Friday, 1 October 2010

The Pink Whisk

hello my little sweetpea The Pink Whisk is a great little site the lady from this was on the Great British Bake Off. There are some wonderful recipes to try. Let me know what you think.

Thursday, 30 September 2010

cup cakes

Today i thought would be a good day to make some cup cakes no work, a day of relaxation!!

The other night i noticed this blog site called The Pink Whisk, and as you might have already of guessed its all about cakes. Well there was this item on there about how to decorate your cupcakes using a piping bag and butter cream, and even how to fill your bag without getting butter cream everywhere. Seems pretty straight forward now that i have seen it but i still think i could improve on the decorating side.

What do you think?
I think that  the butter cream could be a little more thicker, or prehaps a different end to my piping bag.
Anyway i had lots of fun doing them and the kids really seem to like them too!

' Bear thinks they are finger licking good'
This afternoon while my daughter had her guitar lesson i decided that i would go and collect some cooking apples to make a lovely apple crumble for later in the week.
The place where my daughter has her lessons has a old orchard. The orchard used to be situated in the grounds of a vicarage, but now the vicarage has been sold and the orchard now belongs to the community. It has cooking apples, eating apples, pears and plum trees so as you may see, to the right people you could have a brillant time collecting free fruits.

Only trouble is now, is that most of the easy picking apples are gone so it is only the apples that are left at the tops of the trees that are left. So i had to think of another tactic , my son Cameron is always larking around on the trees so he managed to climb up and help me pick some.


' Boys being boys he was happy to oblige '

Sunday, 26 September 2010

A day at our local nature reserve

Yesterday we all decided to go down for a walk at our local nature reserve. Oh the wonders that you find!! 
Bear was such a good boy he had to be so quiet as we were trying to find Lizards and Snakes. Beth and Cameron my other two children lead the way with my husband Andrew. Andrew is the Warden at the reserve so he knew exactly where to find them all, if we were quiet enough. But as anyone with small children will know this isnt always that easy.
But to my surprise there they were, we had found some grass snakes enjoying the lovely sunshine. Just as i was about to take a picture they all got spooked and the slithered away.
So off we go again in the search for some Lizards.

And great i managed to take a picture.

I also had an unexpected surprise,
 while we noticed this lizard a friendly little frog/small toad came to say hello!

It's so wonderful seeing these on your own doorstep!!