Children are a Blessing

* Here we have a lovely Basket of Flowers *

The two red flowers are sleeping Hibiscus.

That is because they do not open up any further

than what you see in the photo.

 However they really do help to make the arrangement look

very pretty though.

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As I do believe that children are a blessing here is my new book especially written for children aged between two to six years.  If you would like to see what it is about please click on the link below and if you like it maybe send on to your friends who have small children. 

Here is a recipe for today:

 

Recipe is taken from book “Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”    

“Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”

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You need to click on (Buy on Amazon) to see about the book, as I am not very good at this yet and I don’t think the other links are working on here……!!!

Here is a Bible Verse:

Matthew: Chapter 19 verse 14

Jesus said “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them,

for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

I hope you have a good day today.

 

 

Can we do All Things?

Here is a lovely Basket of Flowers for Today

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When you look at this basket of Flowers it becomes obvious that no, we cannot do all things.  For instance however much we love these flowers, no way could we possibly make one.   Alright you may say that we can grow them, yes of course we can but we cannot make the seed that they grow from.

Do you realize that the life force of the plant or flower is really in that tiny little seed?  If you cut it open you still cannot see or alter the life of the seed.  When things were first made they were made to produce after their own kind.  For instance if you plant one of the seeds from the above Basket of Flowers it cannot grow into an Apple Tree, Oak Tree or any other sort of tree.  The seed from the flower will have to sprout and grow and produce an identical looking plant from the one you took the seed from.

This has happened from the beginning of Time –  the Time of Creation when all things were made.

When you  think of it, all these hundreds and thousands of years Animals, Fish, Plants, Trees even us Humans all have been producing after our own kind, none have evolved from an amoeba as Evolutionists believe.

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I thought I would put this Poem here today – because thinking of what is said above about Hundreds and Thousands of Years – Time is still much the same today, there is Morning and Night – Night and Morning – Dark and Light – Light and Dark, these you can see or understand.  Time on the other hand you cannot see or feel it is invisible but it is still real.  We know when it is time to get up from our sleep and when to lay down to sleep but you still cannot see the thing called TIME !!!

The above Poem is taken from one of my  books:

However you may like to see this book if you like Cooking.

Just click on the Link below:

“Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”

Here is a Bible Verse for today:  Philippians: Chapter 4 verse 13.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

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That is good for us to remember each day in our everyday living.

Have a Lovely Day today with TIME to enjoy something nice for yourself.

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Feel free to post this Blog to your friends if you would like to.

 

 

 

 

Let our Light Shine

Here is a lovely Basket of Flowers

 * I think this looks so pretty *

Mostly green leaves and some yellow Lantana but the Red Flower makes all the difference to the arrangement.

So when you make up a posy, vase or basket of flowers it is good to have a focal point sometimes, to make your arrangement look even more special.

Maybe today you could just do that as a treat for the room that you will be mostly

working or sitting in.

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What about a Recipe then ???

Here we are:- 

Stuffed Dates ………

Pitted Dates + Marzipan

Cut a small slice of Marzipan

and put into the opening in the Date

where the stone has been taken out.

Arrange on Platter.

Cover and keep cold in Fridge until needed.

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This is a very simple recipe and very, very tasty to share at a party with your drinks. !

A small slice of Cheese or Cream Cheese instead of Marzipan can be inserted into the dates.

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So let your light Shine in regard to arranging a lovely vase of flowers

or even with your cooking your light can shine.

Also in regard to your Hobby whatever it is – let it be seen and enjoy what you are doing.

* So when your light shines it can give pleasure to others*

Here is a Bible quote about the light:

Luke: Chapter 8 verse 16

“No one lights a lamp and hides it in a jar or puts it under a bed.

instead, he puts it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light.

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Today let us be like a lamp shining forth the light –

the love of The Lord Jesus.

Don’t let us be forever hiding the light that is in us.

