Friday, 16 September 2011

Trains, bakes and giants

Bloggie friends!

What does one do when unable to travel to work and forced to take a precious day’s leave because all trains to London have been cancelled due to “overhead wire problems?”

Bake cookies!


Thank you lovely Martine of Silencing the Bell for Beths’ Famous Oaty Cookies recipe.

The cookies were so easy to do and so so so so so yummy!

Thank you National Express East Anglia train company (not).

Charlie says: Now I sit on your glasses and look even more gigantic.


Have a fabulous weekend everyone!

43 comments:

Manzanita said...

Oatmeal cookies for a RR Holiday. Fair trade, if you ask me.
Hey Charlie looks pretty snazzy with that collar he's wearing. It looks like stones. Rare precious stones. Or do my eyes deceive me.
Manzanita@Wannabuyaduck

Amber DaWeenie said...

A nice day off was a bonus but those cookies.....now that is pure bliss. They look yummy!

ABBY said...

OH Charlie
We think you look positively glowing, did you like the smells from those baking cookies.
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Jane Gray said...

Sounds like an idyllic day! I do wonder how many of the yummy-looking cookies on that plate are left now?!

It occurs to me that Charlie's markings make him look as if he has two pairs of eyes! Perhaps even more so when they are open?!
The Time Sculptor

Lynda R Young said...

gotta love it when the trains are cancelled... ;)

Clarissa Draper said...

Charlie is looking so cute. Always with his eyes shut.

And those cookies look wonderful!

Repositório said...

"Anybody see my glasses???" hahahahah!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Share the cookies? Maybe?

Stephen Tremp said...

Mmmmmmm ...... cookies! I'll take two, please.

klahanie said...

Trains not working in London? What? Now that takes the biscuit!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Oh oh! I hope you job would compensate in some way when it is beyond your control that you can't get into work ... but that happened to my daughter when the snowstorms last winter stopped the trains here. She was forced to take a vacation day.

The cookies look wonderful! I am trying to avoid sweets to lose a few pounds...very, very hard to do!

Ann said...

A perfect way to spend a day! Baking delicious cookies! Charlie looks chuffed too!

The Chair Speaks said...

Hey Charlie, you should put those glasses on top of your head between your ears instead of sitting on it. :)
Biscuits look really yummy.

LynNerd said...

Haha! I had to laugh at you thanking the train company and then the (not)! Gotta love Charlie, such a beautiful cat. Those cookies look mighty scrumptious, by the way!

Roy said...

I loves cookies. I did also love 'reasons' for not going in to work. Well, actually, that was when I was NOT on a time card.

And I loves that 'tall' statue.

Tucker The Crestie said...

Seems like a logical progression to me? No train = cookies. Brilliant!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Old Kitty .. certainly take the opportunity to do something uplifting bake cookies, eat cookies, read book, then drink wine .. then overhead lines forgotten about - oh! and most importantly cuddle Charlie .. cheers enjoy the weekend .. Hilary

Simon Kewin said...

I think we all have "overhead wire problem" days don't we? Lovely cookies!

Gail Crane said...

You see - every cloud has a silver lining. Even trains.

Hope you did some writing between baking and eating cookies!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Does overhead wire problems mean every train driver wants a day off?
If this happens in the middle of the Olympics it will be really useful for causing chaos on the roads! You shouldn't have to lose a days holiday for something you can't do anything about - it's not fair although those cookies look very very scrummy. Charlie you look angelic today - is it cos your mum is home and watching you?
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Talli Roland said...

Cookies! YUM! Sounds like a great solution when trains aren't functioning. I love cookies.

Marg said...

Oh what a good idea to bake cookies. And wow, they do look good.
Charlie, we love your two black spots on either side of your head. Aren't you glad Mom got a surprise day off. What fun. Take care.

notesfromnadir said...

"Overhead wire problems" is an excuse I've never heard of but it sounds logical.

Look at the bright side -- you got paid to stay home & bake cookies!

Charlie's having a growth spurt? :)

Brian said...

Have some cookies Charlie, they're ready! Happy Weekend everyone!!!

The Golden Eagle said...

I hope the trains are up and running again soon! Though the cookies look great. :D

Have a great weekend!

martine said...

Hi Kitty, so glad you enjoyed them, i'm thinking of starting a oaty honey cookies fan page on Facebook:-)
much love
martine

Laila Knight said...

I'd like to be forced to stay home from work and bake cookies and dress up kitty. :)

Rene said...

Sounds like a great idea to me! Yum!

Jackee said...

Oh, man, those cookies look amazing. Trains closed--that has to put a damper on Londaon. I'm glad you had a lovely, impromptu day off!

Life 101 said...

Good for you. Sometimes the Universe thinks you need a day of whether you do or not.
Charlie looked like he was meditating.

Lydia K said...

Charlie is so freaking charming. How does he come up with all those wise saying?

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Mmmm, those look nummy! Can you send some to me, please? ;)


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D.J. Kirkby said...

Charlie you have very big paws! Those cookies look yummy...

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

when I first saw this photo I thought they were "Snickerdoodles" which I ADORE! I think these look equally delicious!

xooxxoxo

RaShelle Workman said...

Those cookies look delicious!! YUM! YUM!

Ann Best said...

A day off is always nice, IMO. But I don't like the sound of overhead wire problems!

But your wires are tight, my friend. Your astute comment on my beginning chapter of my friend's story is right on. I'm glad you spoke up. That's what I needed. The Robert Kennedy thing bothered me too. As you said, I did use it for the date, but I don't really think that matters, now that you mention it. So thanks to you I'm taking it out!! Have a great Sunday, says Jen, and me.
Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror, A Memoir of Shattered Secrets

Admiral Hestorb said...

I loves oatymeal cookies..and so does my mommy. You look furry handsome Charlie. I may swon...

Esme said...

Too bad about taking a personal day-bonus up a day to stay home and make cookies. Charlie is quite dashing with his collar.

Theresa Milstein said...

Those cookies look sooooo good.

Look at Charlie, so regal even when sleeping. What's all that stuff on his throne?

William Kendall said...

*steals cookies through cyberspace*

Charlie looks uncommonly peaceful and serene in that picture. He must be plotting something.

Ginger Jasper said...

Cookies look great.. Hope you had a good weekend.. Hugs GJ xx

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

OMGoodness, I hope they have everything fixed. (I'm coming over next week and planning a train trip into London.) Hopefully the problem will be resolved so you can get to work on Monday....

Damyanti said...

I love those cookies! And of course, you know your kitty is adorable.

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