Winter Flower, Miniature Bouquet and Banana Loaf

06 Jan

1   Walking up from town in a fierce but warm wind, I noticed some little Periwinkles flowering.

White Periwinkle 6.1.14

White Periwinkle 6.1.14

2   As we arrived home our neighbour called in with belated Birthday presents, one  a beautiful miniature bouquet of flowers from her garden today. I have put them into a tiny painted glass jug that my Dad once dug up in the garden where we lived briefly in Birmingham. I was only 5 years old and fell in love with it so it became mine. It suits this delightful bunch of Daisies, Primroses, a Violet, a tiny Campanula and some leaves just perfectly.

Birthday present from Sue next door

Birthday bouquet from Sue next door

3   I have made a Healthy Banana Loaf this afternoon to wean us off the rich Christmassy food as we try to lose seasonal accumulated pounds!  Recipe to follow soon.

Healthy Banana Loaf

Healthy Banana Loaf

To all my friends and family who are experiencing extremes of weather – stay safe, stay warm, stay happy.


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7 responses to “Winter Flower, Miniature Bouquet and Banana Loaf

  1. Flowerpot

    January 7, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    I do love banana loaf!

  2. Peri's Spice Ladle

    January 7, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    Periwinkles are so perfectly named with a delicate and fresh look about them:) And nothing beats a warm loaf of banana bread, especially after the heavy meals of last month…

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 7, 2014 at 5:56 pm

      So right! I’ll post the recipe soon Thanks for calling in! 🙂

  3. hjbryant

    January 6, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Primroses already – how lovely!

  4. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    January 6, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    a pretty birthday bouquet…how nice…and banana loaf…yummy … My birhday will be in 9 days…my son’s also…since he was born on my Birthday… a wonderful present!

  5. mixedupmeme

    January 6, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    I love loaf cakes/bread. As you mention….healthy or at least healthier. I like orange bread, carrot bread, pumpkin bread. My one recipe fits all. Actually I rarely follow a recipe and my husband says I don’t put enough sugar in. 🙁


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