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Friday, 1 February 2013

Muffins and a Sunny Morning*~*

The sun is shining here in the Moorlands this morning

As I walked down the stairs the sunbeams were dancing on the steps..a good day to make some breakfast muffins..

A Sophie Dahl  recipe

Apron on...

This is my best friend ..without him I cannot reach a thing!

I have made breakfast muffins before but they have always been a little sweet for this recipe caught my eye full of natural ingredients.

They turned out well

 So while they cooled down I took a stroll round the garden...the stone piggies enjoying the sun!

Maisie doing a bit of head rubbing!!

This is a very special Hellebore it was a cutting from my mums garden, It was then transplanted to my Cornwall garden and now it here with me..It is always manages to flower on Christmas Day!

The others are just coming out

Here come the Daffs !!

Back in doors for breakfast yum..
The Sun makes such a difference to a day..
Thea x


  1. ~ What a lovely sunny feel- good post, Thea...... And can I join YOU for those muffins....YUM! I love Sophie's books...Have You tried,' My Dads chicken curry' recipe, yet?...Its lovely and always well received here!...I made it last night for our teas...We have a little sun shine here also this morning.....Always makes you feel brighter!!
    Have a lovely Friday, lovely friend!
    Love Maria x

  2. the muffins looks great the hellebore is lovely like the story behind it its a speciale hellebore
    now great here its a little bit cloudy and grey
    day have a lovely day leon10

  3. Hello Maria
    I will save you one!..the curry sounds a delight I shall put it on my list.
    Sunny wishes
    Thea x

  4. It felt like spring here this morning too, Thea! Your sunny morning post today captured it so well! Lovely to see the spring flowers - what a pretty hellebore and how lovely you have preserved the original cutting from your mum's garden. The muffins do look delicious!
    Hope you have a lovely weekend.
    Helen x

  5. What a cheery, sunny post!
    How good your muffins look too - I've always used muffin cases but i love how yours look - do you just use a square of greaseproof paper to get that professional look? Is there a clever way of arranging it or am I just being dumb and out of touch and you buy them?!!
    Gorgeous primroses, and you have a lot happening in your garden already Thea.
    Wet here all morning but the sun is trying to come out as I type.
    Have a great weekend and enjoy your muffins!
    Gill xx

    1. Hello Gill
      You are so sweet to say the look professional!
      If you could have seen me faffing about cutting up greaseproof and then holding the darn things in place while i filled them!
      I thought I would copy Miss Dahl ..But I think I shall stick to cases next time
      the giggle is on me
      Sunny Wishes
      Thea x

  6. Dear Thea,
    I can see by your photos, that the sun is peeking out there in your part of the world too.
    your muffins looks so scrumptious ...
    Totally agree.. nothing like the sun , to make one feel good.
    wishing you a happy weekend.
    val x

  7. Your muffins look delicious and your post is full of Spring (no sunshine here today). I do love your shoes too :) xx

    1. Thank you Cheryl
      I treated my self to a new pair of flats
      Thea x

  8. It certainly does! Love your apron! Have a great weekend! :) x

  9. Lovely post. Those muffins look very yummy and I like the little paper cases, did you buy them or make them?

    1. Hello Patricia
      yes I cut greaseproof paper into squares,a bit faffy though!
      Thank you for your sweet words
      Thea x

  10. Your day sounds delightful Thea. It looks like you had better weather than we had in Holland. The muffins look delicious!

    Happy weekend,

    Madelief x

  11. This post had a lovely spring like feel to it Thea. It was sunny here (for a little while anyway) and I managed to have a walk around our garden with my youngest granddaughter.Not too much in flower but there's a promise of things to come.Lots of bulbs popping out of the soil and the shrubs and even perennials are budding or peeping out. Love the sound of the breakfast muffins too, but we are trying to watch the cals!

  12. A lovely post those primroses and your muffins look so good. Your hellebore is wonderful too. I always treasure those plants that have been given to me from someone else's garden.I hope the sun shines for you this weekend too.
    Sarah x

  13. Hi Thea, just found your blog while clicking links from my followers....your dresser header is wonderful and so is your blog. Thanks for following me....I'm following too and look forward to visiting again.
    Jacquie x

  14. A lovely sunny post!
    Feels almost like spring!
    Have a very nice Sunday!

    Kisses, Juliëtte

  15. What a lovely post, it made me feel all warm inside!
    Caroline xx

  16. What a lovely post, I've got directly a sunny feeling! Your muffings are looking delicious! Thank you for sharing!

    xx Margriet

  17. Thea,
    Your muffins look so yummy. I love muffins too, especially with my tea or coffee in the morning. The daffodils are so pretty. Flowers are the magic in our lives I think. I love your tea cup and saucer. It's always nice to come and visit with you. I always leave with a smile.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  18. Good evening Thea,

    Sophie Dahl's book is good, isn't it? There are a number of recipes - the prawn curry with coconut milk and lime, for example - which we turn to again and again. They are quick, fresh, and fun. This post was as sunny as your pictures!


  19. I have the same problem - from a height perspective.

    It's lovely to see the sun again,

    Nina x

  20. Lovely, Spring-like post! Yummy looking muffins :). Pretty pink hellebore - holding its flowers up well - mine are all flowering, but have rather droopy flowers! Have a lovely weekend. Cheers! (my first glass of Chardonnay!)


Thank for your lovely messages they make my day,Thea x