Saturday Snack at Ally’s

There’s no biscuits, cakes, chips or any type of junk food at my place. There’s a a few sticks of celery…. I am bored with them and I have eaten all tbe carrots.

With one cup of flour, 2 tsp of baking powder, pinch of salt, tbsp of melted nuttelex and some almond milk I made a scone dough. Rolled it out, put slices of Apple on it to make it healthy then sprinkled it with brown sugar and cinnamon. Rolled it up, cut into bite size scones. Baked at 180 degrees for 20 minutes.

Cinnamon Pinwheels with slices of Apple. They might not look too elegant but do taste yummy. πŸ˜‹

Rain Glorious Rain

I am so happy because is finally raining here in Brisbane and hopefully out in the rural areas where it is also so desperately needed.

Even though I could hear the rain I still needed to stand at the window and watch it. The photo above is a gift from Google.

In between shwers I had to take photos of my plants enjoying the moment. The birds are joyfully chirping and frogs are croaking. Hopefully it rains all day.

I just needed to add a photo of my one and only indoor plant….Peace Lily

Sunday Creations at Ally’s Castle

I mentioned in my previous post re: My October Challenge’ that Day 7 was Being Creative.

Today is Day 7 but it’ really is October 6th , I started my challenge on Monday September 30th lol .πŸ˜‚

My creations have all been edible 🌝

For lunch I made Ginger and Chicken Udon Noodle Soup. I forgot to buy the noodles so I compromised and used gluten free pasta. All good tasted great and there is enough for three more serves.

Keeping in mind anything is ok in moderation. I am not usually a sweet tooth but I was today. I experimented cooking a no flour chocolate peanut butter self saucing cake in a cup in the microwave. I saw the recipe somewhere.

Ready to cook

All cooked and tipped into a bowl. It was delicious, saved half for tomorrow.

For dinner tonight I created a dish with the encasement made of egg, coconut cream, drizzle of water, flour, sprinkle of baking powder and grated tasty cheese. I put half of the thick batter mixture in the dish and then added spinach, mushroom, tomato, then topped it with the rest of the batter and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.

Baked 180 degree for 30 minutes.

I was pleasantly surprised and happy with the result.

Tasted pretty good with enough left for lunch or dinner tomorrow.

My October Challenge

October seems to be the month for creative challenges. I am not sure why it is in October. Anyway I thought I would go with the flow but probably won’t be following guidelines or rules exactly. I don’t like rules as that means stress to me πŸ˜‚.

I actually started this challenge on Monday September 30th, it made sense to start then… rules🀣.

This morning with no real effort and definitely no stress I created the first seven days. I enjoyed measuring and cutting out the small square cards. It looks a tad childish but I don’t care.

Tomorrow is a public holiday here in Brisbane I might utilise the day to try and declutter more stuff.

Wishing everyone a safe and happy weekend ❀ xo

PS: The treadmill didn’t get a mention. 10 Minutes a day when I am not having chest or scoliosis pain. I try to use it daily but unfortunately sometimes it might only be 2-3 times a week.

Country Landscape with poppies completed

I ruined the original sketch with poppies. I had used watercolour pencils, when I applied a wet brush to it I tried also to add more colour…big mistake. I plan to trim off the poppies and use them on another project.I have completed the Country landscape that I painted during the weekend. I am a novice artist and should not expect perfection. I am happy with my effort. I have forwarded a picture of it to my friend that I am gifting it to. He replied saying “cool I love it thanks “. …that makes me happy.

Country Landscape

Country landscape waiting for the poppies to appear.

Yesterday I learnt to draw poppies. The challenge today is how to draw some on my country landscape. This subject is a gift for a friend who asked me to paint it for him.

I just had a light bulb moment. I reckon I could use a chalk marker to sketch on the poppies. I am going to the shops on Monday where there a good craft shop. I am open to suggestions please 🌝

Teddy the cat….Update

This is a drawing I have been working on for a dear friend who sadly lost her cat.

I completed the drawing and framed it before I had my first cataract done last week. I am second guessing myself now that I can see more clearly. I don’t want to alter the cat but I am wondering if I should add some more embellishments around the border or leave it as it is. Sometimes less is best. My friend knows I am not a professional artist, she will appreciate the gift.


Thanks everyone for your support and encouragement.

My friend was very happy with the picture I made. πŸ˜€πŸ¦‹πŸŒΎπŸ’“πŸŒΌπŸŒΊ

Ally’s Flowers

Today I tried to draw flowers without a picture or a real flower to use as a guide.Looks more like a spider resting on a plate of red.A new species of blue and silver rose with a hint of pink.Another go at drawing a rose.Just a simple flower.More doodling