Monday, November 24, 2008

This just in!

It's been a while since I've posted and I guess it would be fair to say I've been a bit . . . er . . . preoccupied! The word is out about the big news in APYOC land . . . wait for it . . . Stu and I are expecting a baby at the end of May/start of June 2009!! It's all very exciting/scary/overwhelming (in a good way) and lots of fun to finally share what has been 'our little secret' for a good while now. When I told my dear friend DwD she asked if I was going to go into knitting overdrive now. This is entirely possible.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Cut and paste

Have had a lovely therapeutic night. Stu was out at a groaner of a meeting, so glue gun in hand I happily settled myself down to do a bit of card making in preparation for the fast approaching Christmas Craft Fair. My yuletide craftiness was well accompanied by a few installments of the most excellent Vinyl Cafe podcast. And there you were saying my life was getting a bit dull . . .

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Many happy returns!

It's a very special weekend in blog land. Stu's demonstrated his mad skills by moving his cyberhome to a swishy new address, while I'm celebrating APYOC's 2nd birthday!! Happy birthday little blog! By my count, we've had 287 posts to date, giving me a platform to chat (and yes, sometimes rant) about, well, pretty much everything! We've laughed, we've cried . . . yada yada.

In the words of my new (and he wouldn't be offended for me to say somewhat crazy bro-in-law), paddle hard and enjoy the ride!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Milk 'n Cookies

The ever clever DwD just sent me this link to Gourmet magazine's favourite cookie recipes from 1941-2008. Drool. I think some holiday baking might just be coming soon to a kitchen near me.

Are you getting in the Christmas spirit yet? It certainly feels like proper winter out there (granted, not the Sasky minus thirty version) what with the pitch dark nights and the cold wind. Being that we're well into November now I have been tentatively considering becoming Christmas-y, mostly because I've recently been enjoying making felted greeting cards in preparation for Knitwear Deli's long awaited return to St George's for the fantastic Christmas Craft Fair on December 6th. See you there? :)

Also, last week we did our annual Secret Santa gift draw with Clan Noble which always elicits queries about what each person is hoping for in the area of gifts. That, of course, got me thinking during my recent visit to Waterstones. One nice treat that is definitely on my list is Rachel Allen's new book Bake. I was pleased to see, when leafing through it while sipping a latte at my favourite coffee shop in the bookstore (how great is that?), that there are lots of savory recipes as well as some scrummy looking cakes and cookies. Any other must have cook book suggestions (or otherwise!) for my wish list?

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Obama fever has even made it to Belfast! Here in our little living room, Stu and I are hunkering down with some Ben and Jerry's for some late night election returns. And, if my friends' FB status updates are anything to go by, I'm thinking the Democrats have got the Big Mo (ode to Josh in season 7 . . . sigh) in a mighty big way. Have to say, the world seems excited today.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Cuture in Peril

Meant to post this weeks ago prior to the non-event that was the Canadian election 2008!