Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Advent Swap

A little late but I almost forgot to post a picture of my lovely box of goodies for the advent swap. I am so looking forward to opening them.
There were a few chocolates hidden in amongst the parcels. My husband has very kindly relieved me of the pressures of eating them. ;o)
Bless he was gutted as he hasn't an advent calendar this year and both the boys and I have something to open.
I will keep you updated as I open the packages.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Tuesday cooking chaos.

It's our local Tuesday for Women group this afternoon. As 'chair' I get to do lots of the organising and it can be a little chaotic in my house when we have a 'big' project planned. Today we will be 'Taking Home Tea'. A basic cooking class where everyone gets to take home main course and desert. I am pretty impressed that for £38 I have bought food to feed around 24 people. Both main and desert. We are doing a nice simple cottage pie followed by apple and pear crumble. I am a little concerned that we only have you're average 4 ringed hob to cook on and so many mouths to feed. We have a pretty high turn out expected. We went down to 5 people and we've shot back up again to 10 or 11 who are interested and come along.
I have never had so much mince and potato and fruit in my kitchen. The community centre will be buzzing this afternoon. I will try and remember my camera to show you some pictures of our chaos.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Forgive me bloggers. . .

for I have neglected my little corner of blog world recently.
I have no excuse other than life. It just keeps coming but things seem to be about normal again now. (So hugely chaotic and very tiring). :o)
I went to possibly the worst evening sale ever last week. I felt ever so sorry for the woman who organised it as it was her first. But I think she learnt a lot and despite selling 2 plastic left over bead childrens bracelets for the grand total of £1 I had a lovely evening and I don't regret the experience at all. I was luckier than some of the people who either sold nothing at all or who had travelled a long way. I think there were about 6 people through the door. We ended up calling it a night quite early. I had only paid half in advance for my table and I ended up helping the people set up the room as I arrived early allowing for non existing traffic. After my help she asked me not to pay the remaining fee so I only ended up £4 down rather than £9. And I met a couple of lovely people. 1 who asked me to do a fashion show in Ipswich as the 'exclusive' jewellery stand. I was one of 4 on Friday. And one lovely lady who sells cakes and homemade mincemeat. Subsequently she has ordered 2 bracelets from me for her self and her friend who is leaving for Australia. So not a total washout and I've made a few new contacts.
My little table. That's my friend Mel in the corner. She was at the table next to me with bodyshop.
Other than that I have started a new project. My son would like an orange and black scarf. He choose the wool himself in the shop. I certainly will have no problems spotting him in a crowd. I photographed it wrong side up but you get the idea. Hubby in his excitment at my knitting needles bought a magazine of soft toys for me to knit. I will have to master the basics a bit more before attempting the patterns in it though. The same son has asked me to make him the hedgehog from it. Really?! A knitted hedgehog. . .
I hope you are all getting ready for the festive season. I am looking forward to December as I have taken part in the Advent Swap and my parcel is here already. I must not peek! I will take some photos to show you all next time.
Until then. :o) xx