Last night we went to see the folk band The Imagined Village at the Holmfirth picturedrome. Their music is sort of ‘modern folk’, with a sittar, dhol drums, a theremin & traditional folk instruments. The band itself is HUGE, 10 members (I think!) were on-stage last night. One thing that was massively evident from the gig was that they really, really love what they do. Photos..
Monthly Archives: February 2011
The park was quite misty the other morning, I took some photos. Can’t wait for it to be Spring, there’s a new lake in there that I wouldn’t mind eating my breakfast by on the walk to work.
For the past few years we’ve delighted in growing our own chilis in the greenhouse. Generally we’ve grown regular ol’ cayennes, and last year I had a disastrous delve into habaneros (stupid cold spring). This year I decided I’d be a little more adventurous, and after finding the South Devon Chilli Farm website last year, I vowed to get some super interesting seeds!
They arrived today, and at around £2 a pack they’re pretty good value (approx. 20 seeds per pack).
I decided to go for:
I can’t wait to get these started, I need to get myself a heated propagator to avoid the woes of germination that I had last year. I’ll let you know how they come along :)
Bramble decided to hang out on the bookcase last night, not sure why, she never usually goes on there. I guess since we tidied it up there’s actually space for her to sit now.
Pumpkin just watched on, waiting to pounce on her when she jumped down.
Just wanted to share this soda bread that Adam made last weekend. Such a simple recipe, and fantastic results.
It was good.
I’m going to ask him if he’ll make it again his weekend.
I’ll just point him at my blog.
Hi Adam, would you make some more soda bread this weekend?
Here is my first, and rather pathetic, attempt at royal icing using the pipe-and-flood technique. Practice & hundreds of sugar cookies makes perfect, right? At least they tasted good :)
Last weekend we had a stall at the Reet Sweet Valentines craft fair, I took a few photos of my stall so you could all see FinestImaginary in the wild!
The fair itself was in the Leeds Corn Exchange, which has recently undergone a big refurbishment. It’s a great building, with an amazing roof..
May have also indulged in a peanut butter and chocolate cupcake..
My friend Vanessa and I went to Tampopo in Manchester last week. I had a depressingly mediocre yaki udon, complete with over cooked vegetables *Sad Trombone*
It’d just been the Chinese new year festivities, so there were some tiger sponsored lanterns outside the town hall. Pretty hard to photograph in the dark, blustery rain…
Vanessa also gave me a belated birthday gift, that I wasn’t expecting at all so it was a lovely surprise, of this Indie Craft book. Some great work and inspiration in there, itching to get my sewing machine set up again!