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Sunday, November 28, 2010

That M and M advert

The one with the minced beef pies. Derek was saying they looked really nice..."Could you make something like that?" Well...yes. I made a big family one and this is all thats left to photograph!

For dessert Bill Granger's Chocolate cake ( but half the ingredients as its enormous otherwise)
Also added a tea spoon of coffee powder to the cake and frosting - after watching 'The Barefoot Contessa' this morning. She says that the addition of coffee to a chocolate cake makes the chocolate taste so much better.......didn't think you COULD improve on Choc , but i'll give it a go :)

Looks Yummy eh? The kids haven't seen it yet. It won't look like this for long!

Left of pastry turned into packed lunch snacks of sliced baby tomatoes and cheese. Not THAT attractive ( I was cooking tea at the time) but yummy and i get bored with sandwiches.

Right keep warm. back Soon

Love Soojay xx

Monday, November 22, 2010

Little Rant!

It really Is a little rant ..but ...needed atm.
Rubbish day at work, really busy , no time to eat lunch let alone go to the loo..felt like i got nothing done.
After tea i decide to chill out and get ahead of the game for once..a bit of scrapping and card making. End up spending ages looking for stuff i can't find :( My craft room is in SUCH a mess!! Need to be tidied at the weekend.
In the midst of this Nats comes back from the girls group she attends on a Monday night and says that Pat needs me ASAP ( i am in my jammies ) ..I find a coat ( its Daniels ) pop it on and go to the front door. Her daughter has had a fit and she needs me to follow her her in my car and help her get Maxine into the house. Derek is playing on the xBox and ignoring all this! So i get in my car , drive round to Pats help Pat get daughter into house and into bed. Maxine is fine now and sleeping. I drive home and Derek is STILL on Xbox. Nats tells me that Gladys the fabulous woman from MENCAP who used to organize all the trips in the summer has died of cancer :( :(
So feeling a bit fed up.
At least they have all gone to bed to leave me in peace for a bit ..mind you its almost my bedtime now....Where did the day go to?!
Here's to a better day tomorrow.

Love Soojay xx

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Baking Day

Sausage plait for extra large one with apricots ( so there is some left over for packed lunch tomorrow :).

Banana and choc muffins..already half gone so I will need to hide up the rest to pop into packed lunches. There is also an extra large chocolate cake cooking at the moment. I have new tins and never made one as big as this before so cross your fingers!
A busy week ahead. I am taking Meg to look around the local nursery where she will be doing work experience in a couple of weeks time.
She also has a diabetic appointment and her flue jab on Thursday but thankfully Derek will take her as he is off.
Love Soojay xx

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Photography Field Trip

I was lucky enough to take a pupil along with some yr 10's to Thornham Woods with their photography teacher on a field trip today. There was a lovely gallery to look round. I got invited to a paper making/book binding course on Friday. Unfortunately I will be at work :(
After a talk and look around the gallery, we went for a walk. It brought back lots of happy memories of when I used to stay there in the Summer time on Scrapbook retreats.
The pupils were given certain criteria for their photographs: Each time they stopped, to photograph their feet, straight up, panoramic views, a worms view and close ups of texture.
Of course I took my camera and played along too. It was great fun.
Here are some of the photos that i like.

They don't really need any explanation.

I am pleased with this one.

LOL Our feet - I said i did as they were told!

This is my favorite of the 158 that i took.

A little too much sun on this one.

Another fav.
I have a very mediocre camera and only an hours training with Kirsty Wiseman about four years ago. So, I don't think i did too badly :)

Love Soojay xxx

Saturday, November 13, 2010

A Whole Week gone!

The retreat was totally amazing and as always went way too fast. I took hardly any photos at all BUT managed to complete 99% of my classes. They will be uploaded on to my other blog ( in time).
At the moment i am not on line much as while at work this week, Derek phoned to say the PC smelt of burning :(
Time to get it sorted.
Not sure how long it will be but i will be back!
Until then
Take care

Love Soojay xxx

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Getting Excited

Off on a retreat Here with ATDML and lots of fab friends.
I look forward to this every year as it is such a wonderful experience. This year I have the Friday off too- tried last year and ended up on a training course in London.
So, only one day left to work this week ...lots of packing and organizing to do though.

Love Soojay xxx