Just a quickie post. I wanted to show off some coffee and walnut cakes I made. My MIL bought me the most thoughtful gift at Christmas. I have been wanting one of those cake stands for ages and also loved the look of silicone cake cases as well and guesss what?? She got me both! The cases came in a box with an icing bag and a gorgeous cupcake book. Here is what I managed to create.
Sorry... there's none left ;-)
Half term was a bit pants. Weather was bad and dh was working... a lot. Then dd gets sick on the Saturday night which scuppered our plans for the weekend. She had Monday off as well as inset and so we toddled off to Lyme Hall, park and gardens. I love it there. It is one of my favourite places to go. It was the setting for Pemberley in BBC's Pride and Prejudice. We went inside the house as there was a display on about Mary Queen of Scots. The room next door was the nursery and now the NT are letting you actually touch some of the stuff in the houses and so the children played happily with the doll's house and toy soldiers. There was the sweetest, old bear on the bead and a lovely children's book.
Some snaps of the Orangery and gardens and of the house itself:
Snowdrops were cropping up everywhere:
Ahhhh breathe in Spring....
I will be back with a stitchy update soon. Just trying to catch up with myself. Thanks for all the lovely, sweet comments. You make my day