Sunday, 3 May 2009

Ten blue balloon weights standing on my table......


Once again, I haven't blogged for a few days, I really must make more of an effort!

Ok, so to go over what I mentioned in my last blog, I didn't end up going to Salsa on Wednesday night because my dance partner had to work late and I was pooped cos my darling boy had been up since 5.30am, I went to the Psychic night only to find by the time we got there it had finished, and I haven't made my Dad's birthday card yet!!! So not much went to plan really!

What I have been doing over the weekend is a bit of baking. It's my brother in laws birthday tomorrow (star wars day, May the 4th - husband's joke, not funny!) and he has a bit of a sweet tooth so decided to make him some yummy treats! I made some millionaires shortbread, some flapjack and some gingerbread (it's cake but in the Bero book it's called bread). I then put them in an old Maltesers bucket which I wrapped in blue foil paper to make them all pretty. Here's the pictures of them.

I have also been gearing up for my dads 60th birthday party of which I am chief organiser. Tonight I have been mostly wrestling with foil wrapping paper making balloon weights (hence the title of the blog!) Actually I'm quite impressed with them, I think they have turned out pretty well if I do say so myself! Here is an example of one......

Righty ho, I reckon I'm off to bed. We have had a lovely family day out today at Kielder but all the walking has got me pooped!

Just to mention, my next mission is to learn to knit. I have got me some knitting needles and am gonna go round to my mother in laws armed with them this week! Progress report on this current crafty fad to come!!



  1. YAY! join the learning to knit club! I've still not made anything fancy - blanket, 1 1/2 socks and and easy baby jumper! Just don't be scared!

  2. hi, I hope your dad had a good birthday too, did the party go well? Your baking looks delicious
    : )