Wednesday, 16 January 2008
Tuesday, 15 January 2008
Anna from All Things Lovely has awarded me an award (bad English!) for my mutterings. Am very chuffed!
So now I have to share 7 facts with you...
I used to have a fork-lift truck license. I think it has expired now but I once used to work as a sales administrator and as we were a small company, all employees had to learn to drive the fork-lift. It was great fun, and a great laugh watching a 1970s safety film called “The Colour of Danger”….
I have been with my husband since I was 14 years old. First kissed him at the tender age of 12……we got married at 23 and have been married for 11 years. He asked me out when I was 12 and I said no so he didn’t speak to me for 2 years. He asked me to marry him in 1988!!!!!!
I wanted to be an accountant when I was a little girl….then a nurse and then a florist. Got to be one of them!
I HATE wasps….they paralyse me with fear.
When pregnant with my daughter, I was sick so much I dislocated my jaw….
I love Alan Rickman, Russell Brand and Eddie Izzard!
I still suffer with homesickness and I REALLY don't like change! For example, it takes me a good 2/3 days to settle into a holiday and when I first started work, I was so nervous and anxious that I used to burst into tears at lunchtime. I'm much better now.....(as you all back away from the computer!!)
So do I have to nominate another blogger? Well I will anyway...to the person who got me into 'all this'. This woman is responsible!
Wednesday, 9 January 2008
I'm really pleased with the photo of the apples and plums. Having had my camera for 4 years, I discovered that if you press the 'food' button on the menu, you get a better picture (better late than never I guess!)
As part of a New Year Resolution and pre-building project sort-out, I had an amazing discovery. I'm amazed that they were unopened and hadn't been discovered by one of my children during a rummage through the cupboards to find something....anything to eat (other than fruit!!!!).
I had 4 with my tea and now feel sick! They were gorgeous. Now they are open, I can hear them calling me from the cupboard! I hope R comes home and hides them somewhere else before I end up eating them all!!!!! Uh-Oh...C has just found them!!!
Sunday, 6 January 2008
A clue to where we've been. Took the children to the Tutankhamun exhibition, which was fabulous and well worth it.
I just love this picture, I'd love a lampshade like this!!
Back to school tomorrow......(groan).
Wednesday, 2 January 2008
Well it's been busy. Before Christmas I was ill, so I had a little rush on, finishing presents. This one for my friend Amanda, who I work with. (little felt ice skates were so wonderful to make, an idea from Montessouri by Hand). The heart was a little extra for her tree, and the X-stitch was from here and was particularly apt for her (I've since learned that it made her cry, with joy hopefully!!).
Running a Craft afternoon at my Church for the children while the parents helped making 400 Christingles. It was great fun. My two were guinea pigs....
UP at the crack of dawn? Get sewing young man....
C loves stuffing....
Broccoli and Stilton Soup, Cheese Sauce
It's really, really simple and I'm having it for tea.
First of all fry 3 chopped salad onions in garlic oil.
Add 500g frozen broccoli, together with 1 tsp of dried thyme
Crumble in Stilton....add 800ml hot vegetable stock.
Cook for 5 minutes, liquidize and serve with a little red chilli crumbled on top.
Split Pea and Ham Soup
I have made this before and it's gorgeous. It's also low fat which means it tastes better!!!!
Now that all our guests have gone, the tree is down and things are getting back to normal. I'm already planning what my next sewing project is going to be. I have a few birthdays coming up so better start thinking! (especially as one of them is a big one...you know who you are ;-) )