Friday, May 30, 2008

a rainy day...

and i'm home with a cold, curled up on the couch with my crochet,

i've got lots on the go at the moment {which is probably how i ended up with the cold in the first place}

so this little guy will have to wait a bit longer to be completed...

miss a loves looking at sock and glove and requested the rabbit {you know it's impossible to resist when they ask you to make them something} but for now i'm heading back to the couch,

happy weekend friends...

Friday, May 16, 2008


i would be totally happy just crocheting little flowers all day... to tie on presents, this is for my sister, happy birthday sweet girl, you're the best xxx

flower pattern from lacy crochet

Saturday, May 10, 2008


Lemon that is...

I made my first on Friday night and I can't believe it took me so long.

I've really no excuse, although I must confess to tending to avoid things that require whisked egg whites, I've no idea why.

I used the recipe from this book which I've been using a lot lately, it really is so good. I'm working my way through many things that I've always wanted to perfect {baked cheesecake} or try for the first time {would you believe roast chicken?}

I know I have my gran's recipe for lemon delicious tucked away somewhere. She worked as a cook in nursing homes for many years so I know her recipe will be perfect for when I need to make lemon delicious for 40 people instead of 4. It's because of her that I still use my trusty old electric hand beater, the kitchen tool she always used... the one that always fills me with nostalgia everytime I fish it out of the cupboard.

That's the thing I love about being in the kitchen, that feeling of connection with my gran, with my mum and my sister as we share a recipes and advice, and with my daughter who stands beside me on the stool to help.

So the lemon delicious was really good,

perfect in fact for a cool autumn night.

I'll certainly be making it again


maybe to serve after a dinner that's been made in this...

Thank-you all for your advice,

I'm a lucky girl...

Tuesday, May 06, 2008


hello there, this is me {apparently}

some other things you might not have known,

i'm not this colourful in real life {i tend to wear a lot of black}

i'd forgotten how easy it is to post to the blog {obviously, given the length of time since i last wrote}

the truth is i'm not quite sure about this blogging caper at the moment.

and i think i'm a better person when i'm not spending so much time on the computer.

but i still like pottering about on flickr {it just seems easier somehow}

i haven't read a book {not counting cookbooks} for a long time, the last one was "the history of love" {which i loved}

i really need to change that, any suggestions?

would you believe that i went to ikea on friday and came home without buying anything!!!

we are thinking about renovating our kitchen, friends refer to our current one as "classic"

i dream of owning a piece of le creuset {cream i think} but i'm not sure about what size to get... again, any recomendations would be appreciated.

is that seven things? actually its ten, not sure if they are random enough but there you go, thanks to ellie {originally, ages ago} and nicole {more recently} for the tag, i got there...