Thursday, 14 April 2022

Of Gingerbread Houses and Books

 


There's a lot of clever folk that I've been reading about on the frugal Facebook groups and blogs that stocked up their freezers after Christmas with yellow stickered things to save them for Easter this year.  Legs of lamb, beef joints, turkey things ... lots of dead animals I know ... but nevertheless if that's what you eat and you're on a budget and you know you would be buying it further down the line why not take advantage of bargains when you can and free up money for other things later in the year.

I had no idea that my son had saved the Gingerbread House kit that we bought him and Tash as part of their little Christmas gift bag.  Perhaps not specifically 'saved' it but they are both busy people so perhaps they were just waiting for the time to actually assemble it.

The other day these two photos pinged into my DMs, with a 'Remember this?' question.


Not bad for a five year old ... sorry I meant thirty five year old 😁

Only kidding Jason your Gingerbread House is perfect and I bet it was still very tasty.


Talking of messages, I also got one reminding me that I had not put a close up of the latest sideboard colour co-ordinated book stack for Sue ... seemingly then it's not just Sue who likes to have a peruse!!

  Your wish is my command, here they are in full glorious close up.


Sue xx



16 comments:

  1. That's a jolly good gingerbread house! I often used to buy reduced ones for the grandchildren and they loved making them up. You are never too old to make one 😁👍
    A very interesting pile of books there. I didn't know there was an Emma Bridgwater one.

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    1. I think they enjoyed making it, and I bet they enjoyed eating it even more :-)

      The Emma Bridgewater book is a lovely read.

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  2. Colourful pile of books but not my sort this time (and I know you read right through cookery books but I still reckon that's very odd!!)(and I know I'm very odd for reading so many crime!)

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    1. Yes I'm odd, I read cook books and plan recipes, whereas you read crime books and plan .... ;-)

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  3. The book stack is Ukraine flag coloured 😃

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    1. I hadn't noticed that, a happy coincidence ... but it does match my new mustard coloured rug, which was the plan :-)

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  4. The Ginge4bread House looks lovely, what a lovely treat.

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  5. Well that can just be an Easter Gingerbread house! After all, we've all had late snows this year! 😉

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  6. I had a fun time reading about Kate Young's cook books. What a clever idea, to put together recipes from beloved books! Thanks for the closer look...I'd have discovered her without it!

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    1. It's nice to find out about new books isn't it, but it's very tempting to by them too!!

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  7. It's an Easter house (quite appropriate here as we received 40 cm of snow this past week).

    God bless.

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    1. Definintely an Easter house. Wow ... 40cms of snow taller than your boots then!!

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    1. I think they have made a really good job of it :-)

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