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Sunday, 20 September 2009

The recipe for a 'Nice Weekend'

"Good weekend?"

"Yes thanks, it was nice."


I hope yours was. Our weekend wasn't spectacular, or exciting, but was definitely 'nice'. Activities included . . .

Gardening – as enthusiastically demonstrated here by Sylvie, one of my senior under-gardeners. We trimmed hedges and pottered around happily all Saturday afternoon.



Crochet - on holiday in Denmark I bought some balls of wool in lovely rich pink/red/terracotta shades from a bargain bin in the lovely yarn shop just opposite Odense Town Hall. I just happened to have my crochet hook with me (best be prepared!) and I spent the cosy evenings in the sommerhus making crochet squares. On Friday evening I started to stitch them together to make a snuggly scarf.



Cake - occasionally Cliff and I devise a walk for the village Sunday afternoon walking group. This is not one of our bracing, striding-out-along-windy-ridges walks, it's a stroll along local paths and lanes while catching up on the village gossip - it is designed to suit all ages and ends with tea and cake. Which is why I made my favourite carrot cake recipe - it's a good thing I snapped a quick picture this morning - there's only a few crumbs left!



Talking of cake - did you get the Saturday newspaper with the voucher for a free chocolate cake from a well known up-market supermarket? We did, and on the way home from a not-so-posh supermarket, we dropped in and claimed our FREE chocolate cup cakes - that made us smile – a lot :-)

Cinema - I love going to the cinema, but we don't seem to go as often as we used to. This weekend I was determined to see Julie and Julia - so we headed into Cambridge and spent Saturday evening happily watching a 'nice' movie about cooking and blogging and nice-patient-kind-husbands and there was even a ginger cat which looked just like my studio assistant! Which meant I hated it . . . hee-hhe nooooo! of course not - it was very, very nice. And we ate lots of chocolate and afterwards I gave the film 8/10 because it made us both smile.

So, what now? A nice glass of red wine . . . a nice bath . . .

16 comments:

  1. That sounds like a wonderful weekend! The scarf is beautiful, I love those colors.

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  2. gardening with the chooks, a bit of crochet, cake...mmmm think that's my afternoon sorted! Perfect!!

    Love to see the under-gardeners in action - hope the spice girls were paying attention - Sylvie's got a mean technique on demonstration there!

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  3. That sounds better than nice... it sounds like a perfect weekend.

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  4. That sounds just about a perfect weekend Celia - gardening, creativity, chocolate, walking and an evening out. Fantastic!

    I'm now off to catch up with your posts on Denmark ...

    Jeanne x

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  5. That does indeed sound splendid. Wish mine had been spent like that instead of having my car fail its MOT ...

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  6. Thank you Dimple - my scarf will remind me of Denmark.

    Hi Jacqui - yes I think the Spice Girls have a lot to learn form Sylvie - she has grape picking and digging pretty much perfected!

    Hi Gina - and the weather was great too :-)

    Welcome back Jeanne!

    Hi Dottycookie - Noooo! My car's going in on Thursday - fingers and toes are crossed!

    Celia
    x

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  7. One of my favourite sayings is ' A moment enjoyed is never wasted.' sounds like you didn't waste a second!

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  8. That's a great motto Veg Heaven ...

    Celia
    x

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  9. As someone's already said, better than nice ... and you're right, Julie and Julia is full of gentle praise for patient husbands ... a nice film, the only kind I like these days!

    Thanks for sharing your recipe
    Joanna

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  10. It sounds as if you fitted alot of lovely things into your weekend :)
    And what beautiful sunshine we had too!
    x

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  11. what nice warm shades for your scarf! sylvie is certainly goal-oriented. yay--cupcakes:)

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  12. Sounds like the perfect weekend, I'm glad you got to relax and enjoy yourself.

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  13. That sounds like a beautiful weekend. A weekend of lovely peaceful moments. That carrot cake looks oh so yummy!

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  14. That looks like my idea of a grand weekend, and we had warm, sunny weather here too!

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  15. Every single thing that you've written about or photographed just gives me lots of inspiration.

    I have got to give myself a weekend off very soon.

    Particularly loved the harmony of those little crochets squares.

    xo

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  16. Love the scarf, and the carrot cake looks amazing, most likely tasting amazing too. I missed out on the free chocolate cupcakes! x

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