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Change in the wind

Welcome to the first Sunshine Sunday for 2015.  This week the theme is Change.  The link is at the bottom of the post for anyone who wants to join in with their posts.

The New Year brings out a lot of self reflection in people and bids for change are made, changes to help us to be better people.  While I think that change doesn’t adhere to timetable and that we can make those changes whenever we wish, I think that if the ticking over of the calendar year gives you the push you need, then that’s not a bad thing. read more

Beverage of Summer

Welcome to another week of Sunshine Sunday.  This week, with summer well and truly under way here, I thought it would be a great idea to share beverages that keep us cool on a hot day.

I’ve made no secret of my love for vodka and mostly it loves me too.  Unless of course I try to mix it with something else.  Vodka doesn’t play well with others.  Since it has gotten a lot hotter here over the last few months, Paul and I have taken to sitting my garage in the afternoons that he is here to enjoy a cold beverage or two.  It’s surprisingly much cooler outside and it’s nice to watch the world go by. read more

The Gift of Calm

Welcome to Sunshine Sunday.  This week the topic is Gift, so if you have a post to link up then please feel free.

It’s Christmas time, and the word gift is on everyone’s lips.  The shops are filled with impatient (and stupid) people who are trying to get the perfect gift or anything for their loved ones.  Stress is high and it seems like it only takes a little bit for someone to snap.  So this year I am giving myself the gift of calm. read more

Layered Ice Cream Cake

How’s the weather at your place?  The Sunshine has definitely been shining here, pity it seems to have brought along his friend humidity.  I’m melting can be heard regularly coming from my mouth!  Along with the cooler weather disappearing, it seems that my desire to eat much that is hot has jumped out the window too.  So I thought it would be perfect to talk about desserts for this weeks Sunshine Sunday. I considered making and sharing a few different recipes, like this Clinker Slice from Lucy at Bake Play Smile, or maybe these Cherry Ripe Balls from Lauren at Create Make Bake and I even trawled through the Dessert board on my Pinterest account.  Nothing seemed to jump out at me though and I wanted something that was cold, as well as yummy.  I also didn’t want to be standing in my hot kitchen for too long! I finally settled on an Ice cream cake.  I made one for Christmas Day a couple of years ago and it was delicious.  Unfortunately I lost the recipe so this one was made from scratch.  The recipe that I have is to fit into a loaf tin.  If you want a bigger cake, just use more ice cream.  Also you can buy triple chocolate ice cream which has vanilla, chocolate and dark chocolate icecream.  If you don’t have the room, you can buy this instead of the vanilla and chocolate separately.  I didn’t measure the ingredients that I mixed with the ice cream either, I just added them until it looked like a decent mix. read more