Friday, 13 November 2009


..In case you were wondering where I've disappeared to, I've spent most of the last week in hospital with a recurring kidney problem.

I've been home for a day and it looks as though I may have to go back.

Double Boo.

Normal service will resume soon - I promise!

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Little oak trees...

Having seen a number of these being made in Blogland,

I thought I'd have a go myself!

A whole bunch of needle felted acorns!

Monday, 2 November 2009


This book:

recently jumped into my trolley during a supermarket trip and now I am slowly working my way through it. Not so handy when you're trying to lose 2 1/2 stone by the end of the year (1 1/2 down already - Yay!) Fortunately, I have more than a few willing volunteers here to help me out!

Our absolute favourite recipe so far has to be the 'Dutch Apple cake' (though it's not like REAL Dutch apple cake you understand.....!!) It has been made at least three times already and I tried it last week with blackcurrants in the bottom instead of apple. Still very delicious, but a bit too soggy!!

Banana bread was good too (went too quickly to photograph!)
Snickerdoodles are next on the list.....