Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Busy Week and new Folksy Shop

Hello sorry I have not posted in a while, crazy times have calmed down a bit and I am going to try to post more often from now on.Last week was busy on Sunday we went to the Mark Addy Pub in the newly developed Spinningfields area of Manchester, for a St. George's Day lunch and river cruise on the River Irwell.

We had lunch and were treated to a traditional lancastrian play, think Morris dancers acting.

Then we sailed down the River Irwell to Salford Quays.

(Photo Credit

Now a quite and peaceful place this river once teamed with boats supporting thriving business along its small riverbanks. At the end is now the Lowry Outlet Mall, and the Lowry Theatre and the soon to be BBC’s new Media centre.

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The rest of the week was spent looking for inspiration, creating and setting up my new Folksy shop.

Click to go to store

Here is the link to my new folksy shop. Added a couple of things but more will be added this week.
Glad my Folksy shop is now up and I can spend some time making stuff for it and updating it regularly. It was only up one day and already my ‘Home Sweet Home’ print is a featured item on the main page, and my shop was featured in two lovely blogs
so happy!!! I am really enjoying creating and networking with all the other bloggers out there.


Also back at ceramics after a long easter break. This bowl is new out of the kiln it is a pinch pot with a swallow stamped into the bottom it has been glazed and is now back in the kiln will post a picture next week.

Wednesday’s dinner was a success with the family Vegan Cannelloni, so here’s the recipe.

Six sheets of lasagna
pot of vegan cream cheese I use tofutti garlic and herbs (dairy cheese can be used of course)
1 head of broccoli (spinach works with this recipe as well)
1 onion chopped
2/3 sticks of celery
2 cans of chopped tomatoes
cup of passatasquirt of tom puree
3 cloves of garlic (I use more but we like it very garlicky)
Sweat off onion, celery and tom puree for a few minutes until soft
Add garlic salt and pepper
Add chopped toms and passata, cook for approx. 20 minutes on a low heat until sauce has thickened
meanwhile cook lasagna sheets in boiling water with a small amount of veg oil to prevent sticking when softened leave on one side to cool a little
Cook broccoli and refresh under cold water and mix with cream cheese
place a little of the tom sauce on the bottom of a lasagna dish, place a spoonful of the cheese and broccoli mix onto middle of each pasta sheet and roll up [can get a bit messykeep dish close by, lay side by side in the dish and cover with remaining sauce, bake covered with foil for approx. 40 minutes on 180 °c.

All it needs is salad and french bread and nice glass of red.


Bought this book the other day at a discount book shop only just got round to reading it, if you can pick it up it’s a lovely book.


The whole family took off for trek around Liverpool on Saturday, some window shopping as usual and the obligatory look round Cath Kidston. Bought some lovely stuff and some great materials for making more stuff for my folksy shop from Purlesque and Landbaby.

Rest of weekend was spent despite the bad weather laying the patios in our back garden. all in all a productive and happy week.

More to come about my happenings this week.


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