This is Melody's first week of hosting Tuesday Treasure - thanks Melody - I know there are lots of us who expected last week to be the last week.....
Last week, whilst Hubz and I were quietly enjoying our sundowners and an end of the day chat.... we heard an almighty horrible noise...... my bookshelf in the kitchen had collapsed, tearing out the wood but of course leaving the screws in the wall.... bent brackets...... books everywhere.......
~ So this weekend, my treasure made me up a new treasure ~
~ which looks after lots of treasures ~
(I love things to do with food!!)
This recipe book was the one my Mum felt was essential to all women... and I was given it when I left home
(I actually hardly ever used it....!!)
This is one out of my Gran's cupboard... good old fashioned recipes and I do use it occasionally .....
~ but not for the menu example ~
Being in Australia now I had to get this one.... $4 at an op-shop.....
~ no I haven't used it ~
I have quite a few of Jamie Oliver's recipe books - I do look through these for inspiration and have tried some of his recipes......
~ nice pictures ~
~ These are the one's I use most of the time ~
~ old favourites ~
~ mostly family favourites ~
~ stuffed into folders ~
One of them holds newsletters which were given with huge packs of organic vegetables I used to have delivered in Zimbabwe......
A blurry picture but you can see that the first delivery took place just after September 11 world changing event ....
~ The newsletter was inspirational with thoughts, recipes and information about vegetables provided in our lovely bags ~
~ I think that started off my love for flavours, different foods
and the simple enjoyment of eating as a social activity ~
~ my body is evidence ~
~ SIGH ~
~ Mr Postman came by this week bearing parcels ~
This is the Stitching Around the Block section which arrived from Lorraine in England
It is Marina's original block and the colours are just lovely
The pretty tissue holder came with it - exactly what I need - I am so sick of scrunched up tissues at the bottom of my bag where I can't find them! - thanks Lorraine
Later this week I'll share some sneak peaks of the next round
~ but those bugs do get everywhere!!!! ~
~ Then I'm sending it off to Carol ~
~ All the others in the Stitcharound group have lovely things to see on their blogs ~
~ I am following Kerryanne's Simply Christmas ideas ~
~ and she was having this giveaway ~
~ a lovely book ~
~ and I won it ~
~ I just don't know which project to do first ~
This week Kerryanne is focussing on the lovely smells we can have around Christmas
~ you can have a look HERE ~