St David’s Day

I had a small patch of miniature daffodils flowering outside the front door. I knew that I wanted to photograph them for St David’s Day. Then the chickens found them. Now their delicate, little trumpets are looking very moth-eaten. Or should that be hen-pecked. Certainly not photogenic. So instead, the children made daffodils for me. Out of pegs and felt. They even added little faces inside.

We celebrated our welsh roots, after school, with homemade welsh cakes and lamb stew. We read a few welsh tales.

I’m still trying to replicate my welsh Grandma’s welsh cake recipe. I love seeing the cakes rise on the griddle. Grandma always had a tin of these yummy cakes waiting for us when we visited. When I asked for the recipe, she happily told me, but her quantities were vague. A handful of this and some of that. I now realise I should have asked her what it looked like as each ingredient was added. Too late now! I shall keep trying. My plate of cakes today disappeared in an unbelievable flash. They have even suggested that welsh cakes are not just for St David’s Day.

I’ll keep these daffodils out of the reach of the chickens. They make me smile.

Happy St David’s Day.

Edited: If you would like to see how the daffodils were made, I’ve written up a tutorial.

18 thoughts on “St David’s Day

    • Friday 2 March, 2012 at 5:30 pm
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      Thank you, Debbie. They all enjoyed making them.

  • Friday 2 March, 2012 at 6:51 pm
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    Love the felt daff’s we should try that… 😀
    I made Welsh cakes yesterday too …I’ve never tried before, they worked and were yummy.
    Your Grand Mother’s approach to recipes sounds like my Great Aunts…if only video cameras had been about then …

    • Friday 2 March, 2012 at 10:10 pm
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      Tell me about it. I wish. Makes me realise I need to write more things down. I’m glad you enjoyed your welsh cakes. I cooked another batch for the children after school. They too have disappeared in a flash. A big hit.

  • Friday 2 March, 2012 at 8:06 pm
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    Sam made Welsh cakes at cubs this week, although his were a little on the well done side! I cook in that way, which is great when it works but also makes it impossible to repeat things…Glad you had a good St Davids day and I love your replacement daffs 😀

    • Friday 2 March, 2012 at 10:17 pm
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      I guess we all cook like that at times. I really wish I had sat in on a baking session and taken notes. Ah well. Lucky the family love my attempts.

  • Saturday 3 March, 2012 at 2:06 am
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    So cheery. cheers Marie

    • Saturday 3 March, 2012 at 11:10 pm
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      You’re right. Cheery is a very good word for daffodils.

  • Saturday 3 March, 2012 at 8:36 am
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    Those are too cute!! And I don’t know what Welsh Cakes are, but they look scrummy!

    • Saturday 3 March, 2012 at 11:12 pm
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      Welsh cakes are yummy. Very quick to make as well.

  • Saturday 3 March, 2012 at 2:06 pm
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    Loving those daffs, they are by far my favourite flower

    • Saturday 3 March, 2012 at 11:13 pm
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      Its lovely to see them popping up everywhere now. Spring!

  • Saturday 3 March, 2012 at 8:52 pm
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    Those daffodils are unbelievably adorable. And the welsh cakes look good too.

    • Saturday 3 March, 2012 at 11:15 pm
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      Totally their idea to add faces. Why didn’t I think of that!!!

  • Sunday 4 March, 2012 at 11:21 am
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    We did a bit celebrating, as it is our first St David’s day here. I had a book from the library all about the life of St David, and we had welsh cakes (but I cheated and got them from our local baker!)

    I love these peg dolls and think there could be a whole range of flower peggies?

    • Monday 5 March, 2012 at 9:23 am
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      I think the children would happily make a whole garden’s worth of flowers out of peg dolls. Hope you enjoyed your welsh cakes.

  • Thursday 8 March, 2012 at 1:14 pm
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    I love your daffodils.
    Are you able to email me directions to making them?
    I am volunteering with a group and I think this is the ideal craft for them!!!

    • Thursday 8 March, 2012 at 5:04 pm
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      Happy to share. I’ll need to smarten out the template, which is the key to the project, but I will get back to you.

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