Tuesday, 14 April 2020
Brenda's Brillian Birthday card
Good Morning Ladies,
Well those four days absolutely flew by despite us not going anywhere, we got quite a bit done in the garden, mind you I know have ideas of things I would like to see in the garden but Paul does not share my enthusiasm, we have an area in the bottom corner of the garden thats pretty much always in the shade as it is under some pretty big trees, the ground is almost woodland like, it gets really overgrown with weeds and brambles really quickly, I suggested that we out some paving stones/slabs down to put the swinging chair on and then we could put some pots of nice smelling herbs, lavender and move the pots of grasses that we have on the patio, making a nice little area to relax in, we cleared it of weeds etc this weekend but annoyingly we didn't have enough slabs for the area needed, so I guess we will have to wait until this pandemic is over before we can get what we need.
But watch this space!
We had a big change of plans yesterday as the weathermen totally got the forecast wrong (our local news) they had forecast 12 degrees wet and windy (which we had yesterday) for Sunday which is why we decided to cook the turkey and have a big roast dinner, the girls wanted our traditional sausagemeat stuffing loaf, spiced red cabbage (the full works). But we awoke to blue skies and 25 degrees, not the best weather for a BIG roast! So we cooked the Turkey anyway, it finished cooking at about 6pm, I have to say that the Aga cooks the turkey beautifully, maintaining so much moisture.
We ended up having Spaghetti Bolognese instead and had the roast yesterday, as I am writing this we are about to start preparing the vegetables etc. I am really looking forward to eating it. Paul battled the wind and did more gardening, the girls decided to wash their cars, I have to say that the boredom has finally started to set in for them.
Today's card is Brenda's brilliant Birthday card that she made for her Grandson Callum's 18th Birthday, I have to say that I think that it is a brilliant idea for a teenage card, just change the colour for a female card, specially if they are like my girls and aren't really girly, it has a touch of humour too which is a hit with any teenager. I love how you have mixed the stamped balloons with the punched ones, adding dimension and interest to your card.
Thank you so much Brenda for sharing such a fantastic, inspirational card XXX
Well I best go now and rope the girls into helping me make the sausagemeat loaf, they can have the pleasure of squidging the egg and stuffing mix into the meat, I bought a decorative 'Bundt' tin to bake it in at Christmas and it worked great, although it is a pain to arrange the bacon around all the detailed areas, it helps to stretch it out with the back of a knife as it makes it a little thinner and easier to manipulate, I did try it without adding the bacon wrapping but it just wasn't the same, the crispy bacon on the outside and juicy sausage meat on the inside is a great combination. Messy hands and messy kitchen here we come!
Have a lovely day ladies,
Love and hugs to all of you,