Sunday, 3 May 2009

It's been a busy couple of weeks or so....

These pictures will all make sense when you reach the bottom..Blogger is still messing me about, but I shall sort it soon! In the meantime feel free to coo over the pretty pink cakes!

Today- Making pavlova for tomorrow when my folks come for dinner. Never fear, Ma, it will also be laden with cream and strawberries...

Last week- teaching myself at last (with the help of a ladybird book!) to crochet. It may have wobbly ends but there are no holes and I am quite impressed so far..will it be a rug? (for a very small person) or a cushion cover perhaps? Hmm. Don't cushion covers require sewing though? We'll chat more about that venture another time, perhaps.

Sliding around whilst exploring rock pools in St Ives. A lovely early birthday present, and one most thoroughly enjoyed by us both. But not my jeans, unfortunately. A diet of salad and fruit from here on in. After strawberry pavlova, obviously.

Mussels clinging onto the rocks- the photo doesn't do justice to the amazing sight of thousands of shades of blue.

It would be fair to say that it rained just a little. But who cares when sights like this greet you when you look out of your window?

The pirates were also in residence.
Wave watching from the balcony

A couple of weeks ago we held another birthday party at No.9. This time for 13 girls with a fondness for pink. It would be fair to say I was in my element! The cake pictures at the top of the page won't let me move them to the bottom of the page, for some reason.

Nancy, thankyou so much for the loan of the party book- none of it would have been possible otherwise. I promise to send it back soon, honest!


Taiya said...

Very beautiful food. I give you an A+ for presentation! Wow! :)

Taiya said...

Very Beautiful! I give you an A+ for presentation! Wow!

April said...

fantastic! Well done on the crochet, I'm still struggling and I think we have the same ladybird book - got any tips??

April xx

Kitty said...

Mmmmmmm so much yumminess in one post! The party looks fabulous - I bet word of mouth will get you oodles more bookings.

Keep up with the crochet, I'm trying to learn too - slowly getting there.

The pictures of your holiday spot are really lovely. Funny about your jeans ... mine seem to have shrunk too.


dottycookie said...

Oh, I want a party like that! Those goodies that look like huge iced gems - are they meringues on biscuits? Yummy.

prettyshabby said...

Ah you've mastered the crochet then!! I'm still doing chains :0(
St Ives looks lovely, what a lovely Birthday treat..seeing wet sand like that always makes me crave for fudge!
(and seeing scrummy girly cupcakes like that also makes my jeans shrink! funny that..)

Sarah said...

At least you've made a start with the crocheting. We never had parties like that when we were younger!

twist vintage said...

Are those giant iced gems? I'm impressed.
And lovely pictures of St Ives too.

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oohhh parties!
Glad to hear you had a fab time away.
lots of love

driftwood said...

pink party goodies, crochet and seaside photos, a slice of heaven xx

Devon Dumpling said...

Love the cakes especially the huge iced gems!!

Cornwall is a lovely county: we are going down there for two weeks in August in our new old campervan! x

Pinkie Cupcake said...

Oh I want my party at No 9! The sausage hair made me chuckle. S x

The List Writer said...

I don't need the book until September at the earliest, so hang onto it for as long as you like. Your creations look wonderful! I especially love the sausage melon in a sea of hula hoops. I would LOVE to sit in a sea of hula hoops.

N. xxx

Cowboys and Custard said...

Welcome back cafe owner extraodinaire
Hope your nostrils are still full of that wonderful sea air. Did you go to the Sloop? I wonder if it is still there.. have not been for yonks!
Now.. have you got those cakes under control and put them in their place?
Could do with some tips on Pavlova's and crocheting.. not necessarily in that order.
Much love

Surfer Rosa said...

Your cucumber monster was so hilarious - after seeing your blog I just had to make one for our BBQ yesterday (it was a snake peeking out of the rocket with a ham forked tongue). Unfortunately it didn't scare away the guests - they hung around for hours!!!

The crochet is looking great.

The Curious Cat said...

Delightful photos - love the cheeky croc cucumber and the rainbow over the bay is gorgeous!!! xxx

Carol said...

Your crochet looks great as do the cup cakes infact all the food...making me hungry and really I should be off to bed now so not a good time to be eating.
I love St Ives, what a great place.
Carol x

Fancy Elastic said...

big pink iced gems... brilliant!

Ragged Roses said...

Oh I'm so relieved to hear that you'll be eating some of that pavlova, I very nearly fell off my seat when I read about your fruit eating ...!!!
Your holiday looks lovely Anna, what a brilliant birthday pressie, stunning photos.
Now, it's my birthday in September, do you think you could move premises and organise a pink party for me by then?

mollycupcakes said...

Hey lovely lady,

Good to see that you had a fabulous well earned mini break. The sea and sand looked beautiful honey.
And wow what a pink party, loving the pink cupcakes and yummy pav with strawberries, hmmmone of my favourites.

Glad you liked the little extras I sent you.
Big hugs,
Catherine x

Lisa said...

Great party food pics!
Hope you had a lovely break away, the photos are stunning.

Lynsey said...

oh wow, lucky girls I say! x

*~Niki~* said...

Oh my that 2nd pic is the yummyiest cake/biscuit I have ever seen lol!!!

Pretty Practicals said...

I think I might need to come and live inside your blog... cake and party all the way, just yummy!
As always, your pics are lovely.

Anonymous said...

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periwinkle said...

well done on the crochet - I'm finally starting to get the hang of it too . What was the name of the party book?
Lisa x

wendy said...

wow wow WOW.

Amazing food decorations.

Very fun!

I especially love the pink cupcakes with the pink kiss tops. It reminds me of when I was a kid and my big sister used to make those out of jello and egg whites. SO yummy.

Fotballmamma said...

Nice pictuars! I have enjoyd my visit here!(: