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!!!

Thursday, January 28, 2016


Phew here I am back on the blog and January is nearly over
New Year's Day I like to start a new project so why not make it a big one lol
I thought I would do Anni Downs' My Favourite Things Quilt
The Fat 1/8th bundle is the actual My Favourite Things Fabric and the others are the beiges I will be using

I made a simple Quiche and we thought we would open some Christmas Wine.....French of course

I admired my Bookmark brought home from Riga, Latvia 
The little brooch is the colours of the Latvian Flag......maroon and white
Such a history with this Flag

I made a start on the quilt

I opened up a gift to myself of an apron that I bought in Roussillon on Provence, France

I received this beautiful Tagine at Christmas time
Thank You Danelle

I made a Pear and Almond Tart.......recipe from Manu Feildel's book, Manu's French Kitchen
Mmmmm delicious

My Sister came to visit

and we drove around River Cottage country at Tilba

We checked out a new Cafe/Restaurant at the Mariner, all with a boat view

Took a beach walk

Started some colouring in

Did some quick pickling of cucumbers

And took them to my mate Asta's, a fellow Baltic and enjoyed them with some good ol' Black Rye Bread

Had the little Grandies here for a week

and took another beach walk.
Normally one can get around this corner but not with the tide last weekend....

Hope your January was a good one

Till next time.....Dzintra


Anonymous said...

Hello my lovely friend,what a wonderful post,full of happiness and yummyness ,your baking is amazing Dzintra,i hope you have a wonderful day xx

Janice said...

It sounds like you had a very enjoyable January. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Such a lovely happy post Dzintra. Beautiful baking and stitching too xx

Asta Buchanan said...

Love your January post, Dzintra..... you had a very productive and full month! xx

KimM said...

You have been a busy lady. Love the post - and that tart! YUMMY!!

Nat Palaskas said...

Happy New Year dear Dzintra. New project from, yes I like starting new project/s too and also try to finish some projects! Enjoy

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello darling friend, so good to see you! January has flown by! Welcome back. Happy February as we turn the corner!

Deb R said...

what a wonderful January you had, love all your pics...your pickled cucumbers sound yummy!

kiwikid said...

Wonderful to see your month of happiness and being busy. Enjoy that new project.

Chookyblue...... said...

sounds like a good January to me....

RitaGri said...

Mīļas dāvanas, jauni darbi, gardi ēdieni, pastaigas - skaists šī gada pirmais mēnesis.

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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 ...