Lifestyle, Things I Love

My Favourite Candles

Now that Summer is coming to an end, I find myself thinking about the longer evenings of Autumn which always just seem to sneak up on you without you knowing!  This is my favourite season of the year and there is nothing I love more than just as the light starts to fade of getting… Continue reading My Favourite Candles

Baking, Family Food

Teatime Treats – Mini Raspberry Bakewells

There is nothing nicer to enjoy with a cup of tea of an evening (or any time of the day really!!) than a homemade Raspberry Bakewell.  For those of you who like to stick to tradition, you could of course replace the raspberry jam/topping with cherry jam and glace cherries. Apologies for the mix in… Continue reading Teatime Treats – Mini Raspberry Bakewells

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!

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!

Lifestyle, Travel

La Dolce Vita – Weekend in Rome

We got married in Rome in 1997 and so it will always have a special place in our hearts.  We have been back a number of times since then but until last weekend it had been eight years since our last visit... Weekend city breaks abroad have been few and far between for us over… Continue reading La Dolce Vita – Weekend in Rome