Friday, 13 November 2015

A Busy Five on Friday

Well since I was last here, that was some mad crazy week that's not over yet... So I thought I'd pop by very quickly, join in with Five on Friday if I can remember how and then take my leave once more. Goodness knows when I'll next find time to blog!

1. Holt


We had a lovely weekend away in Holt, despite the weather being pretty awful. The day we arrived I could hardly walk, the arthritis in my left knee had flared up so badly, so I didn't mind the rain and the excuse to stay inside. But anti-inflammatories worked their magic and the sun came out for a while so by Sunday we managed some walking and saw loads of seals out at Blakeney Point. Stewart also managed to fall in the mud which was slightly amusing... I wasn't quick enough with the camera unfortunately!

2. Work


By Tuesday I was back teaching in Letchworth and on Wednesday this was followed by a workshop at Art Van Go. This is a collage of some of the wonderful applique made by the ladies in my class.

3. The Kitchen


It will probably be several weeks until it is entirely finished and every time we think maybe it will all be done today something else crops up... like the fitter having his tools stolen when he left the van unlocked (not on our drive I hasten to add) or the damaged worktop that needs replacing etc etc. But I am working in it as you can see. And today the painter is in and it really is starting to look fabulous (bare plaster is so dark!)... and that cooker... Oh, I love it!


4. Crochet


Spare moments are being spent making crochet snowflakes... I'm aiming for fifty of them and so far have done twenty that are still to be blocked. I'll tell you more about this particular project in a week or so, if I ever get it finished. (I've got until 26th... loads of time!)

5. Cake


This is what I was making in the kitchen photo above. My first order to come out of my new kitchen... another chocolate and peanut butter layer cake. I was getting slightly worried I wouldn't be able to get this done in time and I'm mighily relieved I can work that beautiful cooker too!
Now if you'll excuse me I must finish my last bit of packing before I head of to Missenden Abbey for my final weekend teaching there this year. Have a lovely weekend!

Joining in with Amy for Five on Friday.

20 comments:

  1. Once again I feel worn out just reading your blog and all you have been up to! The kitchen is looking wonderful, love the snowflakes and that cake. Sorry your knee has been so painful and I hope it behaves itself this weekend. Any chance of relaxing when you get home?

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  2. The kitchen looks great! Pretty! Yummy. Cake. All signs point to cake eating today.

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  3. YAY -- you're in the kitchen -- it looks gorgeous Gina. That cooker would make any baker drool!!!

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  4. Your kitchen looks amazing Gina and that cooker is wonderful, looking forward to seeing more fabulous cakes emerging from it!
    Happy weekend,
    V x

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  5. What an amazing kitchen and I certainly have cooker envy what a great model. You are certainly one busy lady!

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  6. Beautiful kitchen and a peanut butter and chocolate cake, my favorite mixture.

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  7. Sorry to hear that you have been so busy. Your new kitchen really is looking wonderful and your new oven is obviously working a charm helping you to make great cakes! I think that peanut butter cup one is going to become your signature bake! Hope that your teaching this weekend goes well and that you and the students enjoy it. Thank you for joining Five On Friday. Hope you have a great weekend! xx

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  8. I find it hard to fathom that you actually have spare minutes for things like crochet!
    Glad the cooker works at least!
    Sandy in Bracknell

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  9. Everything is looking ship shape in your new kitchen. Your ladies have done a brilliant job with the appliqué. Have a great time. :-)

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  10. Hi Just popped over from Amy's blog. Your kitchen looks lovely. I like your snowflakes - I made a few last year. You have given me an idea for decorating a cake with Reese's. I absolutely adore them. Joan at www.aviewtothefells.com

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  11. Beautiful remodel on the home and I love the first shot of the outside! Love the quilt too.

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  12. Cake, kitchen and crochet all look fab!

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  13. I don't know where to start!! Serious kitchen envy, the collage is beautiful, snowflakes.....so pretty and as for the cake.....sigh!

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  14. Glad you got to enjoy Holt and Blakney, I love that part of the world. Kitchen's looking fab too!

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  15. You are busy. Kitchens looking great too be joy your last teaching weekend of the year

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  16. I think Holt is one of my favourite places, it is so individual there.

    Your kitchen looks lovely, wish I had that much space - good luck with your cake baking future!

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  17. We love Cley and surrounding area. Your kitchen is really lovely and that cooker is just perfect for you and your fab baking. x Jo

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  18. Intrigued by the snowflakes - and the kitchen is looking fab, as is that cake!

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  19. Swooning over your kitchen, and that cake looks absolutely amazing! Wonderful applique too, there's a skill I would like to learn. x

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  20. Just a question (brought on by the photo of that wonderful cake.) Have you ever made a mocha cake? I have been looking for one for years because I had one when I was younger that was soooo very good. I live in Canada so I couldn't order one from you but I just thought I'd ask.

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