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My name is Kaye and I am 58 years old. Unbelievably to me, at my age, I have now just embarked upon my third career - as a History Education Consultant! I love to cross stitch and quilt, especially with my kittens, Furio and Milo "helping" me. I also love to read, I have a passion for history and I have been cooking since I was about 12 - move over Junior Masterchef! So, this blog, which started out as a cross stitch blog sometimes morphs into a reading journal or a history lesson (sorry, I used to be a secondary teacher before I became a publisher and now a consultant) or a post about my cooking mojo. Whatever it is, this blog is alway about me, my family and my life here in Eaglemont, Victoria. I have been happily married for over 30 years to the most wonderful man and we are blessed with three beautiful grown up children.

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Friday, 11 January 2013

First TUSAL for 2013, catching up with a friend and a Great Giveaway...

Well, here we go for 2013 - my first TUSAL report.  This year I thought that I would use this crystal vase which was once my mother's.
How did you all go this month?


Last night I caught up with my dear friend, Melissa, who used to work with me.  We have not seen each other for about a year!  We had a yummy dinner at The Breslin Bar and Grill in Southbank by the Yarra River.  It was a perfect night for dining on the terrace and the food was really good but the conversation and catching up even better!


Chocolate souffle

Melissa (sorry, the sun was behind her)


Bread and Butter pudding
 On the way to the taxi rank we saw these quirky giant gold bees "climbing" up the side of the building!


Now, just before I dash off to work, I must tell you about Nicola from Stitching by the Cornish Seashore's great giveaway of "Blue Ribbon Design by Olwyn Horwood - you can enter here.  This design is now out of print so this is a rare opportunity to acquire it.  Her giveaway closes on Feb 1st, so head over there to check it out.  Nicola's blog is well worth visiting as she stitches the most exquisite samplers.

Well, off to work for me - looking forward to the weekend.

hugs,

13 comments:

cucki said...

Wow looks like you having fun ..lots of fun..those bees are looking so pretty..
Lovely orts
Love for you x

Linda said...

Love those giant gold bees and dessert looks pretty yummy. I like your ort jar.

Linda

Catherine said...

Looks like fun times and good food!

Stitching Noni said...

Lovely to catch up with friends :). Yummy looking food!
Can't believe it's TUSAL time again!
Aren't those bees amazing?! :)

Parsley said...

Dessert with friends...nice. The gold bees are really cool.

I emailed you about the exchange. :)

Monique said...

Chocolate Souffle, Yum!!

Mii Stitch said...

The giant gold bees look fantastic (glad they were not real though :P) & that chocolate souffle!! You're such a tease!!!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Great start to TUSAL for the year!

Wagapapa said...

Golden bees are awesome!

Have I told you I'm having a giveaway too?

Have a nice day :D

Bea said...

Your ort jar looks great. Mine is just pitiful this month!

And those desserts! So yummy looking.

Those bees really add a different touch.

Mouse said...

love the orts and those bees are fantastic ... puddings yummmmmmm :) love mouse xxxxx

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Lovely vase for your ORTS, the first TUSAL is always a little sparse!

Faith... said...

What a beautiful vase for your orts! It is always nice to catch up with old friends in person and that dessert look yummy. Those bees are pretty interesting!

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