When you think back on all of the delicious meals you have enjoyed over the span of your life, it’s likely that your run-of-the-mill mid-week lunch is not one of those list toppers. Often, our lunches that we carry with us to our offices are quickly thrown together the night before, and usually consist of easy-made recipes of leftover meat sandwiches and what we may constitute as “salad”. Boring, to say the least! Thankfully, technology has been advancing to aid us in every aspect of life, including our outlook on an office luncheon. Gone are the days of the business… View Post

Last week my dad took me out for Afternoon tea as a belated Christmas present.  I think its fair to say that I do like afternoon tea.  I have been luck to have been out for afternoon tea a number of times and every experience has been enjoyable but the top layer of treats have been varied and so delicious.  Its really hard to pick my favourite spread.  We had afternoon tea at Dunsley Hall hotel which is near Kinver in South Staffordshire. The old manor house which has been converted in to a hotel is stunning both inside and out… View Post

One simple thing I love to brighten my day is a bunch of fresh flowers. One thing I find is that they don’t often last long.  Flowers in my opinion should last about a week as to be honest its not much to ask especially when some bouquets can be a little on the pricey side to last less than 7 days.  These are some tips I have discovered on how to make flowers last longer. 1 Cut Steams At An Angle One simple tip is to change the water your flowers are in every couple of days and at… View Post

One of my goals this year for my blog is to post more consistently.  In order to do that I need to get myself a little more organised with my posting schedule.  My first step this weekend was to brain storm for some blog post ideas.  I think if I have a list of post ideas to hand it will be much easier to post more frequently.  The key being to plan, plan, plan! As much as I find some technology useful in life, deep down I’m an old fashioned pen and paper girl and I much prefer to use… View Post

I learnt to knit when I was about 7 or 8 and to be honest all I ever knit was scarfs.  Back and forth I would go with no real aim.  I started to crochet about the same time and found I much preferred to crochet than knit.  A few years ago I was speaking to a friend who could knit and she was telling me about how she knitting a pair of socks.  Right then I decided I wanted to be knitting socks! From then until now I have being stopping and starting again trying to knit socks.  But… View Post

Late last year on a sunny October morning we went on a day trip along the Cambrian coast to the seaside town of Criccieth. Criccieth is a beautiful seaside town with 2 lovely beaches which are separated by 13th Century Castle perched high on a rocky peninsula overlooking Tremadog Bay in North Wales. We walked from the train station down to the south beach, a walk of around 10 minutes down to the sea front.  Although it was October the skies were blue and there wasn’t really much wind.  We paid our entry fee to the castle and started the climb… View Post

I love afternoon tea and I don’t really need much of an excuse to have afternoon tea. In December I took a day trip to Derbyshire to take a look at the Christmas decorations and have afternoon tea at Chatsworth House.  Each year Chatsworth decorate the inside the house using a specific theme.  This year it was all about the Nutcracker.  The whole of the house was spectacularly decorated with many Christmas trees and Nutcrackers. After touring the decorated house we went to the old stable block which has now been converted in to a cafe and gift shop.  Our table… View Post