Wednesday, October 20, 2010

What I Will Be Up To For The Next Week Or So

On Friday we are ..........

Once we get there we will be doing a bit of this.............
Hopefully seeing some of these...............
Seeing a bit more of this...........

And watching something like this while having a drink or two................
When we get back I will have heaps to post about as I have exchanges that I have received, exchanges I have sent, new books that I have read and of course the obligatory holiday snaps to share. So until the beginning of November Ciao for now!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Just a quick post from me

Hi Everyone, I am just posting really quickly to let you know of a great blog that is raising money for Cancer research, if you are a stitchy person and feel the need to express what you think about Cancer (her blog doesn't normally have bad language on it) please check out Cathy's blog and support the cause!
Chunky Chooky

I will be back after the weekend to show progress pics of my stitching and other bits and pieces.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Finally an Update From Me :)

Well I am over my cold and the weather is warming up, mind you I don't think we are actually going to have a spring as they reckon that about Thursday we should have about 31 degrees which is just perfect :)

MOTH has gone away fishing for a week so today has been a Buffy marathon, with the occasional episode of Melrose Place thrown I sad or what LOL.
Any way here is an update of my Sleepy Hollow project that I am slowly plugging away on....... The first picture is what it will look like when finished, the second picture is my first progress report from about a month ago and the last picture is what I have achieved as of today. And once again sorry about the quality of some of the pictures I am just hopeless LOL

I have been stitching halloween and christmas ornaments but these are for exchanges so sorry no pictures until sent and received :)

Now on to my other passion..........Cooking. I try to bake some goodies on Sundays to last us during the week. Here is a picture of the baking tin the other Sunday, I made a Date Loaf and some Hokey Pokey biscuits.

Hokey Pokey Biscuits (makes around 20 biscuits)

125 g butter
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon golden syrup
1 tablespoon milk

1. Preheat your oven to 180 C. Then make sure you grease the oven tray well.

2. Place the butter, sugar, golden syrup and milk in a saucepan. Stir over a low heat until the butter has melted. Increase the heat and continue to stir until the mixture almost bubbles, then remove the saucepan from the heat. Allow the mixture to cool.

3.  Sift flour and baking soda into a bowl. Stir the flour into the butter mixture. Mix well.
4. Take a tablespoon of mixture at a time and roll into balls. And place on oven tray
5.  Flatten biscuits slightly with a floured fork. The floured fork helps to prevent the biscuit mixture sticking to the fork. Then bake for 15 - 20 minutes or until golden. When cooked transfer to a wire rack to cool. 

 I am also trying to do the right thing and buy eggs that are not produced in a battery or caged environment.  I found a carton of eggs at the supermarket in very nondescript packing called "Mega Eggs" . I decided we would have some the other night for dinner and cracked the first egg open and it was a double yolker!! next egg was normal, next egg a double yolker!! and the last egg normal. Now the last double yolker egg that I saw or ate was when we got eggs straight from a farm, so I am really impressed with my find. Oh and they weren't expensive either. Well that is about it from me.  I am hopefully back to posting regular updates about what is going on my neck of the woods.