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It's been ages since I posted. Real life has been pretty hectic - in a nice way but still busy.  My health has really improved, & I'm back to a regular running schedule in preparation for a half marathon in May.
Unfortunately, I still seem to have lost all of my writing/art inspiration *sigh* - but at least I'm baking & sewing (& hoping the rest will come back eventually).
I haven't been on LJ at all for a while, but I had a quick catch up through my flist this morning & it made me realise just how much I miss everyone & all of the fandom stuff.  Even if I'm not actively creative anymore, I love to see what everyone else is doing.
So, I'm going to get back to LJ & fandom life - even if it's more in a viewer type way than actively creating anything.

In the meantime, here are some pics of some of the baking projects I've been doing:

cupcakes for my niece's 6th birthday - yes, those are little Buddy cakes!

Budcakes


Byron the choccie lab (another Lab Rescue boy) was 2 & these were his birthday cakes (half for humans, & half peanut butter & banana doggie cakes)

Byron pupcakes


And I've been making bread. Here's a cob loaf

cob loaf



And life isn't complete without my beautiful baby Bud ♥

Bud & Sean the Sheep

Happy Tuesday, all!
*hugs*
xxx

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Date: 18 Mar 2014 10:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laura-iskra.livejournal.com
hi you! always a pleasure reading about you!!

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Date: 18 Mar 2014 10:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluespirit-star.livejournal.com
Aww, thank you!
It's good to be back! \o/ Hope all's good with you?

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Date: 19 Mar 2014 12:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laura-iskra.livejournal.com
everything is fine, I just get a bit envious hearing you talking about half marathons: I haven't been able to run more than 12 km since my last half marathon last year.. and I really don't know why.. *pouts*

tell us more about your running!!

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Date: 19 Mar 2014 01:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluespirit-star.livejournal.com
I am sorry - I know how frustrating that can be. Are you having injury issues or is it motivation or time?

I've just made a little post about my running - you asked for it! *g*

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Date: 18 Mar 2014 12:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grey853.livejournal.com
Buddy looks nice and happy! Lovely baked stuff, too. Yum. I need breakfast.

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Date: 18 Mar 2014 01:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluespirit-star.livejournal.com
Bud's as daft & happy as always. ♥ I hope all's well with you & the pups.

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Date: 18 Mar 2014 03:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grey853.livejournal.com
Thanks. Everything is going okay. We've survived the winter and that's a huge relief.

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Date: 19 Mar 2014 08:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluespirit-star.livejournal.com
That's good to hear!
*hugs*

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Date: 18 Mar 2014 01:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sgamadison.livejournal.com
Hey, you still have your creativity if the cupcakes are anything to go by! *hugs to you and Bud*

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Date: 18 Mar 2014 01:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluespirit-star.livejournal.com
Thanks, Mads.
*hugs for you & H & the gang*
Yeah, baking & sewing are my only creative outlets at the moment. I'm hoping that will change, but I know better than to try & force it.

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Date: 18 Mar 2014 01:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kensieg.livejournal.com
Welcome back! What's a cob loaf? Your baking looks absolutely yummy! Glad that your health is better.

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Date: 19 Mar 2014 08:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluespirit-star.livejournal.com
Thank you!
A cob loaf is a traditional small, round white loaf with a nice crust - it's super tasty & lovely with some homemade soup. :)

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Date: 18 Mar 2014 02:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thegrrrl2002.livejournal.com
Happy Tuesday, sweetie! Those cupcakes are gorgeous!

And Buddy is lookin' awfully sleek and handsome there. ::smooches his big shiny head::

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Date: 19 Mar 2014 08:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluespirit-star.livejournal.com
Thank you!
We've changed Bud to a raw diet & his coat is even shinier than normal!
How's the gorgeous Miss B doing? ♥

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Date: 19 Mar 2014 01:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thegrrrl2002.livejournal.com
Oh cool! I've read about raw diets and they sound very promising and easier than I thought. But I couldn't bear the thought of Bang dragging raw pieces of chicken onto our bed to eat it, which she does with all her special treats. /o\

And Miss Bang is doing quite well, very goofy and cuddly all winter long!

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Date: 20 Mar 2014 08:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluespirit-star.livejournal.com
Yuck - that wouldn't be too nice, I agree! The food we have is a minced up mixture of the meat, bone & some vegetables, too.

Oh, Miss Bang - please do give her some extra snuggles from me & the Budster! We meet two rescue greyhounds on our walks - Rolo & Rocky - & they're so sweet. ♥

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Date: 18 Mar 2014 03:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sarahj2222.livejournal.com
So thrilled to see you here. I was so delighted to read Xanthe recent account which mentions you.
Wonderful; news from you . It makes us all happy.
I've spent the past year trying to conquer a tricky left leg..Come see me.. Greenwich Village, New York
All the best love to you and Budster,.
Selma

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Date: 19 Mar 2014 08:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluespirit-star.livejournal.com
Aww, thank you.
I hope your leg feels better!
*hugs*

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Date: 18 Mar 2014 04:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] springwoof.livejournal.com
Wow! Your baking skills are awesome!
So glad your health is better, too

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Date: 19 Mar 2014 08:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluespirit-star.livejournal.com
Thanks so much - I feel so much better. I have a spring in my step again! :)

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Date: 18 Mar 2014 06:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] velocitygrass.livejournal.com
The cupcakes are adorable! And I'm glad you're feeling better now :)

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Date: 19 Mar 2014 08:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluespirit-star.livejournal.com
Thank you - I think it must be baking therapy. *g* Hope everything's good with you, too.

