Well thats it, the house is back to its regular run of the mill, everyday, hum drum
but quietly satisfying day in, day out life!!!!!
The girls went back to school today (would I sound completely awful if I said a tiny "yayyyyyy") I know, I know what kind of mom am I????????
The Christmas decorations are all down & packed away for another eleven months & Spring is most def on the way. Such a mild Winter this year, almost feels like Spring already.
Sophie returned to Germany on Sunday morning, which I am not over the moon about, but hey its just for two weeks then her travelling days are over for the time being, at least until she finishes uni & thats a year & a half away. She has said though that there is no place like home & has learned to really appreciate Ireland especially after her last four months in Germany, no offense intended.
I began my exercise routine today, a good ol Tae Bo workout, which will def knock off cobwebs & i'm convinced some pounds as well. I used to do this work out a lot some years back but stopped, & i tell you i was pretty fit, so i'm determined to get back there again. Wishful thinking!!!!
Anyhoo i've started my first quilt of 2012, first of many I hope.
I wanted something Fresh & simple to start, so i've stuck to a sweet blue & white pattern.
Got quite a bit done today, must be all that exercise makes me feel like superwoman!!!!
Its gonna be a pretty big one, large enough for a king size bed I hope.
After that i'm gonna attack the Ruby fabrics at long last, can't wait :D.
Also on the go these last few days, a wee bit of simple hooking.
Bought two balls of the softest yarn in real cute colors & hooked up a quick cowl & set of wrist warmers for moi!!!!!
I know the photos aren't great, but those colors sure are cute eh!!
Oh my these are mega warm when I go out for my evening walk Mmmmmmm,
lovely & cozy :D.
Also couldn't resist these...........................
Ain't they so pretty, I want spring colors everywhere, pink, blue, lilac.......
thank God for cheap bunches of flowers in the supermarket, otherwise it most def would be cut out all around the house & how tacky would that be!!!!!
Oh yes a recipe....I was asked for this from the previous post so here goes
Now before you read on, if you want a six pack like yer one in the pic above stop right now, & leave all such recipes out of your mind, ok!!!!!!!
Pear & Almond Tart
10oz plain flour
5.5oz caster sugar
1 tsp finely grated lemon rind
pinch of salt
5.50z chilled butter
1 tbsp chilled water
6oz caster sugar
6oz ground almonds
2 tsp plain flour
1/2 tsp almond extract
2 large ripe pears
1. Pastry, put flour, suger, lemon & salt in a bowl. Rub in until you have a fine breadcrumb type mix.
Combine egg & water, then slowy add to the flour mix, stirring with a fork until it comes together.
Wrap in cling film & chill for an hour.
2.Roll out to approx 1/8 inch thick & line a 10 inch pie tin. Bake blind for 12 mins at 200'c.
Remove from oven & prepare filling.
3. beat butter & sugar until light & fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time.
Add remaining ingrediants (not pears) & mix until blended.
4. Spoon the mix into the pastry case, peel & slice the pears & arrange on top.
Bake for 25 mins or until centre is cooked.
5. Dust with icing sugar & serve with whatever you fancy.
I had mine with hot toffee sauce & whipped cream , slurp!!!!!!!!
Thanks for popping by
Lots of love Karen xxxxxxxxxx