Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Autumn is here!

Well, it certainly feels like Autumn this week, everywhere is beautifully decorated in red, orange and yellow and it's certainly dropped chilly, but I love those sunny frosty starts and cozy nights snuggled up under a blanket, I wonder if it's just really because I love wearing my winter boots, but whatever the reason behind it, I love Autumn in all it's glory!

I've been easily distracted this week making and baking, so firstly i will share some pictures of the fruits of my labour so you can see I really have been busy and not avoiding you all in the slightest!

These are the handmade baby burping cloths I made for my friend who is pregnant with twins, she loved them which made me very proud, I hope she will have a million and one uses for them and enjoy them! I've started on matching bibs and toys but I will send her these once the twins arrive i think.

This is actually an Apple Meringue, and tasted delicious, i followed a simple recipe out of the Somerfield magazine i picked up and it was great and not too sugary either, i even made the pastry myself instead of buying frozen like the recipe suggested, pah, i love pastry making why not do it yourself!!!
We've also started enjoying our country walks even more now, it just feels great to get wrapped up and stroll out somewhere, I guess it's easier now GS is walking and we don't have to drag the pushchair around everywhere we go, it makes fields, forests and felleys a lot more inviting, not that our 3-wheeler buggy wasn't pretty good at trails, it just feels like we have much more freedom without having to take it everywhere, as well as GS enjoying chasing alongside us and of course the obligatory jumping in puddles and kicking leaves... you just can't do that in a buggy! I'm finding myself drawn more and more to revisiting old haunts from my childhood, places i remember and enjoy from being a kid, wanting to pass on that experience and enjoyment to GS, we are blessed we live so near such beautiful countryside. I have some great photos from our recent walks to share, but alas I am tired tonight from a long day, so am off to snuggle with my hot mint chocolate and will post more tomorrow i hope.... so long x


  1. You have been very productive! Like the look of the book you are currently reading, is it any good?
    Lisa x

  2. The apple meringue sounds yummy! Somerfield mags are great for recipes aren't they? I love sunny frosty autumn days too. Sadly today is dark and drizzly in Suffolk but I shouln't complain as we have had more than our share of sunshine this year! Enjoy your walks.

  3. Hi darlin'!

    Those burping cloths are adorable! And the pie looks very tasty. Those photos make me miss England so much! Although, it has been quite cool here over the last week or so for October. And the leaves are starting to change a bit.

    It must be so wonderful to visit those places you loved as a child and see the look on Little Bit's face as he experiences their wonder for the first time! I really wish we could come over for a visit. It'd be wonderful to see you all. (Can you tell I'm just a little bit "home"sick today? LOL!)