April scavenger hunt

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Things I collect, I love colourful scarves

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6, I made a variety of tasty biscuits six different ones so all of the family had their favourites

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Big, the first loaf of bread I have ever made it came out much bigger than expected, it was delicious

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Pink, my daughter’s pointe shoes they are beautiful but so painful to dance in!

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Plastic, if you look carefully my line and pegs

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Texture, the wood ready for our wood burner

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Curl, my lovely recipe book stand is made up of lots of curls, I always keep this recipe book on it my dad bought this for me when I was a teenager and it reminds me of him.

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Sport, I am sure crabbing is a sport in some seaside towns, it is in our family anyway as you can see my son T and daughter B trying to fill their buckets.

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Night light, my flower lamp

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Dinner, no time for tea tonight as I have an evening meeting so I end up with my usual taramasalata and pitta bread.

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My town/city, well here is Ryan my daughters friend visiting my son who lives in Brick Lane in central London. This used to be a very poor area when my Dad lived here over sixty years ago, now it is a very trendy and expensive place to live and my son has just moved here. Things seem to have come full circle and I feel quite at home when I visit.

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Take off!!!

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Spring at last

It has been so lovely to see the sun this week it just makes everything feel so cheery! The trees have suddenly burst into colour and I have been planting out some spring flowers to make our garden look pretty, I think it must feel welcoming as we have a visitor, a female blackbird has moved in and made a nest in our wood shed right on the top of the wood pile.

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My friend handmade Lizzy always says how much better homemade bread is so Mr C and I decided to try it, we collected all of the ingredients together and followed the instructions carefully. I am lucky that Mr C likes to get involved so he did the hard work kneading the dough! We are delighted with the result and plan to try to make time to make our own bread every weekend.

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Enough rambling from me I must go and finish off taking photos for April’s Scavenger Hunt it is the first time I have joined in and I haven’t worked out how to upload them yet wish me luck as you wave me goodbye!! Rosemary xx

Time flies by

It was a busy weekend,  my daughter B and I have been to London to choose her Prom dress. Gosh how quickly time goes it seems it was only yesterday when I was the centre of her world, we would spend our days going for walks and picking wild flowers, sitting in the garden reading  and splashing around in the paddling pool on hot summer days with not a care in the world one of our favourite activities was to go strawberry picking and then come home and make a strawberry flan.  When I think back to those carefree days!  now it is all revision, exams and auditions it seems not a week goes by without B having something to worry about.  It makes me realise just how special those times were, just enjoying each day together building treasured memories.  I turned one day to reach for her hand and she was all grown up!ImageImage

My first post

Hello you have found me or maybe you have stumbled across my blog by accident which is probably more likely anyway here goes!

I have been inspired to create a blog by my friend Homemade handmade lizzy who has been blogging for quite a while, I have found myself looking forward to her new posts and thought I might have a go myself.

Last weekend we went to one of my favourite places – Southwold  and we had a windy walk along the beach looking out for the resident seal we often see splashing about but he must have been catching fish further down the coastline so we wandered back treating ourselves to fish and chips.  On the way home I persuaded Mr C to venture into a wood and acquire a branch which we could use to create an easter display.  Once home I made some crochet hearts and Mr C created some beaded eggs.

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