Wednesday 21 March 2012


Life has been busy.  Pretty much each of these photos was going to be a blog post!  But there before I know it we have been moving on to the next thing.  So we have had time for achieving, with Alec and Ethan both getting their first gradings at Karate.

I've had time for friendships, with a lift to guild with Lucy, and creating a woven basket from garden trimmings.  I must say I have a new found respect for baskets, and will never look at garden prunings in quite the same way either!

 Time for celebrating, Stuart's birthday.
 Time for remembering, Mother's day was a much about remembering as celebrating.  Remembering Stuart's Mum, in this first mothers day without her.  This "Cherry Delight" pudding was last made at least 24 years ago by my Nan.  The taste is never forgotten, and I think it is now a firm favourite with a new generation.
 Time for creating.  Stuart's birthday cake, a hobbit hole no less!
 And a little more creating, an angry bomb bird, to go with the angry birds I made Stuart for his birthday last year.

This time of year always has me feeling torn between inside and outside.  And there seems to be even more keeping me busy this year, so snippets of our life may be posted intermittantly, but be rest assured, we are certainly making the most of our time!


  1. Lovely, and well done to the boys!

    I know what you mean, spending lots of time outside here and with other things, blog posts are thought about but don't always materialise.

    Good to hear you're having a great time too x

  2. Ooh do you do angry bird commissions??? Alfie would love one!

  3. I know what you mean about whether to be in or out! The lovely weather recently means out is winning.

  4. I love this post. I like to be busy too, it is all about trying to get the balance isn't it...I can't wait for the Easter hols now and am firmly on countdown to the next proper lie in! I love the Angry Bird and the Hobbit Hole cake, I would quite like the 'Cherry Delight' recipe too. Well done to the boys for their Karate achievements.

  5. Great post.. such cute boys! Love the cake and basket. You are so lucky to have my blog friend Lucy close enough to do things with! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  6. Hi Claire, congratulations to the boys. Love the Hobbit Cake.
    I think when your Mum has gone you find all the Mother's Day things a bit hard, well I do.
    Lovely for you and Lucy to be able to meet and do things together. I'm hoping to meet one of my Ravelry friends next weekend, if only for a quick natter over a coffee.
    Thank you for visiting my blog and kind comment, so far my crochet covered stone has been gazed at lovlingly and is sitting in place of honour on my new dresser.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Carol xx


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