Have a lovely Day

The above Recipe above is in this book:

“Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”

 

 

 

 

 

Chocolate and Almond Biscuits

This is one of my Paintings of Roses.

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Instead of putting a photo of a Basket of flowers on this Blog – I thought you may like to see one of my “Oil” Paintings of these lovely Roses.  I think they look very pretty.

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Here is a Recipe for you to try:

Chocolate & Almond Biscuits

1 large Tbsp.-Nutella;  250g.-butter; 1 large Tbsp.-Soft Dark Brown Sugar. (Blend well together)

2Tbsp.-Milk; 1 large-Egg (Mix well again);

¾cup-Almond Slithers; 1½cups-Plain Flour (Mix to combine).

Put Teaspoons of mixture on baking trays, leaving room for them to spread while cooking.

Moderate Oven 15-20 minutes. Until cooked.

Leave to cool a little before taking off the tray.

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Now that our Winter is here:     –            it is nice to cook some different kinds of Biscuits (Cookies) and have with a lovely cup of Tea, Coffee, Cocoa or some other hot drink that you prefer for Morning or Afternoon tea.

It is good to share with a friend (or to invite a few friends) to share and taste your new Recipe.

  A casual Morning or Afternoon Tea for about an hour is probably very nice.  

Another thing could be to invite your friends to bring and share Biscuits (Cookies) that they have made, or to bring a new Recipe with them while tasting your latest creation.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Today is the Day that The Lord has made.  Let us Rejoice and be glad in it.

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Here is a small Poem that I specially like;

Little One

Little one Sleeping There  –Tender love divine.

Little one sleeping there  – Are you truly mine?

Has God given you to Me?  – Tender love divine.

Has God given you to Me?  – Yes, –  you’re really mine!

I hope you have a lovely Day Today

and

maybe try out the Recipe Above.

Biscuits (Cookies) also make a lovely gift to take to a friend who cannot get out very often.

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The Recipe is in this book below if you like to have a look just click on the link.

This is an e-book and on Special until the end of July 2017

“Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”

 

 

 

Flapjack Cookies?

* Just a simple Basket of Flowers today *

With Bougainvillea and some yellow Lantana. 

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Sometimes you only need a few cuttings of flowers with some leaves from the garden to make a lovely arrangement.

I hope you can find some kind of flower from your garden or maybe purchase some from the shop – to make a special arrangement for your kitchen or lounge room.

It is amazing how flowers can lift the spirit  and we can receive some joy from their perfume also from their presence in our home.

Even one flower or a couple of small cuttings of green leaves in a vase or glass can be very nice.

In the kitchen if you put a sprig of Mint in a glass or other Herb that you specially like somewhere near the sink it is really nice to touch one of their leaves between your fingers and smell their particular perfume.  It can give you a lift in your spirit while washing up…..etc.,  Remember you can also eat one of the leaves off of your special Herb, they are very good for us.

Here is a tasty recipe:     (Have you ever made these)?

The Children will love them *

Flap Jacks: 

6 oz-Butter or Margarine;  6 oz-Demerara Sugar; 8 oz-Rolled Oats; pinch of Salt.

Cream the Butter until soft. Mix together Sugar, Oats & Salt then Stir into the Fat.  Transfer the mixture to greased tin 9” by 12” and spread evenly. Bake for 30 mins. At Reg. 5. or 180 deg.  When cooked leave for a few minutes in the tin, then cut into squares or fingers.

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Psalm: 133 verse 1

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

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We can dwell in unity with each other and share a Flap Jack…….How about that then???????????

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Thought you may like a Poem – so here we are:-

Pansy Flower ”

 Hello, I am a Pansy Flower, with a face upon my Petals.

My face is full of colour – Purple, Red and Yellow.

You can see my face if you look quite closely.

My face looks to the sky.

Although I am beautiful I am really quite shy.

I hide among the taller plants, they are so high and lofty.

But I don’t mind a bit, because I’ll never – ever be lonely.

We usually grow in clusters you see, us dearest little ’Pansies’.

