Saturday 28 April 2012

A wedding cake for a cheese lover!

Sometimes it's really good to make something that isn't a sweet or pretty cake & as I am a fanatical cheese lover.....although sadly, due to a severe allergic reaction to blue cheese, I can no longer eat it, even though I'd love to, I decided to make a cheese tower. Now I have done these before, but this time I decided that the end result would be a cheese tower wedding cake, lavishly decorated with grapes, apple slices & tomatoes.....

I managed to get it finished & photographed before I headed out to get the grass cut, as for one day it has actually stopped raining....the weather here is enough to make me want to shoot myself...the forecast for tomorrow is yet more heavy rain & gale force NE winds..worse than mid winter & it's late April...where on earth is the sun! I blame our wonderful government...they declare "drought" & place a hosepipe ban on the South of England & since then it's never stopped raining! Maybe I should shoot them instead.......

Monday 23 April 2012

I'm thinking about summer arriving!

I am so sick of the constant cold & rain that we are experiencing here in the North East of England that I've been trying to cheer myself up by pretending that the soft fruit will be ripening the minute what blossom there is is in grave danger of being frozen!
So here's my little bit of summer in case we don't actually get a summer at all!

Wednesday 18 April 2012


It's been a while since I got to my blog.....I'm not a good blogger at all, but in my defense, since I got back from "the desert" I've had my oldest daughter & her family here for the Easter break!
Now that they've gone home & the house is mucked out & back to normal..(it's too quiet now!)I'm slowly getting back down to some "work"!

Today it's been tomatoes!

Hopefully it won't be as long before the next post.......

Friday 6 April 2012

"New Baby Duty" baskets!!

It just shows what you can do in between cooking, stocking freezers & helping a new mum with her new baby! There is nothing nicer than sitting in the lovely hot sun early in the morning while everyone is still in bed & weaving a few baskets!
I can't believe that in the 3 weeks I was there I actually managed to weave 15!

Hopefully I'll get back to work soon as I have a few outstanding orders to finish that had to be put to one side to fly out to the "desert" but that's more of a struggle than I had first thought as I'm still shackled to the cooker as of course it's the Easter holidays & my oldest daughter, her husband & 3 kids are here for 10 days!