Monday, 30 July 2012

the weekend

On Friday our bags were packed for a weekend at the boat!

I had a lovely relaxing weekend which included some reading, baking, walking, crochet & gardening  (we now have a little garden area by our mooring!)

On Sunday we had a nice suprise as some fellow boaters came to say 'hello' and brought us some homemade scones-yummy!

The sun has been in and out, with wind & rain showers-very confusing! 
What's a girl to wear? Today for me it was a pretty dress with a cotton cardigan and a thin parka for the occasional showers.

Thanks for reading x

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

A sunny morning

Today I didn't start work until 10:30, which meant I had some time before work to....
sit in the sun and finish reading my book 'Katie Fforde: Living Dangerously' 
catch up with some crochet

do some washing and peg it out to dry in the sun!

Monday, 23 July 2012

All change!

The weather has eventually changed from rain to sunshine. 

And my life is going to change.....
I have now got a place on a PGCE course, so I can become a primary school teacher!!
(I was high on a reserve list, which I didn't know about- as the uni weren't allowed to tell me)

Finally I am hoping my strawberries will change from green to red!

Thanks for reading- enjoy the sunshine x

Sunday, 1 July 2012

A Weekend At Home

I’ve had a lovely weekend at home. Some cleaning and tiding along with baking and making.
On Saturday I decided to make some more marmalade- this is my 3rd batch and I probably won’t make any more this year (it seems to take a long time!) My marmalade is popular amongst family and friends so I use it for gifts. 
I use a Rachel Allen recipe whereby you boil up the fruit first and then remove pulp, liquidise then add back to the pan.

  I love to use labels and covers to make them pretty! 

I'm cooking for family today so I bought some fresh berries to make a special dessert for after Sunday lunch.
 This cake is made using a combination of recipe's so I guess its kinda my own creation. A rich chocolate sponge base with creme fraiche and fresh berries on top- perhaps some cream on the side to serve! yum.

I hope you've all had a nice weekend x