Thursday, September 11, 2008

Spring is in the air

Peony roses are abundant in the USA and I just love them. We don't see many here down under. I probably prefer the white. Getting back out into the garden now the weather has truned. Looking forward to seeing the peony poppies that old flowers gave me from her garden last year. She loves to share her seed heads. I can only offer her forget me nots, they are the easiets to grow yet she cannot get them going! With the drought you have to think carefully about what you plant..

Saturday, May 31, 2008

My Betsey little number

My Betsey little number
Originally uploaded by avalon8theroses
For the red challenge - my little Betsey Johnson bag

I saw red

I saw red
Originally uploaded by sadieolive
Sadie Olive has invited me to the I saw red challenge, now for those red moments. i am on the look out

Friday, May 30, 2008

Jump on Baord ...Take a ride

off we go
Originally uploaded by avalon8theroses
For the road trip West to East and Back again. No we are not lucky enough to travel in the air stream but by car. Here is the trip I hope to see flickr buddies in the places we met. LAX to Denver to Kansas to Springfeild to Detroit - two days Oh what to do!. Then on to Buffalo and Niagra...I cant wait to hear the bells there... Then 3 days from the 12th in New York. On to Philli, Harrisburg Pennsylvania then Washington DC. (Run Forset Run. )Charleston, Nashvillle Oh Uncommon objects and the junk gypsies then Mephis Tennessee. OH Oklahoma, Alberqueque, Flagstaff, or Lauhglin then What stays in Vegas for 5 days recuperating. Saturday the 29th - Cosa Mesta Market but I am praying I get to Snapshots and Sweetpeas. If you have any favorite shops you now of on the route please let me know. email Cheers Tracey

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Happy Happy Mother's Day

Happy Happy Mother's Day
Originally uploaded by avalon8theroses
A little bit late but that is how it is at the moment. I am going to be a GM later this year and the news has come to me as a lovely suprise.
I am heading over to USA in three weeks time and will be missing poppiedvine who will be just getting over the morning sickness I hope.
Spoke to my other little one tonight and he is always full of interesting news, just visited granny
I am feeling for my friend little jo - or old flowers as you may know her. Time is cathing up with her little nan, who has had a stay in hospital, much to her disgust at 94 years of age I thought are with Jo who loves her like her mother.....

Thursday, May 8, 2008

bikes and trikes

my cousins
Originally uploaded by avalon8theroses
I love this photo of my cousins, the bikes and trikes. It is at my grandfather's house. We used to sit on that chair and play or talk to pa pa.
The colour is beutiful also
AHH it takes me back.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Dessert Carnival hosted by the house of roses - drop by for a taste

Originally uploaded by avalon8theroses
A Sponge is always a delicious treat for a Birthday Celebration.
Recipe for Elsie's sponge
4 eggs - beat for 4 minutes with a Sunbean mixer (vintage of course)
7/8 cup ( use an old pretty cup with a chip in it) of castor sugar
1 cup corn flour
1 teaspoon ( silver- slightly tarnished old one) of bicarbonate soda
1 teaspoon of Cream of Tartar

Beat eggs, sift flour and dry indrediects twice onto paper.
Fold with a table spoon ever so lightly.
pour into a floured and greased cake tin ( shake excess flour out of tin)
Bake at 400 degrees for approx 20 minutes
Remember not to open the oven and be gentle when you take it out of the oven - cool on wire rack ( an old rickety one of course) in a warm area
Fill withe cream and top with passionfruit icing
Place on a cake stand with doiley underneath and serve to your guests
Enjoy with a cup of tea
For the Dessert carnival hosted by The house in the roses