Sunday, November 27, 2011
weekend. Monday is a day when you really need to motivate yourself, so put on something that cheers you up and that you know you look good in, now I would love pretty pink shoes and a fabulous lace dress but I am sure in the depths of winter the local farmers would think I had totally lost the plot!
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
roses are getting a battering, so it is really time to embrace all things
wintry, woolly socks, hot chocolate, big bowls of soup, mulled wine, nights in watching movies
in front of the fire with the kids, hot water bottles, porridge and golden syrup, treacle pudding, I have just read that back no wonder I put on a few pounds every winter!
Soon December arrives it is time to sprinkle a little festive magic about
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
"Just wanted to chip in and say that we (a family of 4 including a currently hard to please 2 year old twins ), stayed at the picture perfect Apple Blossom Barn in early November and in a nutshell it was gorgeous! Thats it! It really was the perfect place for a family break, other words spring to mind ........ homely, cosy, friendly, tasty,( see baking reference on this blog) and even sunny! "
"Big thanks to Denise and Kevin "
The Jarman Family
Monday, November 21, 2011
I just love how romantic and gentle her style is, there is an elegance about it but it is also homely
Friday, November 18, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
little lane (a bohereen is what us Irish call a little lane) .
Monday, November 14, 2011
Mix sugars, sifted flours in a large bowl
Add combined butter,egg, egg yolk, and vanilla; mix to a soft dough, stir in chocolate
Roll in to balls place 2 " apart on a lined baking tray
Bake for 10 to 12 mins
Lovely with a cold glass of milk or a dipped in a good cup of coffee
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
I have been a busy bee, baking, painting and knocking out a part of a 300 year old wall(ok not me personally on that one, Kevin weilded the lump hammer), so getting lots done. My bedroom has a fresh coat of paint, the sewing machine has been out, I have made lampshade covers, cushions covers, updated curtains so feeling very smug and productive however kitchen is a disaster and there is a gigantic mountain of laundry to do, oh well I never claimed to be a domestic goddess.
I dream of having a lovely big Aga range in my kitchen it would complete my country living fantasy of cooking yummy winter warming stews and pies and toasting crumpets on a wet
and stormy night. Well maybe I will send Santa claus a pleading letter!