I've written before about how I've been trying to be more intentional in my use of technology. If I'm honest, it's still very much a work in progress. But as we've been spending more time in the house because of the cold and inclement weather, I've been considering other ways for us to connect and … Continue reading Five Tech-Free Things To Do Indoors This Winter
I've fallen out with lunch. Same old, same old. I'm someone who likes to eat. I don't do well if I've missed a meal. But the truth is, I'm bored with lunch. I tend to eat the same thing, more or less, every day - a sandwich (filling is usually ham, but could also be … Continue reading Let’s Do Lunch
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