Covid-19 | Life in Lockdown – One Year on

This time last year, I never imagined I'd be trying to marshall my thoughts into some sort of coherent post about how the last 365 days have been for me and my family. It is perhaps easiest if I divide my thoughts into two columns - positives and negatives ... Positives: Lockdowns work. They're hard … Continue reading Covid-19 | Life in Lockdown – One Year on

How Was Your Weekend?

How did you spend your weekend? Despite being under a stay-at-home order, this past weekend turned out to be quite a full one. 🙂 Saturday - Up at 08.00, bed at 22.30. Step count - 11,623: Shower and breakfastWalked 4 laps of the park with Tilly - the outside temperature was -3C, so I kept … Continue reading How Was Your Weekend?

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

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

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