I wish that the Jo Brand spin off supporting programme on BBC2 on Friday nights was on longer too.
Here's some quick bread I made, baked in my casserole pot! Can't recall if you've seen this before!
I'm all a bit cross patchy today aren't I? I think it's the hideous weather. So humid and oppressive. It's really warm this morning but dark and grey and gloomy.
BUT last night at work, my 'most annoying but I loved them the most' ex Y6 pupils returned from High School to come see me! They looked so smart and grown up in their ever so slightly large Blazers. One cherub has called in on their way home every night! Makes my day to see them!
In other news I experienced The Big Write in Y2 yesterday. TBW is a whole school approach to creative writing. The whole school write about the same thing once a week. It's a really good way of seeing progress. With my group in Y2, TBW seemed more to be about how MASSIVE you can write! My goal for them is to fit more than one word on a page!
Our new Reception class start school today. Here is a shot of Miss 22 on her first day. Doesn't seem two minutes ago! Ahhhh my little baby girl! Rang her Dad yesterday to say she's going to Iceland in January to go Whale watching! She's a brilliant human being and I'm super proud of her. My nickname for her when she was little was Diddle Dumpling! For the minute I cannot recall what I used to call Mr 19 but I know he had one. Damn you rubbish failing memory. Did you/do you have pet names for your cherubs?
Lots of love from
Rachel *happiest when strolling down memory lane* Radiostar xx
I don't watch Bake Off Rachel....it just doesn't appeal to me at all. In fact the only people I can watch cooking on tv are Nigel Slater and the two guys from Eat Well For Less. I used to love watching cookery programmes but Jamie Oliver spoiled all that. My biggest nightmare would be to be strapped into a chair in front of a tv showing back to back episodes of him.......arrrrrrrrrrrgh.ReplyDelete
Your bread looks scrummy......is it one of the no knead artisan breads? I've been watching people making those type of breads on You Tube and they look gorgeous.
Taking a walk down memory lane with you this morning........my daughter was Rozzie Radish and my son was either Boo or Bean depending how I felt. Now I have grandchildren I am doing the same.....Ruby is Doodle and has been since the moment I saw her after she was born. It's funny I gave her a nickname because I was allowed to choose her name. Marlowe is Moo because Marlowe is way too serious a name for such a pretty, funny, giggly little girl-x-
Love your pet names! The bread is literally just flour, buttermilk, bicarbonate n salt. Quick mix, in dish, lid on, bake!Delete
Yes, I wish 'extra slice' was on for longer too. I am sooo happy that Bake Off is back on tv.ReplyDelete
How sweet that your ex pupils have been back in to see you. That says a lot about how they feel about you. You're a good egg, Rachel.
Diddle Dumpling is an interesting name. Lily often gets called Bear. It was the name given to my bump before we knew she was going to be a girl. It kind of stuck. X
I think it was because of the nursery rhyme Diddle Diddle dumpling, my son John!! V bizarre because she was definitely a girl and definitely not called John, but I think I recall she used to giggle like mad when I'd chant the rhyme at her!Delete
Whale watching !!!! She will love it!!! THey leave their mark on you.......such a fabulous experience!ReplyDelete
Yes I know!!! Cookie baby has gone back to college today....and I sigh.....she'll be 16 in November and she already has plans!! My only grandchild and there will be no more.... she is slipping away from me...sigh!!
She'll be back with babies of her own .... But not for a while yet!!Delete
Oldest was Angelcake youngest TwoieReplyDelete
Awww sweet names! I remembered Mr19 used to get his name then 'chops' on the end!Delete
Hallo Rachel, We watch Eat Well For Less and that's it as far as cookery programmes are concerned. I used to watch Ready Steady Cook before it became a celebrity programme. Lost interest when that happened.ReplyDelete
My dad used to call me Lizzie Tish, which I liked. I call my daughter Poppet even to today, my husband never had a nickname for her. Our grand-daughter I call Giddy Kipper because she's always rushing around and my husband calls her Sweetie because she is.
Hi Joan, I catch Eat well for less sometimes but Gregg Wallace annoys me as do the people who spend so much on shopping! We used to watch RSC in the olden days! It was a good show when it was Brian Turner v Anthony Worrel Thompson etc with Fern.Delete
I have to agree, the lipstick woman on bake off is getting on my t*ts. A bit of a diva. My grand daughter has the "too big but you'll grow into it" blazer too, and the oldest g daughter has just started college. Don't know how they have grown up so fast. Nice looking bread.ReplyDelete
Ohhhhh why do they have to grow up?! I used to scoff at my mum when she was lamenting ( about me and my sisters! )Delete
Nicknames : Eden...Edie MacCreedie. Callum... Cally Custard. We called him this so much he actually thought his middle name was custard!ReplyDelete
Clark.. Barky as a baby, now called Clarkerella especially when he's being a big girl!!
Solomon.. Solly Molly and lastly Cody.. Dody or Dodes!
Hahahaha Custard as his real name! Bless him! Next-door's had a baby Oliver - he gets Bobsie, short for Ollybobs!!Delete
Lipstick woman gets on my nerves with her silly duck face impressions. Your bread looks nice. I used to call Laura Cheeky Monkey when she was little but stopped as I got worried she would think that was her name.Her pre-school teacher called her Laura Loo.ReplyDelete
I never give pet names to kids at work but one girl- Shannon- was called Shanneenio by another teacher and it's what I called her!! Her mum even started!Delete
I totally agree. For me, Bake off should be about how good they are at baking, not how good at cutting corners and it was very obvious this week that the time allowance simply wasn't enough for a decent rise AND a decent bake. Self defeating, really.ReplyDelete
Exactly Joy. I'd like to have seen Paul Hollywood achieve the same great result in 2.5 hours. Also it was damp n chucking it down outside - that affects the flours and yeast too. Grrrr. Still I do look forward to my Wednesday evenings watch!Delete
I haven't watched this week's yet but agree the finished articles so far have looked a bit shabby. More time would be good! Tweet the producers, Rach! I was told a few years back to stop calling L LB (short for L Bear). I switched to mummy's little soldier until the amateur dramatics that accompanied it were too much, even for me :o) Have a fab weekend, chum xxReplyDelete
Haha Mummy's little soldier! You have a fab weekend too!Delete
The lips get on my nerves as well. I think it's a pouting ploy aimed at Paul which seems to be working. I think she should have gone this week.ReplyDelete
Whale watching sounds fantastic. Much prefer those sort of holidays than the usual beach type ones where I'm the whale that's being watched haha.
Thomas was Tommy Ticklemouse, no particular reason why. I can't remember if Amy had one. I do know if she was in trouble though we used her middle name, so whenever she hears Amy Rose she knows she's in for it! xx
Awww little Tommy Ticklemouse! Super cute! XxDelete