Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Happy Birthday Dad

Happy Birthday Dad

I love and miss you very much

Hugs and kisses
Phoebe x


Friday, February 22, 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

What a Good Idea - Fruit Cones


As an ice cream loving family, I always have ice cream cones in the house. But, for something different, fill them with fresh fruit instead. Serve them at your next BBQ instead of the usual fruit platter.


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Chats on the Farmhouse Porch ~ 81

Grab your coffee Ladies..we are off for a Chat with Patrice at Everyday Ruralty..wonder what shes going to ask this week

What is your favourite fruit?
I love all fruit...but I think my favourite is pineapple. I could eat it til it comes out of my ears
     Wendell would like to know if you've ever been horseback riding.
    Yes when I was younger. Every year when we went on vacation, we would go riding  at least once along the beach

     Do you carry a small purse, a big one, or just a wallet?
     A big well as my money purse, camera and hair brush, it holds anything I might need..asprin, safety pins, tape measure, plaster, wet wipes...etc etc

    Guess Who Is Carrying a Heavy Bag?

    If you could travel to one state for a day (all expense paid), where would you go? If you're not in the US, where would you like to travel within your country?
     Easy answer.. to see my son in Northmberland where he lives with his fiance. Through work commitments, as well as distance, I havent seen him for two years. I miss him dreadfully even though we talk weekly on the telephone

    Blyth Location Map

    What was your first car?
    A beaten up old mini,  that clattered and clunked, but at least got me from A to B and back again. But what I really wanted was a black MG Midget....and Im still waiting


    Love and Hugs
    Phoebe x


    Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    What a Good Idea - Leftover Wine

    Freeze leftover red wine in ice cube trays, ready to use in stock, casseroles, gravy, etc

    Love and Hugs
    Phoebe x 


    Tuesday, February 12, 2013

    Chats on the Farmhouse Porch ~ 80

    Im popping over to see Patrice at Everyday Ruralty for our weekly chat. Fancy coming too?

    Are you doing anything special for Valentine's Day?
    Not this year...but I wish everyone a Happy Valentines Day

    When you attend something that isn't totally casual, are you likely to wear dress pants or a dress?
    Over the last few years, I have tended to wear dress pants. I feel more comfortable.

    Do you use a regular toothbrush or one of the battery run kind?
    Just a regular one...I use it a couple of times a day..and it does a good job

    Did you have valentines in school when you were a child?
    Of course....Lots!!!!. When I was in scchool, when Valentines cards that were sent they were always anonymous. From about the age of nine..I always got one through the post ...signed Guess Who? ..with kisses. It was the same hand writing every year. And it really made a girl feel good......Thank you Dad xx

     Kids with Valentine's Day Flowers

    If you could learn a new craft tomorrow, what would it be?
    Definately Patchwork. I have seen so many beautiful quillts, I would love to make one myself

    Love and Hugs
    Phoebe x


    Thursday, February 7, 2013

    Light Cakes

    I love exploring new shops. You never know what unusual things you will find. Like these scrummy looking cakes

    You wouldn't want to eat these cakes though. As delicious as they look, they are in fact candles. There are some seriously ingenious people out there...

    Love and Hugs
    Phoebe x


    Wednesday, February 6, 2013