The carpark is small .. there are no Acrod bays even close by ... the thought of actually enjoying our experience there when it is a ENORMOUS playground near a cliff edge .. albeit fenced in .. Scares the CRAP out of me!!

But last night .. under the guise of the evening lights blinking on .. we enjoyed the WHOLE playground to ourselves... Not only was it sensory bliss ... We could take the time to walk through the huge maze of a wooden ship hull .. he didn't get knocked over once ... there was no hands over ears ... he wasn't rushed down a slide ... and more importantly I wasn't asked 10 million times what is wrong with him!!!

I guess the biggest thing I find wrong with the latter is that yes he has a few diagnosis' BUT he is a normal little boy ... he isn't intellectually disabled ... he understands everything ... and if he doesn't understand something he will seek out what it means to him ... he is only mildly globally delayed ... And I HATE when someone approaches me and asks what is wrong with him... Usually he is happy to tell people about his cerebral palsy ... But with that sometimes the car ride home brings ... The what .. how ... and why questions ..

I can't lie to that little face ... In fact I find it really hard to lie altogether ... *Insert funny story about how I had a second Television delivered to my house and told them the truth that one had already been delivered .. to the unhappy glances of my brother and partner at the time*  It is soo confronting when he asks when he will get better ...

Even worse at the moment is his high expectations of his life .. His current life goals areeeeeeee ... To be an Engineer ... who builds robots to, "help other kids like him." A race car mechanic & Drum roll please ... A Fire fighter ... I really don't know how I am going to tell the little boy who can only just walk because of the miracle that is Botox and extreme physiotherapy sessions ... that it might never eventuate ... So instead what do I do?!?!?!?!?! ... I commission all the Poppy & Uncle figures in his life to build him his own fire station and he can be my mini fire fighter in the back yard lol ... Checks the fire fighter box right?!

Yep I think so too..  It isn't quite finished yet ... it needs a door and the windows drilling out ... and then the roof top is going to have white picket fencing around it ... And my youngest brother is going to build a big metal fire house station for his birthday ... He has been online with me the last few days ... so we can pick out a lounge suite for it .. because that is what he wants for his birthday!! LOL .. The things we do huh?!?!!

Just call me crazy ;) ... And here you are all wondering where my crazy mummy namesake was hiding at the moment ... BAM ... It's here :P  Enjoy!!!! xx

Gratuitous Fire Bell Shot!! 

Getting there!! Thanks Poppies & Uncles!! 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Well deserved...

I'm Backkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk after a well deserved break ready for the new year!!! (I hope)..

Well nearly all of me is back anyway... I can't wait for this month to be over so I can talk to you about a whole mess of things I haven't be able to otherwise vomit all over a blog page .... There are 12 sleeps until Court over our big messy situation at the moment ... and it is consuming me!!! Not for the lack of trying to get it out of my brain ... But because I am having to write witness statements and collect them from everyone else that is appearing on the day ...

I just want my life back ... I am over the emotional roller coaster I have been on since November now .. all for a piece of paper that really doesn't do anything anyway.  It is ironic that I count down the sleeps .. as sleep is not what I am really doing at this point... To say 12 nights of torturous nightmares would be more indicative of what I am experiencing.  

ANYWAYYYYY ... The only thing I can really take from these last 5 weeks are that we have had SOOO many sensory gains with Boogie!!! With Christmas and our successful buffet meal .. he has tried SOOOOO many new things!! Foods that I would never have even imagined he would put in his mouth EVER!!! Pastizzi is a Maltese savoury pastry that I grew up eating with my dad being Maltese and guess what?! He ate a pea one ... A Pea Pastizzi ...  It has PEAS in it!!!!!! lol 

I think in celebration I will have to share the recipe with you ... I am just soo damn excited!!!! 

Pastizzi tal-Pizelli

175g dried green split peas
Bicarbonate soda
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 spanish onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
3 teaspoons mild curry powder
1 Tin of corned beef
4 sheets frozen puff pastry, partially thawed
1 egg, lightly beaten for brushing


Soak the peas for 5 hours or more. Wash in plenty of salted water, adding some bicarbonate soda to the water. Then cook the peas until they are very soft.

After cooking poor into a colander and drain well. The less water in the mixture the better.

Fry the onions in oil with garlic along with the other ingredients. Add the peas and corned beef towards the end, mix well and season to taste.

Roll out the puff pastry thinly and cut out circles about 9 cms in diameter. Egg wash the edges. Put some of the mixture onto each of the circles on one side. Fold the pastry circle in half and seal the edges together with a fork. 

Brush with egg and bake at 160 degrees (fan forced) for about half an hour or until the pastry is golden brown and flaky.

Please note they stay quite hot in the middle for quite some time ... they can be eaten at room temperature but taste best warm!!

ENJOY!!! xXx

Yep Picture borrowed from the Good old land of Google ... thanks :)