Wednesday, 21 April 2010

IF: Detective

It's not going to take much detective work to figure out what happened to his dinner!

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

IF - Linked

The Illustration Friday theme this week is Linked, so I started thinking of what I could draw that was linked together.  Then I remembered playing Red Rover at school. 

You'd have two teams, each forming a line linked by holding hands and each team would take it in turns to call out 'Red Rover, Red Rover, send somebody over', then someone from the opposite team would run at full pelt towards the other team and try and break the link between two players.  If they broke the link then they picked a team member from the opposite team to go and join their team, if they failed to break the link then they would have to join the opposite team.  The winning team is the one that ends up with most players.

Apparently this game is deemed too aggressive for school playgrounds these days and it's been banned from some schools.  The health and safety brigade have been out again! 

Thursday, 8 April 2010


Nosegay – noun - a small bunch of flowers; bouquet; posy.

Today I woke with the word nosegay rattling around in my head, you may think this is a bit weird but this happens to me a lot.  Just like a song that can stick in your head, I can get words or names that I will say over and over in my head - and yes it is annoying.  It's not like you hear a word like that everyday so how did it come to stick in my noggin?  The wonders of the human brain.

Not sure why I felt compelled to share this with you.......I don't sound mental at all!

Anyway, thought I'd show you some quilled tulips I made.  I made some for some Mother's Day cards last month, I may make some more like this as they'd make good card toppers.

Friday, 2 April 2010

Happy Easter!

Yes that is a yule log, but who said they were just for Christmas? 

We were asked to make an Easter yule log so here it is, complete with fluffy yellow chicks and Cadbury's Mini Eggs.  It's been decorated with chocolate ganache which has been made using Cadbury's Bournville chocolate and it smells amazing.  My husband's getting rather good at these logs now, he had plenty of practice at Christmas, he had quite a few orders for them.  The recipe can be found here, we use a different filling for our logs, just chocolate buttercream, but the sponge recipe is a good one, and so is the ganache topping. 

Happy Easter everyone.


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