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

Tea. The most important part of my morning routine is drinking tea.  I just can’t face the world before I have consumed at least 5 buckets of tea. To me tea is the best thing ever discovered.  Legend says tea was discovered quite by accident over 5000 years ago.  The Chinese Emperor Shen Nung was overthrown and was banished to a remote corner of Southern China. Due to poverty all he had to drink was hot water  One day to his surprise a gust of wind blew some leaves from a nearby tree into his pot of boiling water.  The… View Post