Tuesday, 16 December 2008


Complete with chandelier lights, ginerbread houses and stockings.


I have at last finished it. I took me two years to complete as I kept puting it away and doing other things, on top of working full time etc. etc. Life is so much simpler and calmer now I work less hours. Happiness and time with my family are far more important than money.

Monday, 15 December 2008


8oz plain flour
2oz margerine
Pinch of Salt
2-3 tbs cold water
4oz chedder Chese, grated
2 eggs, whisked
1 onion, chopped
1/4pt milk
Salt & pepper for seasoning
Mixed dried herbs

Preheat oven to 190'C. Grease and flour an 8in flan dish.
Sift flour and salt into a bowl. Rub margerine into flour. Add enough water to make a soft dough.
Roll out and line the prepared dish.
Mix together the milk, eggs & salt and pepper and set aside.
Next, place the cheese and onion in the flan dish and pour over the seasoned egg and cheese mixture. Sprinkle with mixed herbs if liked.

Place in oven and bake for approx. 40mins or until golden brown and the egg has set.

Sunday, 14 December 2008


My eldest daughter came to visit today (she lives with her boyfriend) as I had not seen her for a few weeks. She opened her birhday presents while she was here as she is twenty next week.

She also arrived with my auntie who, I might add, looks twenty years younger than her seventy years and fixes her own roof tiles!!


I'm not really sure what to make of this, but kelly loves it.
It now sits on a shelf in her bedroom (pattern by Alan Dart).
I am also knitting Alan Dart's Christmas Tree but there is no way that it will be finished for this Christmas as I started too late.


This is a photograph of the throw I have been working on. It is now finished thank goodness, as I seem to have been working on it for ages.
Photograph of finished item to follow soon.


One Christmas Tree decoration is now ready to go on the tree. Another two to go.


Lovely pink cupcakes for Sunday afternoon.


The girl's spent the afternoon making Christmas Hama decorations. They are going to decorate their bedroom windows with them. I look forward to the window cleaning after Christmas (I don't think so).


While looking at some images I had stored on my camera, I came across a picture of my daughters. It was taken during the summer holidays on a rainy day and we were having a pamper day.
Kimberley will never forvige me for publishing this!!

Saturday, 13 December 2008


My Christmas preparations are now well under way - the tree is up and I am busy making extra decorations. My husband took the girls Christmas shopping today to buy my present, but no matter how hard I try they will not tell me what it is (although he did visit Boots)!! I will continue questioning.

While out shopping they also went ice skating which they seemed to enjoy immensely even though they did fall over once or twice - no serious injuries though I'm glad to say. When they arived home they assembled and decorated a gingerbread train. Something a little different from the usual gingerbread house.

While they were gone I did a little reading - I'm reading the Miss Read books at the moment, the Christmas editions, which are getting me more into the Christmas spirit. They remind me of life as a child as I come from a small village myself. I also made a victoria sandwich using my favourite recipe from My River Cottage cookery book. It involves weighing four eggs (yes, four),
and weighing the same amount of butter (which was nearly a whole pack), flour and sugar. It rises beatifully every time and tastes absolutly gorgeous, although not paticularly very healthy

But what the heck it's Saturday and it's nearly Christmas.