Grateful

An unexpected day to my self….and a day to reflect on the last few weeks. Last Bank holiday my husband and I visited a most beautiful garden in Nottinghamshire Pure Land.  It is an amazing place oozing peace, tranquility and mindfulness. Of course I took my hook  and yarn and as you can see my blanket is progressing. The day was rounded off nicely with a chickpea tagine.

   
                             

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Mandalas, weddings and colour

Busy, busy week at work so I need my fix of crochet, colour and scrummy food. I am busy crocheting colourful mandalas for my son’s wedding in a month’s time. I am using an adapted pattern from Zooty owl’s blog. I have just made a yummy recipe from this month’s Vegetarian Living magazine, broad beans with garlic,dill and eggs bag halva ghatogh. I didn’t realise I liked broad beans until now. Now there must be time for just a quick stroll in the garden!

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Catching up with my mood blanket

I confess it has been a while since I worked on my mood blanket. Thankfully I have been jotting down in my journal a colour for each day, so my blanket remains a true record of my mood. I just love  the randomness of the colours. I must have a very colourful mood tee hee.
Although the weather has been miserable the garden has not suffered and I am thrilled to show up my lavender wellies.
Hope you all enjoy this week’s recipe, roasted red pepper and goat’s cheese tart from Vegetarian Living magazine June 2014

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Cakes, hearts and play dough…. what more could a woman want?

Baking, making and pottering in the garden…I was in heaven. Scrumptious fairy cakes for a friend’s birthday and then a scrummy crushed new potato and watercress pesto frittata (featured in Vegetarian Living magazine ) for lunch. Having a grand child is a great excuse to indulge in play dough making.
I am also proud to show off my latest project, a heart shaped wreath made with  vibrant summer colours from the DMC Natura Cotton range.

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Coming alive….

For once last weekend, I downed tools and ignored the household chores in favour of shopping, pottering in the garden, a family meal and of course my beloved hook and wool.
The garden is coming alive and is full of promise. I have also made good progress with my blanket, just nine more rows to go. Why do the last few rows always take so long?????

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Cauliflower cheese recipe from April’s edition of Vegetarian Living

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