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Hi, just popping in to wish you all a great weekend and share some of my day with you!

Like enjoying the scent of these freshly picked sweetpeas.

While in the garden I also gathered myself some beetroot from the veg patch.

My little bargain of a jug which I bought in Poundland for, you guessed it £1, doesn’t it look like it was made for holding cosmos.

Another little bargain, two balls of Rowan Cashsoft 4 ply for £2 each! I know, I know I didn’t need it but at that price I had to get it! I know you all understand that. πŸ™‚

Lovely new duck egg blue nail polish to paint my toe nails with. My daughter thought it was wonderful but I’m afraid I told her she couldn’t have first go! She’s 23 she’ll get over it, she’s a big girl now!! πŸ˜‰

Home baked Yogurt Cake. This is so simple to make, you need a carton of yogurt (I used hazelnut but you can use whatever flavour you wish, mandarin is good too). Put the yogurt in a bowl but don’t throw away the carton, wash it out and use it as a measure. Add to the yogurt in the bowl 3 cartons of self raising flour, 2 cartons of sugar, 1 carton of sunflower oil and 3 eggs. Mix it all together and put it in a lined 2lb loaf tin and bake at 160 deg C for about an hour. Keep an eye on it and check it with a skewer to make sure it’s cooked through. A quick and easy cake!

A vegetarian dinner of champ made with my own home grown scallions and roasted peppers and onions.

And last but not least …….

The rose bag is finished!

I added a little beaded handle and I also made a little matching corsage which is pinned on and can be moved about or taken off and worn on a jacket instead. You can find it here.

Well that was my Friday, hope you had a good one too!
Thanks for dropping in to see me this week and for all your lovely comments especially all the ‘cat love’ in my last post. They’re doing really well and getting more gorgeous by the day.

Happy weekend everyone ! πŸ™‚

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jooles July 29, 2011 - 9:22 pm

what a lovely friday you have had :o)
your sweet peas are so gorgeous and that cake looks delish.
And i adore your bag it is so pretty and intricate
enjoy your weekend
j x

harmony and rosie July 29, 2011 - 9:31 pm

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Have a wonderful weekend x

@home July 29, 2011 - 9:45 pm

I can almost smell those sweet peas πŸ™‚ the cake looks yummy, and easy to make…. thanks for sharing (the recipe, not the cake!)
Sue Xxxx

Amanda Wytas-Ackermann July 29, 2011 - 10:11 pm

The bag came out wonderfully!!! I completely understand about the nail polish – I recently told my daughter she couldn’t use my new nail polish – unfortunately she is not 23 and didn’t take it quiet as well. Have a wonderful weekend πŸ™‚

Jane July 29, 2011 - 10:50 pm

A lovely cheerful post for the weekend Vivienne. Your bag has turned out beautifully, I think the beads you are using now in your knitting really look great. Have a sunny weekend, the forecast is looking pretty good this end, hope it is for you too? Enjoy the new nail varnish, great colour!
Jane x

Hannah July 29, 2011 - 11:38 pm

You have such a pretty looking garden! the bag is so pretty!! xx

lily July 30, 2011 - 7:12 am

That is the most gorgeous bag Vivienne, I could seriously gaze at it all day.

Have a lovely weekend with your pretty sweetpeas, beautiful nail polish, and yummy yogurt cake.

lily x

Simone July 30, 2011 - 9:00 am

Happy weekend to you too Viv! I must have a go at making the yogurt cake. Such a great idea to use the pot for measuring the ingredients. A really lovely post with lots of gorgeous things. I love the nail polish – it matches your beautiful bag so well! x

Gina July 31, 2011 - 10:26 am

That cake sounds good. The Rose bag has turned out beautifully. So pretty.

Annie July 31, 2011 - 11:44 am

Sweet peas … my favourite πŸ˜€ And that cake sounds soooo good. I have written it down in one of my trusty Field Notes πŸ˜€

Helen Philipps July 31, 2011 - 7:21 pm

I loved seeing all your Friday pretties! Everything looks delicious, and your little bag looks so adorable, especially now it’s finished with the gorgeous corsage too!! I hope you’ve had a great weekend, and have a lovely week ahead, Vivienne.
Helen x

tinajo July 31, 2011 - 10:50 pm

Love the red shade of that yarn – reminds me of strawberries! πŸ™‚

melanie August 1, 2011 - 10:59 am

What a lovely post Vivienne πŸ™‚ I can not believe you got that jug from the Pound shop, you can find some real treasures in there cant you πŸ™‚ A very pretty and lovely post, oh, and I am still loving the rose bag πŸ™‚ xxx

Margaret August 1, 2011 - 6:39 pm

I’ll second what Melanie said – this really is a lovely post full of pretty things.
The Poundland jug is a real bargain and your flowers look gorgeous in it.
The knitted bag is beautiful. The new yarn is such a vibrant colour – a future bag perhaps?
I have blue nail polish and had forgotten about it but had to immediately paint my toenails blue. Now they match the blue beads on my Primark flip flops LOL.
Thanks so much for the recipe. I really have to try that as it looks delicious but yet so simple.


Patty August 2, 2011 - 7:59 am

Such lovely things in this post, jugs, flowers, wool, such pretty nail polish and once the cooker is hotter again I’ll have to come back to the yoghurt cake recipe.
Sally x

thelinencat August 2, 2011 - 5:05 pm

Loving the idea of the yoghurt cake, must try that (hazelnut would be my choice). Also loving your beetroot, ours has never really taken off, it’s just too dry which is a shame as I love beetroot. Bx

Margaret November 9, 2012 - 12:44 pm

I have finally got round to trying the yoghurt cake recipe. As my yoghurt was just plain I added lemon zest and will ice will lemon icing. It is in the oven and I will let you know πŸ™‚
I think my yoghurt pot might have been a bit big as there is a LOT of cake mixture in the pan!

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