Saturday, 31 January 2015

Project 365 week 5 25th - 31st Jan 2015

Sunday

I was off work using up annual holidays and saw two localish organised geocaching events advertised and so we decided to join in. Doing these events would push me nearly to my 300th cache, and so we decided to pick up a few caches before the event so the event could be my 300th. I like my milestone caches to be a bit special and this way it was.

The first event was a geocache meet and chat event with a chance to see some amazing ideas for unusual caches, good grief no wonder we can struggle at times to find some of them, there were some very very clever ideas. We did a trail of seven caches on the way to this first event, a cache and dash series, hubby drove and I got in and out the car and picked them up, great teamwork....lol.

Anyway on to the second event, a take on a flash mob, they called this one a flask mob. I assume this was because the meet was to be on the beach, and the flask was to help warm us up. The meet was at a local piece of artwork, a mural of Robert Burns painted on the sea wall. The mural is 25 ft high and 16 ft wide. You can read about it here. Nicely tied in with it being Burns Night.


Gran and Granddad celebrate our 300th cache with us


Monday

I went for a walk today, no set route just wander where ever I end up. On my walk I went past Burns Cottage, and this tickled my imagination. Wrapped for his birthday. There had been quite a few events over the weekend so I presume that is why it was wrapped.


a large red ribbon for Burns Cottage


Tuesday


Not a very exciting day, but I did a baking, well I made one cake anyway. A malteser cake. A standard cake mix ( in this house made with canderel) with maltesers stirred through it and more spread along the top. Very yummy it was too.


a malteser cake


Wednesday


Was a cold cold day.Snow showers was pretty much it for the day on and off. Strong driving winds made it so miserable this I never stepped out the door. But I did receive a lovely prize which helped to cheer my day. I won this a wee while ago in a competition run by a fellow blogger, Jaime,  that one or two of you may know but due to circumstances beyond any ones control it has just arrived. The company were amazing, not only did they double up all the candles, sprays and colour your own stocking that were in the original box, they sent me out two full boxes. How lovely of them. The actually box itself is amazing, strong and beautifully decorated.



a lovely prize
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Thursday


Today we went to visit Son No1. The outside lane on the motorway was rather slushy but apart from that the journey was uneventful. We had taken spare jackets, a sleeping bag, a flask of bovril,  bottles of water and some snacks all in reach on the back seat just in case. Luckily none were needed and there was less snow over the east coast than what we had.My new boots got a chance to walk through the snow.



snow on the Ochil hills




Friday


Went for a walk while I was in the town anyway, no where nice to walk locally. This is a reflection taken in a back shop window along the river just a feet away from the centre of the town.





reflection



Saturday


This week for DH it has been about trying to get the kitchen back to something like normal. Right now my freezer is still in the kitchen doorway as there is no where else for it to stand whilst hubby sorts the wall and floor behind the cupboard we had to move. The wall was all holes, cracks and filthy, and there was not laminate flooring underneath. He filled in all the holes, cleaned it all in preparation as the rest of the kitchen was decorated only a few weeks back he has papered the bit that will now be seen and painted the rest white.  He also found a few spare pieces of laminate in the loft and filled in the gap meaning the whole floor is on the one level.



the wall behind the cupboard


A varied week this week, what have you been up to?



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57 comments:

  1. Love the wrapped up cottage and the malteser cake - do you have a recipe? The snow looks incredible on the mountains

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    1. The snow does look good doesn't it. The cake is 4 oz marge, 0.4 oz canderel, 2 eggs, 6 oz SR FLour, 2 oz wheatgerm, with maltesers stirred through it and a half dozen along the top before you start to cook it.

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  2. yay i am so pleased they finally got to you! .. I have to say they do smell lush too! ... i am loving the look of your baking this week! :-) xx

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  3. That prize box is lovely isn't it. I reused mine to put all the baby bits I made for my friends twins when I saw her last week. Well done on your 300th cache - I must get to number 1 this year! liking the sound of your Malteser cake - might have to give that one a go. #365

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    1. I am sure your friend would have loved it, the boxes were amazing, I would not mind a dozen of them.

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  4. What a sweet cache! I saw the ribboned house in the paper this week - nice to see it for real :)

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    1. never buy a paper so missed that, but yes it was nice to walk past.

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  5. What a great prize! Well done on getting your 300th cache :) Love the photo of the snow on the Ochil hills, and the reflection shot is really effective. Hope you get your kitchen fully sorted soon x

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    1. it is a nice milestone. and it has been so much fun getting there.

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  6. Am impressed by your 300 geocaches! What a fantastic hobby. Glad your journey went OK, even though you were prepared for all eventualities! Love the reflection photo.

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    1. it is a brilliant hobby, one any family can do for free.
      Can never be over prepared for weather like we may have had.

