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Jacket, Broccoli and Painted Biscuits

I wish my patchwork jacket were as bright when dry!  My special friend, Kath, for whom this blog is written, had one of these jackets too.

The veins on the Purple Sprouting broccoli are turning purple.

It is a year since Jo Cox, MP,  was murdered and in celebration of her belief that we have more in common, many, many people are taking  part in The Great Get Together this weekend.  We will be in London and will be unable to join in with our local Allotment Society’s Barbecue Get together so this afternoon I have baked some biscuits to be taken down as our contribution to the party. I found the flower cutters a few weeks ago and saved their first use for these painted biscuits.

 

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Guest Blogger LiveWire No. 1

NM was to have been my Guest Blogger yesterday but the evening disappeared! Today, she is home from school early as she will be for the rest of the term as the timetable has moved into intensive time, which means that lessons end at 1pm. Over to NM.

My mummy had twins in January and  I am enjoying playing  and laughing with them. One of them is a boy and  one of them is a girl. They are handsome and pretty indeed.They are growing  a lot and quickly. I love them so much that I don’t know who to hold first.

 I would  like to talk about my Senagalese outfit. It’s a special outfit for celebrations like Eid. I will be wearing it in twenty days’ time.


Granny and I made Strawberry Shortcake.We used my Great Great Granny’s recipe. It was a  surprise   for my Mum and we all enjoyed it.




 

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A Westi, Thrift and An Easter Cookie Cake

We followed a car this morning with a little hairy dog putting its head out of the window. Is it a Westi? I’m not a dog person but loved this little head and the reflection.

The Thrift is beginning to bloom at Godrevy. Look carefully at the second photo and you will see some clinging to the vertical face of the cliff, almost in the centre of the photo.

I baked an Easter Cookie Cake for next door where all the family are gathered.  The recipe says to serve it warm from the container, all diving in with a spoon!

 

 

A Good Read, Slogan and Baking Bread

I’m coming to the end of a brilliant book, ‘Signs for Lost Children’ by Sarah Moss. It is one of those books – I’m sure you’ve met them – where you both want it to go on for ever and you also want to know the outcomes. This book is so beautifully written, poetic and surprising in its descriptions. It tells two parallel all-engrossing stories, one set in Cornwall, around Falmouth and Flushing and the other in Japan. I can see the Cornish scenes from having been there and the scenes in Japan have become so real , I want to visit!  I cannot recommend it enough!

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I saw this delightful slogan on a t-shirt yesterday.

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I baked a loaf today for lunch with friends tomorrow. I mixed, put it to rise and cooked it in my Lékué bread thingy.

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Posted by on February 27, 2017 in baking, Beauty, Photography, postaday2017

 

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Love, Baking and Creating

The LiveWires keep us amused, and busy, all day! It fills my heart up to have them visiting and I just love how a sleepy little girl creeps into bed with me first thing in the morning and snuggles down saying, “I could stay in here for ever!”

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We made Chocolate Croissants for breakfast and Banana and Raisin Buns for tea.

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While I was making the evening meal, LiveWire T amused herself folding paper and made a cat!

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Winter Pansies, Jessour Agustson and Millionaires’ Shortbread

In Canovelles today we saw that the town’s gardeners had been out planting Winter Pansies to brighten up the area.

We found the fourth sculpture by Jessour Agustson today, a young man sitting on a bench with his laptop. We love the natural poses of these sculptures and feel sure there must be times when people speak to them! 

Oldest LiveWire is going to write the next item as my Guest Blogger again.

This afternoon Granny and I made Millionaires’ Shortbread for my mummy as a treat. My mummy thought that it was so good, she called Billionaires’ Shortbread! 

 
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Posted by on January 2, 2017 in art, baking, Beauty

 

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Cake, Crow and Courgette

I’m making a Toffee Apple Cake for a Bonfire Night party and made sure I have all the ingredients ready.

Looking up the hallway from the kitchen this morning, I spotted a ‘crow’ in the porch.

We harvested the very last courgette this afternoon, fried slices in lemony butter and it was delicious.

 
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Posted by on November 2, 2016 in baking, Beauty

 

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