Thursday, 29 July 2010

Home and enjoying it!

Firstly I have to say here, at long last are the pics of the cooking I promised to post.
A friend sent me a little book of vegetarian recipes. Her Grandmother used to make Glamorgan sausages which she remembered being delicious. So they were the first things I made from the book.
They are relly easy, the breadcrumbs, Carphilly cheese, onion and egg I mixed in the food mixer. Then it was just a case of dipping them in egg and rolling in breadcrumbs before shallow frying them..........yum!

Here they are before cooking.

And here is the finished product, ready for eating!
We ate them with jacket potatoes and didn't need any snacks that evening!

Last weekend, we went to do some clothes shopping on Sunday. This is unheard of for Steve! He hates shopping with a passion! But needs must,and after all there is a holiday on the horizon! So off to Taunton we went.
You know the saying,'you never know what you're going to see when you're out'?
Well take a look at this; a Gamelan from Indonesia, outside The Brewhouse Theatre! I think the idea was for members of the public to have a go, but I would have loved to hear it being played!

Yesterday I made some six seed bread rolls and today I made cheesy carrot flan. I don't remember doing so much quality cooking since I started my present job! It is just so lovely to have the summer to my self and be around the home more.

Also yesterday, my friend Anita cmae over, she is Nita29 on Ravelry. She is a lovely lady. She spins and knits, but also machine knits. She very kindly brought her knitting machine over to give me a hand with something I needed in rather a hurry.

Today I have been with a new friend, who due to health problems which mean she cannot leave the house too often, I rode the trike over to visit. She is a lovely lady, Yarnspider1 on Ravelry, with a son who wasn't feeling too well (he had a bad cold),2 beautiful dogs and a husband who looks after them all. I am rather envious, as ahe has what many of us would put on their dream list, namely a craft cabin in the garden! Lovely! Full of looms, carders, a spinning wheel and all the other things you would expect to see in the presence of a finbry person! We only met today, yet it was as though we had known each other for ever by the time we said goodbye! Yarnspider is now an honorary member of Bridgy Craft Group! Other members of the group will be visiting you Yarnspider!

I am still working on The Crowprint Shawl that I want to take to Knit Camp. The days are going so fast, it won't be long before DH and I are on our way to Stirling! I am so excited!

We haven't been to look for the swans lately. The last time we went, it seemed they had disappeared. We think that they may have moved out into the more rural part of the canal. Maybe that would be a job for tomorrow or Saturday, to go and look for them again. I would love to know how many signets have survived.

More cooking! I have excelled myself lately, those who know me well will know what I'm saying, especially daughter #1! Here are some 6 Seed Bread Rolls I made on Wednesday.
They are yummy! I always freeze them so that they don't get eaten in one sitting!

Monday, 5 July 2010

A lazy Sunday afternoon!

We live in a beautiful place! Today we visited Netherstowey for a walk. The weather was beautiful, with a bit of a breeze blowing, just right to keep a person cool while walking uphill! This was a walk I downloaded from the net. Here is a link:

This was the very walk!
We started out at Cricketers Farm Shop and Cafe, where we had lunch, we often stop off there on a Sunday. Then we set off to find the Old School which is now the Library. Outside the Library, is now a carpark. We left the car and headed off with our downloaded instructions.

We walked up the hill to the site of the old castle. This is an ariel photo copied from an information board. You can see what is left of the castle just right of centre, the moat and the baily are fairly easy to see. We walked right up to the top, the view was amazing! But my photos do not really do it justice!

You can see where the moat would have been here.

Bill's 80th!

We were in Cornwall for the day today as it was my Father In Law's birthday. Arrived home pretty late tonight and am waiting on Janette's photos. So more when she has uploaded!