Monday, 9 January 2012

Note to Self

He is not worried that we are late making it, that Christmas has been and gone and a New Year has started.
That Mama's words "not today" "maybe later" "not now" have finally ended.
He is just delighted that we have made it.
And that he got to eat some ( just a little some )

Friday, 6 January 2012

This Moment - One Boy and his Dog

Joining Soule Mama, in this weekly project of remembering, the ordinary, beautiful moments in our days, that could so easily be missed if our eyes and hearts are not opened to see them.

Thursday, 5 January 2012


With memories of festive lie ins, still so fresh
Rain and wind pounding the house
It is so hard to leave this
warm, cosy nest.

Up and bed made
cheery quilt brings smiles
and much needed colour
on such a dark, damp day.

Peeking out the window
a sodden World awaits
bare trees swaying
to the rhythm
of the wind.

The boys bed holds his treasures
and Mamas heart delights
that handmade Nemo
peeks out.

And coffee in a dotty mug
bright splash of happiness
enough to lift the spirits.

Good Morning x

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Yarn Along 6 - New Starts

I did lots of sitting down over the holidays, all those films to watch, peaceful afternoons and evenings but yet manged to do little knitting, if any.Maybe it was the frantic present knitting catching up on me.
The few projects I did start, have now been pulled down, yarn rewound.
New Year, New Starts.

And, so I cast back on the first project rewound, a winter cowl for my boy, yesterday and it felt good.
Pattern from Amanda Blake Soule's Rhythm of the Family, which I am also reading along with an old James Herriot,Let sleeping vets lie, kindly borrowed from a dear friend, it makes for a peaceful bedtime read.

Afew rows in and all is well again in my Yarning World.

Come, Yarn Along at Ginny's

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Always look on the bright side of life

It is pouring down here and the wind is sending anything not nailed down, swirling off to Kansas.
So, as we head out the door, O tops his wet weather gear off with sunnies.
There's a lesson there.

Monday, 2 January 2012

Cheese Scones save the day

I did very little fancy cooking this Christmas ( read I did none ) just the way things turned out this year, something had to give and it turned out to be the homemade cheesecakes, mince pies ( although the mincemeat is still sat, crying out to be used ) and other delights of the season.
The one thing I did make though and which, thankfully were a big hit, cheese and broccoli scones, a simple treat, which suited us this year.We enjoyed them with soup ( butternut squash, homemade ) and even with leftover chilli.

Cheese and Broccoli Scones

450g self raising flour, rub in around 100g butter until breadcrumbs form.
Add 100g cooked, chopped broccoli and 50g cheese, I used a mix of cheddar and Stilton.
Stir in 2 eggs and add milk slowly until a dough is formed, around 75mls.
Gently press out on floured surface, I don't roll out, leaving dough quite thick.
Use a biscuit cutter or as I did one for ravioli.
Bake in the oven for approx 20 mins on 180 ( mine took 40 mins in the Rayburn, so please adapt to your oven)
The smell is so worth cooking them for, filling the kitchen and making you believe your domestic Goddess hasn't been completely lost, she is merely having a rest on the chaise.

Sunday, 1 January 2012