Friday, 24 October 2014

Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop : Link Up Your Favourite Posts...

Hi everyone...

Welcome to the weekend blog hop...


Thanks for stopping by and linking up to the weekend blog hop...

We are happy you are here and hope you have fun hoping around and finding new blogs to read, follow and comment on.

The blog hop is hosted me Clairejustineoxox in number 1 and my co host is Nekky from Reflexions in number 2 spot.

Would be great if you would follow us in in some way? but that is up to you :)

GFC, Blog Lovin, Google+, Twitter, Facebook, and we will follow back ( don't forget to let us know your a new follower :))

If you want to share the hop this would be great?

Simply grab the blog hop button from the right and the code from below....


To join us simply- 

1. Link up as many of your posts you would like to on the blog hop below. 

2. Please follow me and Nekky if you would like to? but not essential.. Let us know if you are new followers so we can follow you back. 

3. Grab the welcome to the weekend button or link back to the hop so other can find the hop and join in the fun too.

4. Have fun hoping around new blogs and finding new posts to read, blogs to comment on and new followers. 

5. Try to stop by a few blogs and leave comment after linking up and comment back if someone stops by, it makes the blog hop much more fun :) 

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Have a great weekend everyone :)


Thursday, 23 October 2014

Peacocks, Pea Hens, Park And What I Wore...

This outfit is what I wore when me and my hubby had a nice day out together in London. 

These pictures were taken in Holland Park...

Wow it is an amazing park. 

The waterfall is so beautiful...

 We had lots of fun watching the peacocks and taking lots of pictures of then.

One made me jump/ scared/scream when I did not see him on a big wall and jumped off just behind me!!

Gave the people stat down a laugh though...


What I wore~

Necklace ~ my old shop
Jacket~ Matalan
Shirt ~ New look
Jeans ~ Selfridges
Bag ~ Cath Kidston


Up-Cycled Jewellery/Trinket Box..


This has to be my favourite upcycled/recycled/crafty project to date. 

A box I had some scarf's delivered in...

 Cover in some Cath Kidson red polka dot material, ribbon, sticky pretend diamond jewels some paper flowers, red buttons and glue.


It did start off as a jewellery box for my daughter..

But now is proudly in my hallway as a trinket box...

On my New Shoe Cabinet...


Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Mini Raspberry And Chocolate Nests...


These are fun to make and decorate with small helpers. 

Perfect for a real tea time treat they can also be made into individual birthday cakes with the simple addition of a candle in the centre of each one.


Makes 12

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 12-15 minutes

Finishing time: 15 minutes

Ingredients 

  • Little oil for greasing
  • 25 g (1 oz) cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons boiling water
  • 175 g (6 oz) soft margarine
  • 175 g (6 oz) caster sugar
  • 150 g (5 oz) self-raising flour
  • Half teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 eggs


To finish

  • 300 ml (1/2 pint) double cream
  • 100 g (4 oz) white chocolate curls
  • 250 (9 oz) raspberries




Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180oC, 350oF, gas mark 4. 
  • Lightly brush the insides of a 12 section deep muffin tin with a little oil and line the base of each one with a circle of greaseproof or non-stick baking paper.
  • Put the cocoa into a small bowl, mix in the boiling water until a smooth paste then leave to cool.
  • Put the margarine, sugar, flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl, add the cocoa paste and the eggs and beat until smooth. 
  • Divide the mixture evenly between the sections of the muffin tin, smooth the tops level then bake for 12-15 minutes until well risen and the tops spring back when lightly pressed with a fingertip.
  • Leave for 5 minutes then loosen the edges with a knife, turn out on to a cooking rack and peel off the paper.
  • Whip the cream in the rinsed and dried mixing bowl until it forms soft swirls. 
  • Split the cakes in half then sandwich back together with cream, spreading the remainder on top.
  • Arrange the raspberries in the centre of each cake then sprinkle the chocolate curls around the edge to make a nest. 
  • Arrange on a plate to serve.

Tip

  • To make chocolate curls, unwrap a block of white chocolate and turn over so the underside is uppermost on a chopping board. 
  • Run a swivel bladed vegetable peeler along the edge to make curls. 
  • If the curls are very tiny, put the chocolate on a plate and microwave on full power for 10 seconds to soften the chocolate then try again. 
  • If it is still difficult microwave once more and then try.



About this post -

This is a guest post.

No payment was received.

Recipe and photo credit by Seasonal Berries..



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Accountant: You throw over one thousand dollars a month into local wishing wells.
Homer: Yeah, you idiot, 'cause I'm wishing for more money!


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