Tuesday, 24 February 2009

How do you like yours?

Fresh lemon...

...sprinkle of caster sugar...

...straight from the pan...


Loving pancakes too!

Monday, 23 February 2009

Snow inspired...

Remember the snow? It's funny how quickly you forget things once they've passed. And such a fuss at the time!

When uni was cancelled for The Whole Week, our tutors posted tasks for us to keep busy with while we were at home. My art tutor asked us to be inspired by the snow...maybe use it as a material... Not quite, but I did have some wool waiting to be used...

I'd had enough of it by the time the request was made, but I was inspired to make someone who actually quite likes snow...

He didn't mind sitting out amongst it! He's not quite finished in this picture - I hadn't sewn his wings on - but the snow started to melt!

He's been re-homed with his new owner, and re-named - MacArthur - and I hear he is behaving himself now that the snow has disappeared...

Ahh, still in love with amigurumi...

Monday, 16 February 2009


I spotted this list thingy over at Driftwood last week while trying to catch up on my blog-reading. I do love a list, so thought I'd have a go.

The idea being that you highlight the things you've done in bold, and highlight the things you want to do in italics:

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Helped a child you didn't know

7. Been to Disneyland

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty - been there, seen it, not walked to the top though!

18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept on an overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa

39. Gone rock climbing

40. Seen Michelangelo's David

41. Sung karoke - badly

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted

48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout cookies

62. Gone whale watching

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten Caviar

72. Pieced a quilt

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

77. Broken a bone

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper

85. Read the entire Bible

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone’s life - see No. 64

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous

92. Joined a book club

93. Lost a loved one

94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a lawsuit

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee

100. Read an entire book in one day

I have much to do...

Friday, 6 February 2009

Red, white & blue...

This little robin hangs out with the chickens in the garden. His red breast cheers me up whenever I see him...

There was more of the white stuff this morning... I've only had one 90 minute lesson this week at uni... I'm bored now...

My blue hyacinths are trying to cheer me up with their love-it-or-hate-it scent (I love it), but my mood is blue... My plans for the weekend have had to be postponed because of the weather... Ho hum...

Sunday, 1 February 2009


I got my first assignment back on Friday.

I CANNOT BELIEVE IT! This is what I got:

Keep having faith in me... it obviously works!

Thank you x

(Maths and English due to be collected on Thursday)