Let's get started. As you know if you have participated in IMK before, the host grabs the link that you have placed in the comments section of her own IMK post, and copies it into the sidebar. This allows everyone to check out who has posted this month. I am going to tackle this a bit differently. The sidebar is no more:=) (N.B. I have added the sidebar back for a short time as some people have had problems seeing the links.)
There will be 3 options for adding your link:
1. Adding via the link button at the bottom of this post. Instructions can be found at the top of this page, under Add your IMK link
2. Comment on this post, providing a link to your post so I can add it to the linky list below
3. Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org, with your link or any queries about the link process
The preferred option is number 1 as this gives you the power to add your link when you have time. Well, up to the 10th of each month that is. I will keep adding the links for you via your comments or emails, but hopefully down the track, everyone will use the link. (I have added a link here to the Add your Link page as I have just noticed that you can't see it on devices!)
It has been a really busy month chez Pickings, so I don't have a huge amount of new stuff to share. Mr P. has been my IT go-to man, and has set up the link for me. Phew, it took us both a while to get it all sorted:=) So let's have a look at a few of my latest acquisitions over the last month or so:
|Flanders Field Poppy cup|
I bought another one of these on our very recent trip to Canberra. I have one at home already, and find them the perfect size for my morning coffee. I had my bag frisked and labelled before we could go into the War Memorial. A ceremony (not just the usual one) was taking place, so they were taking precautions. It was a bit odd, but I worried a bit 'cos they only checked one of the pockets. What if I was a crazy person, not just the eccentric I am?
|a glorious bunch of pink roses from Mr P. - just for|
|a plate rack designed by Mr P.|
I thought I'd introduce you to a corner of my kitchen. When we first moved to this house, we needed more space for plates so Mr P. designed and had made this lovely wooden rack which sits on the wall near the kitchen sink. I have always loved it!
Our Tassie mate Miss TPT sent this interesting package up to Mr P. for his recent birthday. Haven't opened it yet!
|nope I didn't make it|
Look at this glorious Black Forest Cake! As I mentioned before, we've had busy times lately in the old ancestral so I decided to take the easy path and buy in a cake. Oh my, it was so delish. Chester Street Bakery - you are wonderful.
|chilli oil and Iranian saffron|
The chilli oil was a gift from my cousin, and the saffron came from an Iranian friend's mum who brought it over as a gift to me. It smells like heaven. It has the colour and aroma of magic!
|lastly we have a pizza cutter|
So cute; such a sweet gift. And I still haven't opened it. Next time I make pizza ...
Well, that's it for this month's IMK. I hope you have all found your way here, and that it all goes swimmingly. Let me know if you have any problems joining in. And I would love to see you all next month!