Welcome to December Daily; my favourite project of the year. Let's begin by seeing what my hopes and dreams for this Christmas season look like … My manifesto for December Daily 2018 came down to just a few sentences (and they were inspired by the ever-brilliant Ali Edwards): December, welcome back! Twenty five days in which … Continue reading December Daily 2018 | Manifesto and Days 1-5
February 2018 marked my Blogoversary – ten years of blogging. I recognise that I wasn’t very good in early days, but it still might be fun to look back over the years …In 2014 I was Zooming In, Zooming Out. In 2010 I was making Gruffalo Crumble. In 2009 I was talking about crochet flowers.
February 2018 marked my Blogoversary – ten years of blogging. I recognise that I wasn’t very good in early days, but it still might be fun to look back over the years … In 2016: I wrote about it being six months. In 2013: I wrote about right now. In 2010: I posted a recipe. … Continue reading On This Day
Our weekend in a nutshell: supper at the pub, the tower of Westminster Cathedral, Bicester Scramble, Pimm's and supper in the garden.
It's no secret that I'm not a particularly brilliant cook but, every now and again, I'm tempted by a new recipe ... Classic Tomato Soup Ingredients: 2 tbsp unsalted butter A few sprigs of fresh thyme (if you have it; I didn't, so substituted it for Italian Seasoning) 1 medium onion, thinly sliced 2 garlic … Continue reading Classic Tomato Soup
At our recent Non-Christmas Christmas Party, I made a batch of Mulled Cranberry and Raspberry Punch* as an alternative to an alcoholic beverage. I thought it turned out rather well (but I'm biased, naturally); it actually received a mixed reaction. Here's how to make it and try for yourselves: Pour 2 litres cranberry juice into … Continue reading Mulled Cranberry & Raspberry Punch
Welcome to my favourite scrapbooking project of the year! Let's take a look at how days 6-10 turned out: Day 6: The Year 6 Carol Service at school. Always a delight. Mostly.A journaling card, a few embellishments and a photo of the church after the service was all that was needed. Day 7: The arrival of The Boy … Continue reading December Daily | Days 6-10
This recipe is perfect for a summer salad at a BBQ or on a picnic.And what's more, it's so easy to put together,and it tastes delicious. Ingredients:450g pasta,120ml basil pesto,90ml Greek yogurt,2 tbsp olive oil,100g feta,12 sun-dried tomatoesand handful fresh basil leaves (if desired).Method:1) Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions and drain.2) Mix the … Continue reading Pesto and Sun-dried Tomato Pasta
An abundance of Happy Mail this week: three fabulous magazines and a postcard from friends. As for the weekend, we were blessed with some more gorgeous weather,and is our wont, we spent as much time as possible outside. We hosted our Annual BBQ, and although I completely forgot to photograph the actual event, I did capture some images for … Continue reading Memos: Mail: Me
When The Brainy One travels abroad for work,a few things happen in our house. I change our bed.I love a freshly made bed.More so if I don't have to share it for a night or two.Is that selfish of me? I also get into that freshly made bed earlier then when TBO is home.The ritual involving … Continue reading Rituals