Much Ado About Everything And Nothing
Friday Food: Cronuts

Here We Go Gathering (Cro)Nuts In May

It is more of a cold and wildy wet afternoon, and I've started making the Cronuts. I procrastinated every day, but there's nothing like a looming deadline to shame me into a task. I spent five minutes rubbing butter into flour and mixed in some liquids and now it is resting for three hours in the fridge. That's my kind of recipe!!!

Peri and Gilly insisted on waiting outside in the rain for me to come home. They were both soaking wet and as they won't be dried with the hair-dryer, it's towels all round. When I went next door for a few minutes yesterday you would think I had left for ever. They stood in The Forbidden Zone and glared through the passionfruit netting until I relented and came home.

Why are you next door
Earlier in the week when it was sunny The Labradors were on constant alert. Lots of Council workers were cleaning up leaves and there was generally a lot going on in the street. They didn't know which way to look!!!

Left and right
The Tumbling Blocks block turned out better than I imagined. Gilly helped by lying on it, but it is reasonably OK. I can see blocks, so that's a start. MrsSherlock sewed almost all of hers and MrsReno only once strip because the machine gave up the ghost a bit and basically we were all ready for supper. I need to make another one now.

Tumbling blocks
The Hand Dye Co-ordination Sock #1 is on its way to the toe, but somehow I lost a needle when I took them with me in case there was a wait at the BlackSpot of DoomLight(tm). There wasn't a wait, but one needle disappeared and two let the stitches out. This is the worst ball ever, the wool falls off the loosely wound ball in a wodge and then makes horrid knots. I can't knit any more until I've unravelled two knots. I am patient, so it will be fine.

Sock with no name and no needles
Oh no, Peri and Gilly have been outside in the rain again. And Gilly wants to leap all over me. More towels!!! Now they are jumping on the bed, like it is a rebound trampoline for mounting the beam. They did go for a walk this morning, in fact all the human companions were silly (or dedicated) enough to walk their dogs in the wind and rain!!!

I drew the name of the person to whom I am giving the Origami bag and it is Linda at Two Pink Possums!! Maybe we can catch up because we live within a quite loud Cooee of each other, I'll send you an email Linda!!!

Yay Linda

I'm reading Raymond E Feist's Magican again. I have a lovely new green hardback special edition. I've forgotten so much about it. I'm bookending the series by reading the first and last books in this endlessly long series. I gave up somewhere in the middle, so the last book will be somewhat of a mystery read.

Today is the 24 year anniversary of living in our house. That is such a long time, I don't know where the years have gone. We remember the years by Vundy and Tori's age, they were born late in 1989, so they'd be 24 this year. It's also Uncle Dutch's birthday: Happy Birthday!!!

Now I had best feed the Labradors, they've momentarily given up hope of any dinner!!! Back tomorrow with Cronuts: good, bad or indifferent.



My guess is that they stand in the rain so that you feel guilty when you come home and see them sopping wet.

If you ever need a new name for them, perhaps you could call them The Stickybeaks.

Jennifer Rose

i havent read anything by that author, really should, lots of friends have told me to lol


Ah, the old let's get wet so we can be towelled down trick!

On very wet days Peggy waits until about the time I'm due to collect her, races out into the weather, then comes in and looks miserable so I will rub her vigoroursly with one towel and then wrap her in a warm dry one and sit with her on the couch.

Manipulative little minx.


hehe, love the shot of Peri and Gilly keeping watch on the street activity :)

and what are cronuts?? croissant donuts?

I've been making date and orange scones this morning, nice big batch so I can freeze some to have on hand for morning teas...


Love those labs :) I am amused by the idea of calling them the Stickybeaks!!

Your quilt looks pretty. The origami bag looks like fun.


The Stickybeaks look just like Connor when there is something going on in the street! Too funny.

That Tumbling Blocks block is so very cool. I love an optical illusion!


yay that's me!! thank you sooo much, I am very excited to win and I am very sorry I am being very tardy in being a good winner and haven't been visiting blogs for a long time and you had to email me. It would be lovely to catch up, it's been way too long, we should cooee a date and time

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