Baking

Chocolate Orange Jaffa Cake

I posted a picture of this cake on my Instagram Stories last night and had lots of requests for the recipe.  I'm not a Recipe Writer but like anyone who bakes a lot, will pick and mix variations of different recipes to come up with one which will suit what I'm looking for! The benefit… Continue reading Chocolate Orange Jaffa Cake

Baking

Lemon Drizzle…My ‘Go To’ Cake

It's happened to us all... you get that call to say visitors are on their way and you have nothing in the house to give them with a cuppa!!! If you need a cake in a hurry, then this is the one to get you out of a pickle 🙂 Lemon Drizzle is one of… Continue reading Lemon Drizzle…My ‘Go To’ Cake

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

Garden

Roses – The Prettiest of Flowers!

Is there any more perfect a symbol of summertime in your garden than the heavily scented and sumptuous blooms of roses?  While they exhibit an old fashioned charm, they are suited to even the most contemporary of gardens and are the centre of attention in so many flower arrangements.  In fact, I would go so… Continue reading Roses – The Prettiest of Flowers!

Home Tour/Interiors

Country Home Style: Building Our New ‘Old’ House

The house we live in today is not in the style we had first thought up when designing our dream home.  In fact, what we wanted was something more in the Arts & Crafts style which is seen so much throughout the English Countryside.  Unfortunately, or fortunately for us, the Planners over here had different… Continue reading Country Home Style: Building Our New ‘Old’ House