The BionicKnitter Woman recommended Thicket to me and they were having a special sale on green wool, so of course I bought some. Sadly there was some confusion with the posting, and in the end I just asked that my money, less postage, be refunded as it all seemed too hard. To Thicket's credit, Corinne not only refunded all of my money but also sent me a gorgeous Apple green ball of Jo Sharp. I have no hesitation in sharing this happy story and I compliment Thicket on the excellent customer service.
My mum and my aunt have been here in the Northern Capital for three days: I am actually quite exhausted from being social and tomorrow I am sleeping in until I am totally recovered!!! It was a bit touch and go as to whether they would be able to get home as the highway to the Southern Capital was blocked by bad ice, snow and three B-Doubles which crashed.(No-one was hurt) My mum brought me two cute folders full of crocheting patterns and also the old sheep skin rug. Harki and Peri are in serious Lurve with the rug. It is apparently Harki's, she has staked her claim, but if she wanders off Peri is soon snoring away. I did put it on the end of the bed, but Harki quickly pushed it off with her paws: I was doing it wrong!!!
Speaking of Dogs, do you share your life with a Beagle, a Border Collie or an Australian Cattle Dog?? I have three postcards and stamps, so if you do, email me and on a first-come-first-served basis, I will post you the appropriate postcard and stamps. See the envelopes already stamped in the picture?? I am keeping The Labrador and The German Shepherd!!!
Here's my Ruth Spoon apron with some embroidery on the pocket. Strangely, I already had the exact orange colour and I always have white- and green. This is called Chicken Scratch embroidery and I have never done it before but I love it. I wore the apron whilst MrsDrWho made Olympic biscuits.
Speaking of Who, I also have my very own Sonic Screwdriver from the eponymous wife herself. It lights up and writes on Psychic Paper.
And now, as promised, a recipe. This is based on the recipe on the Top'n'Fill tin. I sent my rellies off home with this, which is why there are no pictures.
Fruity Caramel Slice
- 1 can of Top'n'Fill
- 200g melted butter
- 250g packet of Granita biscuits, crumbed
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- 1 1/4 cups of dried fruit. I used Fruit Medley
Mix the melted butter and the caramel. Add the coconut, biscuits and fruit and mix well. Press into a slice tin lined with clingfilm or baking paper and refrigerate. I like to roll the mixture into walnut sized truffles and then coat them in coconut again. It makes about 50!!!
You can buy chocolate Top'n'Fill and I am contemplating making the same thing, but substituting Chocolate Ripple biscuits and maybe choc chips instead of fruit.