Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Not So Much Walked


But slipped, skidded and skated to the station this morning




I cannot tell you how icy the pavements were this morning but I made it into work and was oh so grateful for my snow day yesterday I shouldn't complain to much (esp when mum greeted me with bangers and mash this evening when I got home)



Do you want to see what I got up to on my Snow Day?




I needed to "pretty" these smaller sized recipes from magazine clippings and remembered some index cards hiding in the draw. Scissors, glue and some colourful papers and this is what I came up with




I'm quite pleased with them and speaking of recipes; I can't believe I have the cheek to still buy cookbooks after sorting through and filing this pile of recipe clippings from magazines yesterday




Hmmm so maybe I shouldn't mention the book I brought on Saturday?




What can I say?


It's an addiction and it had to be with it's pals Cakes and Cookies Galore that live with me!



I haven't shared with you that I went to see Sound of Music last Thursday




What a great show and should you have an opportunity do get tickets. My mum and I were singing to ourselves all the way home (accompanied by a singing goat we brought at the gift shop!)



I hope you're all keeping warm



26 comments:

Lavender hearts said...

How's the house saving going? Bet you can't wait to get your own place! :-)

LittleGem said...

Your recipe cards look so good! I always save things with a plan to "organise" them, but I never get around to doing it and end up chucking them. Must get more organised with things like that. I do cut out bits and bobs from housey mags for my inspiration scrapbook though...so at least I am trying! XX

The Rose Room said...

Great way to pretty up your cut out recipes, I just glue mine in a notebook, no pretty-ing - but now inspired . . . Rachaelxo

Shabby Chick said...

ALWAYS good reason to mention anything related to chocolate!

Hope it's less slippy tomorrow (or erm today I suppose I should say looking at the time lol) xxx

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

I'm not sure what "banger and mash is, but it sounds like something that should be served with a straw,fruit skewer and a tiny umbrella. Like the cocktail on my post.
I like recipes/cards with pictures!
My frustration is when you read a recipe and have no idea what it's suppose to look like in the process or when it's completed.
You definitely can't go wrong with any chocolate recipe!

Sweet Wishes,
Sara

Josie-Mary said...

I went to see the sound of music a couple of years ago, it's fab. We sang all the way through which made everyone laugh... me & my friend go to the sing-a-longs & they have actions to the songs!! We had a great time... hoping to see Oliver this year :)

Country Bliss said...

Love the recipe cards, I still cut out recipes even though I have 900+ cookery books! Your chocolate one looks very yummy.

MelMel said...

I love the sound of music!
Glad you made it into work!xxx

Greedy Nan said...

Hello. Shouldn't be fiddling with the computer at all but am finding so many interesting blogs today ...
I have index cards and recipes to be stuck on them but they never seem to get there - I suppose it's a matter of me having to do it then ...

Sherri said...

Love the recipe cards! The chocolate book looks like it has some yummy things in it!! Enjoy! I love bangers and mash-you lucky girl!!

The Vintage Kitten said...

I really should do something like that with my recipes fom magazines. I have stuck some in my book where I put ideas and things but mine doesnt look as good as yours. Yoda lady yoda lady yoda layhoohoo (something like that anyway) LOL! X

Country Cottage Chic said...

It's nice to be able to sit at home & fiddle around with craft things isn't it?

TattingChic said...

Your recipe cards look lovely! You did a great job of getting those recipe clipping "prettied up". How fun to go to the "sound of music"! Who doesn't love that musical, aye? What? no pic of the singing goat? LOL!

MelMel said...

Hi sweetie!
Love how your mum gets the freebies....brill....samples sell full price stuff....
Had my hair trimmed today, just an inch, but its made such a difference....looks much better!

Apparently we are getting more snow tonight!xxx

MelMel said...

I had dreadful split ends....oh my it looked awful!
So dry!
I'm ashamed to admit its not been cut for a very long time! eeekkk!
Hope you get your appointment soon...x

LissyLou said...

A great way of filling you day, the recipe cards are great!! I've seen The sound of music, it is great! x

Suzie Button said...

Hi Victoria, Be careful on that ice, chickie! I haven't seen YOUR movie either! I don't think I watch as many movies as others, I suppose! Suzie

Lori said...

Oh Sweetie, When I heard in the US you had snow I thought of you all day! Over here its the winter norm! Today one city about 45 minutes away had one and a half feet fall overnite! Such a cute idea about the recipes! For my daughters shower I am making her a special scrapbook cookbook. I am copying and includng handwritten recipes of my Mom who has passed away and meant the world to Noelle! Well doll, stay toasty!!! Love to you, Lori

LittleGem said...

Hiya! I have posted about the mosaic maker, but you do need a flickr account, not sure if you have one but its lots of fun. Hope you are having a lovely day xx

^..^ Corgi Dog Mama said...

What a pretty blog you have.
Bangers and mash sound delish!
Isn't it always fun to go see a play.
Was the snow an unusual event in London? I know that roses sometimes bloom in December there, and wondered. I grew up reading all of the Miss Read books. The lifestyle always sounded so lovely. Tea is a main staple in my house.

thriftymrs said...

Scary weather! The recipe cards look great.

As for the comment about the Piano, my friend did it last year. She used youtube and one of those 'Piano for dummies' books and now she is set to take a grade test. I would recommend getting your first three lessons via a teacher - but it is stupidly priced so go for a DVD or Youtube to get similar results. Good luck and let me know how you get on!

MaryPoppins said...

I love your recipe cards, and the chocolate book, now I really love the sound of that :)

The Sound Of Music is one of my favourite films, lucky you

Thank you for your very thoughtful words Victoria and your pretties are nearly ready to send anyway.

I find sometimes I can't keep up with everyone and now with Mr. P feel it is a good time for a little Blogging holiday, my how i would love it to be Paris, where we honeymooned :)

Take Care

Love

Mary

X

Linda said...

You used your snow day well. The recipe cards are great, very bright and cheery. I have not seen the musical but I know the music is wonderful..maybe you need skates~be careful, hugs, Linda

Lucy Bloom said...

I can walk to work from my house so no Snow Days for me - but actually managed to drive in (too cold to walk!) Love what you did with the recipe cards!
Lucy x

Drama queens mum said...

That's a good idea about the recipes. I'm actually planning on going thru' my recipe folder tomorrow (with all mag article recipes & printed recipes) & was thinking of making a scrapbook for them.

Victoria Plum said...

Hello!
I went to see SoM on Thursday! So glad I managed to catch it before it went on tour! It was sooooooo brilliant! I was on the verge of tears throughout most of it though! Have been listening to the soundtrack full blast this morning while doing the housework!!
x