Monday, May 23, 2011

Celebrating my Birthday

This is the cake my daughter made for my Birthday,
a scrumptious angel food cake with strawberries and
cream...all I can say is I had to have two helpings : ) YUM!!!
It was a lovely, relaxing day spent with my family and
that is how I like it! Don't you love it when the family
don't let you into your own kitchen and they show you
what they can do! I thank God for these lovely years, for
my family who always make me feel great and with their help
I look forward to new beginnings and new adventures.

Pleas'd to look forward,
pleas'd to look behind,
And count each birthday
with a grateful mind.

- Alexander Pope

Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty.
Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
- Franz Kafka

Thanks for stopping by
to celebrate my
Birthday with me : )

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New items on our Craft Table by Shadow Scents

Hello everyone, as you know from my last post we were at the Spring Fair at San Anton Gardens this past weekend. I am sorry we did not see the crowds we had last year but I guess it was all due to the fact that there were many other activities in other towns and villages all on the same day.
Anyway, you may have noticed in my title I said 'our' craft table and that is because I am happy to say that my daughter has joined me in the world of creativity and has ventured into another sphere of crafting, this time in making her own candles, candle melts as well as hand blended perfume oils. These were quite a hit and many stopped by our stall when the scent of melting wax tarts tickled their noses and drew them closer. Some were also interested in the perfume oils which proved to be quite a hit. Also from the title you will notice the name of these new products is Shadow Scents. I love the colours she has come up with and the scents are heavenly.

Monday, May 9, 2011

We'll be at The Great Spring Show

It's happening this weekend, yes,

The Great Spring Show
at San Anton Gardens
is here once more in its 108th year!
Click on the bold title in red for full details.
Beautiful floral arrangements, bands, displays,
local products and handmade crafts will be a must to see...
sounds, sights and scents to please one and all!

~~Free Raffle~~
Visit our Kreattivita' stand
and fill in a free ticket

with your name and email to
participate in a draw for a
chance to win
A Special Prize!

Come join in the Fun!
Tell your friends about it!

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day 2011

Today Mother's Day will bring together mothers, daughters, sisters,
sisters-in-law, mothers-in-law, friends and families in more ways than one.

Although for many of us Mother's day is every day since it is a 24/7 job,
it is indeed in every little success or failure, in all ups and downs, and
many tears and smiles that we celebrate our motherhood in the daily
happenings that bring us closer to our children and to one another.

We must not forget those who, although not natural mothers, are indeed
a mother's job beautifully and those include adoptive mothers,
relatives who
are acting as mothers, teachers, carers and sisters in orphanages to mention a few.

For me Mother's Day is definitely every day as I see our children succeeding and persevering in their studies, in taking decisions, in everyday little acts of friendship with me, in showing their appreciation for what I and their Dad do for is in the trust they show in us. Of course I love that extra little bit of recognition and attention and the way they show their appreciation in their gifts on this special day!

This is the first Mother's Day that I am missing my Mum since her passing was this year but I will try and dwell on all the good things she taught me and the lovely memories we made together when she was alive, this way I will celebrate her life.

May the bond that we feel with our children today strengthen with each day and with each experience that brings us closer to one another.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Easy Custard-filled tarts

These are the custard filled tarts my daughter and I made for Easter tea. They were easy to make since we bought the basic empty sweet tarts which we filled with yummy custard. If you try these, make sure your custard has cooled down before filling the empty cases. In fact we kept stirring the custard until it cooled completely not to let it form a hardened layer on top. It takes time but is worth the effort. We left it in the fridge to cool it further and then spooned it into the tartlets. The chocolate eggs in the picture were made by my daughter...she made halves first and then made a second batch into moulds which she topped with the first halves...very tricky yes, but the result was great! We grated some chocolate over some of the tarts. Needless to say it took us less time to eat these than to make them!
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