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Friday, 31 December 2010

Happy New Year Everybody.

I just realised how long it was since I posted here! Not sure where the time has gone. We went to Catriona's on Christmas Day and came home on the Monday so that accounts for a few days. I had to go to work on Wednesday but I've been off since last Thursday. 6 days in a row - unheard of! My colleague had to work on Thursday and Friday but since we close at 12.30 on Christmas eve I had the day off. This week I had to go in from 2-4pm. Might as well have stayed at home. Didn't have a customer in the first half hour and not many after that! Not complaining though.

But I haven't been idle though. I've knitted a jumper for Oliver and started the matching hat and made a start on a cardigan for Poppy. Don't think I've knitted for about a year. I've also tried to keep up with my DT work so that's good after a hectic few weeks. I even made ice cream after work today to use up some cream and eggs. So if anybody wants the easiest ice cream recipe ever let me know and I'll give you the recipe. It came from a friend who used to be a Home Economics lecturer. And it is foolproof lol!!

So all I need to do now is wish you and yours a Happy New Year. I might manage to show my favourite cards from 2010 in the next couple of days if I can tear myself away from my knitting!

Edited to add here's that recipe :-

4 eggs.
3 oz or 90g caster sugar.
1/2pint or 300ml double or whipping cream.

Flavouring :- vanilla essence, grated chocolate, chocolate chips, crushed fruit, rind and juice of lemon, liqueur, coffee essence. I used coffee essence the last time I made it and it's lovely. You can easily double the quantities but remember to combine the mixture in a really big bowl!

Whisk the eggs and sugar together to a stable, soft foam. Whip the cream to the same consistency. Mix the egg mixture, cream and any flavouring and place in the freezer in a plastic container with a tight fitting lid.

That's it - simple - no need to take out and beat just leave till frozen and enjoy!


  1. happy new year to you too.


  2. happy new year to you and yours kat...big hugs to the pupsters from buddy and hey I am getting the knitting bug too...love kath xxx

  3. HNY Kat! I don't know how you fit it all in hun, let alone add knitting to the mix! Have a good one sweetie. Hugs, Sxx

  4. Happy New Year Kat! those two certainly look like they will keep you on your toes - and no doubt 'help' with the knitting! Looking forward to continuing our friendship in 2011.
    love and hugs, annie x

  5. oooh ice cream sounds good can I have the recipe please? I have been making lemon curd for the freezer since we have had pavlova requests from various guests.
    Happy New Year,
    all the best in 2011
    Love Teen xx

  6. Happy New YEar, Kat! You have been busy... I can't knit but I love cross stich and Santa was kind enough to bring me some Gorjuss Girl Xstitch kits, so that when I go on holiday and can't make cards, I can still do something I like:-)! Lots of hugs, Delphine xx

  7. Happy Creative 2011 to you Kat. My, how your pups have grown, real pair of cuties you have there. Carolxx

  8. Happy New Year!!! Looking forward to seeing all of your new creations including your knitting!!!

    Angela x

  9. Happy New Year!

    Hope you've had a great Christmas and Santa was good to you! sounds like you were having a fab New Year and that the family and puppies were keeping on your toes!
    Thanks for my wee card, it arrived this morning and is sitting pride of place on my wee craft shelf!
    Hugs Melly xxx

  10. Happy New Year to you too Kat!
    Just popped on to say thank you for the gorgeous Christmas card which arrived today...those Lili of the Valley polar bears are soooo sweet!
    Thank you!
    Helen x


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