Monthly Archives: October 2013

Melt and Mix Chocolate Cake

The aroma in the kitchen this afternoon! There’s nothing like chocolate cake for filling the house with warm yummy anticipation smells. I found the recipe for Melt and Mix Chocolate Cake here. It is supposed to be rich and dense, … Continue reading

Posted in Cooking | Tagged | 2 Comments

Leftovers Shawl

Actually, it’s La La’s simple shawl, but it’s made on smaller needles out of all the leftover yarn from the socks I’ve made. Finished just in time for the cold weather. As I was making it, I thought I would … Continue reading

Posted in Crafts | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Pirate Party!

We have had a Pirate Party! Mr 6 had his birthday on Wednesday, so we had a little family party tea (a tradition arisen from the fact that our children will eat virtually nothing I cook, so a sandwich-crisps-sweets-grab what … Continue reading

Posted in Family | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments


Our garden is not really established yet. I have great hopes for it, but it’ll take a while yet. I did, though, have some harvesting to do. Do you remember those spindly, pathetic tomato plants I showed you in June? … Continue reading

Posted in Garden | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Our Cat Loves Us

Our cat, Princess, used to be terrified of outside. She would run from the door if you tried to open it while she was nearby. Over the summer, we tried to leave the back door open as much as possible. … Continue reading

Posted in Family | Tagged | 1 Comment

Planning Ahead

What. A. Day. I had an exam today. Knowing how much I hate driving, Mr PC drove me into Worcester to sit it. The idea was that I would have as stress free a morning as possible. Well, that went … Continue reading

Posted in Accounting, Complaints | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

The Hunger Games

Miss 12 got The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins out of the school library. She then read Catching Fire and Mockingjay in quick succession. We went out on Tuesday and she bought her own copies of the first two (she … Continue reading

Posted in Books | Tagged , | 4 Comments

I Bought a Vacuum Cleaner

I didn’t get on with my old vacuum cleaner. I felt guilty about replacing it because it was perfectly functional, and for a long time I just put up with it, and grumbled a bit every time I used it. … Continue reading

Posted in House | Tagged , , | 2 Comments