Tuesday, 28 February 2017

(Low Carb) Pancake Day!

 Happy Pancake Day!  Just thought I'd share my take on low carb pancakes that I made today.
Maybe you've come across this recipe (or something similar) for low carb pancakes, but this is so easy so here we go!

1. Mash up a medium sized banana in a bowl with a fork.

2. Break a medium sized egg into the banana mixture and beat together with the fork, like this:

3. In order to hold the mixture together, i've found from experience that a tablespoon of self raising flour helps.  mix in thoroughly and you're ready to cook on a preheated griddle/pan with some spray oil to coat it.

From this mix you should get about four small pancakes.  Let them cook for about 2 minutes on each side until golden brown.

And depending on how healthy you want to be, serve with fruit toppings, whole fruit, melted butter and maple syrup , dust with icing sugar, or my favourite, chocolate hazelnut spread! DELICIOUS!

Hope you all enjoy a very happy Tuesday!

Friday, 24 February 2017

Five on Friday

We had a recent trip to IKEA so I thought I'd show you our purchases for Five on Friday today, hosted by Amy of Love Made My Home.

1. Three galvanised metal plant potholders for my kitchen window sill. i think they have a nice country farmhouse appeal.

2. I admit to loving and collecting baskets! Of course I really needed a new basket for the bathroom!
It provides great storage possiblities!

3. Another confession and this time it is my lack of a green thumb.  Its common knowledge that plants do not thrive for me. IKEA has a fab selection of faux plants so this is the latest one to adorn the bathroom sill.

4. My daughter loves miniature cacti so these were for her room.

5. A farmhouse pitcher in white. Love the simplicity of this and it was perfect for the willow stems I bought on vacation.

There are lots of other great products I had to leave behind for another day but we will be back.
IKEA has a great selection of homewares at reasonable prices.

Joining Amy for Five on Friday HERE

There's lots to see!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Snowdrops and Cross Stitch

Here we are again at the middle of another week and this is my finish today - sweet little snowdrop pillows and pinkeeps.  They are free patterns by The Little Stitcher under the free patterns link.

They are just perfect for this time of year as the snowdrops are blossoming in our gardens and remind us that spring is just around the corner!

Thank you so much for stopping by and I wish you a lovely week ahead!


Friday, 17 February 2017

Five on Friday

We braved the wild weather this half term and headed for the seaside town of Newcastle County Down.  As you can see the rainclouds rolled in but we made the most of our day out at the beach!

So here are five snapshots of our visit

1. Along the promenade we had fun taking pictures in the Globe - you can just make out the lower slopes of the Mournes in behind it.

2. Another new sculpture is this lovely starfish.

 3. It's compulsory to go beachcombing and shell collecting!

 4. Another compulsory part of any visit to the seaside is to enjoy an ice cream or a 99 poke meaning it has a chocolate flake in it too!  SOOOO GOOD!

 5. This is the ice cream parlour where I bought our ice creams and this really is a sweet spot for hubby and me.  When we were just teenagers and starting to date, we would come in here on a summer's evening and have knickerbocker glories or banana boats! What a treat! Oh to be young!

So that's my five on Friday and thanks to Amy for hosting at 

Happy weekend!

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Happy Heart Day!

 Happy Heart Day for you and your loved ones!

I just stitched up this little wool applique heart mat - love!

Out on display for today my little teddy and heart and love pocket.

For a Valentine's fun I made the kids some extra breakfast heart treats from watermelon and strawberries!

And this is a special gift, so sweet!

Hope you are having a LOVELY DAY!

Thanks for all your comments!

Friday, 10 February 2017

Valentine's Decorations

Hello! I'm linking up with Amy for Five on Friday HERE and my five are all Valentine's Day hearts.

1. My punch needle heart

2. This Love heart I hand embroidered

3. This is the love shelf!

4. My newest heart pinked with red velvet and my initial on it

5. Both of our initials on this wee cross stitched piece suitably framed in a heart!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Best wishes

And lots of Love!

Thursday, 2 February 2017


 Firstly I want to thank you all for taking part in my little Winter giveaway and welcome new followers!

I know our blogging friendships brighten up my winter days!

So I put all the slips of paper with each person's name on it in my little pouch and my son picked out the winner!

And as you can see, MILDRED you are the winner! Congratulations and thank you so much for being a part of this!

Hope you can email me your details asap!

Once again a big thank you to all!

Happy February!