Friday, October 31, 2014

Where do the days go??

Almost the end of half term here!! I have been very productive and redecorated the kitchen with my husband. It looks very clean and cosy now- was a bit of a bland mess before. Picture need to go up and a few finishing touches and it's done. Simple card today with a summery feel- but I'll need to go in another direction today and make a birthday card for my father in law. Good news is my mother in law is home now and they are both on the mend. Yay!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Fun and the flicks

No crafting- just a cake. But a very scrummy one!! My friend had a tea party so I took this along. We had a pile of yummy calorie laden treats and a fab time. I also went to see How to train your dragon 2. It was very good and I had a tear in my eye at one point, so highly recommended!
If you are interested the recipe for the cake is this.

200g butter
200g sugar
Cream them.
Add 2 eggs
200g sr flour
1 tbl spoon drinking choc
Mix well.

Divide between two sandwich tins and bake till firm at about 170c

Filling- double cream with sugar to taste
Topping- Butter icing with choc melted into it. Cover with white choc, maltesers and milky way stars and drizzle with melted choc. Scoff!!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Backseat blogger

My blogging has definitely taken a back seat recently. Work's been hectic, schools been demanding with high school applications and other bits and Andrew's 11th birthday. Then after me feeling overwhelmed by all of that my lovely mother in law took very ill and put it all in perspective. Worry about what you love and let the rest wash over a bit more. So I'm on half term and everything else is shelved for the time being. hopefully mum in law will be home in the next day or two and we are good. Andrew had a lovely birthday and is growing up so fast- to fast. I'm having afternoon tea this afternoon with some friends, so had better do something nice to bring with me. So please keep checking back- I am trying to get back to blogging but bear with me. xxx

Friday, October 17, 2014

Hectic times!

I am so in need of a holiday!! Work is soooooo busy it's not funny, I've been out for dinner 3 nights in a row( not complaining at all!!) Have caught up with friends that I haven't seen, been to a memorial service for a lovely man that died far to young, dealt with an almost 11 year old's ever changing moods, prepared for said almost 11 year old's birthday and ...the list could go on, but I'd bore you!! So Wednesday was out for a curry for birthday boy Roy and this was his card. Simple and no fuss. Need a few more things to be like that!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Slightly scrappy

I made this for a friends retirement this week. I had no photo to use but was familiar with sentiment so adapted it to suit my lovely friend. She was delighted with it and we had  a lovely evening last night drinking and eating and laughing.I sat with a close friend that I haven't caught up with in ages, it was lovely to sit and giggle and be silly. A fantastic night out. Tonight I'm out for a friends birthday and then catch up with another friend on Thursday. Happy days.

Monday, October 6, 2014

I have made it out to the craft room but without a camera- so another card for you. Have gone with the red and blue theme again, I always find it quite striking. I was a good girl  and tidied the kitchen up and moved it all about to confuse everyone. Although, as I am the main user, I don't see it being a real problem. May take them a few days to get used to it. Ha ha ha!