Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Brown paper packages tied up with string.........

Contain lots of very pretty things ;). This was my parcel from the Good Enough to Eat swap - from my partner Mel from At home with MelMel.

Oh yes MrPostie has been - I was dressed & decent for once - mind you it was about 11.30am!!

Inside was;

dig a little deeper & unpack it all;

Lots of pretty parcels - can you spy 2 CK paper bags? - the temptation to rip into it all was very high but as a blogger I know the importance of taking pics and savouring each parcel for the benefit of my readers ;)

First there was;

A big hanging strawberry - Mel had hinted at this on her blog - very pretty I shall be finding it a home later.
Then came;

Some CK tissues, a cute little pack of wipes (perfect for days out) and pretty heart shaped soap.

A CK bowl - which will end up being used for storing bits & pieces.

Cute buttons - definitely good enough to eat.
There were a couple of other items in my parcel - which made the original group pic but didn't get their own pic as my batteries are dead (again)!!

An apple print oven glove and 5 bars of chocolate (need to hide them from my boys).

Thank you Mel - for my parcel of loveliness and for being my swap partner :)

Mel has blogged about what I sent her here and here's the strawberry hint too.

Her pictures are so much better than mine - but here's what I sent as one big picture;

Going back a couple of my posts, I mentioned that I had a spare CK catalogue - that is now winging its way to Sarah @ Red Gingham - it does seem that CK hasn't quite made its way that far around the world so I though Sarah deserved a treat. Kandi I shall message you later as I know that there was one other person who wanted a catalogue too.

I also promised a recipe for the Banana bread I made - here's my version;

225g self raising flour
100g butter
75g caster sugar
3 banana mashed roughly
2 eggs lightly beaten
2 tbsp honey

Grease a 900g/2lb loaf tin & line the bottom with baking parchment/greaseproof

Sieve flour

Rub butter into flour with fingers until mixture resembles breadcrumbs

Stir sugar, bananas, beaten, eggs & honey. Mix till it forms a dropping consistency.

Spoon into loaf tin.

Bake for approx 1 hour @ 160c / 325f or Gas Mark 3 - check with a skewer to see if its cooked.

Leave to cool & then turn out to finish cooling.

Hide from children as they'll devour it very quickly ;)

Right its Wednesday again - need to sort my stuff for S&B tonight - hurrah my mate Country Girl is coming - seems ages since we've had a good natter.

See you soon

xxxx Vicki xxxx


Pixiedust said...

What lovely goodies you received from Mel. The goodies you sent her were lovely too. Have a good time at stitch and bitch. xxx Pixie xxx

MelMel said...

Hi hunni....I'm so glad it all got to you ok!
So pleased you liked them!
Thank you once again for my lovely swap parcel!xxx

Andrea said...

Lots of wonderful treasures...WOW!

PS: Sitka has an award for you at All Gods Creatures.

MelMel said...

Now sorted via the jumble sale!

Catherine said...

It is SO exciting getting these parcels! The contents of yours are just lovely! Cx

Kandi said...

Oh lovely you lucky thing - it really does just make your week to get something lovely through the post!
Kandi x

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elegancemaison said...

Oo-er the parcel wrapping standards ( not to mention the fab contents) are very high round here! I shall have to look to my laurels when packing up my Giveaway next week. Thanks for entering!

Serenata said...

Lovely goodies from Mel, and equally lovely goodies you sent to her! :-) Sarah will love the CK catalogue.

My Handmadehappiness said...

mmmmmmm can't wait to try the banana cake :))) have cut the pattern just to sew..... so looking forward to our swap!!! x

Nearly there Claire said...

So glad you enjoyed joining in the swap. Your goodies look gorgeous! x

Pea Green Kitty said...

You lucky lass! They are fab swap gifts

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Your swap with Mel Mel is fantastic, so many pretty things. I like them all. Your banana bread recipe sounds absolutely delicious!

Warm wishes
Isabelle x

Floss said...

That pacel so matches the title of the swap! Lovely.

Betty said...

What a lovely swap the two of you had - roll on the next one I say!

Sarah said...

What a lovely parcel, Im loving swaps xxx

Anonymous said...

Isn't swapping just so much fun? Thanks for your comment - yes you're right. The red white & blue fabrics are waiting patiently, I just need inspiration to strike!!xxx

Shabby Chick said...

Ooh lovely goodies, both sent and received! Where are the wipes from? Never seen them before but they appeal to my mummy side (always need them when we're out and about but never have any on me!).

Mel xxx

Em said...

Sorry to say this so late, both your swap and Mel's looked lovely. I really liked those buttons, how cute..x

Laura said...

The swap seems to be a lot of fun. I hope to get the time to do one before Christmas this year.