Tuesday, 29 September 2009
Thursday, 17 September 2009
I hope that my children look back on today
And remember a mother who had time to play.
Children grow up while you're not looking;
There will be years and years for cleaning and cooking.
So hush now cobwebs, dust go to sleep,
I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep.
Little did I realise 16 years ago what a wonderful daughter, friend, young woman she would become - I am very lucky indeed. Happy Birthday D! xxxxx
Wednesday, 16 September 2009
Time to dig out one of my favourite books:
This year, instead of my usual rhubarb and vanilla or rhubarb and ginger jam, I thought I would try Mrs B's simple recipe:
I love the colour of rhubarb and the way it changes as it cooks!
A recipe for nettle tea, notes on how to clean marble, and Mrs Edward's recipe for sandwich cake...
Wednesday, 9 September 2009
I am really pleased with these brooches:
I cannot decide which colour to wear myself - perhaps I should have one of each! I hope you like them too!
I am so excited about it !! I am pleased to have found such a lovely venue and to have the opportunity to combine two of my favourite things - crochet and cooking! I've had some enquiries already, which I'm pleased about as I've only really started promoting the workshop this week. I was quite surprised to discover that I would not be able to have a poster in my local library without paying £13 for 1 poster in 1 library, or £26 to have 1 poster in all the local library branches!! For the time being, I'm keeping with the offers of free poster display!! It's all a new, steep learning curve...but lots of fun! In case you're having trouble reading the poster picture, the Learn to Crochet workshop is on Saturday 21st November (10am-4pm) at The Old School, Barnby Dun, South Yorkshire - the cost is £45, which includes workshop materials, morning coffee, homemade lunch, and afternoon tea. If you'd like more details, please get in touch - firstname.lastname@example.org
Time for a cup of coffee and then off to distribute some more posters!
Thursday, 3 September 2009
Where has all the time gone...well, I've had a bit of a de-junk around here, which culminated in hubby and I attending a car boot sale on Sunday. It was a busy boot sale full of , what I call, "real booters", and bustling with people. We managed to shift quite a bit, but also brought quite a bit home, which now sits in various places awaiting its fate...charity shop, recycling, eBay...or back in the loft!! People are funny aren't they...I just love it when somebody asks how much you're charging for something that cost a fortune to buy new and is in immaculate condition...and, when you tell them you'd like £1 for it, they almost drop the item and step back from your stall in horror!!
Back to school for my two on Monday and, I have to say, it definitely feels like the start of the autumn term here this morning! Much, much cooler, dark, wet and windy...but autumn does have its good points....