Sunday, 14 September 2008


How exciting - I've received an award from the lovely Alis of Alis Clair, a very talented lady with (obviously) excellent taste! LOL. Thank you very much, Alis.

Now I need to nominate seven other blogs.....hmmmmmm. How can I choose, they are all brilliant. Okay, here goes;

Diane of The Sound of One Hand Knitting
Carol of A Stitch in Time
Sarah of Everything Stops for Tea
Kate of Kate's Quilting
Graeme of Grumblog
Karen of Tea and Cake (and the equally wonderful Pushing Pencil)
Val of Val's Musings

The rules for the nominees are:

1) Add the logo of the award to your blog
2) Add a link to the person who awarded it to you
3) Nominate 7 other blogs
4) Add links to those blogs on your blog
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs

I've also received another award from the lovely Sarah of Everything Stops for Tea, which I should have said thanks for already (sorry, Missus). Thank you Sarah, you luvverly wummin.

The rules are: SHARE THE LOVE!!! Share this award with all those blogs out there that you love. All the people who make you smile. All those that make you laugh. All those that make your day. All those that leave uplifting comments on your blog. **All I ask, is that you include a link to this post with the award and ask your recipient to do the same**

So, I nominate all the other blogs I love. Those I didn't nominate for the previous award; those that are on my list and those that I've neglected to add but do visit. You are all worthy of this and much much more. xxx

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Is It That Time Already?

Just when I was happily procrastinating about the need to get some writing done, a parcel was delivered - all the course materials for A363 Advanced Creative Writing. Time to stop talking and sharpen my pencil :-)

Monday, 8 September 2008

Her Royal Pinkness Has Arrived

At long last I made my decision and my mum placed the order for the KitchenAid. A day later and she arrived. She was much more gorgeous in the flesh than I had imagined, and a wonderful shade of baby pink - the right choice after all.

I had a bit of trouble finding somewhere to put the KitchenAid as my kitchen is tiny, but I've squeezed it in beside the breadmaker! The photos don't do it justice, it's much nicer in 'real life'.

I can report that it made light work of two lemon drizzle cakes. Yum. I've also got a pasta attachment that I've yet to try out. I need to work up to these things.

Being her mother's daughter, Miss Lucy was next to try the new machine out and made this rather tasty and nicely decorated cake - I thought the little umbrellas were a particularly nice touch (in case you are wondering, it reads 'to the best mum and dad ever'). I still had to do the washing up though. Some things never change.