Monday, 14 January 2013

The Tabinda Lunch!!!

TABINDA - that's Tasha, Burn and Linda - cool eh!!!!      On Saturday we had our Christmas lunch (postponed from Christmas!).   It was decided to have it for my birthday instead.    Linda provided the starter.   Dips with baby tomatoes, sticks of cucumber, peppers and carrots.  They were lovely.  Opening pressie time.  Ooooh they were all fabulous.     Then it was my turn, roast pork, roast spuds, brocolli, carrots and parsnips.   If I say so myself it was as lovely as the starter.   Then it was Tasha's turn.   Chocolate Mousse!!  Delish!
Here is a pic of Linda (on the left) eating her dinner and a picture of her gift.   It is a sewing machine made from a thick wire and some hooks along the bottom.  There is a reel of gold cotton which is threaded through the heart on the left hand side down to the needle.  It's terrific.   Thank you Linda.     Tasha (on the right) with her roast and a pic of her gifts.    There is a fabulous book by Arne & Carlos of knitted dolls with complete wardrobes, a "When stuff is" diary/date book (you write in it like when you were 12!) and a packet of tissues with ""We do not gossip, we distribute vital information".   She also gave me a fridge magnet which is up in the cabin and it's tooooooo wet and tooooooo cold to go and get!!!!!  Thank you Tasha.  Lucky girl eh?
I also received this gorgeous book from Sam.  On her blog she explains that the cover is done with the Gelli Plate technique.   It's really clever.   I have to ask you, Sam, what is the paper inside?   It's great, looks like a linen type.   I shall be using this for pics of my, and my fellow crafters' work.  Or I may use it for pics and journalling our weekends away this year.  Actually that's not a bad idea!!!!  Thank you Sam.
I treated myself to a massage this morning with Ruth and have booked another two.   A three for two deal.    I feel quite vigorated....     Ruth is having a website built so I will link it in as soon as it's up and running.   
Right I think that's it for the moment.
Thanks for stopping by.
Burnice x

Friday, 11 January 2013

It's my birthday.......... and our 38th Wedding Anniversary!    I have had the day off work and chilled this morning before I went into the cabin and "spring cleaned" it!!!!   I had to give it a thorough clean out because Linda and Tash are coming over tomorrow for "Christmas lunch".    We couldn't squeeze it in before Christmas so are combining it with my birthday.        I even cleaned the windows - no wonder it's going to snow this weekend!
Milla phoned at 7.45am this morning and started singing "happy birthday".  She started off slow and then started to speed up cos she was getting bored!!!   I began to chat with her and suddenly she said "I had better go now, nanny, 'cos I am kinda in the middle of getting ready for school".  Then said "Bye"!!  You gotta love 'em, eh!
On Tuesday I baked cakes to take to work.   I started at 9.00am and finished about 4.00pm.  I was knackered!    There was carrot cake, vanilla cupcakes (with white icing made to look like a quilt, with a butterfly on top), lemon drizzle, soft centred cookies, chocolate and almond macaroons, banana and maple syrup buns and loaf.   It wasn't all calorific there was plenty of fruit and a bit of veg so it was all good.   Everything went!
I had an amazing bunch of cerise pink roses from my friend, Michele.   They are gorgeous. A fab scarf from my boss and some money from my bessie mate.
Just had a Chinese takeaway and now I'm stuffed.   
Up early tomorrow to put the pork on for our lunch.    Linda is doing the starter and Tash is doing the pud.    Can't wait now.   
Ron's on the PC and it's gone ever so quiet.   Just looked over and he is reading my facebook page.   Five minutes gone by and he is still reading it!   Two minutes later he tuts and then closes it down!    He is funny......
Right cuppa tea just been delivered so I will sees yer tomorrow....
Love Burnice x


Tuesday, 1 January 2013


Just a quicky post today as I have started the New Year with a stinker..... cold that is!!!!  Sore throat, headache, bunged up nose and everything else that goes with it.     
As you can see I have been playing with my header.  This is obviously going to change more often than not cos I likey playing with it.    It's like a new toy!   I have done it in Picasa and am quite pleased with it.
I wanted to make myself a journally calendar today but sadly don't have any mojo.   I have been inspired by my friend Janet who has made one and I can't wait to see the rest of it, month by month please Janet.  Click on the link and go look see!
I was going to take my tree down today but again can't be bovvered.  I think I will do it on Saturday when Ron is at the footie.   Peter bought him a ticket to go and watch Brighton & Hove Albion play Newcastle in the cup.   The stadium is just down the road so he won't have far to go.  Then we discover it's live on ITV!  I will watch it in the warmth of my lounge and he will watch it on the cold, draughty terraces.    The firm that we work for has a lime green board down on the pitch so I told him to stand behind that with a Mayo Wynne Baxter brolly (which is also lime green) and a notice saying "Hi Burn" on it!!!!!!!    So if you watch the footie and you see this person think of the embarrassed 30 something who will be standing next to him!!! 
Right that's all folks, I am off to get a hot chocolate and snuggle under a quilt!
Sees yer soon.
Burnice xx