Saturday, March 29, 2014

Mothers Day Treat

My gorgeous daughter took me out to lunch as a Mothers Day Treat
 
We had planned this day for a couple of weeks...

and agreed no calorie counting today..

 
When the meal came...my eyes nearly popped out of my head
 
 
There was so much..I failed...even though it was absolutely delicious
 
 
 But I still had room for dessert...and did I eat it all??

You bet your life I did......

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

What a Good Idea ~ Chocolate Bunny Silhouettes

 How cute are these?
 
I saw it  and just had to share
 
Perfect for Easter

 
 
Full Instructions Here

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x

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Monday, March 24, 2014

The View From The Hill

Im really enjoying my new job. Even though the hours are long and its hard work, its extremely rewarding. The home is situated on top of a hill, and from the front widows you have a lovely view of the sea.

 



Even though I dont have much time to stand and stare...its not a bad place to work at all

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Chats on the Farmhouse Porch 131

Im sorry I havent been posting much the last few days. I started a new job in a care home for the elderly and Im working twelve hour shifts. Its hard work and a lot to get used to, so Im trying to organise myself better and fit everything in.

But, I still have time to fit in my weekly visit to Patrice for her weekly chat. Lets see what questions she has this week

Everyday Ruralty
Everyday Ruralty


What are your favorite condiments?
It has to be Heinz Tomato Ketchup..I love the stuff. I'm also partial to a little garlic salt.




What are you reading?
Six Years by Harlan Coben. I love his books..Ive read them all. Easy to pick up, hard to put down and brilliant endings

What was the last dessert you had?
My daughter and I went out to lunch a couple of weeks ago. I thought I had been very good ...and then she ordered dessert...Caramel Crunch Sundae....oh my word..



Wendell would like to know if you would build him a snowman. (If you don't have snow, just pretend. He's not detail oriented.)
Of course I will...but we have no snow here. Maybe I could make one like my daughter did when She was a little girl. Sammy is made out of a cardboard tube, cotton wool and sticky paper.



Tell me something fun or interesting.
Today would have been my mothers 75th birthday. She died suddenly in 2004 whilst visiting my brothers home. I still miss her greatly.


Love and Hugs
Phoebe x

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Monday, March 10, 2014

New Day..

For the first time in two years..I went back to work today...and boy am I tired.

I decided to walk there and back....and I was on my feet all day.

My poor feet are having a lovely soak

And just look at the pics I took that I would have missed if I had take the bus

 


 


Love and Hugs
Phoebe x

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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Penrhos Walk

It was such a gorgeous day, 

 
 My friend Cathy and I decided to go for one of our 5 mile walks

 
along Penrhos Beach
 
 
And up over the cliff tops

It was a fabulous walk

Even though the ground was still muddy

 Love and Hugs
Phoebe x

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Friday, March 7, 2014

What a Good Idea - Taco Liners

When making Hard Tacos - instead of shredding the lettuce use the lettuce leaf as a "Taco Liner". 
Then fill with all the goodies. 
This way if the shell breaks, all of the fillings will stay contained :)


Love And Hugs
Phoebe x


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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Refreshing Flavored Water

refreshing flavored water recipes

I must admit that over the years I have been a huge soda drinker. But, I have become a little tired of them and in a bid to be a bit nicer to my body, I have switched to drinking a lot more water, especially the flavoured kind. Its helping with my weight loss too, 42lb down so far
I came across this site, The Yummy Life and it has one of the best and most in depth guides I have seen to creating a good flavoured water. What's really good about these ideas are they much better for you than soda, using very little sugar,or alternatives such as agave or honey
Take some time to visit and pick out your favourite combination of fruit.
Love and Hugs
Phoebe x

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Fresh Beginnings

The sun has come out at last....and I'm so enjoying my walks. Everywhere is looking so fresh and green. I'm making the most of them, because next week, I'm starting a new job. I'm going to work as a carer in a home for the elderly. Its relief cover..so it will tide me over nicely til I go back to California in the Summer.

I will still try and do my daily walks...if I'm not too tired. I mean...how can I miss out on all this...

 


 


 


 

Love and Hugs 
Phoebe x

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