April 15, 2010

Holiday are almost gone...

But I feel like I've done a little with them. I bought and finished The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak. I think this might be the best book I've read this decade! I highly recommend it.

We had a weekend away ( in Hahndorf) and spent time doing all the touristy things - browsing in over-priced shops, eating at bakeries, cafes and authentically German-style pubs!

It was lots of fun, but best of all was finding skeins of this recycled sari silk at a most reasonable price! I've been looking for something nice to make mum a scarf, but hadn't seen anything interesting in the right colours... This fit the bill!

Mind you, I did start crocheting four different scarves before I realised it just needed to be knit in good old garter stitch - it was way too busy otherwise!

I also made another batch of macarons - in the unlikely combination of peanut butter and lemon. They were something else!


  1. Why hello, it's been some time Donna!

    The macaroon photo is great.

    Dad loved that book and has given it to me to read. I should really get a start on it!

  2. Donna, Those Macaroons were DELISH!!!!!! You have inspired me to give them a go!

  3. oh why do the holidays dissapear so quickly? The trip to Hahndorf sounds like a great little getaway.
    The macarons look a treat - I've never heard of PB flavoured ones but they must surely be good! Thanks for the link/tip on getting started on these. I'm sure to give it a go sometime soon.