Monday, 1 October 2012

Anniversaries & Autumn Views Week 2

Good afternoon

Just found myself with a lull in the day - waiting for bread dough to finish in my bread maker so I can turn it into rolls for tomorrows lunches. Having to do this as the stupid machine is on its last legs and won't produce a decent loaf anymore but it can still produce decent dough. Hoping it last a few months longer - its that time of year when I'd rather divert spare pennies towards pressies for family for Christmas.

2 anniversaries happened last week - one I remembered and one I didn't. The one I remembered was my 22nd Wedding Anniversary on Saturday - so did MrVV & our parents too;

We decided on a day out together - we headed to Norwich for a mix of essential shopping for both of us and a rather scrummy Italian lunch too. We paused a while to watch some brilliant buskers;

They were called the He Hews and you can find them on Facebook & You Tube - brilliant musicians and excellent entertainers too :) We stood for a while listening and jiggling along to the music - the temptation to dance almost won!

2 new to me things to share with you - I'm quite into trying new recipes at the moment and attempting some new to me skills as well. First one a simple chicken puff recipe I found in magazine - I cheated and used ready made puff pastry - I've never been any good at making it from scratch. Rather than waste any I just divided it into 4 hence the odd shapes - but let me tell you, they were tasty;

Pre-cooking - they didn't hang around long after they came out of the oven!!

 I am attempting to dry some of the lavender from the garden - I've left some for the bees but I want some to turn into lavender sachets to hang with my clothes.

Right this weeks Autumn Views - not much has changed really - however these pictures were taken on a sunny day over the weekend;

 No wildlife on here this time - there have been plenty of visitors just not when I was around!

And Vix - its not a tidy garden - trust me we could do with spending hours out there at the moment - its just that time/right weather haven't collided much recently.

Oh the other anniversary - the one I forgot - just the 3rd birthday of this little blog of mine.

Thank you to all who read/follow/comment or do all three.

Right the bread dough is done - off to make rolls.

See you soon

xxx Vicki xxx


Vix said...

Tidy or not it's a beautiful space and I love looking at it!
Happy anniversary to you! I love the card you sent your beloved.
Hope that bread maker lasts a bit longer! x

Deborah said...

Happy anniversary sweetie!! lovely post, hope you bread maker stays with you for a little longer, just had to buy a new blender for Mr Happy's morning smoothie, it broke last week :( at least I bought a new cream one to match my kitchen :)

Have a happy week.

Bee happy x

Miss Magpie said...

Happy double anniversary. Your garden looks a damn sight better than mine!

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Happy Anniversary, and happy blogg birthday! I've just hit 3 months, hope I'm still blogging in 3 years! Ada :)

Vintage Jane said...

Happy anniversaries!
Hope the breadmaker survives a while longer ... nothing better than the taste and smell of fresh bread. M x

Beki said...

Chicken puffs sound good, I've never been very good at pastry so always buy xx

Liz said...

Happy anniversary!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Lisa said...

Don't blame you for buying the pastry!
Happy anniversary wishes to you both.
Lisa x

Emma Long said...

What an inspiring post, you have just encouraged me to get back into the kitchen tomorrow and try something new! Thank you :)

...Tabiboo... said...

Happy anniversary you guys - I hope you had a fabulous time.

I wish my garden looked half as tidy as yours...honestly, your garden looks lovely.

Nina x

fee @ chipper nelly said...

lovely new banner! I must remember to try and chop some lavender before it's too late. Nice to see you over at mine - I also had family from hell at one of my births - they had wanted a boy and got a girl so weren't at all interested. Bad enough to witness at any time but when your hormones are racing....! Amazing how its the often the people next to you that make it more stressful than the stay itself!! fee x

Alice said...

Happy Anniversary xxx

WinnibriggsHouse said...

If you're not on the 'Great British Bake Off' why would you make your own puff pastry. Life is too short ( and bread making is much more rewarding! Happy double Anniversary. Glad you had a great day out. x

**Anne** said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! Spending the day with you hubby is such a fabulous way to celebrate. Shopping and lunch sounds wonderful.
And happy 3rd blog anniversary.
Have a great week,
Anne xx

Josie-Mary said...

Happy anniversary! My garden is a terrible mess too :( x

delia hornbook said...

Wow 22 years ;-)) Congratulations to you both thats wonderful.And happy blog anniversary to. I bet that lavender smells lovely its always nice to try bew things. Take care, dee x

BadPenny said...

I have seen so many recipes for pastry based meals ... must be Autumn ! Your day out sounded lovely.

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Happy wedding and blogiversary! A double celebration. I reckon those chicken puffs would go down a treat in my house, I need some new dinner time ideas.