• Daisy’s Makes

    Newspaper Bag

    We saw these recycled newspaper bags for sale at the Living North show and I decided to have a go a making one tonight.It needs a bit of tweaking but not too bad for a first attempt. Uses up our daily newspapers if nothing else. Will definitely be using them as my new take to work lunch bag you never know they might catch on.

  • Follow Me

    Missed a few …

    Have the heard the children’s rhyme 1, 2 miss a few 99, 100? Well this is what my ‘Follow Me’ post has been like recently. I’ve kept up the exercise and gym visiting but as far as food has been concerned there’s nothing really to write home about. We’ve been away which I find is always difficult food wise and we are going away again next week. I do fill my day with my 5 a day and try and eat healthily but at the moment it’s difficult. But on a positive note I’ve just had a low fat yoghurt with my coffee and not a kitkat! Onward and upward…

  • Food,  Out and About

    Bar Farm Antiques & Birkin Fisheries Tea Rooms

    We visited two new places at the weekend and thoroughly enjoyed both of them. The first delight was a placed we’d actually seen on an antiques tv program. Bar Antiques is a series of large ‘sheds’ packed to the rafters with antique and collectible items to meander around and purchase. There were several general sheds and a vintage clothing shed, there’s also an array of items situated outdoors.  A tea room in an converted 1965  Albion Carnival truck is very quirky, we had a lovely cup of tea and a slice of cake, the lemon cake was particularly good. The tea room even has a traditional burner to snuggle up…

  • Out and About

    Living North Live

    I mentioned a couple of months ago that one of my mother’s day presents was tickets to the above show with my daughter-in-law. Well eventually the day dawned and we set off early to attend. Neither of us had been before so we didn’t  know what to expect. I can tell you it exceeded our expectations. It was very good. There was an eclectic mix of stalls selling some weird and wonderful things. There were dedicated, passionate stall holders discussing their wares. We met Wajheera Husain (of BBC 2’s Top of the Shop fame) she was really lovely every bit as bubbly as she came across on the screen. Her chocolate…

  • Follow Me

    Days 13, 14 and 15

    Bank holiday Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday have gone by in a blur. I’ve ate quite healthy ie pastry-less quiche with salad, WW burgers, salad, Actifry chips, lots of fruit etc. I’ve also engaged in lots of housework like cleaning windows, hoovering, I’ve walked quite a lot and attended yoga and swimming at Bannatyne’s. So not a bad 3 days. However, I’m feeling it’s the quiet before the storm as I’m away with girlfriends at the weekend and I can feel lots of prosecco, crisps, afternoon tea, chocolate and hot tub time coming our way. Maybe if we keep moving around the hot tub it may burn off some calories! We…

  • Follow Me

    Day 12

    Sunday – Weetabix for breakfast then work until 3pm setting up weddings at Lumley Castle. Home for very late lunch – ham/pickle sandwich and crisps. Nana nap late afternoon before rallying myself to go to body balance class at Bannatyne’s gym. Sunday (not every) treat – Chinese takeaway meal – delicious, only disappointing bit was there was no gin left to wash it all down we had to do with a cup of tea! Spent an enjoyable evening vegging on settee  watching Great British Painting Challenge (Oliver was my favourite from the beginning), last in the series of the fabulous Durrell’s (poor Louisa and Lesley), Who What’s  to be a…