I like to share my Christmas cooking with you and I introduced some new ideas this year. As always I made a couple of Stollen. The one on the left is for my son who will pop round to collect it before Christmas. Thinking of yeasted makes, I also made a loaf of breadwhich has… Read More Christmas Cooking 2020
It is amazing to think that it is now the end of April. With various concerns I feel as if much of the last few months has passed me by. My apple tree has blossomed and the blossom has gone. Not much this year so not many apples to look forward to. My clematis on… Read More Monthly Montage – April
I really don’t know why people choose to have a big party in the middle of winter when all is cold and dark rather than digging a big hole and hibernating! Maybe I haven’t been using my SAD lamp enough lately? (but some mornings it seems like too much effort to set it up – maybe… Read More This Time of Year!
A Happy and Blessed Easter to all my followers! The photograph is one I took while staying in Taizé many, many years ago. Then later I added the text to turn it into an Easter card. I always feel that Festive Food adds to an occasion, so for Easter I made some ‘Simnel muffins’. Not… Read More Happy Easter
This year I made never-ending cards to send to the couple of people I send a card to, so I thought I would share one with you. And to finish I will share with you the cake I made this Easter. Not a simnel cake this year. My son saw a cake on a food… Read More Happy Easter
When I was a child chain-letters were very popular but having had the process explained to me I never had anything to do with them except for once when my mother was the recipient of a recipe chain-letter. We decided that you couldn’t go far wrong with that and took a chance. In the event… Read More Another tea-time treat
Yesterday and the day before (they took a long time to rise!) I made some Stollen using the same recipe I shared with you last year. – HERE I was pleased because I had managed to shape them much better than last year so that they didn’t split in the middle – see below. (The… Read More Christmas cooking
This Saturday we went back to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard to finally see the Mary Rose and do one or two things we had missed before. (For earlier chapters see: Here, Here, Here and Here.) The story could be subtitled “How to make your birthday last almost all year!” ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** After getting… Read More Final Chapter! or is it?
At last I have finished my Flower Cloth. Had a lot of trouble with the photographs as the light has been so low. It’s brightening up now but I think these will do. Luckily my camera will take pictures at a twentieth of a second that are usable. Here is the cloth as it will… Read More The finished Flower Cloth
Another post so soon! Yes but I thought I would share our Sunday outing with you. Sunday was my daughter’s birthday and I was picked up after church and we all went down to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. We being myself, my daughter, her husband, their daughter and a friend who is at present lodging with… Read More A Birthday Outing
Well it’s my daughter’s birthday tomorrow and although she doesn’t know it she is coming down with her family to see the Historic Dockyard in Portsmouth and I have been invited to go with them and then they are coming back here for tea. Her husband has made her a Battenburg for tea just like… Read More So what was I doing this afternoon?
I haven’t had any time for blogging this week because I have had my granddaughter staying with me. We have been very busy and apart from everyday things we have:- Continued with knitting practice. I am teaching her to knit but it isn’t as easy as it might be because she lives a long way… Read More Well, I was really busy last week