Sunday, 22 February 2009


You are fair, honest, and logical. You are a natural leader, and people respect you.You never give up, and you will succeed... even if it takes you a hundred tries.You are rational enough to see every part of a problem.

You are great at giving other people advice.You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection. You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive. You have the classic "Type A" personality.You are a free spirit, and you resent anyone who tries to fence you in.You are unpredictable, adventurous, and always a little surprising.You may miss out by not settling down, but you're too busy having fun to care.

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

What Your Name's Hidden meaning?


4OZ (100G) Soft margarine
4oz (100g) Caster Sugar
2 eggs
4oz (100g) Self Raising Flour
1tsp Baking Powder
8oz (225g) Icing Sugar, sifted
2-3 tbs Warm water
Sugar Decorations
Pre-heat oven to 200'c/400'F/Gas 6. Place about 18 paper cases in bun tins.
Measure all ingredients and place in a large mixing bowl and beat well for 2-3 minutes until the mixture is well blended and smooth. Half fill the paper cases with the mixture.
Bake in preheated oven for 15-20mins until the cakes are well risen and golden brown. Lift the cakes out of the bun tins and cool on a wire rack.
Place the icing sugar in a bowl and blend in warm water until you have a fairly stiff icing. Spoon over the cakes and decorate with the sugar decorations. Leave to set.


I can't believe I have actually taught myself to crochet - well, kind of. I have been meaning to do it for years, bur have always been baffled by it for some reason. I even hold the crochet hook like a knitting needle for a start. No matter how hard I look at the diagram in the 'how to' books, it just does not feel comfortable when I hold the hook like that!
Anyway, my first two attempts. Neither are particularly good, especially the first, but I can see a little bit of potential. Well you know what they say - practice makes perfect. I think I need to do quite a lot of it.
Now, what was the next thing? Oh yes! Crochet flowers...............................


This is Svetlana - a rather red faced one due to the fact that I did not have any pale pink felt in my stash. She is the largest doll in a set of matryoshka dolls featured in the current addition of 'Let's Knit' magazine. Her two sisters are named Tatyana and Ivana who may be accompanying her soon!