Wednesday, 24 February 2010

D is for Door

Yet another day of snow, but at least I got this shot of the snow piling up on our back gate (door). It didn't get musch worse than this thank goodness
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Saturday, 20 February 2010

D is for Drip

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Thursday, 18 February 2010

Crocus,Camelia & Catkins

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My 2 favourite computer games for the "C" fortnight. Both are quite compulsive!
I have managed to read a book this time. It was "When I Found You" by Catherine Ryan Hyde. This was the book chosen for our Book Club read and so it just about fitted into the letter "C" fortnight. It was an interesting book with an unusual story line. An easy read but I thought quite thought provoking as it dealt with the isolation of abandonment by parents. A young baby abandoned to die at birth and how it affects his growth as an adult and interaction with other adults.

Monday, 15 February 2010

Circle & Curve together

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I have combined the two weeks challenge for C at Sunday Shutterbugs with this photo. These are 2 tiles from the Wales Empire Pool that my husband managed to get before the swimming pool was demolished in 1997. It has a lot of memories for both of us. It was built for the Empire Games in 1958 when Cardiff was the host city. Russ spent many years swimming and playing water polo there as a member of Cardiff Swimming Club. I learnt to swim there and I also met Russ there when he was a lifeguard during his summer break from College. It was a very sad day when it was demolished and Cardiff had to wait for another 10 years before we got an equivalent standard of swimming pool to replace it (Photos of both pools can be seen here - )

Cooking with C

This was a recipe I found in the Asda Magazine. We thoroughly enjoyed it and will certainly be using again. Very tasty and subtly spiced.
This is an old favourite. It was an Oxo recipe from years ago and originally I used to put corned beef in it as per the recipe. However when Sal became vegetarian I started leaving it out and now we love it like that. By coincidence this week we washed it down with a bottle of red that fitted in nicely with the C theme. Followed by Apple Crumble!
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Now we Continue for two weeks with C

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Here is our collection of music for the letter C. Favourites as you can see are Mary Chapin Carpenter, Shawn Colvin and apparantly Phil Collins. There were a few I hadn't listened to very much so I  dug out Lloyd Cole & the Commotions, The Cherryholmes and Johnny Cash. 
The Cherryholmes we saw in Cambridge at the folk festival in 2008. They are a very talented family from Nashville who play bluegrass music. Great to see live!
I love the music of Harry Chapin who sadly died in 1981. This album isn't one with his most popular songs on. You may know his 2 most famous ones - Cat's in the Cradle - Harry Chapin and W.O.L.D. Somewhere I think we still have a tape of a concert he did for Radio 2 many years ago. I must try and find it - it's got all my favourites on it :-)

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Favourite games for B

Here are my 2 favourite computer games for the letter "B". Bejewelled Blitz which I have been playing for some time on facebook & Bubble Spinner which I was introduced to by Bobs. Both games are very compulsive and I must say I spend far too long playing them but don't seem to improve much......

B is for Blue ( Sunday Shutterbugs )

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B is for Bud

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Tuesday, 9 February 2010

A Bag of Broch Candy from Bob

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A lovely surprise arrived in the post this week from Scotland. It was a little bag of "Broch Candy" from Bobs - a speciality of her home town of Fraserburgh.

I have been listening to The Bangles and Natasha Bedingfield but unfortunately I didn't get around to reading my Book for this fortnight. I tried watching Bride Wars but ended up fast forwarding through most of it as it was a bit silly. I got the gist of the story though having watched the first and last half hour

Bird for Sunday Shutterbugs

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Monday, 8 February 2010

B continued

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Another winter favourite we hadn't had for a long time - Bacon Toad in a Hole. Instead of sausages you use bacon, part cook it in the oven then pour over the batter. After cooking for about 15 minutes remove from oven and add grated cheese then return to cook for another 15 minutes. We had it with a cheese sauce, baked potatoes & carrots