Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Last Week in Review!

What a week it was, I think it would be easier to wrap everything up about the past week and few days, by using photos, at least the ones I can get my hands on as all the others were in the miserable hard drive that is now stuck somewhere in computer land.



I sit patiently waiting, constantly checking the mailbox until I can bet my hands on this beauty. I'll share it all with you when I get it, though it may be a day or two while I devour everything inside.



Spending time at the library, going through all the new books available and the hundreds and hundreds of older ones sitting on the shelves. There is something so relaxing about it.



Removed some of the photos off the wall and added new ones, also added the new Easter Garland.


Kerrie Hayes, Leanne Rowe Catherine Tyldesley in Lilies. Photo: BBC

The 3 disc series from BBC "Lilies". Tough, sexy, funny and heartbreaking, Lilies details the lives of Iris, May and Ruby Moss – sisters coming of age in a dockland terrace house. Familial love sustains them, and their fortunes are bound to those of their brother and their father.

Set in the years immediately following the First World War, Lilies pulls no punches in its storytelling.
It depicts a sensual, vivid and sometimes savage world, where life is lived on the breadline, yet fuelled by various kinds of love. All three girls must make their own way in the world.



These adorable crochet cupcakes. I'm planning on making 6 in total to sit on this cake plate as a decoration for my kitchen. Inside I've tucked some Lavender scent, my favorite. I also have some patterns for a cake, cake slice, cookies etc...I plan on trying those out too.


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A bunch of small cookbooks on Amazon...recipes from all places like Lancashire, Scotland, Ireland, Around the Shires, Herefordshire and the Welsh Marshes, Isle of Wight and a few others. I can NOT wait to get them in the mail, they combine some of the things I love...cooking and England.


What activities we're doing this summer, signing up kids for swimming lessons and the library reading program, plus a few other day trips.

I leave you with a photo of my newest cupcake with sprinkles and all. I love them...and apparently so do my kids who I've found holding the cupcakes and pretending to eat them, they've even asked me to make them some to play with.




Lulu said...

those are so cute Sandra..YOu are always up to good things..:-)
hope youre doing ok, hope the blahs have left you..

Susanne said...

This was fun, Sandra. That cookbook looks very interesting. And I love your little cupcakes. And your kids took the thoughts right out of my head. I thought the dayhome kids would love those to play with in the little kitchen. LOL.

Bonnie said...

Great roundup ! Can't wait to see what new recipes you make with your fun new cookbook ! And I know I said it in yesterday's post but goodness ... those cupcakes are adorable ! And so much cuter in pink than 'yellow' !!

The Bookworm said...

I love those cookbooks. They are often for sale in touristy gift shops and I like to pick one up when I see them. No pictures but clear, easy to follow recipes. Enjoy!

Niki said...


I hope the kids are feeling better. I hope your new cookbooks come soon! Have a good day!

Pat aka Posh said...

The cook books look very interesting.. can't wait to see what you make from them.. especially the English recipes.

Sarah said...

Lol love the Lancashire cookbook!!

Big hugs xxx

Conny said...

The other day I made "Shepherd's Pie" and thought of all the sheep & lambs I saw in England - even though the recipe uses BEEF not lamb - ha!! Anyway...my point is I love all things English too. I'm going to look if I can get your serie Lilies thru Blockbuster (Which is what we use instead of Netflix). And the cupcakes - LOVE THEM!!! They'd be worth selling somewhere - my kids would ADORE them too!! :)

Allie Z said...

ok Sandra, I just found this site:


Have you seen this before? I think you'll fall in love!!

I love your *shire recipes. I look forward to seeing what you make us! :)


Barbie @ Mamaology said...

Those cup cakes are so cute...you are so talented! And that new cookbook looks so fun!

Raggedy Girl said...

I really liked this post. It made your week really interesting to see in review.

Have a Wonderful Wednesday.
from Roberta Anne

Elenka said...

Wow, I love that cake dish! Those cupcakes are sooo cute, but, I'm sorry, real ones just would look better!!
Where did you get that cake dish??

Christina said...

This was such an enjoyable post. I can't wait to hear all about the new cook book. I really loved the picture of your library. I like the bench picture especially the family picture in the middle, it's funny I have a bench like this that house two doll bunnies. I discovered "Lilies" which holds definite appeal for me, and the adorable cupcakes are amazing. I wish I could do something like this. also the Favorite Lancashire recipes sounds like it would be good too. Glad to hear you have a plan for summer, that's more then I can say for myself. As you can see I got a lot out of this post. I am going over to check out Lilies right now. Thanks.

Lara Gisela said...

I love your cup cakes and your new decoration. Thanks for sharing.

annie said...

So cute Sandra!

...they call me mommy... said...

What a great way to catalog your week! I tried to put the Farm Chicks book on hold at my library but it wasn't quite available yet! :)