Sunday, March 31, 2019

Bit late jumping on this bandwagon!!

We finally bought a Keurig coffee maker in February.  How long have they been around; turns out 21 years as per this Wikipedia page.

My biggest gripe with the older Keurig coffee makers that the coffee was never hot enough, especially when you add milk as I do in my coffee.  However last year when our son and wife came to live with us for a short while, while their house was being renovated he brought along his Keurig and I found I used it a bit more.  Fast forward to us moving into the new home and our regular drip coffee maker was making an unusual noise when it turned on for dh's coffee at 4:15am.  Enough of an unusual noise that dh thought something was wrong with the water heater in the house.......turned out it was the coffee maker that was making this odd banging noise.

After much research I ended up ordering this machine which is the K-Select model in Volcanic Glass (grey) colour.  This had all the features we needed without being over the top.  I ordered it from the Keurig website and it was here within a couple of days.  I also ordered the Folgers coffee pods as they were on sale. (pretty funny don't you think making a coffee using a David's Tea Mug!!😉)
 As I already had a bit of ground coffee in the house I ordered the My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter so we can use the ground coffee.  I must say that was worth every penny.
I am a big fan of McDonald's coffee, so when I was placing an order through Amazon, I added a box of that to the shipment.  However my all time favourite coffee is the PC brand "The Great Canadian."  It is quite mild and very smooth.  Again bought it when it was on special.

Do you drink coffee in your house?  What is your preferred method of brewing your coffee and do you have a favourite brand of coffee?  How do you take your coffee?  Mine is milk, no sugar.

(I was NOT paid to review these products; these are all my own words)

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Missing blogging...........

I have missed blogging.  Life has been busy these past few months, and quite a few times I have started to write a blog post and then thought why bother?  However time and time again I have come back to my blog to find things; whether it be a recipe or a pattern.  

I had thought about completely deleting my blog but its like having a library of me and things we have seen, done and made over the years that it would be such a shame to get rid of it all.  

So I think I will give it another go and try and be a better blogger and post about our life.  I know I don't work outside of the home but I seem to have a lot of things going on.  The grandkids are all growing, and have plenty going on in their lives.  We moved house last November got lots going on with the new house.  I am a busy bee with sewing and have lots to share with you there.

One of the things I have benefited from with my blog is making some very dear friends from all over the world as well.  That in itself is priceless.  So with that in mind I am going to try and get back into the habit of blogging about my life.  Will prepare a post for tomorrow (Sunday) and start from there.

Meanwhile I have joined my local library and joined a book club, so have been reading quite a bit recently and have read a number of good books.  So if you get time check out my other blog "That British Woman's Book Review Blog."

I will leave you with this photo of the pattern and material for a bag class I will start this coming week.
The fabric is "Spring Awakens," by Debi Hron for Henry Glass & Co.  The bag pattern is "The Sling Along," by Studio Kat Designs.

Sunday Song - A classic

This song never gets old  I get goosebumps every time I hear it.  We have seen Sarah Brightman in concert twice.  Now I love her voice, but ...