One + Four = Life: colourful days

Hello all! How are we going? Here I am again, joining along with the lovely Isabel, sharing four snapshots of some of the prettier parts of my week.

I finished crocheting this blanket for donating to kogo. If you’re a regular reader, you may remember me writing about kogo here. I think a colourful granny blanket is a good way to use up some of my wool stash and to help a little person stay warm. I’m really happy with the way the colour combination came together and I am quite fond of the bright aqua trim.


Do you read Flow? I used to only be able to find it at Magnation in the city but, much to my excitement, my newsagent has started to stock a tiny number of copies. Every time I pop in, I keep my eyes keenly peeled to see if the newest edition has hit the shelves, ready to snap it up before another customer’s hands land upon it. I enjoy its mix of articles on creative types, mindfulness, relationships and social issues. I bought this copy last week but didn’t have a chance to sit down and have my first really good squiz at it until this week.  A perfect companion to coffee after my morning walk! There are so many lovely magazines nowadays, aren’t there? Are you a magazine reader? Do you have a favourite?
imageI visited the Melinda Harper exhibition Colour Sensation at Heide during the week. I wrote all about it here if you’d like to catch up on my outing!


Triple chocolate cookies!  Really you can’t go wrong with these, can you? They are always gobbled up pretty quickly in our house. My man is doing a ‘no processed sugar’ challenge at work at the moment so hopefully that means they will last a little longer than usual! I adapted the recipe from a cookbook my girl brought home from the library when she was in primary school.  For those of you who like to bake, you may want to try it. It can be whipped up very quickly. If it’s 3pm and you have nothing for kiddie afternoon tea, these cookies will be out and waiting for them when they walk in the door. And your house will smell all lovely and warm and chocolate-y!

Triple Chocolate Cookies

100g butter, melted

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 egg

2 tablespoons cocoa

1/2 cup plain flour

1/2 cup self-raising flour

1/3 cup each of dark choc chips and white choc chips

Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius. Whisk together butter, brown sugar and egg. Add flours, cocoa and all the choc chips. Stir it all together. Squish tablespoonish amounts together and pop onto trays lined with baking paper. Bake in oven for 12 minutes, swapping trays at the halfway mark. Leave on the trays for five minutes to cool a little before putting them on a cake race to cool completely. Makes 16 to 18 depending upon how big you make your tablespoons!

Have you had a colourful week? Or has it been a bit grey? Maybe it has been monochrome?

12 thoughts on “One + Four = Life: colourful days

  1. yum triple choc biscuits! I have had a colourful week. I’m loving all the colours of spring and also playing with my watercolours. Flow is my new favourite magazine!


  2. Glad you had a colourful week….xxx Lovely crochet! (and what a wonderful cause)….my week’s been very green outside and very blue inside (me)…..lots of self care….love the look of that magazine…how interesting! The paintings are great, aren’t they?! And – obviously! – thanks for the recipe! I will be making them tomorrow for after school treats! Yum!! Yum!! Yum!! Helen xxx P.S. How many exclamation marks??!!


      1. Hia Carolyn, yes, the week did eventually turn more sunshine-y yellow….sometimes you’ve just gotta go “through the blue” I guess 😉 Hope you’re OK….Helen xx


  3. Ohhhh cookies! They look super yum! Flow is the best magazine in the whole wide universe, I love it and they also publish a ‘paper’ book/magazine a couple of times a year, the next is due out in December I think and that is a gorgeous publication too. I order my copies online as they ship internationally.
    The blanket is lovely, I agree the aqua trim really brings it all together. I am crocheting a blanket and I am at the stage where I need to decide when to stop! It is a giant granny square and I keep going round and round until I like the size.


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