Saturday, 13 February 2016

Project 366 week 6


Exciting news to tell you all. Here is Baby Duff, the first child for our middle daughter, the one who got married last year. SIL has decided baby's blog name is going to be Ziggy. They have also decided they do not want to know the sex of the baby until the birth. Plenty of love to go round all the grandchildren, always room in my heart and the arms for another one.

Ziggy Duff


I have been plagued for months now on and off with cold sores, have got the brand name product on repeat prescription. Have had various tests with no obvious reason for them. I was offered a new product to try.
The SoreFix cold sore products consist of a unique transparent patented lip balm formulation. The lip balms effectiveness is based on the combination of two zinc components.
A physical filter protects the lip from cold sore triggers that cause cold sore outbreaks, such as sunlight, dry/chapped lips, seasonal influences, and injury to the lips.
The zinc salts encapsulates herpes virus infected cells, preventing them from affecting healthy cells. This allows SoreFix lip balm to prevent cold sores.

So here is hoping it works. Time will tell if it is any more effective for me.

here is hoping it works


Pancake Day, and Bob had asked last week if he could come and make pancakes, so of course I said yes. He is being very clingy to his mum at the moment and will not stop over night here for some reason known only to him. So he came, we played some games and he went home in time for bed. Told mum he had lots of fun.

chocolate and sultana pancakes


Took the gruesome twosome and Bob out for a walk, much to Bob's disgust before we left the house. Ask Bob if he fancied the back road or the fishery and he chose the back road. When we got to the end of the village I offered him the back road or the play park at the caravan park, so he chose the park. It is roughly a mile outside the village on a back road with a 60mph speed limit, not the best road but there is a slim pavement most of the way. They had lots of fun.This was the point I suggested getting back in the pram, they both went and hid in here.

peek a boo

a bit of video footage for you


A cold but bright day and so we decided to go for a walk. Went up to Auchincruive Estate hoping to see snow drops, daffodils or crocuses, but there was none. So found this pretty wee waterfall instead.

a waterfall


Tomorrow is DD1 birthday. So I asked Fifi if she wanted to come and we would make her a cake. Cake making is my birthday present to you. We were pushed for time, I did not get in till quarter past four and Fifi's club starts at quarter past six. So we agreed on jaffa cakes to decorate and I also saw some orange matchmakers and picked them up as well. We also made four small cakes.

Fifi with 2 of the small cakes


Have made a start to my charity blanket. Nice and easy. Cast on fourteen stitches, knit twenty rows and cast off. No major weight to cause pain to the thumbs and wrists. Quick and satisfying to make.

small beginnings

TheBoyandMe's 366 Linky


  1. Congrats on the new grandchild :) xxx

  2. Congratulations about the new baby! How exciting!
    Good luck with the SoreFix...Cold sores are so annoying.
    Happy Birthday to your daughter x

  3. How exciting for you all, I love it when the sex is a surprise. The waterfall looks pretty even if you didn't get to see any flowers #366

  4. Lovely news re new grandchild, how exciting. Cold sores are so annoying! I haven't done any knitting for years, wonder if I still remember how

  5. Congratulations on the latest grandchild! How exciting! Looks like a busy week for you. I love the waterfall photo. I hope your daughter liked her birthday cake and hope the new cold sore treatment works for you.

  6. Aww big congrats! Lovely news :) The pancakes sound tasty - we smothered ours with chocolate spread, lemon & sugar and maple syrup :)

  7. Congratulations on the impending baby, so exciting. Z loved pancakes so much this week, we've had them 3 times. I'm a bit pancaked out!

  8. Congratulations on the new grandchild - Ziggy is a great blog name!

  9. Great news re a new baby in the family, how exciting! Hope the new meds work for you. We had fun, making ninja turtles pancakes on Pancake day. My guys love pancakes, so I make them every weekend.

  10. congratulations on the baby news, hope exciting for you all. I love the blog name Ziggy and so good to hear people still want the birth of their baby to be a surprise, i never had the option to find out and don't feel I was any less prepared than anyone else today

  11. Congratulations to you all on the news of a new arrival! How exciting. The waterfall is a pretty sight x

  12. awwwww lovely news about baby Ziggy and it is nice to read of a couple who do not want to know the gender until it is born! I didnt want to know either, i like the surprise and the guessing.
    I hope the cold sore cream works for you - they are horrible little things I get them sometimes.
    lovely that Bob came over. i am sure one day he will stay again, he obviously needs to work some stuff out xx

  13. Congratulations Elaine, very exciting news! That waterfall looks lovely and the cupcakes for eyes made me chuckle :)

  14. Congratulations on a new grandchild :) They look so cheeky hiding in there instead of getting into their pram...but who can blame them :D Nice and easy blankets are sometimes the nicest to work on, I like when I don't need to keep looking at a pattern. Makes a pleasant change.

  15. Congratulations on the new baby for the family, they are very good waiting for a surprise. I had to know lol. Those pancakes sound yummy, I only every make the plain ones with lemon and sugar x

  16. Congratulations on having another grandchild on the way - what exciting news! Love the photo with the two little ones peeking out and trying to hide from going in the pram! :-)

  17. Another grandchild - lovely news :)
    I swear by Blisteze for any cold sores I get.
    Lovely to see the gruesome twosome playing.


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