Tuesday, March 31, 2009


I have been lucky enough to be featured on natalyasots treasury. You can see more of her colourful ceramics here.

Monday, March 30, 2009

I won.......everything!

I got so excited about winning Kim Gray's Birthday competition that I didn't read the e mail properly and thought I had won the dress. I won EVERYTHING!Champagne from Haute Cabriere !

A hamper from Poetry!

A gift voucher from Old Khaki!

A seed heart brooch by Usisi from Babazek!

Sara is also throwing in this hand bound leaf print journal.

This party-pink-star-of-the-night” purse by Jesse Breytenbach.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

I won !!!!!!!!

I can't believe I won this dress in Kim Gray's Birthday competition! Aren't I lucky! I never win anything so I am really excited and can't wait for my prize, and what a prize. Thanks Kim and I hope you had a great Birthday. It seems quite unfair somehow that I get such a fantastic gift on YOUR Birthday!
There it is , MY name in black and white! I must say this is all thanks to Jezze because she alerted me to the competition on her blog. Thanks Jezze!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Etsy treasury

Pleased to see that one of my tea towels has been included in MS Handbags treasury. You can see the shop here.


On Saturday morning we were up bright and early to head off for the small village of Stanford, which is about 20 min drive from Hermanus, for their annual triathlon. Being a sleepy village we shouldn't have been surprised when we arrived at the time advertised in the local paper, only to find that we were an hour and a half early! Anyway, after the organizers decided not to do the swim in the river because the water was a bit cold and bike problems, my son eventually finished with an excellent run and a good time was had by all!Stanford is on the banks of the Kein (small) river which wends it's way to the lagoon and eventually into the sea just outside Hermanus. A fun activity is to go down the river on the African Queen. Unfortunately we didn't have time for that this weekend.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Savoury triangles

Cooking is not one of my favourite passtimes and I am always thrilled when I find a recipe that is easy and everyone enjoys. This is one of those!
Savoury Triangles
1/2 bunch spring onions sliced
30ml butter
30 ml flour
1/2 cup milk
125 gm cooked spinach,drained
salt and pepper
1 cup cheddar cheese grated
1 egg lightly beaten
1 X 500g pkt phyllo pastry
I must admit I don't stick to the recipe exactly. You can use different types of cheese and other fillings like chicken mushrooms and assorted veg.
Saute` spring onions in butter until wilted.
Add flour and cook over medium heat for 3-4 mins, stirring continuously with a wooden spoon.
Add rest of ingredients and leave to cool

To make triangles, open pastry and cut into strips, about 5 per sheet. Brush with a little melted butter and top with a second strip of pastry.
Place a teaspoon full of filling on the corner of the pastry strip.

Fold into triangles, making sure the sides are straight and the corners sharp.

Brush with butter and bake at 200C (400F) for 15-20 min. until puffy and golden!

These are a family favourite and I often get an sms from my boys, when they are coming home for the weekend to "please make triangles!"

Monday, March 9, 2009

more etsy finds

More stunning cushions I found while browsing through Etsy. These are designed and handmade using applique embroidery and beads, by Bridget Davies. I just love the designs and the way she has used such simple everyday items and settings.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

etsy find

I find these four seasons mini cushions and matching mugs from Baileydoesntbark so soothing and restful in their simplicity. I love white as a colour especially for my home and garden. I have just bought a white bougainvillea for my garden, in the hope that it will show up at night with the outside lights on.