Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Echoes Of Summer

You might think this is a photo from earlier in the year, but in fact it was taken just a few minutes ago. These are a few late roses and a foxglove - the bushes have had a second flush of blooms after the lovely weather earlier in the month. The roses are 'Golden Celebration', the yellow one and 'Double Delight', the pink and pale yellow. No idea on the variety of foxglove other than it's a white one that popped up in the garden! I wish I could share the scent of the roses with you, they smell gorgeous.

Sadly it looks as though Autumn has now arrived - the trees are starting to turn and I had to dig out my winter jacket, one of the few vintage things I own that (just) fits me at the moment. Still, the arrival of Autumn hopefully means some cosy evenings with knitting needles and something good on the TV. Failing that, a spot of Christmas shopping online!

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

52MMM Challenge - Week 7 & 8

Wow, week 8 already! I lost track a bit recently, and haven't managed any more makes up until last week.

Anyway, week 7's offering are these brownies, made from the recipe that Victoria at Florence & Mary sent me as part of the Good Enough to Eat Swap. Very yummy and the first brownie recipe that's actually worked for me:

Not many left as you can see, but to be fair I did make them for a barbeque, so we didn't eat them all ourselves!
Week 8 is also of the edible variety - this time it's bakewell slices, which I made today. This is the first time I've ever made these, so apart from a slightly crispy edge to the pastry (I blame the oven for not cooking evenly!), I think they turned out pretty well in the end.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Giveaway Result .. And Another Giveaway!

Apologies for the late drawing of the giveaway, but I've been away and there were also a couple of last-minute entries. However, with a drum roll, the name pulled from Baby Bird's sunhat was:

Vintage Vixen!

Please drop me an email with your address so I can send your winnings to you!

The other giveaway is over on Floss's blog - vintage French loveliness, although this giveaway is a tad more British in it's flavour!