Monday, 31 May 2010

Memorial Day Tribute

Today I've been remembering an awesome (and that's what it was) visit to the site where Flight 93 crashed.....the people on this flight deserve to be remembered today as they too served. We don't know just how many lives they saved that day with their will not forget them and we will not forget the day we visited there and read all the tributes posted from all corners of the globe.

Holiday Monday

Hereabouts, like the U.S. it is a holiday, you Americans have Memorial Day and here in the U.K. it is our second - yes second - May Bank at the beginning and one at the end of the month.
Sorry I haven't a card for you today as my card reader is on the blink but I am showing you Whitepark Bay on the North Antrim coast - this is one of the most scenic beaches in Northern Ireland.
Hope you all have a lovely day off - DH and I are off to have a walk around Lough Fea in the Sperrin Mountains...another beautiful place I'll show you sometime.

Friday, 28 May 2010

Can you smell the home baking? Mmmmmm...

I don't have a baking day, do you? I bake just when it's needed. We like to eat our own wheaten bread and particularly just after it has cooled down - it tastes best when the outside crust is still crispy. I used to layer it with butter and whatever else took my fancy but weight-wise I can no longer do that...Flora Lighter than Light it has to be.
I also baked some date scones, made with folks across the pond will call them biscuits...and they are moreish - too tempting really. I freeze these as well and when folk call I take them out and wrap them one at a time and give them 20 seconds in the microwave and they are practically ready to butter....if you don't have a microwave you can take them out of the freezer when the folk arrive and split them in two and put a damp cloth or kitchen roll over them and while you are chatting they'll be de-frosting and ready to eat in no time at all!
I also wanted to show you how I used Waltzingmouse Little Box Labels on my containers...cheapo containers and empty coffee jars. I stamped the labels and wrote the contents unto them and then laminated them to keep them to see them lined up in the cupboard...I have more than this but don't want to bore you. I'm afraid that's your lot for today.......have a good one for those of you in the U.S. and a great day and holiday weekend to those of you in the U.K. If you are in a traffic jam somewhere on the motorway I pity you......but it will be worth it all when you arrive at your destination! Take care.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Greetings Card

Just testing!
This is my first very tentative attempt to set up a blog. I have had so much enjoyment reading other folk's blogs I feel very inadequate in starting this one. I may not be very good at posting every day and I'm not computer literate at all so bear with me while I get used to this!