Sunday, 29 April 2012
Friday, 27 April 2012
Monday, 23 April 2012
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
First of all a lovely little chest of drawers which I did in Annie Sloan's "Original" which is a warm off white:
Sunday, 15 April 2012
We didn't catch what the waiter said it was, but it was a palate cleanser and one of the nicest things we've ever tasted - the top was raspberry coulis that was both sweet and tart and underneath was a sabayon type custard that was like velvet. The spoons were too big to get into the very bottom of the glass and so we lowered the tone by upturning our spoons and getting to the last morsels with the narrower handle *blush*....
Next came sandwiches - smoked salmon (bleurgh, Sis had them); egg; roast ham & mustard and of course, cucumber and an assortment of cakes - chocolate éclairs; rhubarb cheesecake (OMG, it was gorg!!) and carrot cake:
Wednesday, 11 April 2012
Friday, 6 April 2012
Tuesday, 3 April 2012
What have you lovely ladies been up to? I've been quite a busy bee (which is why I havent blogged for a few days).
On Thursday we went to the stables in the evening to capture the sunset and take some pictures during "magic hour" - apparently the light an hour after sunrise and before sunset is called magic hour due to the nice light
On Friday I spent the afternoon cooking as we were having friends over on Saturday but I was going to be out for much of the day so needed to get ahead. So, I made three lasagnes (two meat, one of which was for the freezer and a veggie one), some tomato and basil soup and Nigella's chocolate peanut butter cheesecake.
On Saturday my friend Ashley and I attended a morning beginners digital photography workshop - I had been complaining that all the classes I could find were so expensive when I found one on Groupon for £15 (saving £65!!)
Although it was only 3 hours it was such a good taster, and it has really helped what I was reading in books and online about exposure, aperture, shutter speed and all the other technical bits make sense.
After the class Ashley and I went out for lunch and both ate a huge pizza AND pudding (it was a real Italian day for me food wise!!)
Our Best Man Steve and his wife Jo and our Usher Mike and his wife Jo came over for dinner in the evening, we take turns every three months or so to host dinner and usually laugh so much we end up with sore throats!!
The last couple of days have been spent painting bits and bobs - my Stepdad keeps giving me things to paint and sell and so far I have kept them all!! This post is already super long, so will save them for next time!!