Monday, 30 August 2010


Just a few cake pictures for you. I am a little bit happy with them - can you tell!!

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Friday, 27 August 2010

In york!

I painted my nails following a tutorial on you tube - not perfect but considering I don't have any of the kit required not too bad I say!!

Since being in York I have mostly spent money - grrr - but most things have been bargains - so not too bad! Above is my new plant - photo doesn't do it justice! It is a lovely spiky magenta pink flower! A bargain from the pound shop!
Then a trip to the works and a new book - I am addicted to recipe and craft books so this was perfect. Expect pictures and blogs of makes done from here soon!!
Then perhaps the best bargain of the day my new tins - 47p and 37p!!! Very very happy with these!

Another swap

This is thanks to Jille really! Seen both of these on her blog and have decided I have to join them!! This is a no frills magazine swap thanks to troc broc and recup.

More swaps!!

I have joined the Christmas stocking swap over on Selina's blog and I'm very excited!!

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Look what arrived for me .....(it may be seaside related!!)

I was very excited last night when I got home I had a little red slip popped through the letter box - a parcel waiting for me!! I was so excited I woke up early this morning and arrived at the post office just before 8am to collect my parcel!! Look at all the parcels - beautifully wrapped a swap from Jill , thank you :)

Some very yummy treats!

The most beautiful notebook, with a lovely cross stitch on the front (I promise I will take better pictures in the daytime with some decent light!) The first thing I do when I get to a beach is run to the sea to have a little paddle!! Also some bunting - we have both sent bunting, great minds hey!!
A fish ice cube tray and a lovely felt fish - I am going to find him the perfect little home!! I think that the ice cube tray will also be perfect for making little chocolate fishes!!
Look at it all!! I love love love love it all - opening it all up it felt like my birthday. This is my first swap and what a fantastic experience it has been. I have loved thinking of ideas of what to get and make and then getting the crafting going and then to receive a lovely parcel as well, I am one very happy girl!! I think I could become addicted to them very easily!!

After all the excitement in the morning I went into town and managed to pick up some wicker baskets and some lovely bedspreads, ready to be recycled into bunting and blankets I think! Then I came home and did a little baking!

This is my 3rd attempt at meringues this week - the other 2 didn't work. Completely forgot to take a picture of the when they were done, but they were successful!

Then a new recipe for a victoria sandwich had to be tested!! It worked perfectly with fresh cream and jam in the middle - now you may all know I am trying to be good and so my diet couldn't quite stretch to all that lovely cake so I took it to my parents - slight mishap in the car with the top sponge not wanting to sit on the bottom one any more!! All was ok though and I manage to piece it back together!!

Finally I used some of the mixture to make some cupcakes - have recently bought the cupcake boxes and really wanted to road test them!!

Wednesday, 18 August 2010


It was my flat inspection today, the letting agents come around every 6 months or so to make sure I am looking after the flat!! I think I may have over done it on the blanket front!! I couldn't help it - love my patchwork blankets. The bottom picture, is the first one I ever made!! They are so fun and relatively easy to make!! I feel this weekend there could be a new one joining the gang!!
Oh and sorry fo rthe quality of pictures, I took them on my phone very late last night, after the final tidy!!

Monday, 16 August 2010

Yum yum

I totally forgot I haven't shown you my new jelly bean board!! I love love love it! It brightens up my kitchen and makes me smile, and all for the grand price of £1!!!

This is my tea - the top picture I am going to call homemade chunky salsa - I have no idea if it is how you make salsa or not - but I liked it, some more tomatoes would have been good! It was basically blitzed tomatoes with added cucumber, celery and pepper!
the bottom picture is courgettes, aubergine, pepper, celery and turkey with BBQ sprinkles - I made too much of everything so have some for lunch tomorrow!!

Oh and one final picture of the jelly beans again, it so scrummy how can you not want to see it again!!

Sunday, 15 August 2010

weekend times

This is a triumph!! I am rubbish at balance - and I am nearly perfect on this!! Reached my first goal today - 8 lbs lost. Hope it carries on!!

These are some of my new flowers - as you can see the wildlife is already enjoying them!!
I have had a good weekend- filled with making, exercising, visiting family and tidying!!
I am trying to make lots of things ready to do a craft fair - I am a bit nervous and not really sure what to make and what people would want!! I can only try it once and see how it goes!!

Friday, 13 August 2010

swap times!!!

The picture doesn't do them justice but these are my pitta bread pizzas - very yummy and very good on diet!! I also made pitta bread with courgettes, aubergine, celery, pepper in tomato sauce with a sprinkle of cheese on top - they were very yummy!! I am actually really enjoying making healthier meals at the moment!!

Any ways to the exciting bit - below is my swap items ready to be posted!!!

Thursday, 5 August 2010

tidying and exercising!!

I have not been on here for a while! I have mostly been exercising and tidying! My flat is much tidier now and I am doing well on my diet I think!! I will try and do an exciting post with photos and everything soon!!

Sunday, 1 August 2010

weekend times

Cranberry and yogurt bites made for a birthday train journey to Cardiff! 7 of us went for the day for T's birthday - wonderful shopping times was had by all!! Then in the evening a BBQ with cake and fireworks!

Two new creatures - I went to Rhi's house and she had made up some owl bodies and asked me to decorate them - one turned into a pig!! We then had a lovely roast and I am still full!!
What a funtastic weekend!!