P is for ... The Alphabet Photo Project

There are a few of these historic blue plaques dotted around the area, as there probably are in many other towns and cities.  I find it interesting to know who lived where and when and always stop to read them.

You can find out more about historic blue plaques on the English Heritage site.

P is for Plaque, linking up with PODcastdove for the Alphabet Photo Project.

English Heritage Blue Plaques

O is for .... the Alphabet Photo Project

This is a beautiful silk handkerchief that my dad bought when he attended the Melbourne Games as a 20 year old spectator.  Please excuse the appalling quality of the photo, of course I searched high and low for the handkerchief and missed the link up, this snippet has been enlarged from another photo I had of it.

 Once I do finally locate it, I will rephotograph it.  It has most likely been put away safely away from tiny paws as it is quite delicate.

Even though I missed the link up to the Alphabet Photo Project, I'm posting because I didn't want to leave a gap in my alphabet!



N is for .... The Alphabet Photo Project

Halfway through the Alphabet, this week it's N for Neon.  These fun coloured straws are loved by the girl who mulls over her choice of colour daily to dip in her milk.

Linking up with the Alphabet Photo Project

Great Bloggers Bake Off! #GBBO Bake Along

Last year I followed the Great British Bake Off (on another blog) and attempted a recipe a week for the entire series, it was quite a feat!  I made everything from cakes to breads and buns and biscuits.  This year I will be taking a break but can't resist joining in for a few of the programmes.

I do bake some things regularly like cakes and biscuits but I'm not a fervent cake decorator or builder of cake scenes!  I will leave those to the artistic bakers.

I make cookies, biscuits, crackers and healthy bars in some form every week, we like a go-to snack and whipping up a small batch of something home-made is an excellent way of knowing what is in them and usually so fast too. 

These Walnut & Sultana Cookies are a favourite here and never last more than a couple of days!

Walnut & Sultana Cookies
Makes 12-15
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Baking Time: 15 minutes

Pre-heat your oven to 180C/160C fan (I have a fan oven)

100g unsalted butter, cool and cubed
200g self-raising flour
70g soft brown sugar
100g walnuts, chopped
50g sultanas
1 medium egg, beaten

Rub the butter and flour together with your fingers until it resembles fine breadcrumbs (I love this bit!).
Stir in the sugar, walnuts and sultanas.
Stir in the beaten egg into the dry ingredients, then take small dollops of the mixture and shape into cookies and pop onto a greased and lined baking tray.
Bake for around 15 minutes or until lightly brown.  
Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Linking up with Super Golden Bakes and Mummy Mishaps

My Sunday Photo/Silent Sunday


Seagull taking a stroll

M is for... The Alphabet Photo Project

I cannot tell you how much I adore Macro, especially with flowers, insects and plants!  There is something so magical about zooming in on a subject to find hidden treasures unseen by the naked eye.

I really need (want!) a macro lens but they are so pricey but I do have a set of macro filters for now which I am still practicing with.

M is for Marvellous Macro, linking up with PODcastdove for the Alphabet Photo Project

I love Photography