Apple pie is good. Great comfort food for this time of the year. Homemade apple pie is always best. Warm apple pie, slight crunch to the not overly sweetened filling wrapped in flaky sweet pastry. Is there anything better?  For me there really isn’t.  I just adore homemade apple pie. It’s been a goal of mine for a very long time has to make an apple pie just like my Nan used to. They were delicious. Every month whilst at university my parents would visit with a care package. The best thing contained in that care package was one of… View Post

I know it’s not quite the end of the month but I thought I would show you some of the things that have been making me happy this month.  These are my five favourites for January, five things I love. First up on my list of things I love has to be this pretty Cath Kidston sausage dog dessert plate.  I just love it to bits and there are some gorgeous other items in the sausage dog collection.  I just adore how the macaroons match the colours of the plate.  It was if they were made for each other.  This… View Post

Cath Kidston. Brightens my life. The pretty quirky designs just make me smile.  It is so hard to believe how a brand can make me feel this way. I think it’s very fair to say the weather has been a little grim these past few weeks in the UK. We haven’t exactly had a bright and cheery start to the year.  The country as a whole has been rained down on by repeated rain storms. Day after day the start of the year saw nothing but rain and very grey skies.  Sadly some parts of the country really have been… View Post

I love cooking and baking.  I really enjoy making homemade food for my family and friends.  I enjoy spending an afternoon in the kitchen preparing a tasty meal but there are also time when I want and quick and easy dish that hits the taste buds just right.  I adore making both sweet and savoury meals.  When I am entertaining I want to give my guests a quick and easy starter that I can prepare in advance.  There are also other times when I want a quick, easy and tasty meal.  A meal that is light yet tasty.  A meal… View Post

I hoping that by looking at this blog you have an understanding of my tea drinking habits. I like a strong breakfast tea, I’m not one for Earl Grey or green teas just a typically British builders tea. I’ll admit I drink way too much tea. Being a large tea drinker I have a little obsession with afternoon tea. When I turned 40, three years ago. We went out for afternoon tea. I loved it! There is something about sitting down to a nice cup of tea with cakes and dainty sandwiches.  There is also something about pretty about having afternoon tea… View Post

We are 7 weeks short of our 3 year anniversary of moving to Wales. I love it here. I can honestly say I’ve never been so happy in all my life than I have been here living by the sea. Things are changing. I’ve had a few extra health issues of late. Big issues. Health issues that need to be I’vecome quickly as they have had a profound effect upon my health and life. They are also having effects on the kids as I am worried about what the future holds. We live such a far distance from hospitals here.… View Post

I absolutely love handbags.  I cannot remember the last time I didn’t use one.  I’m certainly not one of these women who put their purse and phone in their pockets and head on out for the day.  I just cannot go out without my handbag as I like to have things with me that I may need during the day.  I like to have things with me that I may not need.  What I’m trying to say is that I must have ‘stuff’ with me at all time when I leave the house.  Now my idea of what is important… View Post

Yes, you read that right. I’m disowning my daughter. After nearly 12 years of her in my life I can take no more. Her behaviour last night was unforgivable. You see, she dunked a biscuit in her tea. I walked in to the lounge and caught her doing it. Dunking that rich tea biscuit in that gorgeous cup of tea. I nearly keeled over right where I was standing. Such a waste of beautiful tea. I just don’t know where this behaviour had come from. Is it in her genes?  Her Father dunked biscuits. It disgusted me every time he… View Post