Sunday, 27 April 2008
1 individual yogurt, any favour you like but not natural.Toffee or chocolate is nice.
Pour into a bowl
Now use the pot as your measure and put in
1 measure oil
2 measures sugar
3 measures self raising flour
Mix it all up well, add anything you like such as
Cook in a slow oven for 1 1/4 hour 150 c in the middle of the oven.
I call this Christine's cake to remind me of her. Sadly she has since passed away but every time I make this cake I'll think of her.
My youngest son went out on Saturday with four of his friends to a local river. They had an idea to walk about 2 miles downstream and to 'sail' back in a two man rubber dingy. Not suprisingly the boat couldn't handle five 16 year old boys and the bottom fell out! Not to be outdone three of them continued with the mission and used it like a ring to float back to where they had come from....however they came to a division in the river and took the wrong tributary. After climbing up into a field they found themselves face to face with a rather large bull who gave them the idea he wanted them off his land, so back into the water they went until they got to a safer field to cross despite some inquisitive bullocks...this is all in bare feet! They eventually found their way back to the start where the other two lads were waiting and wondering if they should call for help as they had been gone for FIVE hours by this time! He is now suffering from a nasty case of sunburn and a flea in the ear from his mother!!!!
Saturday, 26 April 2008
Oh dear, last night I was on a night shift and I'm not brilliant at nights! We only had seven patients but they kept us fairly busy all night. It's evening now and I've only had about 4 hours sleep in the last 36 hours so am feeling a bit spaced out! Went for a walk....or rather a slow amble this afternoon at Durleston www.durleston.co.uk
near Swanage. It was a lovely day and while we were there a passing gentleman who was walking too, pointed out some orchids which he said are called Early Spider Orchids, and I took this photo of it.
During the early hours of this morning there were a couple of foxes outside the Hospice making a huge row..and there is always a robin that sings during the darkness in one of the trees outside.
Well I'm going to sneek off to bed now, I've been rewatching my Poldark DVD's recently, a bit of escapism is lovely before you fall asleep!
Friday, 25 April 2008
Himself and I had a day off and went to Somerset to see three National Trust properties, Barrington Court, Montecute House and Tintinhull gardens. The photo is of Tintinhull Manor. The gardens are a bit sparse at this time of the year but maybe we'll go back in the summer. I loved these tulips....if anyone knows what they are called could you tell me,I'd like to grow some next year. We were lucky with the weather, showers were forecast but we managed to dodge them all and had a dry day. We also managed to eat in two of the tearooms, the National Trust do make good food, we had soup and a roll which was delicious and Himself managed to fit in a cream tea later in the day!
It does you good to get away, even if it's only a day and just chill out.
There was a Holly Blue butterfly flitting around the garden and I saw the first red damselfly of the year near our pond. At Monecute I saw a Swift...summers coming...yippee!!!
Tuesday, 22 April 2008
Monday, 21 April 2008
It was really tiring just standing, sitting where you can all day. We all caught the sun even though it didn't feel that warm.
My new Asparagus pea seedlings are growing well, a friend at work gave me some seeds, I have never grown or tasted them before so it's a bit of a novelty. They don't look like peas do they, I think I shall put them in with the sweet peas and see what happens.
Thursday, 17 April 2008
This was a quilt that I made about 22-23 years ago for my Grandma who at the time was terminally ill. She loved Roses so the shapes were meant to denote a rose. It was made by hand in Laura Ashley fabric of the time. It's beginning to look a bit tired now but she enjoyed it and used it as a comforter. I believe I got the inspiration from an American magazine that I had got hold of somehow!...they were hard to get hold of here in the UK at that time.
I was musing with a friend yesterday about how perfect everyones lives seem in blogland, we only need to show what we want to show...and maybe thats how it should be. I look at other peoples blogs and they all seem to live in perfect homes with perfect lives..is it me!!!!
Monday, 14 April 2008
Suzie and I went to visit another staff nurse we work with called Jenny. Jenny and her husband have moved into a beautiful thatched cottage with a bit of land and she is hand rearing three orphaned lambs. Martha is the oldest and there are two others who are being bottle fed still. They have some white ducks and chicken and two dogs. The garden was full of birdsong and we saw a Nuthatch while we were there.
Jenny made us a cup of tea which we enjoyed in the garden whilst a Buzzard circled overhead and we relaxed in the peace and tranquility of the country.
Me and Mr Goose have often dreamt of running a Bed and Breakfast place in the country somewhere and I must admit to thinking that we should get on and do it before it's too late. Our children are growing up and becoming independant and now we do not have any dependant parents ( for a while ) maybe it's a good time.......
Sunday, 13 April 2008
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Saturday, 5 April 2008
I have been for a good walk this evening at a local country park which goes down to the sea and the harbour. Lots of birds around as the tide was out and I had left my binoculars at home ! Saw a lovely heron with a perfect reflection in the water.
The wider family are starting to arrive tomorrow for the funeral on Monday, I have cooked loads as some of them will be here for tea tomorrow evening as well as the "do" after the service. I have tried to be sensible with my eating and I certainly have not overeaten or binged.