Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Bad Biscuits & Bargains


Shocking aren't they? You'd never believe my G G Granddad was a master baker. But what's that noise I hear? Oh, it's him turning in his grave!

In fairness they are my first 'go' at producing some royal Corgies and Crowns. I made them for my son's birthday on Sunday as we were popping over to see him. Dutiful young man that he is, he chomped on one straight away and pronounced them lovely. (Once he had finished laughing at them of course). Crafted with maximum love and minimum skill.

Since our recent move we are only about an hour away from him as he is based in Manchester. So on Sunday we combined our visit to him with a visit to The Ideal Home Exhibition, which was on at Event City about 20 minutes from his place.

Being thrifty we got free tickets through Martin Lewis's website, www.moneysavingexpert.com. They were £15.00 on the door so it was a good saving. You could book in advance, then they were £12.00, but then they clobbered you with an additional booking fee. Mmmmmm.......

We had a good look around, not masses to interest us, but we did find a company producing a wonderful Summer house. Which may be useful later once we get the 'big house'.

Anyhoo because it was the last day of the show there were a lot of discounts on offer so it was a good time to visit. I almost got out of the door without buying anything, but suddenly spied a small stand selling gorgeous bed throws. Made in India, ethically I hope, couldn't see any information on the website. Machine and hand stitched in 100% cotton, I was spoilt for choice. I opted for a neutral colourway in the end, and I'm super pleased with it. King size and under half price at £35.00.








The black strip is a soft black velvet, all the rest are nice crisp cotton. I have been toying recently with making a hand stitched quilt, this will come in handy as a spare cover until I make mine, which let's face it, won't be for a wee while yet. Not with two other WIP outstanding.

In addition to my lone purchase we were also given quite a number of goody bags, surplus to their requirements in the last few hours of the show. Lots of delicious edibles, healthy options too. With enough condiments to supplement the village BBQ this coming weekend.

Welcome to my new Google friend follower, although I'm not quite sure who it is? Nice to see my numbers going back up after my long blogging break.

11 comments:

  1. When it comes to baking, perfection is to be avoided at all costs because only factory made stuff is perfect.

    I do like that throw!

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  2. I agree with Toffeeapple; if I didn't my life wouldn't be worth living. (I think your new person could be me)

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    1. Well I'm glad you're my 'newie', I've been reading and enjoying your blog for a long time. You are quite often quoted in this house, as I think we share similar perspectives, especially regarding politics in UK.
      Jean

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  3. Those cookies/biscuits are adorable! Do you know if the cookie cutters are available online? My spouse is a corgi fanatic.

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    1. I picked up my cutter a couple of weeks ago at my local Sainsburys. Part of their range celebrating Her Maj's birthday. They had 15% off and it was a couple of pounds I think. Hope you find one.

      Jean

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  4. I think the corgis are fabulous, and anyway, it's the taste that counts. You got a great deal on the throw and I always like getting goody bags.

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  5. hope your move to Manchester has been a success nice to be near family, I hail from Duckinfield Ashton-under-lyne myself

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    1. David, we're in The Peak District and enjoying all it has to offer so far. Our son lives in Manchester. Hope all is good on the Eastbourne seafront.
      Jean

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  6. I don’t think they are shocking at all. I knew exactly what they were, and I bet they taste good. If you add a little love (or in this case a lot of love) to food, it always tastes better.
    Your bed throw is really pretty and at a bargain price.

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