Wednesday, 17 July 2013


Well, here we are today, celebrating the third and last of our July family birthdays.

Happy 7th Birthday Charlotte!

Was it really 7 years ago that we all bundled into the hospital just a couple of hours after she was born, grandparents, great grandparents and aunties, eager to get a first look at this tiny little baby.
I don't think others on the ward could believe just how many of us there were!

And today, when I rang to wish her a happy birthday, there I was chatting to a grown up little girl who was full of excitement and so pleased that she now has a telescope so she can see the stars! 

I do hope she likes her birthday cake,  she's very into moshi monsters apparently.
I have to admit I couldn't rise to this particular challenge, not actually knowing what a moshi monster is.
Thankfully the internet and Emma at Lottie & Jakes came to my rescue and she created Katsuma.
I just made the cupcake for him/her/it to sit on!

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Sunshine, cakes and crochet!

Hasn't it just been amazing?
A run of brilliant sunny days and warm temperatures and it looks like it's going to continue the same for next week at least. 

Today  is my son's 30th birthday so a very happy birthday to him!
I baked him a cake which I'm really pleased with but I don't think the photo has been kind to it.
It looks better in the flesh, if you know what I mean.

Lots of baking at the moment and also lots of crochet.
It's been nice to be able to crochet a granny square in spare moments and I've surprised myself just how many I've made.

The art of crochet has been self taught and I know it's not perfect. However I am enjoying making the squares and there are such lovely crochet patterns out there at the moment that I'm quite keen to try making something else once the blanket is finished.
Also in September I should be joining a knit and stitch group with a lady who also is just learning to crochet so I think that will be good and helpful.

Enjoy your Sunday, enjoy the sunshine!

Sunday, 7 July 2013


What could be better?
If you've never been, Aldeburgh Suffolk is a must.
We had a lovely meander through the town yesterday, where there are lots of lovely little shops which will easily catch your eye and quaint little tearooms and ice cream shops to tickle your taste buds.

Then a stroll along the seafront before joining the queue for the most delicious fish and chips you could ever have.
I'm sure only the British will happily queue for 20 minutes to receive their supper in a paper bag.

Once we'd salt and vinigered we headed back down to the beach and found a comfortable spot on the pebbly beach right by the sea to enjoy our feast

Then today, we still have the most amazing sunshine and armed with a cool drink and my crochet I shall have my feet up and hopefully be watching a very exciting game of tennis on the TV.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013


Happy birthday Jessica, our gorgeous grand daughter is celebrating her 4th birthday today.
I don't know where the time has gone since she's been born and I really can't believe she'll be starting school this coming September.
I hope she has a very special day today!

This is the first time I've made a giant cupcake.
The actual cake baking was simple enough but the decoration!
Let's just say, the kitchen was covered this morning in icing sugar and butter cream,
I am STILL covered in icing sugar and butter cream
and all I can taste is icing sugar and butter cream, despite the fact that I didn't actually eat any of it!
This is not boding at all well for my late lunch which was supposed to be a mackerel salad.
I think my taste buds will plunge into a frenzy!!