Moving blogs

I know that I haven’t been blogging much here lately, I’ve decided to jump ship over to Squarespace and to move the majority of my social media over to my own name (I am still keeping my original twitter account back from my original blog, for my political ranting). The new blog is a little…

What I’ve been reading this month – October 2019

The Institute by Stephen King My rating: 4 of 5 stars For a large chunk of the book, The Institute is very much a split personality book. It starts with Tim, a disgraced ex-cop who decides to hitchhike up through the United States, to New York but gets stuck in a small southern town with…

What I’ve been working on this month – October 2019

Top to bottom, left to right – Another Good Times blanket, the run-up to Christmas is obviously not the run-up to Christmas for me, unless I’m making this blanket for someone, last year I made two. I will one day release more stuff in the shop, just gotta make that sample first. More Madrid stitching….

October 2019 Photos

Lots of walks in Richmond Park this month. Plus some by the river. And a trip to see the current exhibition in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall.

What I’ve been eating this month – October 2019

Cooking has been difficult this month, our food budget, out of necessity, has been slashed. I will always advocate that home-cooked food, is, most of the time, cheaper, but you have to have the time to go home cook that food, plus the time and the energy to commit to minutely menu planning for the…

What I’ve been eating this month – September 2019

6.9.19 Go To Fruit Cake One of the few recipes I make time and time again, is the fruit cake from Jane Brocket’s Cherry Cake and Ginger Beer, which is sadly out of print now (it is an ‘old’ book, published 2008, but it looks like you can still get second hand copies on Amazon…

September 2019 books

I’ve been continuing to work my way through The Expanse series this month, and as you can see from the reviews below, two of them were a bit of a slog, but when you’re that deep into a series, you grit your teeth and keep going. That persistence has paid off though, as the latest…

September 2019 photos

I’ve been visiting Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park, a lot, it’s looking wonderful at the moment in a sort of damp, grey, fading, atmospheric gloominess. I also visited the V&A for the recent London Design Festival, to be honest, it wasn’t my most favourite of festivals this year, hence not many photos, but there were…

What I’ve been working on the month – September 2019

Still working on that Madrid cross stitch from Pattern Design Studio. A lot of The Expanse audiobooks have been listened to whilst I’ve been stitching this, so much so, the building I’m working on (despite being something I walked past regularly when I was visiting Madrid) feels positively alien (not wanting to give spoilers, but in my…