Friday, March 13, 2009

Daisy, 2 Scarves & Scones.

Warm welcome to everyone,

Hope you are all doing well. Time seems to be flying, the first school term is more than half way through, we are planning a trip to Queensland on the holidays. It will be nice to get away for a break, just a change of scenery will do me. I have included a picture of Daisy here, she is getting bigger, and has even grown since this pic was taken. She has the sweetest face and has charmed us all, even Jock. Hold on.. I forgot ..not all of us, the cat has a love hate relationship with Daisy. The cat hates her and Daisy loves him. Well, you can't win them all..

I visited the Stitches and Craft show in Melbourne on Wednesday, with my crafty friends. We all were a little disappointed with the show, but had a great time none the less.

I have included a pic of a scarf I was knitting. I posted the pic some time ago of it half finished, here is the finished article.

Also another one I knitted for my mother-in-law, the pics don't really do the colours and texture justice. It just looks like a mass of small pom poms.

This is a great recipe for scones, very quick,easy and most important successful!!!!!!!

Lemonade Scones
3 Cups of Self Raising Flour
Half a teaspoon of Baking Powder
+Sift together 3 times
Add 300 mls Cream
Half a Cup of Lemonade
Stir with a blunt edge Knife
Knead for a minute or so, then pat down or roll
to about 1and a half cm thickness. Cut into rounds.
Brush with a little milk.
Bake in a preheated 170C. oven for about 10 mins.
I sometime add some sultanas or dates to half the mixture for a bit of variation.

P.S.:-You may need to add a little more or less lemonade.
P.S.S.:- You must eat a least two, with Jam and Lashings of Cream to appreciate the taste.

N.B. Half batch is shown in pics.

Well thats all for now.
With Smiles
Kathryn x


Sunday, February 22, 2009

Long Summer

Hello Everyone,

Hope all is well with everyone in blogland. So much has been going on here, and unfortunately I haven't had time to post.
Thankyou to everyone who has asked after me, it's nice to know people care.

We had a lovely Christmas and spent New Year's Eve with some dear friends.

We had a few trips up the coast and Miss L. had a lovely time, she always has been a real water baby. My mother-in-law was unwell and is still not 100%, she has moved closer to us now, which makes things easier for us, when she needs us.
When school went back about 3 weeks ago, I was asked to help out at my last workplace, just for a few weeks. That has now finished, but I have been
offered a casual position with a local company, too good to pass up, so I have been busy with that a couple of days a week.

I don't know where the time goes..

It was Mr. M's birthday on the 19th he turned 49, so I made him a cake.

I love how the eggwhites beat up.

It was my birthday on the 21st, I turned 48. I don't feel that age. I remember when I thought people that were 30, were old. Funny how your ideas change as you get older. My girlfriend told me that 50 is the new 30. Ha, Ha.... My wise elderly aunt who was 90 at the time, once told me that she "still felt 25 inside". She was a marvel.
I have had a few messages from overseas, because of the recent and still burning bushfires, I live in a suburb of Melbourne, but on the other side of Melbourne and closer to the city. We were not in the area. It has been a terrible tragedy and I know people that were affected, but I don't wish to discuss this matter here.

I want to introduce you to and old hardworking friend of mine. Mixy..(sad isn't it that I call an electric appliance a friend). This is my sunbeam mixmaster, I think it dates back from the 60's. A neighbour gave it to me some 24 years ago, when she was leaving to go to a nursing home. She was a great cook, and I know Mixy did a great deal of work for her. Mr.M. did a little cosmetic surgery on her years ago, he put on a new cord and plug . Does anyone else out there have a hardworking friend like Mixy??? Let me know.

Goodbye and God Bless till next time.

With Smiles

Kathryn x