Photo: Through the Archway

After what seems like forever, I think I’m finally beginning to shake this chest infection (luckily I didn’t have whooping cough), so ventured outside last night for the first time in weeks. We just went to the nearby woods for a wander and as  I’ve been really lax with learning my camera lately, I took it, and one lens, along with me ... Read More »

On my desk this week – 28 May 2017

I was hoping to be back with a new recipe at the tail end of last week but I’ve been laid low with what might be whooping cough (how Dickensian!!), so I haven’t been cooking at all. Instead, it’s time for a craft update.  Can’t actually show you what’s on my desk as it’s basically a heap of crap which ... Read More »

Travelogue: Sevilla, the most enchanting city of all (part II)

Time has flown yet again but finally getting myself settled back into the swing of life (and aiming to catch up on blogging, crafting, learning, and cooking).  I always just seem to want to hibernate when the nights are long and dark. Following on from my earlier post, Day 3 and other procession.  This one was in Triana, just on ... Read More »

Travelogue: Sevilla, the most enchanting city of all (part I)

If you know me, you’ll already know my passion for Sevilla; it had been on my wish list for years and when we first visited I fell instantly in love, even though we spent a good proportion of the week getting lost!  We’ve been back quite a few times since and every time I love it a little bit more. ... Read More »

On my desk this week – 15 February 2017

The weeks are flying by this year already, so looking forward to spring coming.  I’ve got a few new projects on the go this week.  Two are long(ish)-term ones that I can hop in and out of to suit my mood and time availability. First up, I’ve finally started the Persian Tiles crocheted blanket by Janie Crow.  This has been on my ... Read More »

2016 recap

Well, last year’s attempt at getting back into blogging didn’t quite go according to plan.  To be frank, my whole year didn’t go quite according to plan.  Nothing terrible happened to me but the year just seemed to fly by and I managed my time very badly indeed.  That said, I did 2 beginners blocks of flamenco dancing and also ... Read More »

Coconut Ice

I’m not a huge sweet fan, and will almost always choose something savoury instead, however sometimes only sweet will hit the spot.  This coconut ice is really quick and easy to make, although I needs to set in the fridge for a few hours, preferably overnight.  I make mine in my food mixer because I’m lazy but it can be ... Read More »

Seeing Spots

I have no idea where this week has gone; I always think the worst thing about winter is leaving for work and coming home in the dark.  It feels like by the time dinner is done and dusted, I just want to have the lights turned low and the flat nice and cosy, which means that really the only craft ... Read More »

Woolly Bully

Just  before Christmas I treated myself to a copy of Vanessa Mooncie’s fantastic book, “Animal Heads – Trophy Heads to Crochet”.  Once I had looked through it, I wanted to make almost everything, but once I put my sensible head on and told myself I was only allowed to do one until I had some other projects finished, I decided ... Read More »

Jelly & Custard Cupcakes

It’s was my brother-in-law’s birthday last weekend, so I baked him some cakes: Piña Colada cupcakes – by special request.  I even put little umbrellas in them. I also made jelly and custard cupcakes.  These are always a great hit with the little ones (and big ones too!) The Piña Colada ones were from Love Cupcakes, my hands down favourite cupcake ... Read More »