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Thursday, 28 April 2011

The day before the Royal Wedding

Well it's nearly the day everyone has been talking about.The wedding of Prince William and Kate. I am not into pomp and ceremony but will no doubt want to see what all the fuss is about tomorrow, in and around whatever else we end up doing having an extra day off. 

Inspired by the Royal Wedding i set up a swap challenge over at Ivy's Attic to make an Atc. Sadly only one other person expressed an interest and i don't know as yet whether she made one or not but here are my three as it stands, was going for five but what with holidays and personal stuff looks like we're going with three.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Victoria Sponge Cake

So i realise this isn't the most complicated of cakes but i am on a mission of sorts. I bought a bargain baking book at the car boot last weekend called The Big Book of Baking, i would link it but i can't find it. So i thought i would plod through it trying out the recipes i like and making a note of how successful they are and whether we liked them. When i tried this on Friday it was a disaster. I think my problem was that i used one large tin instead of two smaller ones (she recommends 8" Sandwich tins). My cake sunk and i thought it was just a visual thing but when i cut it in half it wasn't cooked in the middle either so I'm afraid it sadly went in the bin. Anyway today, perfect, that said we haven't eaten it yet lol. So here is the proof in the pics :)

Will share the rating later ;)

Friday, 15 April 2011

Poem In Your Pocket Day

becomes Poem On Your Blog Day...

This morning i read this post over at JolieArt. All about a poem written by Alec aged 9. So as it was Poem In Your Pocket Day yesterday, which btw I've never heard of and being a bit of a poet myself i didn't want to let the opportunity to go by. Now finding a poem to share wasn't an easy task. I have written so many over the years about all sorts of subjects, lots on Christmas my 'favourite' time of year but i flicked through my folder and decided to share a seasonal favourite. You can read more about Poem In My Pocket day, i was gonna abbreviate that but I'm sure you can work out why i didn't check out the link. In the mean time here is my poem :)

The seasons are changing, 
the leaves from green through brown.
Creating a cascade of colours,
below me on the ground.

The light is fading,
the nights are drawing in.
Starting to feel cooler,
time to stay in.

Time is moving faster,
carrying us on her way.
Soon snow will be upon us,
as winter comes to stay.

The snowman puts on his hat and scarf
for another day.
Whilst children finish snowball fights
and put away their sleigh.

There is a buzzing in the air
and a spring in my step.
The bulbs are pushing through the ground
but won’t be seen just yet.

Finally in all their glory
A rainbow of colour I see.
Lapping up the sunshine
and scenting the air that I breathe.

The seasons are a changing,
the leaves from green through brown…

Kerridwen Jeffery

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

April Challenge or not as it seems

Ok so this was my entry for the April challenge over at Christmas Cards All Year Round...until that is i reviewed this months challenge. So the shortfall was that i was so keen to crack on and use my newly learnt knot with ribbon that i completely forgot about the 'use an oval' part of the challenge...Que Serra i guess, I'm pleased with the way they turned out and it's five more in the pot which makes 20 so far this year.