Monday, November 30, 2015

Corridor - KAL and Food

I think I've mentioned before that my stepfather lives in a nursing home here in Canberra. Last time I visited I was amazed at what they'd done in one of the corridors. Of course I grabbed my phone and took a couple of pics -

Don't you just want to go up those steps and go into that house?

My Hitchhiker scarf is growing ever so slowly and it doesn't help that I'm doing other things at the same time.  Teresa (who started this little KAL) asked me for an update so I thought I'd post my progress here as well. I reckon I might have this finished by next winter !!

On a lot of the blogs I read there are pictures of some delicious looking cooked dishes, recipes etc. so I thought I'd show you a couple of meals I've enjoyed over the past few days. Because I only have myself to look after and dislike wasting left-overs, I buy my food from Light n Easy and the only purchase I really need to make is 1.25L of milk each week. I also enjoy the variety in the meals. Its all cooked by a chef and is delivered to me each week in a polystyrene esky. Of course I do add a little treat here and there - chocolate now and then doesn't hurt anyone eh?

These Beef Nachos with Fresh Tomato Salsa and melted cheese are one of my favourite lunches.

The next day lunch was Lemongrass Chicken Bites on a salad, topped with roasted peanuts and dressing. 

Afternoon tea was Tropical Fruit, cranberries and toasted coconut with vanilla yoghurt. Yum.

Its a beautiful sunny day here so I think I'll go outside and do a bit of knitting. Hope you're enjoying your day too.

Till next time

Thursday, November 19, 2015

With a Little Help from my Friends

Yes, folks, that's all it takes - a little help from friends. I've been procrastinating for such a long time about not having written a blog post for months and I want to thank Teresa for giving me that little shove to get me going again. You see, Teresa and her sister Denise are having a little KAL (knit-a-long), making the Hitch-Hiker scarf and since I've had this pattern for awhile but hadn't got around to starting it, I asked if I could join in their KAL. I'm using Bendigo Woollen Mills 8 ply Bloom in purple - it has subtle shades of purple with flecks every now and then (4.50mm needles). Here's my scarf so far ...

We've had a fairly frantic few months since I last posted. Mostly family things and most important was my little grandson Oliver's 1st birthday on November 16. We had an early celebration a week before while his Belgian grandparents were here for a visit. The Cotter Dam is about a half hour drive from home has a lovely picnic area so we decided it would be perfect for his first 1st birthday party ..

On his special day, we celebrated at home ..

I hope I haven't bored you too much with baby pictures - promise I won't do it too often :)

In addition to my knitting, I've also been doing some charity crochet - two small premmie baby blankets which I forgot to photograph before sending them away, and for this months charity "Hats for Homeless Kids", I've almost finished 4 beanies. Will take pics to show you as soon as they're done.

While browsing my groups this morning, I found this cute little butterfly tutorial which I'd like to share with you and also put here so I can find it again when I need it .. I think they're very pretty, extremely easy and could be used for so many things.

Because I haven't posted to so long, I'm thinking any readers I may have had will have gone so if you're still here, please let me know.

Till next time ....