Row Row

View image | gettyimages.com Elisa’s favourite song is Row Row Row Your Boat. At any time of the day she will climb up onto your lap and start leaning backwards saying “row row” and you have to start singing (banshees visit if you should dare not to). She loves it and especially loves the actions… Continue reading Row Row

Mango Curry

Embed from Getty Images Date night. It used to mean theatres, jazz clubs, bars and walking through town together. Now that we have two wee people and no obligated babysitters it now means a take-away in front of the TV after the kids are in bed. On the rare occasion that we do actually get… Continue reading Mango Curry

A Good Haar Day

Yet another migraine morning for me today and wee Elisa had a horrid night with fever – I tell ya, we’re all glad here it’s the weekend! The Haar is in this morning – that’s the sea fog that envelopes the Firth of Forth and the surrounds. It’s really thick and visibility is about 10… Continue reading A Good Haar Day

Eclipse!

It was about 2 weeks ago that I first heard there was to be an eclipse visible from my home in Edinburgh. Oh the excitement! However, I had far too much to do with chicken pox and preparing for the Edinburgh Yarn Festival (a post about those to come if I get around to finishing… Continue reading Eclipse!

Telling Tales

As I approached the kindergarten I had no idea about the drama that had happened inside. No sooner had I walked inside when I heard “Katja’s Mummy!” from one of the little boys and found a group of small people rushing up to me. They were all desperate to tell me the news – “A****… Continue reading Telling Tales

Visiting

Sometimes when I pick up Katja from kindergarten she runs to me yelling “Mummy! Mummy!” which is absolutely lovely. Other times she doesn’t want to come home at all. On those days she’ll develop a sudden urge to hide under the play sink, or under tables or a burning need to create all the things… Continue reading Visiting

Kermit Saved My Life

My first car looked just like this one. The same make, model and colour. Although I had leather seats and not those cool tartan ones. A welch plug blew after about 4 weeks, which meant an expensive repair job for a 20c part. The passenger side door frame leaked so that when it rained you… Continue reading Kermit Saved My Life

Raspberry Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies

These incredibly rich and decadent brownies have kind of become a bit of a signature for me lately. What’s not to love? Deep and silky dark chocolate combined with creamy cheesecake and tart raspberries and so easy to make. Ingredients – Brownies 200g good-quality dark chocolate, I use minimum of 70% cocoa solid 200g unsalted… Continue reading Raspberry Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies

2015 Crafty Disaster No. 1

It’s only three weeks in and I’ve already hit my first craft disaster of the year! This does not bode well.. Now I have a confession. I didn’t swatch. Instead I was cocky and figured that as I’ve done some colourwork in this yarn before and got gauge with that there wasn’t any point. And… Continue reading 2015 Crafty Disaster No. 1

Crafter’s Block

I’ve got crafter’s block. Yes, I know I have a number of WIPs but you see I’ve been wanting for months and months to start a BIG tatting project. The problem is that there’s just too many options. Every now and then I start to work my way through to finally make a decision and… Continue reading Crafter’s Block