Friday, 23 February 2018

February Scavenger Hunt

I have created a separate blog for scavengers hunts, which can be found on the right-hand side at the top.  

The scavenger hunt is linked with 

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Week Seven 2018


Fun week
this week, usual, tidying, gardening, crafting/knitting not much to show or say.  
I did have coffee with my friend Denise, and lunch with with Janice, definitely No Birthdays, but last week saw the Chinese New Year.

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Friday I gave a class at my local craft shop to seven little girls.  
Here is the pattern I created for them.  You are welcome to copy it and use it for personal use only

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insert your name in the gap

If you cannot read the pattern properly and would like a copy of the pattern email me and I will be happy to let you have a copy

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Week Six 2018

Not much this week!

There are only so many times to talk about the garden, tidying and family before people get fed-up, so last time family mention for a little while.  Birthdays seems to start immediately after Christmas in this family since grandchildren have arrived!


Monday saw our youngest son's 32nd birthday.
We saw the whole family on Saturday.  Read about it in the previous post.

For some reason mid-week I couldn't get to sleep so whilst awake I laid in bed working out how many words could be found in the word February.  Bearing in mind I didn't have a pen and paper only memory and counting on fingers I got 31 words, apparently there are 96 to be got.  I couldn't be bothered to get up to make a hot drink because is was cold, and I was in hope I would go back to sleep!  I did I think.........the next time I looked at the clock time read 6.30am

My words found in the word from memory
"February"

fury, fur, bury, berry, ferry, fare, fear, year, yea, bear, bare, rare, rear, area, ear, era, are, bye, buy, buyer, fry, fryer, bray, ray, fray. bay, ruby, rub, bar, bra, aye,

Thursday evening we went to our local theatre to see
The Pasadena Roof Orchestra,
and very good they were too.


Saturday went to my friend Lizzie's Pop-up textile sale.
She has other fairs listed down the side panel on her blog.
I met lovely Sarah with her husband there and had a long natter.  She has a wonderful blog

(click on red words to take you to other places)

Made a carrot cake!


Wartime Recipe
I used butter, but the recipe calls for margarine or other cooking fat, light brown soft sugar and I used a little apple juice 

8oz Self raising flour, 3oz Butter, 3oz Sugar, 4oz grated Carrot, 2oz Sultanas, 1 x egg, little milk or water.

Rub the butter into the flour, then add sugar, carrot sultanas and egg and mix in.
Mix in sufficient liquid to make sticky.

Pour mixture into cake tin and cook on 180 degrees C until cooked through and golden brown.


Topping optional - the cake can be eaten without 
250 tub of Mascapone, 3 level tablespoon icing sugar, and teaspoon vanilla essence

Cut cake through middle
Mix together and spread icing on cake











Sunday, 4 February 2018

Week Five - 2018

Monday morning and  washing on the  line!  It was a lovely windy morning, and for the first time in what seems ages my washing was pegged on the line.  Could not wait to bring it in smelling fresh.


Tuesday a lovely silvery frosty morning, went into the garden and pruned some old branches from bushes and hand pulled out nettles

Wednesday, last day of January.  Looking back in January, we had flu. three grandchildren's birthdays in three weeks, two cancelled visits to see them in as many weeks because of flu and other bugs.  




We also had a Super Blue Moon.  
"once in a blue moon"  
It is when you get two moons in one month

Thursday, back into the garden more pruning.  If we don't do it now it will never get done then the bushes will start to grow again with new shoots and will just get out of hand even more than it is already!



Friday, made Lemon Drizzle Cake(s) for the weekend.  
One to take out tomorrow and one to have on Sunday.  
Recipe is here




Saturday morning it was a bit like Christmas with presents waiting to be distributed

Liam and Scarlett's belated birthday presents
Scarlett's costume is Moana

Saturday, belated birthday presents and one birthday present which is tomorrow.

Sunday, Eldest son and daughter-in-law came and we went out for lunch



Then we came back to Nanny and Grandad's 







to celebrate Abigail's first birthday

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