Friday, 10 January 2014


Thursday was a good day, if not a particularly productive one.  I managed to take the dog on a good long walk this morning and the dark grey sky managed to hold off from opening up whilst we were out, so we didn't get wet thankfully.

All of Little Bird's birthday presents were wrapped and put away today, until the big day itself.  I just have to sort out a cake now.  Made or bought is the dilemma.  I'm not a good baker, but feel I should make the effort, I think she'd like to help me make one too.

I did some work on my hand sewn Christmas lap quilt today which I enjoyed.  It will take a while to finish, but I do like a project I can pick up and put down as and when I feel the urge.  The diamond shapes are a lot quicker and easier to sew together than hexagons due to having fewer sides.  I'm making up larger diamonds from smaller diamond shapes and then will eventually sew them all together to produce a type of harlequin effect.  I have so many Christmas fabric scraps - a large carrier bag full.  It feels so good to finally use them for something.

Tonight, I cooked us a lovely Shepherd's Pie for supper, which I later washed down with half a miniature bottle of (orange flavoured) Cointreau with (diet) lemonade and ice.   (I'm definitely not having a dry January).  An old favourite that I haven't drunk in years.  It came out of my Christmas cracker. (Put in there by me of course!)  I'm surprised I haven't drunk it before now. 

Talking of miniatures, I received a free Bailey's Chocolate Luxe miniature with a sale order that came from La Redoute today too which was a nice treat.  I'm really looking forward to trying this one.  I've been curious since it came out last year, but didn't want to indulge in a large bottle in case I didn't really like it.  Daren't think about the calorie content though.  Oh well, you only live once.

The best thing about Thursday, was that it was a no spend day.  Only the second so far this year.  With birthdays, food shopping, sale shopping, posting off presents, etc., January isn't the best month for me in this regard.  I'm hoping momentum gathers as the year progresses.

1 comment:

  1. I'm terrible at making cakes - Jess makes 'em now !