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  7. You have been busy. I really like the Burns cottage wrapped up - it looks very sweet. That set you won is really nice. We had one to review before Christmas and we are now using the box to store some of our Christmas stuff - you're right it is pretty and sturdy.

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    1. needs must Erica, no choice but to be busy sometimes. I love Febreze stuff and have used their air fresheners ever since we discovered them years ago.

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  8. WOW! That's a HUGE ribbon!!
    Congratulations on the beautiful prize box...
    Have a wonderful Sunday :-)

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    1. yes it must have taken some getting up especially with the winds we have had here lately.

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  9. That must have taken ages to wrap that cottage - what a lovely idea though. I have yet to find one geocache, but think we would enjoy it

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    1. you should try the geocaching, its great fun, and I could open my linky for you all to link up.

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  10. I love the cottage wrapped up for burns night, and I am very jealous of all the snow. also what a lovely prize it looks like it was worth the wait

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    1. there actually want that much snow, maybe 2 or 3 inches at road level, think it just looks more on the hills.

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  11. What a fab week! LOVE the look of the cake - and the house with the ribbon round it! Have a great day x

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    1. Yes the house with the ribbon was that bit different, not every day you get to see that.

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  12. A lovely set of photos. Congratulations on your 300 cache, quite an achievement!
    Love the Burns cottage all wrapped up, quite striking, and that Malteser cake looks yummy! x

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    1. had hoped to get 365 in our first year but that's not going to happen now, but happy with the 300.
      The cake was yummy.

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  13. I love the snowy mountains shot. I hope you had a lovely Burns night, we joined in with haggis, neeps and tatties :-) hope you have a lovely week x #project365

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    1. the hills look nice covered in snow don't they. DH had haggis tatties and neeps, I had it without the haggis as I don't like it.

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  14. Love the wrapped up cottage and your malteaser cake sounds delicious! Well done on your prize win, the boxes are lovely aren't they - definitely worth the wait!

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    1. the boxes are amazing, really really solid built, much too nice to just chuck in the bin thats for sure.

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  15. Ooh yum that cake looks good! Ha ha to the wrapped up Cottage! I bet that caught a few peoples attention! Well done on your win! x

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    1. Have never seen it wrapped in previous years so was nice to see.

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  17. Geocoaching sounds like a lot of fun! Well done on the 300th! That's very impressive!
    That cottage is so cool and the malteser cake looks delicious!
    Lovely photos x

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    1. it is you really should give it a try its so much fun you will love it

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  18. wow 300 caches to date Elaine - that is immense!!! we will do it one day!!!
    love the red ribbon tied around Burns cottage and love the snow photo. we havent had any but I am pleased about that as it is cold enough without it xx

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    1. You will Jenny - and will all be thanks to me....lol. Its very very cold here as well this last week, the wee bit of snow is still here as ice.

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  19. Well done on your 300th cache!

    I am loving the look of that cake..may have to try it!

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    1. please do, and mind and share the pic in your project.

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    1. it was a nice week, and certainly a much nicer drib=ve back than the last visit.

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  21. That is a lovely prize :) That malteser cake sounds amazing! And I am loving that wrapped up cottage! Brilliant! x

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    1. its a nice touch to the cottage to celebrate Burns birthday

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  22. That malteser cake looks really good!

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    1. it was extremely yummy but not overly good if your on a diet

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  23. It's funny that I saw your wooden gran on your blog post because I've been sorting Kaycee and Ella's room and found our gran! I hadn't seen her for ages and had forgotten about her.
    The cake sounds delicious :)

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    1. I think a lot of us had grans at the time, she has been on many an adventure - with granddad of course.

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  24. Wow 300th Geocache that is fantastic. Love the cottage wrapped in a ribbon. I need to try that malteser cake. Great photos.

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  25. I love that cottage all wrapped up. And the cake looks yummy xx

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    1. its not every day you see a cottage wrapped in a ribbon.

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  26. I love the wrapped up cottage! I've never been Geocaching but it always sounds like fun, congratulations on doing your 300th. Your Malteser cake looks yummy :-)

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    1. you really should try geocaching, it is great fun and a good family activity

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  27. Great pictures! The malteasers cake looks so yummy!!!

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    1. it was very tasty, just something that bit different.

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  28. Crikey 300 caches already!! Well done.
    Good to have a handy hubby to sort out tricky jobs. :)

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    1. yes a handy hubby is a great asset though he does seem to get himself overly stressed over jobs theses days

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  29. The Malteser cake looks amazing as does the prize but 300 caches, wow that's amazing. Love the view from Ochil Hills and the reflection too.

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    1. the snow on the hills was very pretty, I never feel a picture pulls in the whole bigger area that enhances the beauty.

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