Wednesday, 29 September 2010

My Weekend

Ok so the weekend seems ages ago now, sorry for not posting this sooner.

I had a fairly busy weekend last week.  Saturday was spent with my grandparents, followed by an evening with my mum at the Radio 1Extra concert at Wembley arena.  We were a little disappointed but overall it was a good night.

Sunday was a bit more chilled, I spent the day with my boyfriend.  A trip to Sainsbury's was in order to buy some ingredients for baking later in the day.  On my way up and down the aisle I came across these which I couldn't help but put in the trolley.

An Emma Bridgewater address book

And a pretty tin of colouring pencils.

I can hear you asking now what did you bake?  Well we decided to bake some biscuits.  I opted with some choc chip biscuits, orange biscuits and some choc chip and orange biscuits.  I will be honest they didn't turn out as well as I had originally hoped, I think I may have left the in the oven for too long, still that does leave plenty of room for improvements :-) and the majority of them were edible so I was happy. 

Take care

Gem xx

Monday, 20 September 2010

Burning The Candle At Both Ends

Firstly my apologies for not blogging for so long.  I have had a really bad cold for the past couple of weeks, and have not been up to much at all, infact I have spent most my time in bed resting.  Looking forward though I am back on track and hoping to be posting plenty entries.

I have had a rather busy weekend burning the candle at both ends, almost quite literally.

I have bought some lovely small cups from a local charity shop, and with some left over wax and wicks planned on turning them into candles.

I melted down the wax, once melted I poured into the cup and then put the wick into the centre of the cup, submerged by the wax.

I was very pleased with the overall outcome, and they look lovely when lit.

To finish off a good weekend I have just enjoyed an evening with the ladies from my book club discussing our last book, The Various Flavours Of Coffee by Anthony Capella.  A great conversation topic with a mix of opinions, which is always good.  The only downside is that I now have to wait another month before meeting with them to do it all again. 

Gem xx 

Friday, 3 September 2010

Floral Arrangement

Flowers, I love them.

My only problem is being able to arrange them.  For quite a while I had wanted to be a florist, well I still woudln't mind it actually, but as I am useless at arranging a boquet I can't see me being a very good one.  Anyway I have before contacted endless florists asking whether they would consider taking me on but each time I was told I had to have the qualification, which when looked into costs an arm and a leg plus you have to pay for all your equipment on top of that, something I couldn't afford to do.  The idea was put to one side and I continued with life.  Occasiosnally the thought pops bacck into my head but I am still not in a position where I can risk taking that step.  So you can all imagine my joy when I came across this course in my local area.

'Festive Flower Arranging'  It is a 4 week course, two hours once a week for £29 = Bargain. 

Of course I signed up straight away, the downside I now have to hold my excitement until November, still I'm sure it will be here before I know it and just in time for Christmas (one of my favourite times of year).

I can't wait to start, and look forward to being able to tell you all about it.   

Not sure on the plans for this weekend so watch this space, I'll keep you posted.