Monday, 8 December 2014

The Christmas Countdown Tea Report



I have been enjoying my "David's Tea" varieties so much, I've kept track of each one, for future reference---te he!!
 The Christmas Countdown Tea Report

Week One

Day                      Flavour                                   Rating 1-10 (10 being highest)
December 1                    Green & Fruity                                                              7
December 2                    Redberry Tonic                                                               8
December 3                    Organic Cinnamon Rooibos Chai                                  7
December 4                    Organic Sweet Dreams                                                  6
December 5                    Bravissimo                                                                     3
December 6                    Forever Nuts                                                                 7.5
December 7                    Organic Peppermint Amour                                          8.5
  
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It's minus 10 degrees Celsius here today, so hot tea it is!!!

Cheers
:)

Monday, 1 December 2014

Handmade "Countdown to Christmas" Wall Hanging

A big surprise came my way on the weekend.....our daughter made me a beautiful "Countdown to Christmas" wall hanging,  It has 24 little pockets, each holding a different type tea....yummy---a different tea for each day of December, leading up to Christmas Day!!

To make it even more special, she made the wall hanging using fabrics from my mom's fabric collection.  My mom passed away two years ago on December 27, and boy, did she love Christmas!!!  She would have thought that this was the cutest idea!!




My first tea.......




 This is what I would class as a gift that keeps on giving!

Cheers
:)

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Wreath Making in Torbay 2014

The town of Torbay offers a wreath making session every year just in time for Christmas decorating.  My niece lives in Torbay, and this is the second year that we all took part in this fabulous event.  They say you can buy anything these days.  Well, if that is so..this is where you would go to buy your Christmas Spirit!!  The smell of fresh cut boughs, Christmas music playing, squeals of laughter and excited chatter does wonders for the soul.

It is so much fun, and such a bargain!!!!!  For just $7.00 per person, you get a wire wreath form, wire, an endless supply of fresh-cut boughs and a beautiful big handmade ribbon bow.  To top that, there's a fabulous facilitator/instructor helping anyone who needs his assistance, plus fresh coffee, tea, fruit infused ice water & sweets!!!  Did I mention that it's just $7.00 ??!!???  I think this is Torbay's best-kept secret!!!!!

Click here to check out the Torbay's beautiful "Magical Forest" from 2013.  That event didn't happen this year, really a shame because those trees were truly "magical"!!  Hopefully it'll be back next year, and what a place to bring groups of seniors and the sick little kids from the Janeway.  I am not a kid, but those trees from the Magical Forest had something for everyone.

Here are a few snaps of the wreath making session.............




 a couple of ladies next to us had the prettiest accessories for their wreaths....


 here's Rana's.......  we both finish our wreaths at home.......

 The two ladies making the bows for everyone are "The Magical Forest" tree 
decorators......awesome job ladies!!!!


Here's mine, on my front door...I think I may add a little something else to it yet though.....



     Have a great week, everyone!!

Saturday, 29 November 2014

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....in Flatrock!!!

Look at what we woke up to this morning......








Sure can put one in the Christmas spirit....even though it's still not quite December yet!!! 
Have a great weekend everyone!

Cheers
:)

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Candy Cane Whoopie Pies

Well, I've been away from blogging for far too long.  I do have a good reason though.  Hubby retired on September 30, and we sold our house in Gambo and moved to the beautiful little town of Flatrock.  It is just outside of St. John's, where my job is.  We bought a gorgeous little house with lots of land and and a dandy greenhouse, and we both love it.  It's been hectic but we are finally all settled in and I am starting to go into Christmas mode...ha ha!

Christmas mode for me means lots of baking, chocolate making and putting up loads of lights and decorations.  I just happened upon this recipe on one of my favorite blogs.....Brown Eyed Baker, and thought I would give it a try.

Here's how mine turned out......................................






Yummy...these little pies scream "Christmas"!!!  Click here to go to Brown Eyed Baker for the recipe.  NOTE---I used cream cream frosting for my filling.

Cheers:)