Sunday, 6 March 2016


  • Reading: The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend.  Even if you don't read any thing else this year, this book should be read.  An absolutely charming story, interspersed with letters between the characters and references to books.  One of my favourite reads this year.
  • Baking: well unbaking really, an uncooked chocolate tart - a new recipe too, for my Cook the Books challenge.  I am not sure if I would make this again, the filling didn't seem to set properly, even though it had been in the fridge for at least 7 hours, and I do have to admit, that my inner Gordon Ramsay came out as I was trying to serve this up last night.  It is very rich and we may all end up sick of eating it,before it is finished.  Recipe from Annabel Langbein's Summer Annual 2015.
  • Hexi-making:  Because I can't be bothered quilting or sewing anything large at present, making little tiny Liberty hexis is always fun.
  • Shopping: no photos yet, but I have finally  purchased some new glasses, I have had to invest in progressive lenses, a sign I'm getting older.
  • Garden Pickings: more zinnias and a few cosmos, also my last cucumbers, lots of chillies and some capsicum
Hoping you have all had a great weekend too.


  1. Looks like a good weekend to me.

  2. Beautiful zinnias, what a range of colours! The chocolate tart does indeed look rich just from looking at the filling pouring into the tin.

  3. The book sounds like one I would really enjoy (although the cover of yours is much more charming than the cover of the one my library carries. Ah well; it should still read the same ;-)
    Your zinnias are gorgeous and your hexies are sweet (and tiny!)

  4. Ohhh! Thank you for the book suggestion. I love the little hexagons - Zinnias are one of my favorite flowers. Have a good week.

  5. Thanks for the book recommendation! It looks like a great one! Your garden is also looking particularly delightful too!

  6. Hello
    I read your book recommendation, I decided I just had to purchase it. So off to I went . Button pressed audio book bought. I'll let you know if I like it.

  7. Looks like a great weekend. The Liberty fabric is stunning and it is always good to go gathering from the garden, I really must make a start on mine.

  8. Lovely weekending! Beautiful hexies! xx

  9. Looks like a beautiful weekend Julie! A little disappointing that the chocolate tart didn't turn out as hoped - it sure looks rich. Beautiful hexies and flowers!


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