Learn Something New Every Day | September 2020 | Days 11-15

September means that the Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness is approaching. It also means that Shimelle is running her annual class, Learn Something New Every Day.As with the previous few years, I’m recording what I’ve learned throughout September here. Day 11: Walking the 4 miles to school and back is not a bad way to begin the day. Day … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | September 2020 | Days 11-15

Project Life Revisited | Weeks 25 and 26

Week 25: It was a slow news week. The Boy Child had a Zoom meeting with his teacher and fellow students. Tilly had the right idea. We met up with my lovely SiL for a socially-distanced walk in the woods with the dogs. Week 26: I had an appointment at my GP's surgery. I made … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 25 and 26

Lockdown Baking | Oat and Cranberry Cookies

Ingredients:•85 g butter• 75 g soft brown sugar• 1 tsp vanilla essence• 75 g dried cranberries• 50 g plain flour• 75 g porridge oats• 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda• 1/2 tsp salt Method: 1. Preheat the oven to 180 C/gas mark 4. 2. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in … Continue reading Lockdown Baking | Oat and Cranberry Cookies

Project Life Revisited | Weeks 17 and 18

Week 17: Week 6 of Lockdown and one of emotional highs and lows. There was the cooking to new recipes. There was the birth of our latest great-nephew; he arrived in dramatic style, in the car, in the car park of the hospital. Mummy delivered her own baby while Daddy was parking the car. All … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 17 and 18