Cool cats – 16th April 2014

I had a lovely morning with my cats, I love them so much I really hate to leave them!  My cats are my world and I do everything for them.  I miss them lots and we’re still having work done to our house so we can’t get Tinker-bella back! On another note, I was made to watch another football in which Sunderland got beat. It’s not looking good for them. To cheer everyone up here is a picture of Max and Spot having a cuddle. 

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Spot and Max.

Princess pumpkin pie – 15th April 2014

A lovely day shopping with my Mummy at Dalton Park, I really like that place, mainly for the Cadbury and the Levi shop. Mind you the Cadbury shop can be a dangerous place when the misfits contain your favourite chocolate (strawberry creme). After shopping I returned home to my little princess pumpkin pie,  Dodge! Dodge is a very loving cat and always seems happy to see people, even if it’s just because she is hoping for some meat. She is a tiny little thing compared to my other cats and always acts like a truely elegant lady. I love spending time with Dodgey Pie and I like to think she enjoys my company too!

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Dodge.

Mary Berry’s Batternburg cake – 14th April 2014

Today I baked my first ever Batternburg cake. I used Mary Berry’s recipe and all things considered it turned out pretty well. It has the Batternburg shape and tastes pretty yummy. The only problem is that the pink bit has turned brown.  I have no idea why as I added the right amount of red food dye. I won’t be getting Asda food dye again!  This was a really easy recipe, I was pretty surprised how easy it was to put a Batternburg cake together. Oh and I bought a new whisk since mine had begun to stink of molten plastic,  the one I got is so powerful it may as well be a drill.

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Batternburg cake.

Brian the Snail – 13th April 2014

I finally did it! I taught myself to crochet. I used a beginners pattern from the March issue of Let’s Knit magazine and I made this little fellow,  Brian the Snail. So happy that I managed to teach myself as I don’t think anyone else in my family can crochet.  Once I sussed out what I was doing it turned out to be pretty easy! Although knitting will always be closest to my heart I think Brian may be the first in a long line of Crochet Amigurumi.

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Brian the Snail.

French Martinis – 12th April 2014

Saturday is a day for relaxing!  And after meeting my husband after the match (once again he was most miserable following another Sunderland defeat) we headed out to listen to some live music at the smugglers.  The band were talented but the set itself didn’t seem to have much oomph to it so we headed elsewhere for cocktails!  Cheesey music and French Martinis,  that’s what I call a party!

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French Martinis

Copt Hill re-launch party – 11th April 2014

A friend of ours works at the Copt hill and got us tickets to the re-launch party. I have never been before and I have to say the pub itself was beautiful inside and had some great views. The staff were lovely and through out the night they were bringing around samples of the menu. The steak was gorgeous and I sampled each of the puddings, lemon tart, brownie and ice cream and sticky toffee pudding all of which were perfect. We had a lovely evening and will definitely be returning for food some time.

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The Copt hill.

Newcastle Real Ale Festival – 10th April 2014

Today we ventured out to the Newcastle Real Ale Festival,  held in Northumbia Uni’s students union. We decided to sample the ciders and perrys. I personally prefer the sweet ciders but to my surprise my favourite drink of the day was a perry called Squeal Pig, it tasted like Rubarb and Custard sweets and was delicious!  My husbands favourite drink was a perry called Black Rat. I didn’t try it myself but when asked what it tasted like he rather unhelpfully responded with ‘pears’. A lovely evening with lots of interesting drinks.

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Newcastle Real Ale Festival.

Birthday boys! – 9th April 2014.

Sid and Max have turned 14! My two little boys  are another year older and it seems like only yesterday that they were born. So pleased to see how happy and healthy they both are this year. Both of them have over come thyroid problems and they’re doing so well! Super proud of my little boys, hope they had a great day and have many more to come!

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Sid and Max.

Happy kittys – 8th April 2014

Nothing better than coming home to happy kittys. Max and Spot love to cuddle,  Max especially as he likes to wipe his nose on Spot, this means that I constantly have to brush Spot’s fur. Spot is also Max’s Dad so it’s great that these two have such a good relationship.  All of the cats love hugs from Spot, he is the alpha male with a big heart and he is also really big and fluffy.

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Spot and Max.

Mummy knows best – 7th April 2014

After the fiasco with the carpet fitter, we called in my Mummy to help, like I said we should have done in the first place.  The carpet was laid in no time,  my Mum isn’t a carpet fitter before anyone asks, she is just good at DIY. Afterwards we went shopping and my Mum got me this adorable bunny shapped cake tin.

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