Thursday, 26 February 2015

Moreish Malt Loaf

Where are you spring? It's so cold at the moment, and living in a student house doesn't help even when the heating is on I still feel the need to wear gloves indoors; as soon as I get in from work the dressing gown is on. So it was a nice change to spend last weekend warm and well fed at my parents house. The weekend went quickly with a blanket of snow ruining my plans of horse riding and permitting me to a day of lounging around the warm house (what a shame).

Whilst at home I was given my Great-Grandmother's Malt Loaf recipe which has been passed down through the generations finally to me - I had a go at making it yesterday inspired by The Great Comic Relief Bake Off and it turned out perfect! 

It was so easy and quick to make, and will last ages in a tin. Sticky and sweet it goes perfect buttered with a cup of tea whilst you're snuggled up in your dressing gown; the only problem once you start you can't stop eating it, it's so moreish!

Buttered Malt Loaf and a Cup of Strong Yorkshire Tea

I hope you enjoyed reading this post, I've got a few more baking projects lined up so i'll be sure to keep you informed. 


Saturday, 14 February 2015

Embroidered Valentines Card

I've had the past two days off work, so I had chance to get out the sewing machine and get creative. I love free hand machine embroidery and needed to make a Valentines card for Neil, this idea had been in my head for a while. At Christmas I made a few stags head cards for friends and family and using the same design I've added a romantic twist. 

The card turned out exactly as I'd imagined it and I love the facial expression of the stag he doesn't look too please about being decorated; I can't wait to give it to Neil later. I'm a typical girl when it comes to Valentines Day, I love flowers and romantic gestures however teddy bears holding love hearts are definitely off limits. 

I hope you all have a loved filled day, whatever you're up to and whoever you're spending it with! 

Happy Valentines Day!

Sunday, 8 February 2015

How I Spent My Sunday #1

Sunday is definitely my favourite day.. after Friday of course. Just lately I seem to accidentally be having fantastic Sundays. Not really any planning or preparation involved just lovely spontaneous Sundays! 

This one was spent as usual with Neil, starting with a lie in, strictly no alarms allowed! Then I get a cup of tea brought to me in bed, followed by the smell of bacon cooking away, just the perfect wake up! 

After a lazy morning we both got wrapped up and headed out to discover a gloriously sunny and surprisingly warm day!


Man of the Woods

Tree Antlers

Having a splash about!

After wandering round the park we decided to stop off at Brocco on the Park for a hot beverage. We sat out in the lovely seating area and wrapped ourselves up in the tweed blankets (I love little touches like that.)

I'm a sucka for a good English Breakfast Tea in a pretty cup and saucer, and for a Potteries born girl like me it's so nice to see it's Made in Britain! 

Neil getting a bit carried away with the sugar.
How did you spend your Sunday? I hope you managed to get out and about, or even better stayed snuggled up inside! Sunday the day of rest and adventure!


Sunday, 1 February 2015

January in Photos

Ah the 1st of February, I'm glad January is out of the way to be honest, its definitely my least favorite month. I have had some nice moments, though I feel I've spent most of the days snuggled up in hibernation. Here's a little recap of what I've got up to last month.

I'd just like to reassure you that the hat does actually come off my head occasionally!

Hope you're all well.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...