Love is in the sleepy smiles that greet me in morning.
Love is sharing a laugh when brunch arrives with roquette adorning!
Love is dreaming of our future together –
while others wonder, will it be forever?
Love is smooching and cuddling your beau.
And love is in every stitch, row after row.
XOXO Happy Valentines Day!
When Olly wants to be the centre of attention, best not to fight it. Just make room for the very stubborn (and large) ginger and he’ll sleep like a baby. The poor thing just wants to be part of the gang. Night night Olly!
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I’m going away for a few days. French masterpieces, camping and waterfalls await me.
I’ll be back on Thursday but I won’t leave you without a bit of entertainment. Here are old photos of my cats stuck in boxes.
Disclaimer: No cats were hurt during the photo shoots and I certainly did not deliberately stick boxes around their heads for my amusement. They did it all by themselves. Cats are so clever, aren’t they?
My 7kg ginger cat, Olly, loves chasing dripping water. He will jump up onto the sink while I brush my teeth. Sit next to my head when I have a bath and licks the shower recess after I’ve had a shower!
If you can’t see the video above, click here to watch the video from YouTube.
Do you remember the banana & cranberries bread I made a couple of months ago? Well, I tried another banana bread recipe and this one is much better! It uses more ingredients and takes a little bit more time but it’s so worth it.
I added chopped macadamia nuts and dates for texture and extra nutrition. I’ve also been using wholemeal flour for almost all my baking and the only thing I notice is that the cakes do not rise as much. But they still taste just as good and of course, wholemeal flour is a healthier choice. I used frozen overripe bananas for the first time in this recipe. I was a little nervous as I’ve never frozen bananas before but the defrosted bananas were perfectly mushy for banana bread. Less work for me!
I made this when Changeling came over for our knitting date and she loved it! She couldn’t believe it was fat-free and had wholemeal flour in it. Richard gave the banana bread a huge two thumbs up and so did I.
Healthy Banana Bread Recipe from Group Recipes:
By the way, if you haven’t heard of Changeling’s Knit & Stitch Podcast before, pop over to her site and have a listen. She talks about the crafty adventures (and misadventures!) she gets up to and she’s sure to make you smile. Yes, Changeling, you have a sense of humour!
So if you’re wondering about the “warm pussy” in the post title, well, let’s just say that I’m not the only one around here who enjoy having a hot pot of tea sitting around on the coffee table.
Yip, that’s Ifa, my female cat, cuddling up to her new crochet teapot friend. I didn’t have the heart to tell her to get off the table. Just look at that face!
Can you see Olly, my male ginger cat, in the photos? You get 10 points if you do!
Cozy Tea Anyone?
Banana & Cranberries Bread