Wednesday, 21 November 2012

On the train

That most dreaded time. On the train and completed all my email and reading work.

It's even too dark to window gaze.

This is Sheffield . . . .

Fortunately the rain in the south of the uk making transport hell there has not yet hit! It has even stopped raining.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Homemade onion and feta tart

For this post the title says it all.

I made some wholemeal pastry and filled it with fried onions topped with feta cheese and a balsamic drizzle.

For a first try it tasted ok, but just ok so I am going to need to work on the recipe.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Sleep(!) overs

Had a fun evening and morning with the 1st Meadow Covert beavers. Lots of activities and up early for rounders and playing on the park.

No quality food or sleep, but the sky looked good this morning!

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Baby season begins....

Before my mum has a heart attack, not my baby season! From my previous posts it will have become obvious that the are many babies on their way amongst my friends and colleagues. 

Well, baby number 1 was born on Tuesday. Mum and baby are doing well, but are both pretty tired. We went to deliver a blanket and some booties the other day and to visit the new arrival. She was very calm and coped wonderfully well with being passed round the room.

Here are the baby gift pics now the element of surprise is no longer required :) I didn't know the gender of the baby so went for the well - known baby neutral colours of red and white.

The blanket is of my own design, and these little beauties are from the pattern from the purl bee. I think they turned out great, and so cute! Link to the pattern.

We also took along an Andrex puppy toy for the baby's big sister, although she spent more time with the great ribbon I used to wrap the gifts! 

Let's hope the remaining arrivals of 'baby season' go well. We've got new arrivals now almost monthly until February.

I have now finished my crocheted blankets so can get on with the mix and match granny square blanket for our bed. At a double size I only need about a hundred and fifty more squares, this is a long term project and not one I am expecting to finish this year. In a post in a while I will take a few pictures of my progress.