Friday, 17 December 2010
Monday, 6 December 2010
I got a bit disheartened as it seemed I had been so very unrealistic in what I could achieve.
I have been plodding through my list and have managed to tick off a few without really realising it. My reading of the 100 greatest books has proved to be too much of a challenge and I am pitifully behind with them.
I realise as well I hadnt factored in my finances (or lack of them!) when making my list. A few will just not be possible due to such limited funds, such as visiting Edinburgh, getting a fourth tattoo, buying another Tiffany piece and completing a Diploma course. At the end of the day I would rather only work part time and spend more time with my son than have more money for my my 101 things.
My end date is 11th Feb 2011 so I will aim for a final push. I definately plan on making another list, if nothing else it has made me consider my hopes, dreams and ambitions.
I am thinking... of lots, my head is a jumble
I am thankful for...having had 29 years with my lovely Grandad who passed away on 26th November
From the kitchen...home made Chilli Con Carne
I am wearing...Pyjamas & my dressing gown
I am creating... A patchwork owl for my Mum
I am going... To bed in a minute
I am reading... "Harry Potter and the Philosophers stone" by J K Rowling
I am hoping... For a special Christmas
I am hearing...My partner watching TV
Around the house... I have a new red rug that makes my home feel cosy
One of my favorite things... Is my new rug!!
A few plans for the rest of the week: My Grandads Funeral is tomorrow, followed by a church service on Wednesday. Friday is my work Christmas party.
Here is picture for thought I am sharing...My special Grandad, taken last Christmas.
Thursday, 10 June 2010
I havent been around for a while but Im still plodding along with my list. Last night I took part in the Race for Life. I did it with 20 friends from work and it was on the Silverstone race track. There were hundreds and hundreds of ladies taking part and there was just a sea of pink that snaked around the track. We were dressed in white Tshirts with our work logo on, pink cowboy hats and feather boas, all good fun!
Saturday, 17 April 2010
52 - Make my Best friend a 3oth Birthday lucky dip. I have been collecting little gifts and wrapping them as I go along. Each is wrapped in different paper so they look very colourful and inviting in the gift bag. The gifts vary jewellerry, make up, silly toys, stationary, lots of fun little items. I am looking forward to giving it to her.
Also I bought my Mum a bunch of flowers on My Birthday last Tuesday. She was very surprised and liked them. She asked what were they for so i told her for having me!
I have been in the garden today pottering around and planting seeds to grow more veggies this year. I enjoyed having them last year.
Thursday, 4 March 2010
Outside my window... A lovely sunny evening
I am thinking...Of my shopping list for tomorrow
I am thankful for...Cuddles with my baby boy
From the kitchen...Lasagne, garlic bread and salad for friends coming round shortly
I am wearing...Jeans, white vest top, 3/4 length pink cardi
I am creating...Easter chicks
I am going...To enjoy my evening with friends
I am reading...Good Housekeeping magazine
I am hoping...My headache clears!
I am hearing...My sons nursery rhyme toy
Around the house...Is in need of a spring clean
One of my favorite things....Sunny Spring Days
A few plans for the rest of the week: Family time at the weekend
Here is picture for thought I am sharing...
Saturday, 27 February 2010
I Took His Hand and Followed
Mrs. Roy L. Peifer
My dishes went unwashed today,
I didn't make the bed,
I took his hand and followed
Where his eager footsteps led.
Oh yes, we went adventuring,
My little son and I...
Exploring all the great outdoors
Beneath the summer sky
We waded in a crystal stream,
We wandered through a wood...
My kitchen wasn't swept today
But life was gay and good.
We found a cool, sun-dappled glade
And now my small son knows
How Mother Bunny hides her nest,
Where jack-in-the-pulpit grows.
We watched a robin feed her young,
We climbed a sunlit hill...
Saw cloud-sheep scamper through the sky,
We plucked a daffodil.
That my house was neglected,
That I didn't brush the stairs,
In twenty years, no one on earth
Will know, or even care.
But that I've helped my little boy
To noble manhood grow,
In twenty years, the whole wide world
May look and see and know.
Saturday, 20 February 2010
Here is my latest monthly baking task. These lovely Oaty, banana muffins are suitable for both my Diabetic Dad and my 13 month old as they have low sugar and no salt, they are also super healthy because of the fruit and oats!
- 250g plain flour
- 75g Porridge oats
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 100g caster sugar
- 250ml corn or sunflower oil
- 2 medium-ripe bananas, chopped small
- Preheat the oven to 180ºC, fan 160ºC, gas 4. Prepare a mini muffin tin with paper cases or butter and flour the holes.
- Sift the flour, oats and baking powder together. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, caster sugar and oil together until pale and fluffy. Fold this mixture, and bananas, into the flour.
- Spoon the mixture into the muffin tin, about a teaspoon per muffin. Sprinkle the extra oats over and bake for 15 minutes until the muffins have risen and are golden.
- When cooked through, transfer to a rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for three days or freeze individually.
Saturday, 30 January 2010
They are so easy to make and I have been using up odd balls of wool, although I have ordered some fluffy yellow eyelash yarn to make some more.
The pattern is knitted in one piece of garter stitch.
- Cast on 26 sts.
- New Row –
K2 tog, all across row.
- Break off yarn leaving an end long enough to thread through remaining stitches.
- Pull up remaining 13 stitches tightly and fasten off.
- Stitch with a back seam then thread a running stitch through at this point to form neck.
- Stuff head then pull up thread at neck and fasten off tightly.
- I have used stick on goggle eyes that I had but you could easily just stitch them on. I also used some leftover felt to make beaks.
Thursday, 7 January 2010
1tsp vanilla essence
- Cream together butter, sugar, egg and vanilla.
- Add the flour and bicarb, mixing well until it has a doughy texture. You may need to add more flour, see how the mixture looks.
- Flour your work surface and roll out the dough and use a cutter of your choice or form into little balls.
- Place on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper, allow a little space between each as they do expand a bit. If you made little balls push them onto the tray so they flatten.
- Bake at 180c for around 10-15 minutes.
My latest batch looked like this:
Perfect for the Teddy Bears picnic!
Wednesday, 6 January 2010
Sunday, 3 January 2010
I have also began on 52: Make my Best friend a 30th Birthday Lucky Dip. Later in the year my best friend turns 30 and I am making her a little basket with 30 individual presents inside. Some are small gifts some are larger more special ones. I have picked up a few items in the sales that I think she will like and I have begun to wrap them in different paper. Already she has 7 little gifts and they look very cute being all different colours.