Monday, 31 March 2008
Tuesday, 25 March 2008
Why are eggs such a silly shape? Is it to make it easier for the hen to part with it? Goodness knows why but have you ever tried to make a Creme Egg balance? It is impossible unless you did like I did and balanced it against the box. Sainsburys were selling all their Easter goodies off at half price yesterday and it would have been rude not to take advantage. We got 2 boxes of 3 Creme Eggs, 2 packets of Mini Eggs and 2 Black Magic eggs (Creme Egg sized not huge ones) all to share mind not just for me.
I took advantage of the mini eggs and made a chocolate fudge cake which took far too long to cook and then the fudge ganache was runny so it had to sit in the fridge overnight to set.
Sunday, 23 March 2008
Friday, 21 March 2008
Thursday, 20 March 2008
Wednesday, 19 March 2008
Here are the projects I have on the go at the moment.
This one is the Sockamania March sock. You can choose to either sign up and just get a free pattern by email or sign up for the Sockamania Plus through Etsy and get the yarn and the pattern in the post. This is the option I took and the yarn they sent is lovely.
This one is the first Sock Knitters Pentathlon sock and is called Jacobean. The idea is that they challenge you to knit a sock from their pattern once every 2 months which I think is a manageable time limit. There are some people on there who have done a pair in 3 days. No offence meant to anybody but do these people have lives or do they just sit and knit all day. I have no idea what the yarn is because I have had it for ages and ages.
Finally this one is from Simply Knitting Magazine. The link shows the pattern.
Look at this lovely blue sky. The picture was taken this morning and I took it because we are forecast to have some very heavy rain over the next few days and I wanted to remember what blue sky looks like.
Using the facility on the camera to isolate one colour and do the rest in black and white this is a random picture of my peg basket.
Tuesday, 18 March 2008
We said he could maybe have a friend when he was a year old. His birthday is on saturday and I have been reminded many times that we could have another dog too. We paid a visit to Dogs Trust last weekend but nothing really appealed to us. Although there were a couple of really cute miniature poodles. I could have taken them home there and then but they had already been rehomed and apparently it isn't very macho to have a poodle on the end of the lead. With 4 males in the house I suppose all the dog walking would have been down to me.
From one extreme to another though because we are considering a Newfoundland . I think maybe we are mad to take on something which, once fully grown, has the potential to weigh more than we do but they have so many good character traits that I can forego the size part. Their temprements are supposed to be second to none. That was one of the reasons for buying a labrador (even if he is a cross) so something as gentle with children as a labrador is a definite plus.
Apparently I am a real saddo for having the time to create a blog.
Tomorrow the other thing my husband thinks is sad - knitting socks.
Monday, 17 March 2008
Dogs because we have a Labrador Patterdale Terrier cross called Charlie.
Socks because much to the amusement of my family I like to knit socks. They keep calling me Dobby from Harry Potter.
Scrapbooks because that is my main hobby. It is something I love to do but never seem to find the time or inspiration to do many pages.
Not forgetting Oliver the cat.