Right Now …

I'm wondering how much more grim the news will be before we can truly say that we are through the worst. I'm hopeful because there is a new occupant in the White House and I was unexpectedly emotional when I watched Kamala Harris be sworn in as Vice-President of the United States. Madam Vice-President. I'm … Continue reading Right Now …

Lockdown Baking | Cranberry and White Chocolate Cookies

Source Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups plain flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 4 ozs unsalted softened butter 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup caster sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 1/2 cups white cooking chocolate, chopped into small pieces 1 cup of cranberries (fresh or dried) 1 large egg Gift some, if … Continue reading Lockdown Baking | Cranberry and White Chocolate Cookies

Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 9

The news here in the UK and around the world continues to be grim. 😦 In the spate of a few days, London moved from Tier 2 to Tier 4 and Christmas was effectively cancelled. Then we learned about the new variant of Covid-19 and most of Europe, following France's lead, closed their borders to … Continue reading Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 9

10 Things Learned From 2020

Expect the unexpected and do your best to embrace the bumps in the road. My go to method of accepting what I can't change is to switch off the news and social media, and disappear in to Netflix for an hour or so. A large mug of tea, a chocolate bar and Tilly curled up … Continue reading 10 Things Learned From 2020

Lockdown Baking | Blueberry Muffins with Streusel Topping

Lockdown baking is back. 🙂 Find US to UK baking conversions here. Ingredients: 1 and 1/2 cups of self-raising flour 1/2 cup of caster sugar 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder Generous pinch of salt 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon 1/3 cup of melted butter (I used unsalted) 1 large egg 1 and 1/2 … Continue reading Lockdown Baking | Blueberry Muffins with Streusel Topping

Project Life Revisited | Weeks 51 and 52

Week 51: Walks with Tilly are the highlight of my day. I went for my first-ever flu jab. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were spent quietly at home. Strictly, a new jigsaw and a glass of bubbly. I made an interactive lift-up flap for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. What's not very clear is that … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 51 and 52