Cola cupcakes. Sounds a little strange but oh my. How gorgeous they are. Last week I just needed an afternoon in the kitchen. I needed to mess around and play with a recipe until I had created a mouthful of yumminess. I think I ended up creating the yummy cupcakes I was looking for. It’s a recipe I’m really liking and can’t wait to make these little beauties again. Not quite sure why I added cola to a chocolate cake recipe but it gave them s lovely caramel taste which complemented the salted peanut frosting rather well. To make these… View Post

Back in July of 2012 be we finally became members of English Heritage.  We had been members of The National Trust for a number of years and it is fair to say that we had certainly used our membership to the full.  I soon discovered that there were so many other places we would be able to visit locally if we took up membership with English Heritage too.  Our first place of call was the pretty Shropshire town of Much Wenlock and Wenlock Priory. The Anglo-Saxon monastery dates back to around 680 and is situated in the picturesque town on Much… View Post

I’ve spoken about this a few times on the blog but I am currently renovating my home.  When I moved in the style was very 1980’s and like most people we are on a limited budget.  I’m not somebody who does white/cream/beige throughout my house.  I like a little colour and like a statement wall.  As an alternative for wallpaper I have considered wall murals which are relatively inexpensive and can easily be adhered to the wall with little DIY expertise. Wall murals are great for small rooms, as well as larger surfaces and they can dramatically change the design… View Post

If you’ve been thinking about refurbishing your kitchen, the chances are that you’ve considered a number of different styles. Modern, minimalist kitchens look sleek and are easy to clean, but they are not very practical if you have a family to feed and wants lots of dedicated space for storage and cooking. Industrial-style kitchens, which were fashionable last season, are better set ups, but they can be a bit oppressive when you want somewhere to hang out and relax. This season, traditional kitchens are coming back. They’re warm, comfortable, inviting spaces that really live up to their reputation as the… View Post

This month has been a little more productive blog wise and has been filled with more adventures than January was.  I really think hard work is paying off.  It’s certainly brought some new things in to my life like the first item on my list of things I am loving this month. MacBook One of my blogging goad this year was to save up any money I made blogging and purchase a MacBook. This month I chased up a few invoices I was due and I purchased this little beauty. I am so happy with this purchase and wonder now… View Post