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If you ask me what my very favourite thing is I would not hesitate to say my family. I came into motherhood quite late on, and was immediately overwhelmed with how amazing it is. Now I would like nothing more than to be a Domestic Goddess, and surround my family in love, good food, beautiful things and lots of happy memories. And like the majority of families these days, we need to do it on a budget!

I firmly believe we all have a little bit of the Domestic Goddess inside us, just waiting to break out. Whether that is knowing how to make a roast chicken feed a family of 4 for a week, being able to make, repair or recycle clothes, hunting down a bargain, or simply turning everyday, simple things into pretty or useful items, with a little bit of imagination we can all dip in to the Goddess inside and make our lives that little bit more interesting.



I hope you enjoy reading my blog as much as I enjoy sharing my (challenging) journey into Domestic Goddessness!



Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Birthday Blog.

Well here's the start of another week, the last of July! This year is going so fast I'm sure it will be Christmas before we even know it. I hope you are enjoying the bit of sun we have had, and here's hoping it continues through August.
So August officially starts on Wednesday, and that means that on Thursday my little girl is one. It really does only seem like yesterday when I was sharing her first pictures with you, not almost 12 months ago. She's so different from her sister, a real feisty, strong willed little girl (and for those who know me in *real life* or follow me on Facebook, She Who Never Sleeps!) She is cheeky, and funny. and very loving, qualities which she does share with her older sister. I am still in shock that they are both 'mine' and as hard as being a mum can be sometimes, I would never change it for anything. I never thought for a minute I would ever be a mum, and I know how incredibly lucky I am to have my two beautiful little girls.



Having fun trying on hats at Portland Basin this week.


As you can see we went to Portland Basin museum again this week. The girls had a whale of a time exploring all the exhibits of life in Tameside through the ages. With it being a Jubilee year, there were various activities around that, and we had fun spotting where they had hidden pictures of the Queen in the different exhibits. They had provided bunting templates for the children to colour, cut out and string up on ribbon, and Caoimhe was very eager to take part in that particular activity!


It is a great day out, and free too, which is always a bonus! I can highly recommend it for a visit if you are in the area.

My own making has been quite limited this week, although I did manage to make use of the biggest bunch of asparagus I have ever seen, when I made an asparagus quiche.


I'm not a quiche maker, although I do love to eat it! And this was the first one I have ever made from scratch. It had a cheese pastry which went really well with the rest of the filling and was even better cold the next day. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be and I really don't know why I have never made one before. I will certainly make more in the future.

As it's Handmade Monday time again I will be linking up once again with Wendy over on her blog Handmade Harbour. Please have a wander over there and see what all the other crafty bloggers have been up to. There are some fantastic, inspiring blogs out there, so take a few minutes, grab a brew and have a read. You won't be disappointed.

I hope the weather is kind to you all this week!
Til next time!



16 comments:

Cocoa & Heart said...

Lovely looking quiche ! Just had one for dinner, but I am sure your handmade one was much better.

Caroline Nash said...

Wow has she grown, in a blink of an eye a year has gone.

Wendy said...

The quiche looks really yummy. Have a good August with the little ones x

zoe said...

That quiche looks delicious. I am a big quiche fan and you have inspired me to make one for tea now :)

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

Yum, I love asparagus and know that it is lovely in a quiche - yours looks very tasty. One year old? Hard to believe as the time has gone by so fast. Enjoy the celebrations and hope you all have a good week.

Bev Newman said...

Quiche looks lovely! Hope you have a brilliant day of birthday celebrations for your little one

Fiddly Fingers said...

I made a quiche the other day, first time for ages. Homemade ones are far superior to shop bought ones. Happy 1st Birthday to your daughter :)

Hannah said...

Happy birthday to your little one! Asparagus quiche sounds yummy!

knitnrun said...

That quiche looks lovely. I have not made one for ages and now you have got me thinking.... :) Thanks for sharing.

Kat Shenton said...

Nice to see you had a good time at the museum. I did a trip to the British museum last week. It lasted 10 minutes as it was heaving with pre-olympic goers.

Not a fan of quiche myself, however it does look yum. For me to say that about quiche you know you did well :)

Handbags by Helen said...

Noooo, don't mention the c-word! There seems to be a lot of Christmas stuff popping up this week!

fatmonica said...

Love that quiche!Portland Basin's always such a great day out-wish Samuel didn't feel he's outgrown it!

Planet Penny said...

I hope you enjoyed the birthday celebrations for your little one. We're saving our warm, sunny weather for you now, it's been soo rainy today!

Susie said...

I cannot believe it's been a year! WOW the time does fly. Babies grow up way too fast.
That quiche looks tasty, I love quiche and wish I could have the crust (the real crust with wheat and gluten and everything). :)

Rach said...

A bit late I know, but hope your princess had a fantastic birthday.
xxx

Mrs A. said...

Just got my Internet connection back up and running. I couldn't,t do comments last week so I'm late in wishing your little one a Happy Birthday. The museum sounds a fun place to visit. Hugs mrs a.