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Daylight Saving is over and we enjoyed the extra hour of sleep, though now Peri and Gilly follow me closely from 5pm onwards (which was 6pm last week) and try to make me feed them early. They think they are being deliberately starved for an extra hour.

Peri and Gilly look at me
Who can resist those big eyes?? I can.

I make them wait until the proper time for dinner!!!

Gilly loves Peri and sometimes, whether she is ready or not, decides to give her a big licky kiss!! Sometimes Peri is not quick enough to avoid the smooch!!!

Kiss me
I spent today properly sorting out and organising my embroidery threads: a job well done. It makes me very happy to see such order. Pity about the rest of the house!!

After and before

Today I made the fudge from the new BH&G magazine It really is as easy as the title suggests. I'm also half way through the Coconut Cherry Eggs from the Nestle site.


Easy Chocolate Fudge   makes 36 pieces

  • 100g unsalted butter, cubed
  • 200g dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup golden syrup
  • 395g tin sweetened condensed milk
  • 170g good dark or milk chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tspn vanilla extract

Grease and line a 17 x 27cm slice tin with baking paper.

Put the butter, sugar, golden syrup and condensed milk in a large glass microwave-proof bowl.

Microwave on Med-Hi or 75% for 7 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes. I cooked for 4 minutes on 70% and another 4 on 80% as I can't actually do 75%. Be very careful, the bowl and the fudge will be volcanically hot by the end.

Add the chocolate and the vanilla and beat the fudge with a spoon until the chocolate is all melted and the fudge is smooth and glossy. Pour slowly into the tin and level out with a knife. Cool on the bench and then refrigerate for at least an hour.

Cut with a hot, sharp knife and keep in an airtight container. I found this cute material at The BSODL(tm) and I am thinking of using it somehow to decorate the nice crinkly cello bags.

Easy Chocolate Fudge



I always laugh at people when they say dogs can't tell time. They sure can! And it isn't because a certain number of hours has passed since breakfast, either. On the weekends breakfast is closer to 9 than 7, yet every evening at 5 o'clock, Sammie begins her "I'm starving to death" whimper routine! Like clockwork!

Boy does your fudge look yummy!


That fudge looks delicious.

I was looking after a guide dog over daylight saving time and staggered the change so the dog wouldn't dog me for food :) So I'd make it 15 minutes later before the change for 4 days then when it happened, he wasn't so anxious!


OMG- that first photo of the girls is just too CUTE!

Jennifer Rose

why do all the good looking sweets have milk? *cries*;p


Oh those poor starving doggies! You are very strong to resist those beautiful eyes.

omgoodnes, you have indeed done a fine job with the embroidery threads. They look so pretty too.

The chocolate fudge looks delicious. Perfect timing with Easter School Holidays beginning this Wednesday! I'm sure the little ones will enjoy making this recipe!


The fudge looks delicious. During my days of cross stitching, I had all my threads organised in a similar way but it's a mess now that the girls are using them.


Oh, those faces! You are a strong woman!! I would not be able to resist!!

The fudge, and your organization project, look wonderful! I hope to get to some more organizing and decluttering as it warms up here. :)


Oh your doggy faces do look adorable. Mine always beg for food through the kitchen window when they are hungry but we never feed them early. Your fudge looks very yummy!


Very well restrained Cindy. Our dogs often try totrick us - if Dad has already fed them before I get home theystill give me the poor starving dog routine to try to get a second meal.
Lovely organized threads - my Mum has two or three such cases in rainbow spectrum which are lovely to look upon like yours


Connor has been putting on similar faces for me this week. Because it isn't as if he hasn't had many snacks during the day! Oh dear!

Good work on the embroidery threads! Would you like to come and organise my stash for me next? I suppose I prefer spending my time knitting it than organising it. Although the latter would make the former easier!

Oh that fudge...I am ignoring it's ease and beauty! Oh yes I am! Heh heh!

Laurie (Moo!)

The girls are so cute. How can a sister's kisses be bad?

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