Friday, 1 August 2014

Summer time...

A little piece of life from Summer...

"The Local"

Saturday, 21 June 2014

What a beautiful idea..

So a friend from Germany is getting married today! Another one of her friends decided to collect friends from all over the world (who she has met so far in her life) to make a book of treats for her to make! I thought I would share mine below as the big day is now here!

Herzlichen Gl├╝ckwunsch zu Ihrer Hochzeit!


Banana Loaf (A.k.a Bananenbrot)

If you have any bananas that might be going mushy don’t throw them away! Make a banana bread to share and enjoy with friends and a cup of coffee!

Preparation time: Up to 30 mins
Cooking time: 45 mins - 1 hour
Oven temp: 180C/350F/Gas 4.

·         285g/10oz plain flour
·          1 tea spoon bicarbonate of soda
·         ½ tea spoon salt
·         110g/4oz butter (plus extra for greasing)
·         225g/8oz caster sugar
·         2 free-range eggs
·         4 ripe bananas, mashed
·         85ml/3fl oz normal milk mixed with 1½  tea spoons lemon juice
·         1 tea spoon vanilla extract

How to:
1.       Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
2.       Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a large mixing bowl.
3.       In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar together by hand until light and fluffy.
4.       Add the eggs, mashed bananas, buttermilk and vanilla extract to the butter and sugar mixture and mix well. Fold in the flour mixture.
5.       Grease a 20cm x 12.5cm/8in x 5in loaf tin and pour the cake mixture into the tin.
6.       Transfer to the oven and bake for about an hour, or until well-risen and golden-brown.
7.       Remove from the oven and cool in the tin for a few minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely before serving.

Sit back, relax and enjoy!


Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Happy Easter

A good night at Scouts. The explorers organised an Easter themed night allowing the leaders to also join in and paint their own egg! Welcome to the neighbourhood!

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Dreaming of Summer...

and its far off Summer cottages..

Friday, 28 February 2014

Post Fun a day - May the fun continue for the rest of the year


Just a quick snap of my efforts : Fun a Day exhibition 2014.

(The breakdown: Pricking your finger can be frustrating but put that into your daily routine a recommended “6 times a day” can be somewhat trying. With the opportunity of Fun a Day I wanted to make this process a more enjoyable requirement but I couldn’t even manage that!
With my measly 54 test strips from over 31days (an average of 1.7 tests a day) my average level came to 13.02. (a normal average being between 4-7).
If nothing else, I have learnt that my control in my hands (quite literally) and aim to improve the amount of finger pricks I make)

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Fun a Day

So it's a New Year and a new round of Fun a Day in Dundee!

  (Brief: make time for "fun" each day of the month of January 2014)

I've decided on a constant for my montly started off a bit rusty but now that I know what I want, I hope to achieve it by the end of the month.

Not wanting to give to much away before its complete but here's a clue: