Christmas, Entertaining, Lifestyle

A Table Set For Christmas

When it comes to entertaining, there is nothing which will impress guests more than a beautifully set table.  I was recently gifted some festive table items by the lovely people at Sophie Allport and I thought this would be a good opportunity to give you some ideas about setting your own table for a meal… Continue reading A Table Set For Christmas

Garden, Lifestyle

Autumn Perennials

One thing Gardeners strive for in their gardens is year round interest, and not just during those heady Spring and Summer months when growth is rampant! Just because October has arrived, it doesn't mean the garden 'closes down'!  As an amateur gardener, I am learning as I go, and this year feel I have that… Continue reading Autumn Perennials

Baking, Family Food

Raspberry Bakewell Tart

I would go so far as to say that Bakewell tart is my husband, Feargal's favourite teatime treat! Considering my love of baking and the fact that I am always trying new recipes, whenever I ask him what he would like made, it's still the traditional Bakewell Tart that he asks for time and time… Continue reading Raspberry Bakewell Tart

Baking, Family Food

Lemon & Lime Drizzle Cake

I'm very partial to Lemon Drizzle Cake and have posted one of my favourites on here previously.  However, I had this longing for something which included both Lemon & Lime and from that thought came up with this recipe!  Not satisfied with just having the two citrus fruits in the cake itself, I had to… Continue reading Lemon & Lime Drizzle Cake

Country Life, Garden

Springtime Blossom & Cherry Trees!

Is there any more pretty a sight at this time of year than seeing the beautiful blossom of the ornamental cherry tree?  One minute everywhere is dull and grey with skeletal trees wherever you look and then overnight there is this burst of colour! We planted the majority of trees in our garden back in… Continue reading Springtime Blossom & Cherry Trees!