Ten on a … : 10 Favorite Breakfast Foods

1. Pancakes – blueberry are my most favourite but pumpkin spice are all good too.

2. Bacon and eggs

3. Scrambled eggs (only if they are made by pao) with smoked salmon if I’m lucky

4. Porridge. I love Oat So Simple because it makes it really easy to make it. My mum and I used to eat porridge late at night when I was a kid – no idea why.

5. Waffles. I have a waffle iron which is amazing 🙂

6. Eggs Benedict from Cafe Rouge.

7. Fresh baguette and French butter.

8. Fresh fruit salad.

9. Latkes with smoked salmon and creme fraiche. My friend Jan makes amazing latkes.

10. Crumpets. Another childhood favourite. My mum used to toast them with cheese on the top.

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“Did someone say breakfast?”

First FO of 2014

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It has taken AGES to knit these socks. They are Regia which I picked up on my travels. I still get amazed comments from people who ask me how I do the pattern 🙂

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I love how they are super matchy-matchy! Someone else has their eye on them, too!

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Uh-oh!

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Butter wouldn’t melt, of course.

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“Ha! Caught you looking away!”

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“All mine!”

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“Yummy!”

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Apparently they make good blankets to lie on,too!

Weekly Stills

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1. Sunday breakfast. Quite ingenious and tasty bake your own Danishes.

2. Tamyra does enjoy an afternoon snuggle.

3. Winter sky: Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight..

4. New shoots.

5. Canterbury Cathedral through the trees.

6. A lace net curtain I saw on my travels

7. I saw this pair of shoes just sitting outside someone’s house on Wednesday. When we walked past on Saturday, they were still there.

8. Berries on a bush.

9. Another random – this biscuit tin was outside someone’s house.

10. Sirius is in paroxysms of delight because I have filed the dreaded tax return and I got all the interesting stuff that he enjoys out.

Saturday is Caturday!

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This is Marmalade.

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This is Velvet. Velvet is quite soft indeed 🙂

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I had the great fortune of babysitting for their humans this evening and playing with these two lovelies.

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It didn’t take long for them to get interested in the knitting I was doing.

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Velvet has that ‘you are my slave, serve me’ look on her face!

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Of course, my handbag was just the place they wanted.

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Rustle, rustle!

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It was like butter wouldn’t melt when they looked at me after their rummage!

Ten on a .. : 10 Favorite Moments from 2013

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1. My birthday surprise!

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2. My birthday party 🙂

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3. Our trip to the Hampton Court Flower show which was a longed for dream come true.

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4. Helping the girls choose their kittens.

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5. I enjoyed knitting this shawl so much – still some to finish – maybe for this year’s birthday 🙂

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6. Making my first skirt.

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7. Our Easter visit staying with Tabby and cat sitting some wonderful pussy cats the rest of the year.

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8. Making some very pretty new jewellery designs.

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9. Fun evenings out at my Women’s Institute.

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10. And most importantly… Happy days with pao when he was well enough!

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Of course, we must have a gratuituous cat photo:

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I’m not sure that Tamyra really knows how to relax!!

Weekly Stills

I came across this idea of weekly stills at the Beetle Shack and thought it might be fun to do. It is a little like Wordless Wednesday but there is a list at the end to say what they all are. So I’ve made an effort this week to try and take some photos amidst all the busy-ness.

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1. We spent all of last Saturday washing clothes in a laundrette. All of that washing has produced all of that ironing which Tamyra is rather keen that I stop doing and stroke her instead.

2. There is much posturing over the spot below the main radiator in the hallway. Sirius claimed it a long time ago but Tamyra has other ideas.

3. We’ve had unbelievable amounts of rain so the river is very high.

4. We’ve just had the latest series of Sherlock on TV so I was amused by this deerstalker hat in a shop window.

5. Saturday breakfast. Jammy danishes about to go in the oven.

6. Sale fabrics. Time for more pillowcases!

7. Tamyra protesting against tax returns.

8. Homemade pizza with shortcrust pastry.

9. Stuff on my Caturday.

10. Lovely crochet hooks. A nice belated Christmas present from pao – I love them!

Caturday

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Sirius knows the perfect way to spend a weekend.

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I’ve been so very busy this month that I’ve not had a chance to knit a stitch or do anything exciting. pao’s grandmother is very ill so we’ve been busy looking after her.

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Sirius was all sad because pao had norovirus and had to be in isolation for almost a week so he didn’t cross-infect us.

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Now it is tax season and I’m feeling a little frantic!! Help!

Kittens for Christmas

Ha! Got you there. We didn’t acquire any kittens – too much other drama going on but we did look after Charlie and Lola!

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Lola loves her food and is twice the size of Charlie. She is such a sweetie and loves to snuggle up.

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Charlie is the naughty one. I will say no more.