Children love to peer at us, they wonder if we can see them.

Yes of course we can.

We see the Sun, we feel the breeze, the lovely refreshing rain.

We love to grow in our little clumps and we cheer you up

if you feel down in the dumps.

I have no arms or legs you know but I have good strong

leggy roots.

So grow me in your garden beds or put me in a pot.

Just remember not to put me somewhere that is really too hot.

Remember I am your little Pansy friend

with a beautiful friendly face.  …

 

*Hope you have a lovely Day Today*

You may like to see my Recipe Book: just click on the link below to have a look.

“Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”

 

 

 

Happy Day

Here is a lovely arrangement of Roses on my old Vintage looking settee.

Sometime the old things are most comfortable and we don’t want to change them for upmarket looking things.

 As we get older it is nice to have our familiar belongings around us.

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Many young people like to follow the newest trends in whatever the fashion is at the time.

 That is why we have all the Road Side Curb Crawl days to throw out the used goods and buy new.

Well some of us can’t keep up with the Jones’es nor do we need to because we like to keep our Vintage Treasure’s and use our hard earned finance to fund something else to use it for: – maybe a holiday or to help our family or friends.

However it is good to find a really good bargain along the Road Side Curb to help us when we are in need of a helping hand.

This is a good way to Recycle that thing that we don’t need any more:

Put it out for someone else to use or to treasure.

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Well enough about recycling -here is a Recipe for today:

+ Cheese Dreams +

2 – Slices Sandwich  Bread. Cheese to cover one Slice.  Frying Pan. Oil for Frying.

Put cheese on one Slice of Bread, Cover with the next Slice. 

Cover base of Frying Pan with Oil, when Oil is hot carefully put in your Cheese Dream and fry until golden brown underneath then turn over and brown the next side.

* The Cheese will melt and be YUMMY! *

If you like you can sprinkle some mixed herbs on the cheese before cooking or sprinkle some Garlic on to the cheese for a different taste.

The best one I have found is to sprinkle some Thyme Herb on the cheese before you put the other slice on top.

Now that Winter is coming this is really good with Egg and Bacon for a hearty Breakfast or Lunch – or just on it’s own!!!!!!

This is also a good one to put on the B.B.Q.

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Here is a Bible Verse:  Psalm: 27  verse 1.  The Lord is my light and my Salvation – whom shall I fear?

  *  Well we don’t have to have any fear – 

we can make a Cheese Dream today and have a Happy Day  *

You may like to see:

             “Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”

“Flowers for the Altar”

 

Anniversary Day !

carnations-green-box

A lovely Display of Carnations and Gypsophila (some call Baby’s Breath)

I thought this looked so nice to put on here – as today would be our Wedding Anniversary.

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You can always make a nice arrangement for yourself

when it is your anniversary of any kind.

 The best thing to allow the flowers to stand where you want them – is to use Wet Oasis to hold them in place.  Most of us have Al-foil that we use for cooking, that can be used to put in the vase or container if you do not have the coloured paper as in the photo above.

Also if you have a piece of ribbon to make a bow

that adds a bit of extra niceness to your arrangement.

Remember to pamper yourself for your anniversary- even with just one flower in a vase as a memory of what that anniversary is for. 

Rose Bud

Just one Flower can bring back memories, if your loved one is not here.

Memories are something to treasure.

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Maybe Celebrate with a Recipe:

recipe-bangkok-chicken

Taken from the book: “Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”

Hope you enjoy this if you are willing to try it…..it is very nice.

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Here is a  Bible Verse.

Proverbs: Chapter 4 verse 1 – says:

Listen my sons, to a father’s instruction; pay attention and gain understanding.

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I Suppose if we pay attention to the above recipe

we will end up with a really good dinner.

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* I hope you Have a Good Day Today *

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Here are a couple of links you may enjoy.

recipe-bk-coveroneinch-jpeg             “Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”

“Flowers for the Altar”

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