Monday, 30 September 2013

Scarlett Rose

I would like to introduce Scarlett Rose, who was born at 1030 last night and weighed in at 6lb 6 ozs. She is so beautiful and such a precious gift.  Lucie and Philip will make such wonderful parents and needless to say I am totally besotted with my special granddaughter.


  1. Congratulations, she looks so beautiful, you must be very proud.
    Sarah x

  2. Congratulations to all the family, beautiful baby with a beautiful name.
    Karen xx

  3. Thanks for sharing your special event. Best wishes to Mom, Dad, and besotted Gramma. - Margy

  4. Congratulations, she's beautiful baby!

  5. Lovely, lovely, lovely. She is gorgeous. Congratulations.

  6. Oh, Fran, how wonderful. I can see why you'd be besotted with her, she's adorable.
    Best wishes to all,
    Luv, K

  7. Ah, she certainly looks bonny. Unusual spelling of Scarlett!

  8. Oh how lovely : )

    She looks adorable and I wish the whole family much enjoyment of each other.

    Your boat is coming on a treat too.

    On another topic:

    Sloe and apple is a sharper jam in the way that damson is sharper than strawberry. It could be used as savoury but won't in this house.

    You can make sloe and apple jelly with either crab apples or windfalls which might be less faff but will give a lower yield. Jelly is a beautiful colour, though. Either one part sloe to two parts apple or else one to one. Just (and only just) cover with water in two separate pans until pulpy.Cook separately as sloes will take longer and then combine to strain through jelly bag. 1lb sugar to 1 pint juice and boil to a set. Will take longer than you think to get to setting point.

    I cooked the fruit separately and sieved it (which meant I didn't have to peel and core the apples as some were really small) and then combined and used 1lb sugar to 1 pint of pulp and boiled to setting point. It is a different texture - more like a spread - but the seeds from the added handful of blackberries slipped through the holes of my mouli so not quite seedless.

    Hope you manage to make some.

  9. I can only reiterate everyone else's comments. Congratulations on Scarlett Rose's arrival.

  10. Wonderful! Congratulations!

  11. Congratulations Grandma Fran,
    She is perfection :)
    I'm so very happy for you . . . this is going to be a new bright and wonderful adventure.
    I'm smiling with you,
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  12. She's beautiful - Congratulations xx

  13. She's so gorgeous, you must be so very, very proud.