Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make it simple." - Woody Guthrie

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Saturday, 27 September 2014

At the zoo ...






A lovely evening spent at Port Lympe and not an animal in sight. 

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Sunday cake ...


A slice of lemon drizzle and a surreal conversation.  So how old do you have to be to join the WI?  A brief pause... Anyway about the pole dancing.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Summer ...


Holiday health & safety!


Holiday cake, what a find this little cafe was.


Holiday shoes.


And of course, the obligatory holiday umberella.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Sunday cake ...


Prepping for this week's Blueberry yoghurt loaf cake.

Very nice warm from the oven.

xxx


Saturday, 13 September 2014

Saturday Morning Pictures ...


Went to Saturday morning flicks today to see Pride, laughed and sniffled my way through the film.  Solid cast, great entertainment with a serious message.  If you get the chance to go, please do.  You will not regret it.  Imelda Staunton and Bill Nighy making sandwiches, a joy to watch.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Sunday cake...



Trial run of Bill Granger's chocolate and raspberry tart for the bake club.  Because no one else in the house eats cake, I am now completely sick of it.  How those contestants on GBBO keep their cool under the glare of the TV camera and Mr Hollywood, never mind the time pressure I will never know.     Also the cost of ingredients to practice recipes at home must be phenomenal.  I had most of the component parts for this recipe in the cupboards but still spent just under £10 for the extras albeit I will be making two.  I managed to not set the timer once, at least there was no danger of a soggy bottom, and the raspberries were slightly burnt.  When I mentioned this I was told I gave sage advice to the GBBO contestants when this occurred the week before.  I can even answer a University Challenge question or two and you would think I had won the trophy for that year.   How wise we are when we are sitting on our sofa.