Sunday, July 12, 2015

Rainy Day

Every now and then it's lovely to have a rainy day.  A proper one.  One where you can't go outside at all.  Today is such a day.  In fact it's meant to be the coldest weather that Victoria has been hit with in the last two years!  This cold snap is brought to us courtesy of Antarctica apparently, and snow is expected as low as 500 metres, which for Australia is pretty darn cold!  Looking out my window now there is a steady drizzle but no snow.  Snow would be kind of fun, especially for the kids, but I am feeling sorry for our lambs right now.  My husband moved them onto our turnip crop yesterday, so hopefully that is offering them a little more shelter.

Today I have spent the day tidying up and dabbling in the simple joy of baking.  School goes back tomorrow with the start of Term 3 so lunch boxes will need to be filled and what better treat to pack them with than Jam Drops.  This was my first attempt, and I really must say....they are DELICIOUS! 
They are lovely and light, a little bit crispy, decadently buttery and the splodge of jammy goodness in the middle gives them a sweet burst of flavour.  I'll be making these again for sure!


  1. I love rainy days too! but only when they don't come in pairs. When it is raining for days, then I get very tired of it but once in a while---that's lovely!
    these cakes look fabulous....yummy! I imagine they are perfect with tea!

    Don't worry about lambs, the animals are more resilient to the cold than we are.

  2. These look gorgeous! Might have to try these myself ;)

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

  3. nice post :)

  4. they look really delicious! with that cuppa tea, looks perfect!

  5. they look really delicious! with that cuppa tea, looks perfect!

  6. I love love rainy days! It has been raining here in our country because we had storm (two consecutive storms) but now it's better because the sun's slowly peeking out. It's good to stay home and just relax, watching your favorite show or reading a good book while having a hot cup of chocolate. Sounds like a really lovely day! :)

    Jean // <a href="”>La Petite Fawn Blog</a>

  7. It wholeheartedly is. I've always been the sort, assuming I didn't have grand outdoor plans, who grins wildly when I see rain clouds rolling into town. There is, I find, something to uplifting and invigorating about the rain, yet also cathartic and serene at the same time. I welcome its presence and enjoy few things more than falling asleep to the sound of it dancing on the rooftop.

    Big hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

  8. I love cookies! Especially those that fit perfectly with tea. (: Baking is such a good rainy day activity! I hope your lambs are ok. <3