Monday, 23 June 2008

Bits 'n' Pieces


I received this gorgeous bunting in the post last week but as yet I've not decided where to put it. For photographic purposes it's lying on the bed at the moment and I just don't think it would be practical if it lived there. Your suggestions are welcome. Bunting is one of those things that you don't really need do you? I am however a great believer in that famous William Morris quote. 'Have nothing in your homes unless you know to be useful or believe it to be beautiful.' (Apologies to Morris experts if I've added or missed out words there). I justify most of my buys using that maxim - and therefore I buy a lot of things that I believe to be beautiful and it's all Willaim Morris's fault! Althought I'm not sure that he meant that I should buy everything that is beautiful - perhaps he was the World's first de-clutterer and I can assure you that no de-cluttering goes on in my house.

This weekend has been a bit of a waste really. On Saturday I was at work all day and on Sunday the weather really didn't co-operate. Although the day was bright, the wind was so strong you really couldn't garden or do anything useful outside. Rob ended up acting as taxi driver for Josh and his friends who went to Games Workshop for their weekly dose of wargaming. That left me free to play so I made some of Tamasin's chocolate brownies


and some lemon curd.

I love this lemon curd which bears no resemblance to the awful gloop that's sold in the shops - and it only takes 4 minutes in the microwave. The problem is I never get to eat any myself as I'm always making it for friends or it just gets given away before I can get to it.

10 comments:

prettyshabby said...

I have one word to say, especially about those brownies.......

YUMMY!!!!

This Vintage Life... said...

I'd love to bake things like that all the time but I like eating them too much! Hope you don't mind but I've tagged you. See my blog for the details x

Linen & Roses said...

Lemon curd that takes two minutes to make! You've got to give us the recipe! I love lemon curd but always find the shop bought stuff very disappointing and look out for home-made varieties at fairs and farmers markets. The bunting is very pretty.

Curlew Country said...

Now I'm one of those people who thinks that you really do need bunting in your life! I've got yards of the stuff and hang it up for our boys summer birthdays and it stays up for weeks, sort of high summer decorations.

My eldest has just decided he loves brownies so I might have to look that recipe up, they look delicious!
Stephx

LOUISE said...

Can we have the recipe for lemon curd in the microwave. I thought you had to boil it all up in a preserving pan. I love lemon curd. Bad weather is a good excuse for baking, those chocolate brownies couldn't have lasted very long. Did they make it to the cake tin? The weather has picked up this week, although it is still very breezy. x

Garden girl said...

PLEAAAAASE share the recipe? Are we allowed? Please? It looks delicious! And so do the brownies, actually...!! I think you must live fairly close to us-we are ten minutes from Broadway, I noticed you visited recently!

pebbledash said...

Hello! Thanks for dropping by Pebbledash. We had mad celebrations for Mazey Day today in Penzance.I love bunting, so cheerful. Must make some! Love the pics of Chipping Campden. Long time since I've been there!

Kim said...

Your brownies look great. I haven't had lemon curd in years! I remember it is delicious, though.

Rowan said...

The Brownies and lemon curd look delicious - I'm another who would like the lemon curd recipe please:)

Amongst The Oaks said...

Do you think you could share your recipe for lemon curd? My husband loves it but he's only had the "gloop" from the shops. But it was from England....
Anyway, no one makes lemon curd over here in the US, so the recipe would be appreciated.
Hugs, Laura