Saturday, 28 February 2009

Saturday 28th February 09

The makings of the great British sandwich. I love fresh bread, but living on my own I can never get through a loaf before it is stale, so I now make a loaf of sandwiches and then freeze them. I can take one out from the freezer in the morning if i am working and it is ready by lunch time. Perfect. Fresh bread every day!

Friday, 27 February 2009

Friday, 27th February 09

This is the slice of cake I didn't eat. I called in to see a friend after work today and she had saved 2 slices of cake for me, but I only ate one. Aren't I good!! Thanks, Jeanette.

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Thursday 26th February 09

I'm trying to ward off the effects of the 'credit crunch' so have been looking around for ways of cutting costs on everyday items. By buying 'own brands' over my usual brands on these two items I have saved over £3. Not a lot, but every penny counts.

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Wednesday 25th February 09

I came home from work with a terrible headache today, so took a couple of these and went to bed for an hour. Feel much better now.

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Tuesday 24th February 09

Shrove Tuesday today, so it has to be pancakes. I went round my local shops yesterday to buy the ingredients. I live on my own and don't do baking anymore so don't keep a supply of flour or eggs. I thought I might buy one of those packets of mix, but you still need to buy eggs, and I don't eat eggs and would have had to buy six, so I went into Sainsbury's and got these ready- made ones. You can just heat them in the microwave, but I think I will still put them in a pan so I can do a little bit of tossing!

Monday, 23 February 2009

23rd February 09

I've felt really rotten today and stayed in bed until this afternoon, so really I should be posting a piccie of my un-made bed, but I'm no Tracey Emin. Instead, here is what I had for my tea. I know I said yesterday that I was on a healthy eating diet but I just felt like fish and chips today. In my defence, it is oven-baked breaded fish and low fat oven chips.

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Sunday 22nd February 09

I'm on a healthy eating programme at the moment so plenty of fruit is on the menu.
I love the way the seeds radiate from the centre of the kiwi, and the gradual changes of colour.

Saturday, 21 February 2009

Saturday 21st February 09

I have been scrapping all day today at a crop so my photo is of one of the layouts I completed. I've done it for Shimelle's Scrap Like You Mean It challenge which was to cut up a photo. I thought I might give this challenge a miss as don't like the idea of chopping into my photos, but I'm actually quite pleased with the result. I might try it again.

Friday, 20 February 2009

Friday 20th February 09

It's been a glorious day today, warmish and sunny, so I decided to tidy the garden up a bit. I went to Haskins to see what I could fill a few bare patches with and they had these lovley, bright coloured primroses for sale at £5.99 for a tray of 15 plants, plus another tray free. Thirty plants for less than a bunch of flowers!

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Thursday 19th February 09

I love texture and so I was delighted when these cute little hessian alphas and flowers arrived on my doormat this morning. I can't wait to put them on a layout.

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Wednesday 18th February 09

My latest read.

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Tuesday 17th February 09

I took this photo last night when I took my little house guest for a walk. I'd already upoaded my photo for yesterday and forgot it was on my camera until I upoaded today's photo to the PC. It was about 5.30pm and as I looked through the trees I thought the sky was on fire!

Monday, 16 February 2009

Monday 16th February 09

I've bought myself a new cardigan. Anyone who knows me know that I have a passion for buttons, so when I saw the buttons on this cardi my willpower was gone. I had to have it!

Sunday, 15 February 2009

Sunday 15th February 09

This is Chica, my house guest for a few days. She's very undemanding, just requiring a couple of walks a day and a bit of love and attention.

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Saturday 14th February 09

I went to my crop club today and Ann had made the most delightful cup cakes for us. They tasted just as good as they looked, too. Thanks Ann, I know we all loved them.

Friday, 13 February 2009

Friday 13th February 09

This is Charlie, my sister's 2 1/2 year old Cocker Spaniel. I took this photo yesterday, but didn't use it, and it's too good to waste! He's a lovely dog, and very well trained. He sat like this for ages when he would rather have been playing with his toy until I got a shot I was pleased with.

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Thursday 12th February 09

I popped over to see my sister this morning before I went to work as it is her 60th birthday. I'm 19 months younger than her. When did we get so old? Happy birthday Jacqueline.

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Wednesday 11th February 09

I needed a new jar of face cream today. I couldn't afford the one I usually buy so bought this one which was on offer. It promises amazing results in just 14 days. All of my deep wrinkles will be completely smoothed out and you will see a new, younger looking me. Now if only they did one that could get rid of a double chin!

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Tuesday 10th February 09

No snow, the rain has stopped and the sun is shining. Found these on my walk to the shops.

Monday, 9 February 2009

Monday 9th February 09

No work today so Sarah came over with Harry and Sophie this afternoon. We spent the afternoon reading boooks, doing puzzles and playing with the doll's house. Just my kind of lazy afternoon!

Sunday, 8 February 2009

8th February 09

Choosing ribbons for a cybercrop class on UKS.

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Saturday 7th February 09

It's Cybercrop time over on UKS this weekend. The challenge at 7am this morning was to snap your slippers and early morning cuppa, so here's mine.

Friday, 6 February 2009

Friday 6th February 09

Popped into Craftin' Delight after work to say hello, stayed to mind the shop for a short while, and came away with these gorgeous papers by Quick Quotes Papers. They might come in handy for the cybercrop on UKS this weekend.

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Thursday 5th February 09

Am I getting lazy? I hate it when my electric toothbrush needs recharging and I have to clean my teeth manually, as I have had to the last couple of days because for some reason, my toothbrush is not charging as it should!

Wednesday 4th February 09

I went to see this in Southampton with my 2 daughters this evening. Fantastic singing and superb choreograhpy. Even though I've seen the film loads of times I've never seen it on stage before. I always hope that the ending will be different, and that Tony isn't really dead but only wounded, and he and Maria will happily ever after, but it never happens that way!

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Tuesday 3rd February 09

Footprints in the snow. The snow is almost gone, the temperature has risen, the sun's been shining but I just managed to get this photo before it all gets washed away.

Monday, 2 February 2009

Monday 2nd February 09

Woke up to an inch of white fluffy stuff. Apparently, this is the worst snowfall to hit the country in 18 years. All schools in Hampshire closed!

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Sunday 1st February 09

At last, I've managed to get a photo of these two together. My grandchildren, Harry and Sophie.
We all went to lunch at their other grandparent's house, Wendy and Paul, to celebrate Wendy's 70th birthday. Happy birthday, Wendy.