Well it’s official... the clocks have gone back an hour today and the darker evenings are upon us again. With knitting needles, felting wool and sewing machines at the ready, it’s time to start crafting. I’m really excited and can’t wait to get started ... 👏🙃 ** Here’s a quick peek at my daughter’s latest creation. You can find her facebook page over at ‘Henry Says.’.
It’s wet, windy and wild in Scotland today ... so I have the stove lit and a lovely pot of chicken soup bubbling on the range. Now just sitting by the fire, enjoying a nice mug of tea and knitting cosy blankets. Enjoying my Sunday afternoon ... hope you are too ... :)
Think we all had the same idea today ...
Wow ... woke up this morning to a lovely sunny October day. Feeling lucky, we decided to take advantage of every second and head off to the Lecht Mine. It’s a really nice walk through the hills, made all the more beautiful by the Autumnal colours ... so relaxing and great to be outside. As always my youngest son, skipping ahead and leading the way (my fearless explorer) ... fun times. :)
Good morning ... :) ☕️
I woke up today with a hankering to bake some muffins for breakfast. Now I’m trying really hard to exhibit some self control and leave them long enough to cool ... they smell so good. This muffin recipe is foolproof and tastes fantastic, (I doubled the mixture, added some chocolate chunks and only used 2 heaped teaspoons of baking powder)... link below.
Ok ... time to muster the troops and eat ...😋
Hope you all have a happy Friday, wherever you may be ...
So my husband and son are coming home today and I’m so excited. 🙃
They’ve been working away on aircraft for the last month or so, only popping home for the odd day or two. This week in particular has seen them working long hours outside in torrential rain and thunderstorms. Not much fun ... So I popped in the kitchen ... this is my small way of letting them know, how much I appreciate their hard work and all they do for us. Can’t wait to see them ... Happy Sunday Xx
To Make ...
12oz caster sugar
12oz soft margarine
12oz self raising flour
2 heaped teaspoons of baking powder.
6 eggs (large).
Just pop all ingredients into a bowl and whisk until well blended. I divide the mixture between two 9 inch round cake tins (greased and floured).
Bake until golden brown and the cake skewer comes out clean when tested. Sorry, I can’t advise temperatures, as I cook on a range. I check mine after 20 mins and go from there.
Allow the cake to cool, turn out, fill with fresh berries, jam ( of your choice) and cream. I use double cream and beat until stiff.
Then sift icing sugar gently over the top.
Rain ... lots and lots of it. ☔️
We’ve had quite a wet summer so far this year, but over the last week the heavens have opened. Torrential downpours and thunderstorms have been the name of the game ... with some local areas flooding.
We’re fortunate to live on an elevated site and have missed the worst of it ... but I know others may not have been so lucky. My thoughts go out to all those affected by the floods ...
It’s silly I know ... but I’m so excited, we finally have our letterbox. With it’s faded paint, chips and dings ... I LOVE IT. Another small step towards making our house a home ... I wish I knew it’s history ...
My daughters been busy needle felting again and I’m completely in love with this little fellow and his mousy friend ... If you'd like a custom order made for a birthday or Christmas, just send us a message via our contact page. We'd love to hear from you ... X
When life is so busy, it’s often hard to find that precious time ... to stop and do nothing. But today we managed it ... with the sun shining and a gentle breeze in the air, we headed off to Loch An Eilein. Hiking around the waters edge, we were treated to some stunning views and it was so nice to see the Heather finally in bloom. Not to mention my boys had a blast ... paddling through streams, climbing on logs and taking charge of the map, they led the way 🤞. A real outdoors adventure. We left with big smiles on our faces and decided ... we will definitely be going back. 👍
My way of saying thank you to my family, as they’ve been working so hard putting up new fencing. It’s not a fun job and one we’ve been putting off for a while now ... but it’s looking good so far and hopefully we’ll be finished tomorrow. Fingers crossed ... and time to eat.
🤞**Spiced fruit loaf, chocolate chunks tray bake and rustic jam tarts.
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