Sunday, 20 September 2009

Scarf and cupcakes

My Gryffindor scarf that I'm still in the process of knitting. Not bad, considering I only started it properly a week ago. I seem to have stopped adding on stitches and dropping them too. Which is good.
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Black Bottomed cupcakes from the Hummingbird book. These have turned out better than my last lot, which were still nice but the sponge seemed a bit heavier, I added a bit more water this time. It's basically a chocolate sponge base with cheesecake filling. Super super yummy.
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Friday, 18 September 2009

Mhm Cardiff Cheese Festival is next week. Over 400 different types of cheese. Yummy.

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Some holiday snaps and a wee update

Mijas
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Park in Benalmadena
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And some others
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Happy soul
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Ghost peoples
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It was fun. Hopefully we'll be going to America next year, so I need to get my bum into gear and do some serious saving.
Not been upto all that much, it was my birthday last week so on the Friday Dave took me to Bath for the afternoon and we went to the spa and ate way too much in Wagamama. On the Saturday (my actual birthday) we just pottered a bit and went to see some bands in Bridgend. I got the Buffy boxset, the Hummingbird Bakery cookbook and a bottle of whiskey from Dave, a handbag with matching purse from my mum and sister and some money from family members. It was a nice day. I also went to the new knitting shop on Albany Rd (called Big Knitters) and bought some wool so I could make my Gryffindor scarf. It's coming along nicely so far, I'll try and post a picture of it later. Yesterday I went to the Ludlow food festival and came back with some yummy cheeses, pickled shallots, olives with feta and beef jerky flavoured with Naga chilli (the hottest chilli in the world). It almost blew my head off! I went with my nan and auntie and we had a little picnic on the way up with some of the 'black bottomed cupcakes' I made using the cookbook. They went down quite well and my auntie and nan renamed them 'wide bottom cupcakes' because that is what will happen if someone eats too many! They were very tasty though, sort of a brownie type dense sponge with a blob of cheesecake baked into it. I'm going to make another lot today and some banana and cinnamon muffins (I think) and take a few into work tomorrow. They like to try my baking :)

Saturday, 5 September 2009

The Hummingbird Bakery cookbook is mine all mine! Along with the Buffy boxset. Cakes for everyone!

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

I would like to go here please :-
http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/

It's definitely on the to-do list for America. They have a Great White at the moment which I would love to see (they only have them a few weeks at a time though and release them back into the wild). I love sharks in a 'they scare the crap out of me' way, so to see something like this would be amazing.

The holiday was fun, I'll post pictures up when I have the time.