Thursday, 15 February 2018

Hitty Phoebe Out and About - Part Eight: Baking a Cake

Hitty Phoebe wanted to make a fruit cake today.

She gathered together all the ingredients.

Measured out the quantities needed

Mixed it together and put it in the cake tin ready for the oven.

An hour and  a half later

It is out of the oven and smells delicious!

We can't wait to have a piece after dinner tonight.

Monday, 12 February 2018

Hitty Phoebe Out and About - Part Seven - Signs of Spring

Sunday afternoon Hitty Phoebe and her People went up to see their DIL.  Hitty Phoebe was delighted to find some signs of Spring.

Pretty snowdrops

Beautiful Crocus

She even had some good company! 

Not long after this though they had to dash inside as some snow flurries started to fall, the temperature dropped dramatically.  

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Hitty Phoebe Out and About - Part Six - Saturday Night Opera

It appears that Hitty Phoebe has developed quite the ear for the Opera.  Fortunately for her Opera at the Met in New York is broadcast every Saturday on Radio Three.  Yesterday it was Donzietti's L'elisir d'amore  'The Elixor of Love'   

Of course once Hitty Phoebe learnt that any discerning Opera listener would have to don pearls, she promptly put in a request for 'Opera Pearls'...and was delighted to be able to wear them last night.

She was completely enthralled by this two act opera  that is one of the most frequently performed of all Donizetti's operas.  It first premiered on 12th May 1832 and between the years of 1838 and 1848 was the most often performed opera in Italy.  

Friday, 9 February 2018

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Phoebe Out and About - Part Four: The Journal

Hitty Phoebe wanted a journal so that she would have a 'physical' memory of her adventures, not just an online one, especially after seeing Hitty Madge has one.  Of course this led to hunting through our person's notebook stash to find something suitable.

This is what she chose, it doesn't need an embellishing on the cover, it is already really pretty.

She has made a start...

More will be added, but just what yet Phoebe isn't sure.

An introduction page.

She worked on her catalogue card listing things she wanted to do this month... forgetting to actually record she wanted to make a journal!

The card was stuck in her journal to remind her of all she would like to achieve and do.

None of the pages are finished yet...this is just a result of a morning's work.  Now we have to clear the table and tidy up.

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Phoebe Out and About - Part Three

Sunday night Phoebe enjoyed listening to the bells ringing from a village church.  Fortunately she had her hat and scarf with her, so wasn't too cold.

That same evening she made some bead necklaces.  The first she is wearing - a red coral necklace - of course! 

She wanted one to match her pink dress, and also wanted a bracelet.

Success!  Reading for the warmer weather.

Phoebe appears to have found a little friend.

This little wooden mouse came home from NZ one year with Hitty Madge.  

Yesterday she helped make a loaf of bread.

Plus a lemon cake for our elderly friends.

An extra one was made this morning - looks like several slices have been eaten already!

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Hitty Love Out and About - Part Two

Hitty Phoebe has thought of a small list of things she would like to make and achieve this month.

A bead necklace and bracelet to go with her pink summer dress.

A carry pouch to keep her safe on her travels. 

Visit places.

Listen to some music.

Make some more clothing - at least another dress or two and a cardigan.  Oh and she has just whispered in my ear that should would also like a shawl and a coat!  Not much then!!

Make new friends.   She has already started with this one:

She felt this photo was a bit 'regimented' though and would like one where she is actually getting to know Little Miss and Nancy a bit better.