Beautiful plates and finally blinds

It has been a few years since the windows have been done but this weekend….finally, we got blinds.  We just couldn’t decide what we wanted, curtains, blinds, shutters….  Finally, after much searching, Christopher found these…they are a double roller blind which look like venetian blinds a really clever idea.  I will get closer pictures and give you a link later on because most of you just wanted to know where the plates came from.  I had these for Christmas last year and have managed so far not to break any….they are pretty groovy.  They are from a range called Rose & Tulipani….I hope to get some more.  Mine came from the Blairgowrie Cookshop so if you want some go take a look…it’s a great little website and they still have these.  Click on the Text link rather than the picture below to get there….


This weekend has seen a great courgette cake recipe.


You will need:-

220g of plain flour

2teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon of bicarb of soda

a sprinkling of salt

220g of caster sugar

30g chopped pecan nuts

30g raisins

2 ripe bananas mashed

3 large eggs, beaten

220g grated courgettes (unpeeled)

5 fluid ounces coconut oil melted

Preheat the oven to gas mark 4 (350 F/175 C)

Mix the flour, baking powder, bicarb and salt in a large bowl.  Add the sugar, nuts and raisins.  Mix well.  Add the mashed bananas and beaten eggs and mix again.  Then, add the grated courgettes and the melted coconut oil.  Give it a good old mixing.

Butter (or line with greaseproof paper) a 9in cake tin (or a large loaf tin). Put mixture into tin and bake for 1 hour at gas mark 4 (350 F/175 C) until skewer comes out clean from centre of cake.

I suggest you must try it warm out of the oven….as the cook it is the law.  Then leave it to cool….you can make a cream cheese topping but this one is delicious without it…and really moist.  Have tried not to  eat too much of it because of the sugar content…it is pretty hard to resist though.

The inspiration for this one came from Allotment Garden Recipes

I have also finally sorted out all the bead boxes….not enough time today to create any more bits but found some already made a while ago…so there are a couple more bits in the Pink Cobweb Folksy Shop including these pretty earrings.


And on that note…it’s time to escape to the kitchen again to feed everyone….lamb chops for two of us and pizza for the other….

A goodnight from Timmy Twoshoes who is now spending more time with us in the living room area…


Mollie Topshop is hidden away somewhere because she stayed out all night in the storm and is exhausted.  Happy Sunday night all….

Geri x

3 thoughts on “Beautiful plates and finally blinds

  1. Timmy always smiles whilst she is sleeping bless her….have just got a picture of Mollie Topshop, she is having a sleepy smile too! The cake, alas, is now gone….will have to create something new tomorrow….if I have the energy….I have promised to do a workout at 6am…I must be mad!! 🙂


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