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..
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
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 think.....my thought are with Jo who loves her like her mother.....
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
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 http://www.houseinroses.blogspot.com/
Thursday, March 13, 2008
and it is not spring..it is autumn here in Australia, only 39 degrees tonight, we are sweltering. I would love to join freinds for the spring cuppa tea on March 20...just trying some of my cups out, no this does not say spring I will have another flick
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
You would say a little cowdy meets boudoir look...
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Oh the little hearts were made with clay, painted red and had valentines and greeting pates to them....I can't wait to get mine I have seen some on the flick...Di\va and Dunces..whew
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
"We'll go riding on the horses"...ye hey "Way up in the sky little darling".."I will pick you up..." Love that song by Darrel Braithwaite, do you knaow it...then sing along with me.
Just skipping , I have heard from my dear freinds and we are catching up for coffee tomorrow across the road from the beach...although we will not be riding the horses...just letting the wind rip through our manes......(Yes mine is rather long at the moment, colour and cut next week) It will be lovely to catch up on all the news of their holidays and families ....although we stay in touch on the flickr, sitting down with a latte and swappping magazines does it for me...We have been in lock down since December with all the tourists visiting our little part of the world....can't wait to see Aunty Wendy,Jules, Little old flowers, Make believe and Adored before...We will be a flickin....stay tuned
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Cup of tea to quench my summer thirst...off to the op shops in the morning as I am feeling like a little trip to quench another thirst Then to the beach as it will be 36 degrees, Pardon me while I take time to learn the art of blogging and find out who all me blog freinds will be...what fun!
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
See the sweet little seedling cover my dear freind "Di -make believe 3 wishes" gave me....they use them in France said"oldflowers4me "- this one is topped with a bird