Tuesday 24 May 2011

Hello again..........I'm Back..........Anybody there...........?

Its not true that I have been put away for a couple of weeks! Its been very frustrating not to be able to blog! I got pretty miffed I tell you. You don't actually miss something till you haven't got it anymore! I do hope I still have you very lovely followers, and many many thank yous for all your support.

Well anyway would you like to have afternoon tea and a special cake with me.........?

It isn't quite BANOFFEE PIE and it isn't quite MILLIONAIRES SHORTBREAD it is a cross between both!

Make a biscuit base with Digestive Biscuits

I only had about 200grms of Biscuits - crushed finely

(use liquidiser or rolling pin and poly bag)

melt 100grams Butter and add the biscuit crumb

Push into the bottom of dish

When shopping the other day I saw this, but......if you cannot get this,

(buy a tin of condensed milk and put the tin of condensed milk in a pan of boiling water, (do not open the tin) and allow to boil for 2 hours . Make sure the pan doesn't boil dry. When done, remove the tin and leave to cool. When cool open the tin, the contents will have caramelised. Spoon the toffee onto the biscuit base.)

From here the decision is yours. I didn't put the bananas on top of the toffee because there is only two of us, and this would have lasted three days, don't think the bananas would have kept that long so I just topped the toffee off with melted chocolate (Cadbury's Dairy Milk).

Cut and serve with sliced bananas


My son text me the last Thursday (18th May)

told us to watch BBC Local News (BBC Points West)

Robert is the Clown Fish!

Wednesday 11 May 2011

One Whole Pound!

I had lunch with my friend Val today -
she needed to go to a charity to pass a message on
so I strolled up with her you understand!
I spent £1

This box of pins 50p

As I was putting said purchase in my bag

I noticed the original price label

And I saw these three glass buttons

in the back of the draw 50p

Sunday 8 May 2011

I didn't need to go shopping!

I really didn't need to go shopping again yesterday, we only needed bananas. As we were going to the to the Garden Centre which is near Tesco, we popped in, to get said bananas! I also bought this packet of chicken pieces.

In the box there was four drumsticks and three thighs..........

Made Chicken Korma.

Started it off in the pan then put it in a casserole dish to

finish off for the evening meal.

Inverted the casserole lid and baked two drumsticks

to have cold with salad for lunch today

Froze the other two for another day!

Served it with Spinach I bought on Tuesday. The Spinach was perfect in colour and texture despite in being three days old.

Wash the Spinach shake the water off, then melt a tablespoonful butter in a saucepan with grated nutmeg and ground pepper. When melted tip in the spinach and put the lid on the pan, turn off heat. After about a minute take the lid off the pan and the spinach should have collapsed into the butter, stir into the butter and serve.

Sorry eat my tea before I took the photos!

While we were in Tescos I saw these!

Aren't they bright and cheerful!

Thursday 5 May 2011

Put the flags and bunting out!

My blog disappeared yesterday. All of a sudden it vanished! I was working on it and there it was gone!

It flung me into panic mode, what do I do? I had no idea, I'm not computer literate, I tried setting up a new blog, it wouldn't let me do that either. It said there was a blog already set up with that email address, and it wouldn't let me do it with my other email address either - no idea why but it wouldn't. I kept getting the page where it said I had to put in my mobile phone number - my mobile phone number is a closely guarded secret with only a few people having it. But I gritted my teeth and put the number in and voila here I am again!
I would like to give a HUGE thank you to everyone who gave me support yesterday. I was quite upset in the thought of losing a three year on line diary.

I am now contemplating changing the name of my blog, it won't be far from the name of this one, my dear friend Jane came up with a name yesterday whilst trying to set up a new blog. It will be like starting a new exercise book, do you remember doing that in school? Getting to the end of an old exercise book and looking forward to starting the new one.

Sunday 1 May 2011

Old Idea with a New Twist

What has happened to the lovely weather? This time last week we sat in the garden albeit under the gazebo, but we sat in the garden! The wind has got up and the gazebo has been put away for another sunny weekend. Robert and Anneka are coming today because they couldn't make last week so we will have to eat indoors - oh well............

I have been extremely naughty despite of what I said!

I have added to my collection via Ebay.

This one came with its collection of threads,
but not sure I would finish it.

This one was designed for when television became popular

This one belonged to my mum, probably nanny too,
as you see it reads "knitting leaflets"

The new twist!

I made this one!

I would like at this point to say thank you to

Helen who renewed

my interest in embroidery

Using a fifties embroidery transfer belonging to my Nanny,

and vintage Irish Linen to embroider the design on,

I stitched it myself using traditional embroidery stitches.

Please enlarge the picture to see the stitches.

It can now be found here!