Sunday, January 17, 2016

Pottering - At Home, and Out and About

Well, there goes another weekend. They just speed by, don't they ?
No worries. We filled our time just enough to feel we had accomplished a few things and had just the right amount of downtime. 
How did our weekend shape-up?
Here are a few pictures to illustrate.....
We finally checked out the Danish Bakery in a nearby town.  OMG.  I wish I had known about this sooner.  Breads, pastries, and sweets all created from traditional Danish recipes.  Amazing. 
I had a bag of rhubarb in my fridge-freezer taking up far too much space.  So thawed it out and made a big batch of strawberry-rhubarb jam. 
Homemade jam always tastes better than the store-bought kind!!
Now we had fresh Danish bread and several jars of newly made jam. Can you guess what we had for lunch?? 

After a quiet afternoon at home, watching the snowflakes fly outside our windows, I decided we needed some cosy comfort food for dinner.  The Tuna Casserole was a huge hit with  the whole family probably because I had made it using 4 kinds of cheese - cottage, cream, parmesan and cheddar. Yum.  
After dinner, our oldest son wanted to teach us how to play one of the new board games he received for Christmas.  I'll be honest, I'll join in because my kids ask me to but I really don't like to play games.  However, once we began playing "Ticket to Ride," I was hooked!! I don't know if its the travel element, the train-building or the strategies needed, but I really liked it!  And I won!  I wonder if the boys (and my hubby) will play with me again tonight......?

Sunday morning was spent doing laundry and cleaning bathrooms, but after lunch we visited the local library.  We came home with three huge bags of books that will hopefully last us until next weekend!  Our youngest son is an excellent reader and can read novels on his own.  However, being only 7 , he still adores having picture books read to him.  That's fine with me.  I don't need him growing up any quicker these days!

We made a quick stop at the market to grab few things and came across these in the floral centre.  SO many blooms in so many colours.  Spring is still AGES away here, but it is wonderful to see reminders that it will come soon enough!

 I have a little bit of school work to get done in the next few hours, and I should probably hit the gym. Another weekend in the books. 
We're more than halfway through January already.
 Can you believe it?
Wishing you all a wonderful week. 
Stay warm and keep smiling. 


  1. It sounds as though it has been yummy eating at your house this weekend, delicious! Beautiful flowers! xx

  2. I am thrilled to be halfway through January! =D

    Am trying to remember if you live in Wales...

    We are months away from seeing the spring flowers and probably six weeks away from seeing them at the shops. I may find a primrose around Valentine's Day.

    The board game looks very intriguing. Glad to know that it was also fun.

  3. Some great family times. The jam looked particularly delicious. The mild winter has sent Mother Nature into a spin there seem to be a lot of spring flowers about. Even in my own garden spring bulbs are starting to emerge.

  4. I pretty much spent my weekend doing nothing. We ventured out for a walk on Saturday late afternoon and that was about it.
    That Danish bakery looks amazing, and yes I totally agree homemade jam tastes so much better and it's a brilliant way to use up surplus stock of fruit too. Not quite sure where this month is going to be honest with you, it is whizzing by, not that I'm complaining or anything, it is a rather bleak month so it will be nice to get into February and that little step closer to spring x x x

  5. Yes, we are closer to spring...Counting the days with an amzing bunch of tulips, that helps!
    All the best to you,

  6. Lovely tulips. And all that Danish goodness is very tempting!


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