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Saturday, 22 October 2011


Again, life gets in the way of doing the things I want to. A move, enforced, I add has scuppered baking for the time being although I did manage a cracking Victoria sponge last week.

Trying to get things back on track without worrying about Michael's job (long story) so watch this space for more cakes...The Great British Bake Off? Not quite.


Saturday, 12 March 2011

To Bake or Not to Bake

First attempt at carrot cake. Great taste but the pan I used was too small and it turned out a bit compacted.

Today I think lemon drizzle cake. Or, chocolate sheet cake...

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

80's Skeggy Weekend

Oh dear...

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Oh Dear

So it has been a long time since my last post. Time is flying past and I never seem to have enough time to finish and sort those little odds and sods that I want to do.

Last year I finally signed on and have almost completed course in proof-reading, just have the final exam to take. Hopefully I can start to take in work 'on the side' and work towards my goal of working for myself.

I'll also try to write on here a little more often, although I have said that in the past!

Anyway, a belated Happy new Year to you all.


Saturday, 9 January 2010

Happy New Year

A few days late, I know but I really wanted to wish all my friends, family and occasional visitors to my blog a very HNY!

We had a lovely and busy Christmas this year. We went to Michael's parents Christmas eve and stayed over for Christmas morning, where we were very spoilt. Back to ours for the arrival of my family. The rest of the day was very chaotic but very enjoyable. My 33 year old Brother becomes 10 again at christmas. New Year was almost magical. We went to Chillingham Castle. We have been there several times but not with the amount of snow we got at New Year. See my FlickR pages for photos. At one point we thought we may actually be snowed in as we had problems getting the car out of the grounds! New Year consisted of a bottle of something fizzy and cosying up in our fantastic Lookout apartment with a long walk in the snowy grounds the next morning. Unfortunately we managed to get the car out of the snow and onto the A1 and back to reality...sigh.

I have plans for this year. One is to move on with my photography (luckily I have an in-house instructor - Michael Ward). I would like to upgrade my Nikon D100, it has served me well and I have learnt a lot with it as it is very intuitive but I would like a D200 now and a couple of new lenses. Although all this will take cash that i don't have at the moment! The other plans I will reveal at a later date!

I'm off to enjoy a nice quiet weekend, well with the exception of a visit from the whirlwind Nephews!

Sunday, 22 November 2009

10 Random Things About Me...

1. I read far too much - Michael removes the book from underneath my face EVERY night when he comes to bed.
2. I love French Martinis - but am tipsy after two.
3. I love Italy and would like the chance to live there for a time.
4. I can't sing in tune although I was in the choir at school and once sang a solo from Guys and Dolls!
5. I long to work for myself.
6. I call my ponytail my 'squirrel!'
7. I Believe by Joe Satriani is one of my all time fav songs
8. I love Rallying and have a crush on Petter Solberg.
9. I know Lewis Hamiltons Mum.
10. I once held Tony Hadley's suede coat when I worked at Thorpe Park.

Sunday, 13 September 2009

'Stranded at the Drive-in...'

Hatfield House has been holding Drive in movies all weekend. We went on Friday night and watched the Italian Job, it was good fun. The sound was received through our car stereo. Luckily the weather held and we had a little picnic whilst watching. It's not something that we have here in the UK as we'd never be able to watch much through all the drizzle but it was a fun experience all the same.