Monday, 14 March 2011


I have finally started sewing after some time in the sewing dessert. There is something delicious about brooding over the layers of fabric deciding which piece goes best with which. This week has been all about bias binding. I have tried to use it before and have found it difficult to make that perfect finish. After much you tube tutorials I think I have improved a little or enough at least to begin some projects. I was thinking of something useful for kitchen and decided on pot holders. Firstly I made a square one but found the bias really difficult to make look perfect so I thought maybe a circular shape may be better. I am pretty pleased with the result although I wouldn't say it is perfect. But hey..that is the joy of It, I get to make more!!!

Monday, 7 March 2011



I remember with such a strong image my mum and sister filling the hole left by the avocado stone with cottage cheese and with much drama relishing every mouthful. I have to say it made me want to vomit. I have never liked them and thought i never would. That is until Jamie Oliver converted me through his guacamole recipe. I completely adore it! Now I'm not saying I would cover one in cottage cheese and eat it by itself but this is close enough and I feel somewhat proud of myself for conquering this hurdle. Next on the list is butter beans......ooh Gross...

Thursday, 3 March 2011


What a day! It was all about tea with friends from the beginning to the end and I am so exhausted. Talking can sure take alot out of a girl but boy was it worth it. I think the only food I took on was sugar today so I am now feeling the spiral down of a whole lot of sugar rush. My first "Tea"was with a dear friend who has just come back from London and she had afternoon tea at the Ritz....wow can u imagine how cool that would be. She said there was just so much to take in that it was worth the expense just for the surroundings...This is on my list of things to do when next in London. The sun shone all day so that was good enough reason to be cheerful but I shall go to sleep a happy woman tonight because nothing delights me more than ladies and tea.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

its cold....


cold cold cold.....in our house right now as the heating is playing up. We find ourselves huddled around a crappy old gas fire in the dining room it has become our favourite place as it lets out some fine heat. The puppies are the most daring trying to get as close as possible without burning. The children have returned back to school some coping better than others. It's so hard to see little ones not coping I wish I could say "just stay at home" but im so scared they will expect it ever time they whine. Also selfishly I have coffee planned with a friend tommorow so I would hate to cancel that!!!