This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue to have coffee...sip a glass of a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015


Oh dear another sad event
My Nieces Partner Scott's life tragically ended on 8th November
He leaves behind his beloved Son Connor and my Niece Elise

My Heart goes out to you

~Rest in Peace Scott~

Saturday, November 14, 2015

~Pray for Paris~

Like the rest of the World I awoke to the shocking news about the tragic attacks on Paris 
To think I was just there 8 short weeks ago

'Darkness cannot drive out darkness
Only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate
Only love can do that~

Martin Luther King, Jr

Thinking of Paris and France at this time and sending Prayers to this very special part of the World

~So sad......Dzintra~

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

~Cook Up with donna hay and Irina~

Cook Up with donna hay and Irina from donna hay magazine Issue 78 Dec/Jan 2015

Menu tonight was Sticky Chilli Ribs with Coconut and Cabbage Slaw
Sticky Date Meringue Cake

Free Range Pork in mixture of Ginger, Garlic, Chilli, Honey and Lime Juice

Out of the oven and looking crackling good too!!!!!!

Recipe for Sticky Chilli Ribs with Coconut and Cabbage Slaw here

Sticky Date Meringue Cake

and sliced.

It was such a hot night here that this meal was just perfect!!!!

Irina also participates in the cook up from time-to-time
To see what she has been making go over here

Bon Appetit......Dzintra xo

Saturday, November 7, 2015

~Halloween Fun~

Last weekend was Halloween and JoJo got into the Spirit of this ancient Pagan tradition
Come to think of it now I know why as Latvijans we used to go to the Cemetery on the last weekend of October, light candles and sing and remember our Loved Ones......

We had a pumpkin candle to put outside and hopefully some Trick or Treaters would arrive......which they did thankfully

JoJo had plenty of treats for them and it just wouldn't occur to her to go Trick or Treating as she is of the giving kind and loves seeing the children in costume
So I thought to go with her costume I would make her up too

So did myself too while I was at it

Looking scary

This was such a fun Treat lol.........a green tongue and gluten free too so I just had to try it


and waiting

37 children of all ages called by and 1 very happy JoJo!!!!!!

A fun time too and a serious one too remembering those who have passed on

Happy Weekend.......Dzintra xo

Sunday, November 1, 2015

OPAM (One Project A Month)

Slowly starting to get back into sewing here now
First finished item for this month is a Needlecase
Pattern by Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched for Tilda


The loops are to hold goodies like tape measure etc

And the back complete with Tilda Homemade label

Thank you so much Sweet Peg and her Partner in Crime Kris for hosting OPAM yet again for another year!!!

Welcome To My World

Hello, my name is Dzintra Ingrid ... have been known as Ingrid and since our Sea Change I have started to use Dzintra ... pronounced without the D ... (but still known as Ingrid, I know, it's confusing ...)

Welcome to my world ... a journal of our Sea Change ... Mum to three wonderful children ... bringing up a daughter with a disability and seeing life through her eyes ... being a new Nanna ... photos ... inspiring quotes ... taking on a cookery course ... the odd recipe ... and trying to get some stitching done amongst all this ...