Tea: a hug in a mug !

Monday, February 22, 2010

I`m eating honey !

"Well", said Pooh , "what I like best-" and then he had to stop and think, because although eating honey was a very good thing to do , there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he did`nt know what it was called...
Winnie the Pooh quote

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Snow !

"Oh ! the snow, the beautiful snow,
how the flakes gather and laugh as they go
whirling about in maddening fun;
chasing, laughing , hurrying by,
it lights on the face and sparkles the eye;
and the dogs with a bark and a bound
snap at the crystals as they eddy around;
the town is alive, and its heart is aglow,
to welcome the coming of bautiful snow"

Friday, February 19, 2010

Gifts to and from friends (in memory of Apa)

"In the dance of life, friends are people who encourage you to do your best, who like you for who you are, and who remind you what steps to take when you`ve forgotten the way. They`re the ones who always understand what you`re going through. They`re the people who help you rest assured that your secrets are safe and your hopes are in good hands"
-from a calender given to me from my big sister-

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Shrove Tuesday

It is Shrove Tuesday, and the men from the fields tread quickly coming in , because they know there will be pancakes for supper- real pancakes , none of your paper-thin rolled foolishness , but good substantial buttermilk pancakes.
There`s a clatter of them as high as your hip waiting on the hob , with melted butter and sugar trickling down the sides.
What matter if the women of the house has developed thawlock from beating and mixing and turning pancakes for the past two hours? Its all in a good cause.
Is`nt it Pancake night?
_from Great-Granny Marys cookbook-
Irish pancakes:
Ingredients: 1lb flour , 1 teaspoon bread soda, enough buttermilk to make a thick batter , butter and caster sugar for spreading.

Method: Sift flour with salt and bread soda. Break eggs into a well in the centre of flour and mix well. Beat in enough buttermilk to make a thick batter. Fry in spoonfuls on a greased pan. Butter them as they come from the pan and sprinkle thickly with sugar.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Our 14th Valentines together...

"Who , being loved, is poor" ?
-Oscar Wilde-

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Treasures Great and small

"I have just three things to teach: Simplicity , Patience and Compassion. These are your greatest treasures."
-Lao Tzu-

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

New beginnings...

At evening, we lift our hearts in gratitude for the gifts of the day

3 little pigs...Daddy style !

Because there is a natural storytelling urge and ability in all human beings, even just a little nurturing of this impulse can bring about astounding and delightful results...

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Make do and mend

"It took me years of trial and error to work out that there is absolutely no knitting triumph I can achieve that my husband will think is worth being woken for " !
-Stephanie Pearl McPhee-