Thursday, 29 November 2012

A little snowman

snowman crochet

I just got finished making this little fellow. Isn't he so cute? He's not perfect, in fact he's a little bit wonky in places but I love him. And for my first attempt making a... character, and only my third or fourth attempt at following a crochet pattern, I'm actually really pleased how he turned out! I'm already planning on making one for my Mum and my mother-in-law. A snowman family! If you'd like to make your own snowman, you can find the snowman crochet pattern here. (I followed the pattern as is, with the exception of the nose. I didn't understand it, so I crocheted a triangle, rolled it up and stuffed it and used that as a carrot).

Only two more sleeps until I can officially get in the Christmas spirit (no Christmas music/decorations before December in our house - it's bad luck) and start trimming and belting out Christmas songs non stop!

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Sunday Morning Walks

Sunday morning walks have started becoming a bit of a ritual for our little family.I've been really enjoying them too. It feels so nice to get outside in the fresh, cold air and just walk and talk with my husband. We've been walking round a couple of different places, but this is my favourite, with the reservoir and the trees and then walking up onto the moors. I took my phone with me and snapped a few photos when we were there last Sunday. It's really beautiful.

water trees sunlight

lhasa apso boston terrier

frosty morning

yorkshire moors

yorkshire moors

yorkshire moors

I'm looking forward to our walk next Sunday!

Thursday, 8 November 2012



Treated myself to some new wellies. Can't wait to get these bad boys dirty. Puddles - get ready!

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Rocky Road

rocky road recipe

Okay so it seems kind of silly to share a recipe for Rocky Road, as it's probably the most simple thing in the world to make. You don't even have to bake anything! Just melt the chocolate and stir in whatever you fancy.

That being said, I made my youngest sister Beth some Rocky Road for her 18th birthday (don't worry, I bought her a proper present too!) and documented it, so I thought it would be fun just to share. For the record, my sister said this was the best Rocky Road she had ever had! I think she knows flattery will get her everywhere with me...

rocky road recipe

My sisters extra special birthday Rocky Road included:

  • Shortbread biscuits
  • Bourbon biscuits
  • Mini oreos
  • Marhsmallows
  • White chocolate buttons
  • Twix
  • Maltesers

    Please note: Normally she wouldn't get anything quite as fancy, but it was her 18th so I decided to spoil her!

    rocky road recipe

    Chopped bourbon biscuits. I chopped the bigger biscuits (twix, bourbons, shortbread) and the marshmallows and I bashed the maltesers up a bit but I left the mini oreos whole.

    rocky road recipe

    Melting chocolate

    rocky road recipe

    Waiting to be stirred. My mouth is watering so much looking at this photo. I could just dive in!

    rocky road recipe


    rocky road recipe

    The finished product

    rocky road recipe

    All packaged up in a cute tin with birthday card and ready to go!

    Now we're heading towards you-know-what, this would be a great to make for a homemade Christmas present! Put it in a Christmassy tin instead, or package a couple of pieces in a cellophane bag and tie it with a pretty ribbon to pass out to family, friends or coworkers.

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