Thursday, 13 February 2014

Its Just That Kinda Weather ... Pudding Weather...

Hello there ...
well we are still here  .. we haven't been blown away quite yet.

But what's to do in this awful weather ... but feed up a cold and achy Hubby P on a nice ginger and syrup sponge ... with a dollop of custard.

It was a bit of a make it up as you go along sort of effort.
Hubby P had gone out to work and I thought a nice pudding would be welcome this evening ...
we don't eat dessert every evening as some people do .. just now and again... when its puddin weather!

I tend to just mix up in a bowl ... my Kenwood mixer is in the cupboard but it doesn't seem worth pulling it all out for one little pudding.

As I said .. make it up as you go along ... I have a couple of tins of this in the cupboard ... from A Food ... not the greatest stuff ...
a bit like axle grease (as my Grandad would say)..
But it needed using up ... so I tipped a whole lot of ground ginger in the mix .. to disguise any taste from the 'not so great marg'.

That's how it came to be a Ginger puddin!

I rustled up a few scones as well .. just to fill the oven .. but nice with a slather of butter.

So what else ...

Not a great deal ...

 I found these lovely 1950's nightdresses ..

Such a change to find everyday stuff ... that everyday Mums would wear .. rather than fancy things that people 'put away for best'.
But of course the everyday stuff would be worn until it fell to bits ... or cut down for children's wear ...

These are so lovely ... such a warm heavyweight flannelet fabric with pretty feminine touches ... just a little lace here and there.

I just love this spotty one.

Anyway I've washed and ironed them ... ready for selling ... don't know if I should try them on ebay.

I've put a few bits on ebay today ... a couple of you have asked how to find my ebay .. well if you look on my side bar near the 'about me' bit .. there is a 'my ebay' link ...just click on it.
I try and keep everything cheap and cheerful on there ... we non of us have a great deal of money to treat ourselves.
Although I must say I do use ebay a lot .. to buy bits and bats of things... I like to think people on there are just like us ... small sellers .. ordinary people just trying to make a living ... rather than the huge shops taking over our towns.
So if its say.. seeds I am looking for .. I will browse the little independent seed people on ebay rather than say go to Wilkinson's .. or Lidl even.
Just try to do a bit for everyone .. where I can.

So we are all set for our puddin tonight ... and can I say a big thank you for all your comments ... 'keeping in touch' with the wider world through your blogs ... has kept me sane as the wind and rain has lashed the cottage ... 
and they say more is on the way ... keep safe everyone.



  1. OHH sponge pudding , i have had to have a break from baking at the moment as i have had a free 12 week course for weight watchers , your pudding looks delicious x

  2. Hi Eileen ... and my pudding is calorie free for you of luck with the WW..roll on spring when we can get stuck into the fresh salads.

  3. We have been wondering if you were ok in this horrid weather, it's been blowing a gale up here - 79 mph last night, we're just down the road from Emley Moor mast, but at least on the top of the hill we don't often flood. Really feel for everyone getting lashed by sea and rain.
    Glad you're ok, keep cosy and carry on scoffing that lovely looking pud.
    Twiggy xxx

  4. Yes we're fine .... old hands at the game. lots of everything in ..roll on summer!

  5. I love the flannelette nighties! They remind me of the jimjams I had when I was little.
    We have some damage to the roof after last night's winds. Hope tomorrow isn't as bad as that was!

  6. Lovely nighties. Could do with one tonight! Reminds me of the flanelette sheets mum used to use in the winter, all stripey prettiness and SO WARM!

    Pud looks enticing too . . . I bet that hit the spot for hubby.

  7. Oh my goodness that pudding looks lush. I could really do with something like that right now to keep the cold out. Real comfort food xx

  8. Oooh, ginger pudding! Mum sometimes used some bread crumbs in the mix, it gave it a bit more 'body' and stuck ter yer ribs!

  9. Glad you are well and safe. Thought of you when I saw the weather alerts last night.
    Is that a Denby jug I see behind your scrummy pud ?

  10. Great minds and all that, I made a ginger pudding but made a sweet suet mix with added sultanas and loads of syrup in the bottom. Yes i did float it in a custard lake.mmmmmmmmmmmmm

  11. Your pudding looks and sounds delicious. I am very fond of toffee pudding myself, but not at making it. Yesterday I was dreaming of steak and kidney pudding that an English aunt would make, complete with suet, when I was a girl.
    I like the spotty nightdress as well. Have you ever tried a blog shop for your finds? xxx

  12. Hi Vicky

    I noticed on your ebay items a teatowel from CWA Victoria - is this Victoria Australia and if so do you post to Australia? I couldn't see this on your ebay page


    1. Hi Judy .. yes it is an Australian tea towel .. I think maybe someone had been on holiday there and brought them back as souveniers. I do post overseas if someone asks ..and is happy to pay the postage costs.. I've just posted one of the transfers off to the USA.
      Message me on ebay if you want more information.
      Vicky x

    2. Hi Vicky

      Thanks for the reply. I've been in and made my bid :)

      My daughter is currently living in Victoria so I thought she might like it (she loves things for her house)


  13. Pudding looks scrumpttious, you cant beat a nice bit of warming ginger on a cold day. Its been a bit of a stodgy week here too with a chocolate pudding and dumplings!! Take care xx

  14. Oh my goodness, that pudding looks delicious!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  15. Ooh that pud looks good! It`s apple and raisin crumble here tonight.


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