Friday, 18 August 2017

Our hearts are with you ..

No words just sadness for the victims of this awful atrocity.
My heart is with you.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Raspberries with this and raspberries with that..

Hello are you today?
We at the moment seem to be having a glut of Raspberries with yet even more on the complaints here thats for sure.
So i made desserts with Raspberries in them..
                                             Big bowl of fresh ones..

 Raspberry sauce
 Raspberry puff
 Fresh raspberries for snacks or on our granola in the mornings
 Raspberry jelly
 So no one will go hungry.


Sunday, 13 August 2017


Hello all.
I am writing this and sitting here totally confused by what i have heard.
A very close friend of the family has been banned from the church she has attended for ever. She is almost 80 years old and a real firecracker.plenty of energy and such a lovely person. She has been going to this church her whole life,supported it financially,given her time and so much of her life and they have repayed her in this way.I am confused and also enraged that they could treat her this way..not just her but her daughter and grand daughter too.
Why has she been banned you ask?
Her daughter went to the Choir practice and had a book with her that had a Pagan symbol on it,someone saw it and reported her to the elders..they had a meeting and they were banned. Accused her of Paganism and witchcraft..WTF..sorry..for that.
If they had taken the time to ask then they would have found out the symbol means" To love all of creation" or something like that but no..some bloody busy body reported them and now the place they go to worship is shunning them.
I really thought all Christian places of worship welcomed all faiths and beliefs no matter what.
Am in total heart goes out to this lovely lady.
I don't expect comments on this..just venting it.
I won't name the Church either as i don't think they would take to kindly to it.

Gooey brownies..

Hello all.
As i was perusing Pinterest Boulevard and found an off shoot down pinners lane i thought i would try the recipe i found.
So simple and the best brownie recipe i have found so far..i have made them 3 times now to check they come out the same and taste as good the third time round as they did the first.
The website is
The recipe is for 5 ingredient Nutella Brownies.
1 13oz jar of Nutella..which i used Asda Smartprice
2 eggs
1/2 cup of plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
sea salt for sprinkling..i never did this.
 Measure out your choclate
 Beat your eggs lightly
 Add choclate to the eggs
 Mix well
 Fold in flour and baking powder
 Pour into pan
 Now it says bake at gas mark 4 for 22-26 minutes..i found i had to do them for 35 minutes.
 Remove from oven when a toothpick or skewer comes out clean.Let them cool completely before you cut them into squares or cover in chocolate
 Leave to cool and tuck in or do what i did and use up leftover chocolate topping and smother it totally.

 Nice and chocolatey on the top and so gooey in the middle..i made them on Fiday and none are left

These are so delicious and one of the easiest ways to make them.
Plus the benefits are the girls get to eat the left over chocolate from the jar as it has a little more than 13oz in it..
I hope you try these and enjoy them.

Little guest gone home now..

Hello all, how are you today?
Well our little hamster friend has gone home. He was such a sweetie and very well behaved.
He even had a run around the house in his little ball.

He was so fast it was hard to get a picture of him.
I think his owner missed him ,within a few hours of getting home she wanted to come and get him.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Nothing stranger than Ebay..

For the last 3-4 weeks i have been putting items on Ebay to sell..girls clothes and boots mainly.I have sold quite a bit but some items didn't sell.I relisted them and still they didn't problem i waited then relisted and wow they sold within hours and today i had a bidding war over a Christmas Jumper which i found so strange.
The jumper sold for £3..which is good..however i had that same jumper listed last week as a Buy it Now for £2.50.I relisted it at 99p and thought well if it doesn't sell now then i will save it until near Christmas..i couldn't believe my eyes when i saw the bids coming in.
So have you ever sold something that you thought would never go or had a bidding war over an item?

A short but almost violent summer cold

Hello all,how are you today?
Well for the last week Iris and i have a short yet almost violent summer cold..lots of aches and headache from hell,plenty of snot and sneezing,temperatures and then poof gone over strange as no one else had  it.But thankfully we are ok now.
After we had recovered i got back to it..the big hest freezer needed defrosting.
We have been eating out the freezer for the last few weeks to use it all up..the only thing i did bin was a box of manky looking ice poles..god knows how long they have been in there.

 I can't get over how big it looks when its empty and to be honest i haven't seen the bottom of it for a while(years).Now we are planning on filling it up with veggies and fruit from the allotment.
I have been hamster sitting for the the last week..he is so cute and no bother whatsoever..his name is Biscuit.I cleaned him out today and had to keep catching him as he did his impression of Houdini and tried to escape the cage.He goes home on Saturday.
He loves his wheel and it doesn't squeak,so he can play all night and we don't hear him.
And this little fellow set up home in the wrong place..think he got lost on the way to the garden.
 Hubby caught him and put him back outside.

So ladies what has happened to our Summer..its been torrential rain here for the last 2 days.
Just before it started we cut down the Virginia Creeper that has slowly been taking over the chicken pen..we also moved the compost bins.Smelly job and bloody hell the size of the spiders in there was totally scary..the chicken loved it..plenty of bugs and worms for her to eat..she was following me around the pen as i cut the creeper and watching me..everytime a bug fell or moved she ran over got it then ran off again.Her little house got a really deep clean wasn;t too bad as we clean it out every week..she looked all ruffled and plumped up when she went back in.
So ladies what have you all been up to?