Hello Spring!


Apparently, it is spring…but you could have fooled me! It is snowing as I write this, and as I look out at my garden it seems as though spring is on hold. The bulbs have half come up and have realised that it is far too cold to contemplate flowering – I just love how they do that. Continue reading…


Hot Cross Buns


Hot cross buns are my favourite Easter treat by far – in actual fact, I love them so much that I tend to eat them all year round! (They do sell them all year round in Marks and Spencer, which is very helpful.) I did once ask Tom’s Dad, Keith, if he would like a hot cross bun – it just happened to be on the day before Christmas Eve, and being a Methodist minister he found my mix-up of festive foods rather amusing! Continue reading…

Orange and Almond Cake


Whilst I was doing some sleepy baking last night (see yesterday’s post!), Tom was making another cake. His looked much better than mine and it tasted amazing too – possibly the moistest (is that a word?) cake I’ve ever had, and really zingy too. Tom is getting a reputation for being a star baker at work – his cakes always go down well! He found this recipe on the BBC website and it is by Alan Corduner from Taste of My Life. Continue reading…

Sleepy baking


This is what happens when baking is combined with exhaustion – you get sleepy baking and wobbly exploding buns! I’m making them for a lovely lady at work who is going on maternity leave next week, and we’re having afternoon tea tomorrow. I’m sure they’ll taste good, but they aren’t up to my usual standard! Tom is making another new cake and I’ll put the recipe up soon. But now, I think it might be time for bed…

Good night!

Holstee Manifesto


Photo credit: http://shop.holstee.com/pages/about

If you haven’t read the Holstee Manifesto, then this post is for you. If you have, then it will serve as a reminder to live each day to the fullest. I first read it last year but a friend posted it on Facebook this week and after a pretty stressful week, it was good to read it again.

I found a colour version at behance.net – I don’t think this is an official version but I love the colour!


Have a great day 🙂