Saturday, November 14, 2015

Frazey Ford




Just discovered Frazey Ford.  What an amazing voice!!

A for apples, B for books, C for crochet


Made this yummy apple cake/slice the other day...
 
I changed the original recipe a bit, so here is my version (with notes)...
 
Easy Apple Cake
 
 
175g (6oz) self-raising flour
175g (6oz) melted butter
175g (6oz) castor sugar
3 beaten eggs
2 peeled and chopped apples
1 tsp cinnamon
grated rind 1 lemon
60g (2oz) sultanas
 
Add melted butter to flour and sugar. Add eggs gradually and beat well. Stir in apples, cinnamon, lemon rind and sultanas.
Bake at 180'C for 40 minutes or until cooked.
Dust with icing sugar to serve.
 
My notes: I replaced some of the flour with almond and hazelnut meal, and some of the castor sugar with brown sugar.
I also replaced some of the cinnamon with mixed spice and cardamom, and some of the sultanas with currants.
Enjoy!
 


Recently finished reading another two by Anne Lamott...
 I can so relate to her writings!


And this one from the library...
Beautiful book!
 

Picked up these from the library yesterday...
where to start??
 
 
 The blanket is finished...



And remember these strips I was knitting?


They now look like this...
 I know...I know...  You'd think I had nothing better to do!!!


But I'm just not in knitting mode...
So they are now starting to look like this :))
 
 
Joining Ginny at Yarn Along!
 
xx
 


 
 

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Hoofing it

Some shots of my early morning walk around the river a few days ago...

 Mist through the trees


 mist on the river


 over the spillway the river is quite low at the moment as we need rain


 halfway through my walk the mist had cleared


 this is one of at least three platypus in the river



 and a family of native hens




And back home...
 picked my first roses from the garden...they smell divine!


 finished another Anne Lamott book from the library...good...as always!
(that's the last charity blanket I was working on finishing in my last post)


and here it is ...finished!


so now working on sewing together this blanket for myself that I started many moons ago, and dipping into these gardening books from off my bookshelves




Had Jenny and David from Mission Without Borders come to speak at my church on Sunday, and tell us about the work the organisation is doing in Eastern Europe...

 these are some of the blankets and other items the knitting group has been working on over the last few months, finally finished, and heading off with Jenny to eventually make their way to Eastern Europe



And I thought you might like a peak inside my church...it looks better with people in it :))

 from the front to the back...getting set up for the morning service


and from the back to the front..that's Jenny from MWB getting organised :))
 
 
That's it from me :))
 
Have a good week!!
 
xx

PS - almost forgot...linking in with Ginny for Yarn Along!!