Sunday, 21 January 2018

Cupboard love

Thank goodness for cupboards that store and hide. What fun pulling out 'stuff', sorting out, deciding what goes and what stays and finding long, lost items.

The cupboard was a large one just off a bedroom and the stuff was mainly - 

music paraphernalia,
folding tables,
quilting items,
flower press,

and, of course - 

cuddly toys.

It all came out and everything, bar the cuddly toys and 2 bags for the CS, was put back neatly. I even made a list as to what went where. 

That's my job done for the day. More sorting tomorrow.


Thursday, 18 January 2018

F, F and F

We woke up to a white second Christmas on the 30th December while on holiday with family. The snow didn't stay long but it added to the festive occasion.

The New Year was also celebrated with festive fireworks. What loud bangs and crashes we heard for about half an hour. The whole sight was magical.

Walks and fun were the order of the day and I enjoyed every minute.

Can you tell!

There were 3 'occasions' that had to be celebrated - Chrismas, New Year and my birthday and what better present than this - a wooden box full of wool plus the added bonus of a crochet hook.

My hands were busy for the rest of the holiday.

Family, friends and fun - a winning combination.


Saturday, 13 January 2018

Good, bad, good, bad

I do wish,
(It's very sad)
That when I walk
I don't see 'bad'.

Rubbish, weeds,
and smelly poo,
Empty cans,
Graffiti too.

I do wish,
I know I'm right,
To see the clean,
The fresh, the bright.

Any weather,
Cloud, rain, sun,
Seeing 'good'
Is much more fun.


Friday, 12 January 2018

Working through ...

... the recipe binder where I stick recipes collected from magazines and friends. Last week it was a Thai curry which I waded through 3 days on the trot because DH doesn't like Thai cuisine. It was OK but I don't think I'll make it again. I just wanted to use up the coconut milk in the tin cupboard. This week I tried the Berry Chocolate Traybake, which when looked at closely is just a basic cake recipe with added raspberries and chocolate. Do I really need to keep this in my binder? I think not, even though I'll make it again - I don't really need to look at the recipe.

The Madeira cake recipe is a favourite from a friend which probably needs writing out again as it is stained and tatty.

Look, I've even included contents pages.

There's civilised for you. 

Here's the cake cut into pieces, some of which are not shown because we've eaten them!


Thursday, 11 January 2018

Normal Routine

I'm back into normal routine mode after an extended festive time which included 2 Christmases, the second of which was a White Christmas on the 29th December. No need to dream anymore until next year then. 
Normal routine for me is to sort all my everlasting cards and match them up with envelopes. Cards which are full of greetings are 'retired' and new cards made. Funny how just making small cards takes up such a large space. All done now and everything is packed away until November when I sign and address the cards again.

Just type 'everlasting cards' in the search box for more explanations of my Christmas greetings for friends and family.

Normal for me is 'work' in the mornings and 'play' in the afternoons so today was cleaning tiles in the newly decorated bathroom and washing and ironing plus card making and walking. It was a busy and productive day.


Monday, 25 December 2017

Merry Christmas



Thank you for visiting my blog this year and for all your wonderful comments.

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 24


24. The Night Before Christmas

If FC doesn't turn up then I'll have a go at drinking it. Have a wonderful day tomorrow however you may spend it.