With all this cold weather, one of our dobermans, Gaia has become quite stiff and having trouble keeping warm - below is a photo of Gaia and DH keeping each other warm!!
Gaia with his new coat going for his walk - he loves the new coat as it is fleecy lined! At least he will be easy to see in a fog!! We now need to buy a second coat for Brenin, the second Doberman.
I haven't shared a photo of Ruby for sometime - here she is looking at the birds on the tree outside the kitchen window. She wags her tail with excitement and makes little meow sounds - she just loves finding birds to watch.
Relaxing-Ruby knows how to do that!!
I made this card for my daughter-in-law (future) who is having her 22nd birthday today.
On the cooking front, I did quite a bit on the weekend including making this "Chocolate Miracle Cake" from Mennonite Girls Can Cook blog. It contains 1 cup of egg mayonnaise and is SO moist. And it doesn't taste anything like mayonnaise. I made mine in a brownie tin and it worked well. I covered it with a dark chocolate fudge icing. I told the guys at work about the recipe and they were eager to test taste so I am taking some to work tomorrow.
Went French this week with the bread and made Pain de Campagne - it came out of the oven crusty, but lost the crustiness quite quickly, not sure why. Perhaps the oven wasn't hot enough. This one had to rise for 3 hours in total! Tomorrow I'm making a Stilton and Bacon bread which the first part of the recipe (flour, water and yeast) sit in the fridge for 10-12 hours to ferment. We are having it with pumpkin soup that is currently cooking in the slow cooker.
My garden is looking very sad at the moment with no colours, except for these pansies. In the mornings after a heavy frost they are looking very sad and flat, but once the sun comes out they bounce back.