Sunday, 30 January 2011

Monthly Make

I've joined in the monthly make challenge.
This month I made a cupcake picture for the kitchen. I had a bare wall that needed cheering up.
What do you think?

Sorry about the photo I could not get a good one as the glass kept reflecting the flash :( 

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Cake Boss

My family and I are addicted to watching the goings on, on the family run bakery show Cake Boss. For Christmas my lovely mother in law gave me the book.
So I decided I just had to have a go at making the Cannoli Carlos are famous for.
Mixer at the ready, dough mixing then chilled for an hour.
Cannoli once they are out of the fryer and cooling.

My finished Cannoli. Very yummy! One day I hope to visit Carlos bakery to taste the yummys myself.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Lunch made by the children

This morning the children said to me they would make me dinner. I was presented with the most lovely meal!
Butternut squash soup and bread

Rocket salad
Baked potato with chicken curry.
And to finish cheesecake.

Don't you just love Play Doh!

Thursday, 20 January 2011

I Tag you!

Ive seen this on a few blogs and thought I would join in!

1. What time did you get up this morning? 6.30! I have children arrive at 7 to be minded.

2.How do you like your steak? Medium rare!

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Toy Story 3 and yes I did cry!

4. What is your favorite TV show? How I Met Your Mother, So funny.

5. Where would you like to live if you could choose anywhere in the world? Cornwall

6. What did you have for breakfast? Fruit and Yogurt

7. What is your favorite cuisine? Anything!

8. What foods do you dislike? Blackcurrants or anything blackcurrant flavor!

9. Favorite place to eat? The resterant in the hotel we visit lots!

10. Favorite dressing? Mayo

11. What kind of vehicle do you drive? A Mazda 5

12. What are your favorite clothes? Jeans!

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance? Italy.

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? 1/2 full.

15. Where would you want to retire? Fingers crossed to Cornwall

16. Favorite time of day? The bit between school drop off and pick up hehe

17. Where were you born? Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk

18. What is your favorite sport to watch? F1.

19. Who do you think will not tag you back? Anyone can join in!

20. Person you expect to tag you back first? I reallly dont know!

21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this? Everyone, its great to read peoples answers!

22. Bird watcher? No, seems a little borning to me.

23. Are you a morning person or a night person? Morning!

24. Do you have any pets? A rabbit Hercules

25. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share? I do but cant share it yet!

26. What did you want to be when you were little? A nanny, so I trained. Im now a childminder.

27. What is your best childhood memory? Growing veg with my dad.

28. Are you a cat or dog person? Cat.

29. Are you married? Yes, 13 years this year!

30. Always wear your seat belt? Yes always.

31. Been in a car accident? 2 neither were my fault.

32. Any pet peeves? People not using manners, they cost nothing!

33. Favorite Pizza Toppings? anything hot and spicy

34. Favorite Flower? Freesia

35. Favorite ice cream? Cant eat it, im dairy intolorant

36. Favorite fast food restaurant?  McDonald's I worked for them for 5 years as an admin!

37. How many times did you fail your driver's test? Passed 1st time!

38. From whom did you get your last email? Beaver leader. Meeting tonight with the run through.

39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?  John Lewis!

40. Do anything spontaneous lately? Not really me!

41. Like your job? Yes, but I am stopping in July and becoming a lady of leisure! 

42. Broccoli? no, more of a Cauliflower girl!

43. What was your favorite vacation? Has to be Spain last year :)

44. Last person you went out to dinner with? Hubby on Tuesday!

45. What are you listening to right now? Jamies 30 min meals from last night.

46. What is your favorite color? Pink Pink Pink!

47. How many tattoos do you have? None, but keep thinking about getting a tinkerbell!

48. How many are you tagging for this quiz? Anyone who wants to take part.

49. What time did you finish this quiz? 10.48am

50. Coffee drinker? No, wish I was as I love the smell!

Monday, 17 January 2011


On a dark, wet, cold Sunday whats a girl to do? Bake! I made whoopie pies.
They are so yummy and recommend anyone to make them. Hubby's put in a request for more !

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Poppins you say!

My favorite film of all time is Mary Poppins! Its just magical :) Jumping into drawings to find a whole world, whats not to love!

As a childminder I find myself using her phrases all the time, Now spit spot! (sad I know lol )

So when doing a spot of surfing I found this, I had to pop it into my basket

Now who's for a chorus of supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Monday, 10 January 2011

Chocolate cake and Tiffany!

Well we are back into the swing of things after a lovely Christmas break. The house seems so empty, I really don't like the first few days back :(

On Saturday we went to visit hubby's parents. It was his dads birthday so we baked him a chocolate cake!

It was yummy :)

Just after Christmas hubby had mentioned to me one of my presents had not been delivered. It arrived on Saturday and oh my was I shocked!
A lovely Tiffany necklace, I am a lucky girl :)

Hope you all had a lovely weekend x

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

New years resolution

Mine this year is to crack crochet. Ive been trying for a year to learn and have decided enough is enough! This is the year I am going to be able to crochet!

Imagine my delight when I spotted this in Morrisons this morning. I grabbed one quickly as it was the last one left.

Watch this space :)

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy new year!

I would like to say a big thank you to all my followers new and old. You have all been fantastic this year :)