Monday, 25 March 2019

Monday bakes

I spent the morning in the kitchen. I wanted to take full advantage of the beautiful weather to dry some laundry, seeing as that meant hanging around in the kitchen most of the day it made sense to bake.
By lunch time I'd made 2 dozen Potato and Leek cakes, 2 dozen Lemon and Rhubarb biscuits and a large Rhubarb crumble.
My parents very kindly gave me some rhubarb and leeks from their allotment 😍
I thought the children might not like the biscuits as they can be hit or miss with rhubarb, but they LOVED them. I had to hide them in a cupboard before they all disappeared. 
However the potato cakes that I thought they'd all love, did not go down well at dinner time. Each of them managed only a tiny nibble before making yuck face 😂

Just when I think i have the children figured out they throw me a curve ball!

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Place setting ucycle

I recently picked up this box frame for just £1 in a local charity shop. I've been drooling over several boxframe ideas on Pinterest lately,  they seem to be a big trend at the moment.

I also was gifted a set of placemats and coasters. They are the lovely sturdy cork backed type. 

I added in a roll of floral sticky back plastic, also a recent charity shop bargain. 
An hour of cutting, sticking, smoothing and a little swearing under my breath later I had a lovely table set up that now matched my dining room theme.
I do love a cheap makeover 😍

What have you guys been making lately? 

X x X

Monday, 18 March 2019

Monday muddles

My Monday has gotten off to a muddled start this week. First I forgot Gman's backpack for preschool which meant an extra journey this morning. The extra journey meant I missed the post which is a pain as it's DD1s birthday tomorrow so I'm worried I've missed something important. 
THEN I noticed that when I bought the bins in after the first school run I'd swapped one of our bins with our neighbours. 
It feels like its all going a bit wonky!

Lunch today is leftover naan bread from our Asda Indian a few days ago. I popped on a pinch of herbs and a grating of cheese. Its made the perfect lunch for me and Baby W. 
 I cut half of hers into fingers and stored the rest for her school run snack.
My afternoon plans are to set up a craft activity for my school goers and then knit in the sunshine for a bit.
What bliss 

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Friday, 1 March 2019

Saturation point

At the beginning of half term I bought a net of satsumas in home bargains. I say a net, it was more like a trawler bag.
At this point the entire house is sick of them 😂 I've sneaked them into as many places as I can. Tomorrow we will have a couple in a trifle but I still have 9 left!

Help me dear readers. What would you make with them?

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Thursday, 28 February 2019

It's raining, it's pouring...

Where did our lovely sunshine go today? Instead of my original plan of pottering in the garden, I spent the morning pottering in the kitchen with Gman. We made nearly 2 dozen chocolate nests using some wheat biscuits no one fancied for breakfast. 
It was much nicer than being outside in the drizzle.

In the afternoon I popped into town for a coffee and cake with my mum. Whilst out I discovered some very pretty umbrellas in the poundshop and decided to treat three eldest to a brolly each. They will be fantastic for rainy days. 

Tonights plans are Easter knits and some Netflix binge watching.  Bliss.

X x x

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

First garden goodies

I couldn't hold out any longer to use my chives in the greenhouse. I've pinched off the odd stem to chew on as I potter about with sowing and watering, but today I cut the first handful.
With all this beautiful weather we've been having you can almost sit and watch them grow by the hour.

After a quite search for inspiration on Pinterest, I decided on cheese and chive scones. 
Perfect for after school snacking and if they last long enough possibly breakfast in the morning too.

It feels amazing to use something homegrown in my baking. I can't wait to see what's ready next. My money is on the basil or pea shoots.

X x X

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Town discovery

Today we discovered The Little Free Library near Eastleigh town centre. 
Isn't it the most fantastic idea? What a fab thing to have in your garden for the community to enjoy.
I left one of the free books I recieved through Facebay, and Gman helped me choose another.

Apparently I should read this one because it has a doggy on the cover. I managed to read the first few pages before the school run and so far it looks pretty good.
Good choice Gman!
I will be popping back regularly to switch out books. It's a pretty popular library so the titles change often. 

X x X