Ok so I made this really yummy zucchini tart for dinner last night and followed it up with little raspberry filled pastries and homemade vanilla bean ice-cream. I took a bunch of pretty pictures and was going to write a lovely post about it today. But then the Mr. wiped the flash card before I got a chance to download the photos and then took my camera for a photography job. So no food post tonight. Instead, a totally random picture from the archives to fill the void and I'll tell you about a little incident that happened this afternoon.
The kids were playing happily together in the garden. Minty came with a cheery face to inform me that 'Turi has found an ants' nest'. Despite Minty's enthusiasm, my alarm bells went off and I rushed to investigate. There was Turi sitting amongst the bushes behind the washing line in the centre of a bullants' nest. He was covered in ants unaware of the danger he was in. These were seriously big ants - each at least an inch long. And then the screaming started. The kind of screaming that kids reserve for serious pain and terror. I scooped him up and carried him kicking and screaming to the other side of the lawn. I tried to get the ants off as quickly as a could but they were inside his clothes and shoes and as I tried to brush them off they started running frenziedly and biting. Thankfully he escaped the incident with only five bites but if you've ever been bitten by a bullant you'll know they are seriously painful. The poor little soul was pretty traumatised and spent the rest of the afternoon clinging to me for comfort. I think both the kids now have a newfound respect for insects and I'm fairly certain no one is going to try and play with an ant hill again.