Sunday, 3 June 2012

Blobs of deliciousness...

What a lovely start to the weekend it has been! I always look forward to having friends over for a dinner party, and so Friday kicked off with just that. There was laughter, food, candlelight and pudding galore, so to me, the perfect evening. The kidlets were also delighted that their two friends could stay for the night, and that they didn't have to go home with mum and dad. Unlike most sleepovers, the children were very kind to us and allowed us to have a lazy lie-in on Saturday morning. We got up late, had pancakes, more giggles and laughter, and the children just played...and played...They wanted to do some baking, and it reminded me of when I was little and wanted to make a quick sweet snack. Armed with a packet of Tennis biscuits (in the UK we have to substitute these with Nice biscuits), a tin of Caramel, and a good old dose of desiccated coconut, I showed them how to make 'Coconut Caramels'. I just call them that now, I don't really know if there is a 'proper' name for them. The kids thought we should just call them 'blobs of deliciousness'! So, here is how you make the blobs!

1. Crush the biscuits to crumbs in a bowl...

2. Add the caramel and mix...mix...mix...!

3. Take small amounts, and roll into balls...Very sticky!

4. Roll the balls in the coconut.

5. Voila! Enjoy!

So, the kidlets had afternoon tea with 'blobs of deliciousness'...

Now, for something completely random! I thought I'd share this with you later, but why wait? A little while ago I was having a little peruse on Pinterest, and came across a little tutorial on how to fix a broken zipper. I pinned it to my boards for future reference, in case I wanted to try it out. Have you ever pulled a zipper and broken it, and then thought, that's it, another garment ruined!? Unless you're in the mood for replacing the zipper, which is a prickly job to say the least, the garment is usually thrown out, or put aside to be recycled. Well, just yesterday I found a favourite denim skirt of which the zipper had died a death, and which I'd put aside. I remembered this tutorial, and thought I'd try to mend it. And guess what? My favourite skirt was easily mended and is back in my wardobe! You have to check it out at  How to repair a broken zipper.

All fixed up and ready to wear!

I was so pleased that I could save my skirt without the faf of having to replace the zipper! I hope you'll find it helpful too. Do check it out at the link provided.

Ta-ra for now! Until next time!

Tania ♥


  1. Hello, my darling friend!
    Just look at all that ooey gooey goodness! Your kidlets are having a ball in your cottagey kitchen! What fun for them and, for you, too! Being a Mom is such a lot of work, but, oh, the blessings and joys that come with the job!
    I hope you have a sweet week...You deserve it because you are a daughter of the King!
    Hugzzz across the pond!
    Carolynn xoxo

  2. Hello my sweet and beautiful friend! What fun your dear kidlets (love that!) and their dear friends had! I love the photo of them all enjoying a lovely tea together! Your kitchen is so pretty and the blobs of deliciousness look delicious! That is such a sweet name for the treat! I am glad you and your sweeties had such a happy weekend with your friends! I loved the zipper tutorial and thank you for sharing it. I am so glad you were able to repair your skirt so you may enjoy wearing it again, dear heart! Thank you for visiting me and for your lovely and sweet words! You always bless and cheer me darling friend! I hope you have a beautiful week! Much love sweetie, Paula xo
    PS~ Your teapot and teacups are adorable! I love bunting too! You always make your lovely photos so sweet with those extra touches!

  3. Hello Tania, thank you so so much for the sweet comment you left me, I'm so glad you stumbled across my little blog because now I've found your blog of gorgeousness! I LoVe your blobs of deliciousness - I can't wait to give them a whirl!
    Victoria xx

  4. Hi Tania,
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog so that I could find you. I love your blog and just signed on to follow you. I would love it if you like to follow me too. I hope you have a great day. Your treats looked so yummy. I bet the kids gobbled them right up.


  5. Hi Tania. Thank you for being my latest follower. I love your blog and am now following you too. I'm going to go through every post later. Can I ask you which book the Tilda mouse was from please? She's adorable! Nice to know you. Lynda xx

  6. The recipe for the blobs of delishiousness looks so easy and, well, delishious. I LOVE the picture of the kidlets tea party. Good for you for fixing the zipper. I usually don't think to fix them. I will now.

  7. Hi Tania thankyou for popping by my blog and for your lovely comments ,now i have found you and am now a follower xx


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