Honest Mum I’m not Looking at the Brownie!

I bought these Brownies online last week and they are to die for… absolutely the best brownies you will ever taste…and they have won Kate many awards.. they are just that good!


My springer boy just couldn’t take his eyes off it, he was sooo funny, every time I took a picture of him staring out the brownie, he would look away “honest mum i’m not looking at the Brownie”

Pecan Shortbread



8 ozs (225g) Plain Flour
4 ozs (100g) Cornflour
4 ozs (100g) Icing Sugar
8 ozs (225g) Butter
A handful of pecans plus extra to place on top




Chop butter into small pieces, take a handful of pecans and place into processor with sieved flour, cornflour and icing sugar. Whizz until it gathers into a ball.


Turn the mixture out onto floured surface and roll out to ½ inch thick. Cut into rounds with pastry cutter and place on a greased baking tray.


Roll into a large sausage fill a plastic bag with some demorara sugar put the shortbread sausage into the bag and coat the outside edges in the sugar.. remove and cut into thick slices (my preferred option its quicker!)



Cook for 15-20 minutes at 350f/ 180c / Gas 4 till firm and light brown. Place on a wire rack and sprinkle with caster sugar while warm.

Tip – to keep shortbread fresh and crisp, place in a plastic bag when cool and then in an airtight tin.

I Love My Springer Spaniel …


Did I ever tell you that I love my dogs….. especially my mischievious Springer Spaniel boy…

He just has the cutest nose…..


He poses in front of the camera for me…. (what a handsome chap)



He can also be very focused ….. (on rare ocassions)




He loves to have the odd 40 winks here there and everywhere…




He loves to look out the window and watch the world go by….



but most of all…… he loves to smile….. lots…… even with his eyes shut….


I love my springer boy 🙂

Landie with a View

Landie with a View

Originally uploaded by T o w n i e

My entry today for the 7 Days of Shooting.. Its week 39 and the theme for this week is Cars today is Shoot anything sunday

This picture is of my lovely landie (Landrover) …the view taken from North Queensferry looking out towards the River Forth. if you look really really close you can see Inchcolm Island in the far distance.

Looking Out the Window

Looking Out the Window

Originally uploaded by Towniesmallholder

This is our Springer Spaniel, Chunky… Sitting up on the sofa (where he is not allowed) catching some rays, looking out the window.

He is 1 1/2 yrs old now and is starting to get a hairy chest lol.. he looks so innocent sitting there, you would hardly believe that he is a complete and utter nutter that bounces round the house.