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!

Travel

Gastronomic Weekend Trip to Ludlow (Shropshire)

Feargal and I celebrated 20 years married back in November, and to mark the occasion we went on a weekend break to our favourite place; Ludlow in Shropshire. We made our first ever trip to Ludlow back in the Summer of 2014 and this year's visit was our fourth!  When I tell friends and family… Continue reading Gastronomic Weekend Trip to Ludlow (Shropshire)

Family Food

Crispy Fried Chicken (Easy Peasy!!)

A few weeks ago, I posted a recipe for my Sweet & Sour Chicken Fakeaway which many of you have made and even added your own little twists to! I'm always delighted when I get feedback on the recipes I post so please keep them coming. This is another one of those recipes which is… Continue reading Crispy Fried Chicken (Easy Peasy!!)

Entertaining

The Easy Art of Entertaining (My Style)

We love to entertain in this house and have been doing it for many years and so at this stage, I like to think we have the art of looking after guests fairly well sussed!!  As I work full-time, I don't get to have people over as often as I would like but when we… Continue reading The Easy Art of Entertaining (My Style)