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Date: 19 Mar 2014 05:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] velocitygrass.livejournal.com
Yep. We're starting something new at work right now, which is making me a bit nervous but also excited.

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Date: 20 Mar 2014 08:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluespirit-star.livejournal.com
That sounds exciting - a new challenge can be so stimulating. Hope it all goes well!

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Date: 18 Mar 2014 06:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starbuckssue.livejournal.com
Hi, glad to hear you're doing well and have just been busy! The little Bud cakes are adorable, almost as adorable as Bud himself :)

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Date: 19 Mar 2014 08:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluespirit-star.livejournal.com
Hee - I did have a fabulous model! *g*

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Date: 18 Mar 2014 07:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rifleman-s.livejournal.com
*waves*

Oh I'mm so glad to read that your health is returning - and enough to train for a mini Marathon! That's such excellent news.

Your baking is always so inventive - I should have liked to have been at that birthday!

And of course, Buddy is as beautiful as ever.

*hugs*

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Date: 19 Mar 2014 08:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluespirit-star.livejournal.com
Thanks, Sue. Sorry I've been so out of touch - I hope all's well with you?
*hugs*

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Date: 19 Mar 2014 10:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rifleman-s.livejournal.com
Oh no worries - I'm just glad to know your health's improving.

Yes, very well thank you - lots of football watching and busy at work, and trying to find time for LJ browsing!!

*hug*

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Date: 19 Mar 2014 01:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluespirit-star.livejournal.com
I'm glad things are going well! How are the Blades doing? (I'm afraid I only pay attention to my own team: WBA. *g*)

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Date: 19 Mar 2014 07:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rifleman-s.livejournal.com
Now we have a new Manager in Nigel Clough, things are really looking up!!

Getting lots of wins under our belts now and . . . we've made it to the semi-finals of the FA Cup - Wembley here we come!!

There's a weekly report on my journal, if you're interested! *grin*

*Up the Baggies!!*

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Date: 20 Mar 2014 08:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluespirit-star.livejournal.com
Yay - well done! I'll be rooting for you!

Heh - I'm a lifelong Baggies supporter. My dad used to take me to matches when I was so little that I had to stand on a box on the terraces. (Back in the day before all seater stadiums! *g*)

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Date: 18 Mar 2014 08:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] melodysparks.livejournal.com
The baking looks great

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Date: 19 Mar 2014 08:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluespirit-star.livejournal.com
Thank you! I do love it - I'm planning a cake for Mother's Day now. :)

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Date: 18 Mar 2014 10:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] moonlightmead.livejournal.com
Hello! Nice to see an update, and lovely that it's such a positive one.

I don't think I have said particularly before, but I am always in awe of your baking ventures. Those look amazing! And the bread: if it takes as good as it looks, it will be delicious.

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Date: 19 Mar 2014 08:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluespirit-star.livejournal.com
Oh, thank you!
*hugs*

I only started baking last year, but I find it so relaxing - I love it. And I'm kicking myself that I'd never made bread before - it's so easy & there's nothing quite like bread fresh out of the oven, is there?

I hope all's well with you?
*hugs*

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Date: 19 Mar 2014 10:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] moonlightmead.livejournal.com
Seriously, only last year? I am impressed. I used to like making bread, but we have no airing cupboard now (for warmth - it's a cold house), and getting it to prove and rise is far too hit and miss.

Pretty good, yes, I shall be posting some updates myself soon. Hoping to get some doggie time in by visiting a friend. I may not have one, but I can always enjoy hers!

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Date: 20 Mar 2014 08:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluespirit-star.livejournal.com
That's a shame. We don't have an airing cupboard either, but the house is quite warm (we're southerly facing) so that does make a difference, I suppose.

Yay! Any pup time is good - whether it's a 'loaner dog' or your own! *g*

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Date: 19 Mar 2014 12:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] timespirt.livejournal.com
Oh now, I want one of each that has a dog on it especially the Buddy ones...really I want them. LOL

OK, what did you make the dogs out of?

Buddy!

How you doing hon?

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Date: 19 Mar 2014 08:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluespirit-star.livejournal.com
I make them out of fondant icing so they're edible - not that I could bite into a miniBud! *g*

I'm feeling so much better, thanks. I hope you're doing well?

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Date: 20 Mar 2014 01:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] timespirt.livejournal.com
I wouldn't want to eat miniBud either.

Glad you're doing batter hon.
Edited Date: 20 Mar 2014 01:21 am (UTC)

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Date: 20 Mar 2014 08:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluespirit-star.livejournal.com
Thanks, sweetheart!
*hugs*

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Date: 19 Mar 2014 06:58 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] elikiros
wow, welcome back! you sure have been busy! *pets Buddy while ogling the really yummy cakes* ... just... how can you eat the cutie Buddy on the cakes? =P

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Date: 19 Mar 2014 08:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluespirit-star.livejournal.com
LOL That's it - I can't bring myself to eat one! I just have to eat the cupcake underneath. *g*

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Date: 19 Mar 2014 02:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jackieville.livejournal.com
It's so wonderful to see you and Buddy!!!! Missed you!!!!

You are so talented! Love your baking!!!!

Love you and Buddy!!!

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Date: 20 Mar 2014 08:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluespirit-star.livejournal.com
Aww, thank you!
I hope things are good with you?
*hugs*

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Date: 20 Mar 2014 09:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tularia.livejournal.com
Love the Buddy-Cakes!
He's such a pretty boy. :)

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Date: 20 Mar 2014 04:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluespirit-star.livejournal.com
Aww, thanks. He really is... ♥

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