Wow, two posts in one day, whew! Sorry about that.
It’s school holidays here in NZ at the moment and as a result a quick trip over the ‘hill’ to Canterbury was taken to pick up our eldest Grand-daughter, Hannah. What to do with an eleven year old? She’s still on the nice side of adolescence and her wants are almost none existent. Sitting sewing with her has been something I have wanted to do for ages, so after picking her up a second hand sewing machine we sat facing each other wondering what to make. “Grandma we are going to Australia next week for a holiday, maybe we can make something for me to take”. Yeah, a bag and small purse came to mind. So while I plugged away at a little shoulder bag Hannah made her purse, she’s a natural, double yeah! So that’s what we did . Such a great way to spend and afternoon with a treasured Grandchild. Now Hannah is just one of our two ‘Grandies’ and over the last week I have a also been the ‘babysitter’ for Miss Faith while her Mum went to work. Any weight loss this week has surely been down to the running around done after a very active 20 month old. Her latest thing is growling while wearing a tiger suit she has been given. Who on earth dreams up these costumes? This has got to be a photo to pull out at her 21st, tee hee.
Now after the babysitting and bag making with Hannah I got chance to sit and catch up with my favourite blogs. Miss Deb had the cheek to show some very tempting cupcakes on her blog, and being in need of more activities for Hannah it was decided that, that was what we would do. A few hours later we were rewarded with these calorie loaded ‘Devils Food cupcakes’. Such an easy recipe and always a success. Of course we just had to have lashings of the choco/hazelnut butter icing too (as if I needed more calories). By the time this photo was taken half were already devoured ! If you would like a copy of this fail proof recipe just leave a message, I’d gladly send it on.