Friday, 27 February 2009

Books...Reading pile

I don't know about you but I always have a book to read, usually I pick up two or three from the library and finish them before I get more. last week the library had books that I have wanted to read for a while and the order for titles that I placed around a month ago all came in at the library at once! So now I have this rather large pile of books to enjoy! I usually read cozy murder mysteries, but recently have started to read a few more chic lit type books, and I always enjoy a book with a bit of a magical theme . I am looking forward to reading this collection as they all fit that description....

I am currently reading The Witching Time - Jean Stubbs. Its good so far.......cozy village, a mix of characters, Crafting ladies who own their own hat and stitching shops, town gossips. And a group who are putting on a pantomime for a local festival! Obviously there is a lot more to the story than that but these are just some of the themes...
I think I may read Hubble Bubble- Christina Jones next, a few year ago I read Seeing Stars by the same author and loved it, again a small village, an amusing cast of characters, and a bit of magic, here is a synopsis from amazon...

'Mitzi is determined not to dwindle quietly into serene old age and sets about organising and revitalising Hazy Hassocks, the small rural community she has lived in all her life. However, with the discovery of her grandmother's cookery book in the attic,life for Mitzi and her friends and family starts to get very interesting. Full of old-fashioned recipes with enchanting names like Wishes Come True Pie, Mischief Night Cake, and Powers of Persuasion Pudding - Granny's dishes provide a nourishing meal, but they also seem to have some very surprising side effects indeed. '

My to read pile consists of ;

The Witching time -Jean Stubbs

Hubble Bubble - Christina Jones

The Chocolate Lovers Club - Carole Matthews

Death of a Witch - M.C Beaton

The Merrybegot - Julie Hearn (a young adult book)

Under my spell - Deborah Wright

What types of books do you all enjoy reading, I'd love to hear about them....... Thank you all for the best wishes with the Panto, it went well and lots of fun was had by all, we had two full houses one night! We all took lots of photos which I will share in a future post.....

Have a wonderful relaxing weekend, Bye for now

Priscilla x

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Faux Cake, Panto and Thinking thin!!!

Panto Time again... I am in Panto from the 18th to the 21st Feb playing Princess Alice in Puss In Boots! We have been rehearsing for months and now the show is starting to come together, everyone is trying on costumes, having photos taken and finding props.

There is a scene in the Panto that calls for a 'Pie in the face' moment ! Or more precise a gateau..... They were going to use paper plate, with foam, but I thought hopefully I could put my cake skills to good use and create a fun looking Faux cake.........although I have to admit I have never made a faux cake before!!

So this last week I dug out some tile adhesive from my garage.....and got to work. It was quite an experience, it drys fast and I only had one spare piping nozzle, one piping bag and a whole lot of mess!!! ha,ha

I had a lot of fun! and I am quite pleased with the final now at least we have a cake! I would love to do it again, here's hoping they need more cake theme props ha,ha
The shaving foam will be added to the top so the 'evil Sir Rodger' can squish his face good and proper!

Hopefully I can capture some photos of the cake in action! and share them soon.......


Now on to Think Thin Thursday

The Not-So-Blog
I am starting to feel as though I am making progress, I know this post is late, but I still want to check in and let you know how I am doing.

Exercise is feeling more natural to me now. I walk more and if I can spare 15 or 20 Min's, or while I wait for the kettle to boil I dance or stretch or just shake my body!! lol I am noticing I am not getting out of breath as quickly, and need to do more to feel the heart beat faster,

At the start I weighed roughly 11 st which was around 158 lbs. Which for my height at just over 5'1 was not what I wanted......... I can now happily say I am slowly weighing less........ at 152.6

I know its not major weight loss, but its coming down and I am really, really happy!

Our task for this week is to list a low calorie dessert, I found some biscuits called 'Nice' from Morrison's, they are plain fingers with coconut. and are so much less in sugar and fat than some others, so I have been snacking on those this week.

1. My goals for this week is to keep doing what I am doing regarding exercise

2. Try the new chicken recipe

3. Stick to eating healthy evening meal options such as fish or chicken, no quick packaged meals!

****I also want to say such a warm thank you for your comments on the cake, It is lovely to hear all your comments and I am pleased you enjoy viewing them as much as I do making them!*****

See you again soon Have a great week xxx

Priscilla x

Books I have read and enjoyed

I am counting down..