Louise Queen

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Anniversary Weekend

In My day to day on September 8, 2009 at 9:30 am

The weekend just past (5th September) was our very first wedding anniversary. Our parents and granny, were very kind and gave us some money towards a weekend away (thank you!).

We left Lunenburg bright and early and headed first to the mall at Halifax. New outfit was purchased and we snacked on pretzels (hot, buttery and salty – delicious)! We passed the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and couldn’t resist purchasing a few chocolates…

We checked in to the hotel…

Hotel Exterior

Hotel Exterior

and then checked out our room….

Room

Room

The view was pretty awesome…

View

View

Cameron had bought me some champagne as an anniversary present so we decided to pop it on ice and let it chill whilst we went for a swim…

Champagne

Champagne

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Just another teuchter in Scotland – Part 2

In Sites and Sounds on March 13, 2009 at 12:40 pm

Friday = a trip to Dunkeld for stovies and a walk at the Hermitage – a National Trust for Scotland property on land which stretches up the River Braan from just off the A9.

Taybank

Taybank

falls at river braan

falls at river braan

The evening was spent at Perth Concert Hall listening to the Peatbog Faeries, ‘a celtic fusion band’. Probably wouldn’t have been my choice for an evening of music but the atmosphere was fantastic and it’s good to try something different once in a while. Peatbog Faeries – listen here Read the rest of this entry »

Odds and Sods

In Sites and Sounds on November 4, 2008 at 10:51 pm

I had so many random pictures and wee stories that I wanted to share that I thought I would just pop them all into one. Enjoy!

Windmill

Windmill

On the way to La Petite Riviere is this lovely old Windmill, sadly I don’t know any of the history behind it. It makes a wonderful snap shot though and perhaps even a nice card or calendar.

Upside down on the deck

Upside down on the deck

Keep reading over the page!

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Chocolate Cream Cake Recipe – by popular demand!

In Recipes on October 20, 2008 at 5:54 pm

Ingredients-

4oz caster sugar
4oz margarine (best not to use butter as it makes the cakes to o greasy)
3oz self raising flour
1oz cocoa powder
2 medium eggs
chocolate chips (lots are good, about half a cup, but don`t over do it as cakes will become too gooey)

Method –
Really really easy… (and lazy)
Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl, add in the eggs, mix well, add in chocolate chips.
Spoon 1 dessert spoon of mixture into each cake case – the mixture makes 9 cakes.
Bake at 180oC for 20-25mins.
Check cakes are ready by pushing lightly on the top, the cake should spring back up.

Allow cakes to cool thoroughly!

Filling –
Whip 150ml (half a carton) of cream until thick.
Cut a small lump out the top of each cake (but KEEP it!).
Spoon in a generous dollop of the cream.
Now for the tricky part… cut each lump in half, place one of these halves at each side of the cream (to make it look like a butterfly) and finally dust with icing sugar.

Enjoy with a nice cup of tea!

pictures to follow (once I work out how to use these crazy huge Canadian ovens)