Month: September 2017

Ginger Cookies – For Santa on Christmas Eve maybe

Ginger Cookies – For Santa on Christmas Eve maybe

For this recipe I used Opies Stem Ginger in Syrup.  Preheat Oven to 190C / 375F / Gas Mark 5 Line a baking tray with Greaseproof paper Ingredients 6oz / 175g Plain Flour 1 teaspoon of Baking Powder 4oz / 125g  Butter 3oz Sugar (You […]

My version of the A-Z of crafts – Letter D

My version of the A-Z of crafts – Letter D

  DECOPATCH This is similar to Decoupage but it is achieved by ripping up pieces of specialist paper into random shapes, strips, squares and then pasting to objects to recover them  These are the drawers which I have decopatched. DECOUPAGE The art or technique of decorating something with cutouts of paper,linoleum, plastic, or other flat material over    which varnish or lacquer is applied. Ideal for making […]

Be Prepared – The ‘Spirit’ of Christmas – Opies

Be Prepared – The ‘Spirit’ of Christmas – Opies

I, personally, love to plan ahead and be prepared. We are now well on our way to the ‘C’ season – Christmas.  One of  my favourite parts of the year and a time for plenty of home made food, with delicious flavours. Opies have excelled […]

Queen of Tarts

Queen of Tarts

Preheat oven to Gas Mark 4/5 Pate Sucree (Sweet Shortcrust Pastry) 3 1/2 ozs Soft Butter 2 1.2 ozs Sugar 3 Egg Yolks 7oz Plain Flour We made this the original way by placing the flour onto a clean worktop and then making a space […]

Social Paranoia – An interesting read

Social Paranoia – An interesting read

I have been sent a copy of the new book By Dane Cobain.  So I grabbed a coffee and went off to read the same.   It is called Social Paranoia.  This title interested me as did the description of the book.   The full […]

Help your child to clean their teeth properly.

Help your child to clean their teeth properly.

Trying to get your child to clean their teeth in a morning, more importantly for the correct amount of time, can be quite daunting especially if you have more than one child to get ready. Colgate have come up with a fantastic new idea. The […]

Apple Scones

Apple Scones

  Preheat oven to Gas Mark 7. Into a bowl weigh 225g of Self Raising Flour and 50g of Butter. Rub together to make breadcrumbs. Add 4 tablespoons of caster sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon or mixed spice. Stir in. Peel and core an […]

Angie’s A – Z of Crafts   The Letter C

Angie’s A – Z of Crafts The Letter C

My version of the A – Z of crafts.  The Letter C. CALLIGRAPHY This is fancy penmanship, especially highly decorative handwriting, as with a great many flourishes and is the art of writing beautifully: It is a script, usually cursive, although sometimes angular, produced chiefly […]

Welcome to Bidvine

Welcome to Bidvine

Bidvine is a website that will help you find the professionals you need and make your life a lot easier.  If you want to book a plumber, hire an electrician, learn something new or get people to help to arrange your wedding, to name but […]

Angie’s A – Z of Crafts   The letter B

Angie’s A – Z of Crafts The letter B

Continuing on with my version of a Craft A – Z we now have the letter B. BACKSTITCH Stitching or a stitch in which the thread is doubled back on the preceding stitch.  This very often is used in cross stitch to define the stitched […]

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