Friday, 5 March 2021

Friday Chat Day

Hello friends

Welcome, it's another Friday Chat Day with an offering of random
natterings, telly suggestions, bit of crochet and this week a favourite recipe.

And to start - an obligatory Bella photo, no idea what this look is 
but it is quite appealing.


 I've been crocheting like the clappers this week and finished this 
Winter/Festive Blanket.

In fact I'm calling it my Hello Winter Blanket which can only mean one thing...
yes - you've guessed it - Hello Spring, Summer and Autumn are being planned.

After a lot of indecision I chose a border of double and treble crochet stitches
and was pleased with the finished look.

And thankfully someone else liked my choice as within minutes of posting
this on my Instagram account it was sold.
Another reason to make more! 


Escape from Pretoria
Amazon Prime

 Based on the real-life prison escape by three political prisoners in South Africa in 1979.

Starring Daniel Radcliffe looking nothing like Harry Potter, I found this 
film utterly riveting and I was truly on the edge of my seat at one point.

The Great 
Channel 4 (Episodes available on All4)

The Great is a satirical, comedy drama about the rise of 
Catherine the Great, the longest reigning female ruler in Russia’s history. 

It’s modern, rude with occasional historical facts.
I laugh and cringe at this in equal measure but tune in to watch each week.


Speedy Steam Pud

I think I may have shared this one before, a long time ago though.

Here in the Emberson household we are attempting to eat a little bit healthier,
lockdown calories are taking their toll. 
BUT there's only so many low calorie dinners you can take before cravings set in -
hence the speedy steam pud! 

4oz self-raising flour, 2 oz soft butter, 
1 egg, 2 oz sugar, tablespoon of warm water.

Put all ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix to a thick batter.
Grease a pudding basin (we use a plastic one left over from a bought Xmas pudding).
Microwave for 4 minutes, our microwave is quite powerful, 
you may need 30 seconds longer.
That's it!
Serve with jam, golden syrup, custard - whatever your sin is.
It's not quite the same as a traditional steam pud but from crave to plate in 
approximately 10 minutes I think that's a win.

Other nattering/items:

This week I've been setting up an office downstairs, it will be nice to do 
Zoom meetings without everyone seeing my bed and sprawled cats! 
Dining table pushed to one side and like many reflected on the last time 
it was used for a family get-together, feels so long ago.
Roll on better times for us all.

And lastly, it is Charity Kit Day on Sunday.
Here's a little sneak peek...

Be lovely for you to stop by - post goes live at 7am
and I will also post on social media.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend, this cold snap can go away please,
we were gearing up for Spring last week. 

Take care, keep safe, eat pud! 

5 comments: said...

Morning Christine.
Thank you another lovely chat.
Thank you for my Bella fix she is so lovely.
A nice little recipe too.
I have just been watching Hinterland on Netfix,
Worth it for the beautiful welsh scenery.
Looking forward to this month's charity kit.
Take care stay safe I hope you mum is keeping well, Kitty.

CraftyCoffey said...

Great catch up on all your news. Bella looks cute as always & your crochet blanket looks fantastic.

Looking forward to seeing the charity kit on Sunday.


Margie said...

Not surprised your blanket sold quickly Christine, it's beautiful! Lovely pic of Bella too. Looking forward to spring days and getting out into the garden at last! Xxx

karenlotty said...

Your blanket looks amazing I love the colours
Bella is so cute What beautiful eyes she has
We have been watching The Great but are a couple of episodes behind I can feel a binge watch coming
I will try and remember to pop in on Sunday

hazel young said...

Such a cute opening photo to your blog post today. Gorgoeus blanket Christine, love the colours and design. I am not surprised it was snapped up so quickly. Pudding looks yummy and a nice quick recipe too. Looking forward to the charity kit release. Have a great week stay safe xx

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...