Sunday, 30 October 2011

Thursday, 27 October 2011


Hi!  Not had much time for my little blog recently.....last week I was on hols from work but sadly had a v sore throat so wasn't feeling great.  Thankfully I'm much better now so here I am!  The violas above are in a hanging basket in my garden- don't you just love their little faces?!

I got my veg box last week and was a bit disappointed to get beetroot again ( getting a bit bored!) so decided to transform them from this

to this for my mummy!

Hope it tastes ok!

Leo has also been keeping me v busy at the moment.  You have to watch him constantly as he can get up to so much mischief!  He loves pulling everything out in the kitchen so his Granny (Max's mum) has bought him a little kitchen as an early xmas pressie! It's so cute!

Sorry the pic is blurry but he just won't stand still!

It's a nice crisp autumn day here in Edinburgh so I think a trip to the park after school for the little boy I look after this afternoon!

Friday, 14 October 2011

1 Year in our little house!

I'm back! Not been on here for a little while as I've been working some extra hours and also there is a certain little person who has been up to lots of mischief too!

Here is Max and Leo outside our house last year not long after we moved in!  I can't believe that a year has flown by so quickly.  We love our little home and its so good having a driveway and little garden after living in a little 1 bed flat in the city centre.  We've had lots of happy times here and it's just perfect for Leo.  He is into everything at the moment!  We are trying to lock cupboards, put up extra gates etc to stop him getting into too much trouble!  He's also been climbing out of his cot so he's now sleeping in a little toddler bed.  He is growing up so fast!  Sorry the pic is a bit blurry but he can't keep still!

Hope that you have a lovely weekend whatever you are doing!!

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Beetroot Brownies!

With my veggie box I have been trying out some new recipes.  We had fennel and lemon risotto the other day and while Leo was emptying out our recycling box and whole packet of baby wipes on the floor (!) I tried to make some beetroot brownies. 
Near the beginning I thought that they were not going to work and that it was going to be a waste of chocolate (2 bars!!).

However the mixture got more velvety and they turned out well

Perfect with a cuppa!

I wouldn't be in a huge rush to make them again though as I did have a sink full of pink dishes to wash!