31.3.14

Small Delights (v)


The cherry tree continues to delight not only me but bumble bees and yesterday several peacock butterflies.



A small posy of spring flowers from the garden are looking particularly delightful in my Blue of Devon jug. This little jug was a Christmas present and I love it so much that I think I must start a collection of Blueware.


A cluster of 'day's eyes' among the cherry blossom petals.


An improvised plum and almond tart made with leftover puff pastry and some frozen September plums. The filling is the same as the one used in this  tart. Small, but delicious.


Three particularly nice cards for Mothering Sunday yesterday from my offspring. The freesias were from Tom, there was wine from George and chocolates from Katie. I knew there was a good reason why I had three children.


And here is March's sampler. This March has truly marked the beginning of spring. Here's to more of it, bluebells in the green woods, long evenings, bright mornings and lots of sunshine.
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25.3.14

Knit Kit

Knit Kit
 Non knitters might assume that all you need to knit are sticks and yarn. That's true up to a point but when I decided to become a prope...
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20.3.14

Lots of Pictures of Cherry Blossom

Lots of Pictures of Cherry Blossom
  It's been very windy here this week so they aren't quite as sharp s I'd hoped. Out of the dozens I took these w...
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18.3.14

A Jolly Nice Chocolate Cake

A Jolly Nice Chocolate Cake
Searching for a chocolate cake recipe which didn't require seventeen ingredients including 625g of sugar I turned to my trusty Good...
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11.3.14

Poised

Poised
We have had a dismal winter, it's been relentlessly wet and grey. For the first time I have longed for winter to be over. Usually I enj...
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9.3.14

Ingredients For A Sunday

Ingredients For A Sunday
1. Sunshine and flowers. Lots of both.* 2. Gin and tonic. Just one. 3. Roast chicken. Two if you have teenage boys. ...
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7.3.14

Daffadowndilly

Daffadowndilly
Daffadowndilly She wore her yellow sun-bonnet, She wore her greenest gown; She turned to the south wind And curtsied up and d...
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4.3.14

Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday
We are a bunch of heathens in our house. A catholic education (chosen for its proximity rather than its faith) has had little effect on...
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