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Monday, 22 February 2010

Where The Wild Things Are

A couple of weeks ago my daughter in South Africa asked if I would make her boys a Max costume each. Max is a the boy from the book 'Where The Wild Things Are' who likes to wear a wolf costume. Well I have never made a wolf costume and couldnt find a pattern. So I copied a pattern for an all in one suit from my pattern book, 'Little Clothes for Little People' and bought some grey fleece and zips. We will have to wait and see what they turn out like. I have added a photo of the boys with their Daddy at a butterfly farm where there was also some little monkeys. The boys were told by the man not to touch so as you can see Daddy is holding Jesse's hands and Joe has put his behind his back to stop himself from being tempted!

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Devon Visit

I have just returned from a few days in Devon visiting my Grandaughters. We had lots of fun, lunch in a cafe, swimming lesson, painting Valentine hearts...and hands! helping Mummy feed the birds and lots of singing and dancing and cuddles.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Literally a Lifeline

Check out my daughter's new blog telling about their work in South Africa

Thursday, 11 February 2010

I am not a huge fan of green cabbage but love red cabbage. We have friends coming for lunch on Sunday so I plan to make a big shepherds pie, this goes down really well with a portion of pickled red cabbage!
Pickled Red Cabbage
Red Cabbage
Spiced Vinegar (I just put spices into vinegar and left it overnight)
Cut off and discard the outer discoloured leaves from the cabbage.
Quarter and remove the tough inner stalk. Shred the cabbage, wash and drain well.
Layer in a basin with salt between layers, ending with a layer of salt.
Leave for 24 hours.
Wash thoroughly in cold water and drain well.
Pack into clean,sterilised jars and pour in cold, spiced vinegar.
Cover the jars and label with contents and date.
Note: Ready after 1 week but if you keep it longer than 10 – 12 weeks it will loose its crispness. You can use the same recipe for Pickled White Cabbage.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

My Boys

These two often meet up in London, but I dont often get a photo of them together. So I have pinched this one from Andy, my son in law's blog, taken when they all met up last week for Amy's birthday. Ben (the eldest) is on the right and Dominic on the left. I am pretty blessed to have lots of scrummy boys in my family! (click on it for a bigger view)

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

The Good Stuff: Project O - Newswatch - East Coast Radio

Below is an interview wth my son in law in South Africa, please, if you have time listen to it and pray for the work that they are doing.Thank you

The Good Stuff: Project O - Newswatch - East Coast Radio