Friday, 7 January 2011


First week of 2011 and what we've been up to:

I start baking pastry for breakfast. Such a nice change from porridge oats! It wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for this talented Mama Chef- she inspired me with her snail rolls recipe. Thank you, Cate!

C. bakes chocolate mint cookies. Yummy!

I hand dye yarn for the very first time. It's fun!

G. turns two. I can't believe it.

My new lens arrives. I'm in love with it.

New bread maker arrives too. We're so excited. I guess new year will be all about home baking and cooking.

Happy weekend Everyone!


  1. Everything looks terrific! Especially the wee one!

  2. What an exciting way to start the new year: new lens (yay!), new bread machine, new craft, and new recipes! Happy birthday to your sweet little G!

  3. Thanks for the snail link, I have been thinking about how to make these, they are my daughters favourites so I want to make them when she visits from England, thought I could use croissant dough instead of the pastry.

  4. hmmm yummy. We make snails in our family out of pie dough leftovers. they're always small.

  5. i´m just sitting here smiling.

  6. well... your homebaking doesn't half look delicious. looking forward...

  7. how lovely - new things for the new year!
    your food looks scrumptious.

  8. YUUUUUUMMMM! what a wonderful thing to wake up to!

    did your mini-chef get to help with the snails?

    happy new year to you and your family and thank you for the shout out! xoxo

  9. I'm in love with your new lens, too. Congratulations!

  10. Oh the cooking looks fab and your little G is just gorgeous.

  11. Happy birthday to your Little G! Your pictures are so beautiful!

  12. Oh oh, I bet your home will smell of fresh from the oven bread forever! The best fragrance ever. Belated happy birthday to your little girl, two is an enchanting age. Buon anno, anche se in ritardo.