Sunday, 31 May 2009

How to make the 14 year old's Mama happy

Tickets for Kate Rusby at Lincoln castle

and .. yes and .. oh my

tickets to see Seth Lakeman ( swoon ) at the Forest Festival.

Saturday, 30 May 2009

How to make a 14 year old happy

Get tickets to see Green Day.

Friday, 29 May 2009

Todays been ...

all about good friends and good cake .... homemade chocolate courgette cake at that !

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Fun at Rufford Park

A lovely day with some new friends and their children.
Picnics, play, laughter, biscuits with cream & strawberries ... yummy.

O watching the ducks with a new pal.

A walk around the lake to enjoy the wonder of new life.

Must do it all again, very soon.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Saturday Spinning ...

with the Lincolnshire Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers .... of which Gill and I are now fully paid up members ( they better watch out lol )

Admiring the fleeces.
Spinning.I adore my wheel.

Look at those colours.

And the finished yarn.All in a days work.Perfect.

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Todays ....

Ups .... ( am loving my new bread book ) and downs !!!!

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Woodland Sculpture

College Woods, Apley.
Wonderful Bugle flowers.

We are very lucky to be part of a small team chosen to design and create a sculpture to be placed at the entrance to this amazing wood.

The sculpture site.
Yesterday we took a stroll through the wood and then played around with some ideas.
Our idea ( and its a good one ) is now being sent to several artists to add their thoughts and come up with a working design.
Then we start to make it come to life.
Amazing Life.

Monday, 11 May 2009

Book Sharing Monday - Harry Builds a House by Derek Radford.

An old family favourite, passed on to us from friends around 12 years ago.
L ( now nearly 15 years ) loved this and had anyone and everyone who visited us for any length of time read it to him at least once.

The pictures are fab, I mean who couldn't love a team of hippos building a house ? The information is great - ceiling joists, electric wires, screw plugs, it's all here.

Then there are the big guns - the diggers, the loaders .. oh my !

We all use to know this by heart but I have to admit after afew years of being neglected on the book case, we are all alittle patchy, not for much longer I feel, O is definitely a Harry builds a House type of kid.

Friday, 8 May 2009

Free Food Friday - 2

Wild garlic pesto ... we can't get enough of the stuff.

New books ... naughty but very, very nice.

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Basil, Bargains and a winner.

My basil babies growing up.

Bargain wooden bowl ( fruit not included, lol ) from the carboot last week, £1 ... wow.

And a winner .... it has to be Willow81 for the copy of Mouse Tales and all because she mentioned Mrs Pepperpot, a firm fav of mine from childhood ( can you pm me your address darling x )
Thanks to all and sorry for no Book Sharing Monday from me this week, I was busy dancing round and over ! the Beltane Fires with a wonderful group of ladies in the woods.

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Beltane Fires

Wild garlic butter .. yum.
We spread it on bread, pittas and new pots .. oh my they were good.

Warm, glowing fire to celebrate the May, we sat and laughed, sang ( badly ) ate and drank.
A family affair, just us and my parents .. a wonderful evening.

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Hunter Happiness

I asked anyone and everyone I saw yesterday, if they knew a place with a good patch of wild garlic ( me being completely inspired by Claire over at )
I received lots of great advice of where to find the best, tastiest and most garlicky ! But all where miles away.
Another Free Food Friday missed.

Until on the way home from the drama, ballet and tap runs that is our Saturday, I spied it from the car window, not 2 minutes from home, right there under my nose.

I'm a day late in joining in but am too excited to wait until next week.
Forgive me ... please.
Off to make lots of garlic goodies.
Thanks Claire.

Friday, 1 May 2009

Beltane Blessings

Lemon buns made by K for O to take to his Woodland group this afternoon to celebrate May Day.
Yummy lemon curd supplied by Gill ( emily's mum on gp forum )

Tins of sunshine.
A little knitting ( pattern seen on Soule Mama's blog ) for a new babe.

Best seen here , on the gorgeous girl herself.
Happy Beltane to all x