Sneak peak – more Lisa Congdon inspiration

I’m still working through Lisa Congdon’s creative boot camp over on Creativebug. This week has been about colour, particularly about the effect of muting various colours with white. The piece above was inspired by her work. The creative boot camp has been perfect timing for, what for me, is a really difficult time of year…

5 things I liked this week – 13.1.17

1. Sherlock, oh Sherlock! I have, of course, been watching the new series, I quite liked the first episode, bah humbug to all the whingy people (mainly TV reviewers in the media, from as far as I could see) who didn’t like it but I absolutely loved the second episode. I know it’s ‘fashionable’ not…

On the menu – sugar and spice

Tuesday A whole new world of hot drinks has opened up to me, since K got me an aeroccino for my birthday and one of the drinks I thought I’d try was a turmeric latte. In case you’ve been living under a rock or maybe just possibly sensibly ignoring the endless round of latest ‘it’ foods,…

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson My rating: 4 of 5 stars I picked up this book after seeing a series of tweets from Jon Ronson, the first a joke that he’d been ignored from the New Year’s Honours List again, I saw the tweet and it was very clearly a self deprecating…

Sneak peak – Creative Boot Camp

I mentioned on Friday that I was doing Creativebug’s Creative Boot Camp, this is the latest thing I’ve done. I’m having lots of fun with it.

5 things I liked this week – 6.1.17

1.It was my birthday this week, S made me a lovely victoria sponge (one of her specialities). 2. K got me an Aeroccino to go with the Nespresso machine that I bought myself for my birthday last year. It’s lovely and now I can make cappuccinos and frothy hot chocolate, yum. 3. There’s a new…

On the menu – more Molly On The Range

Friday My love for the Molly On The Range book continues, any book with three macaroni cheese recipes is a good book in my opinion. This one is Gruyere Mac and Cheese with Caramelised Onions and it was delicious. The onions were cooked in lots of butter over the lowest of heats for 40 minutes,…

Christmas at Kew 2016

We decided to go and celebrate New Year’s Eve by visiting Christmas at Kew, this was mine and the kids third visit, we’d been the last two years and K’s second visit. Christmas at Kew is definitely something that is worth keep going back to but (sorry I’m going to be a bit of a…

2016 Books

I read 54 books this year, my Goodreads challenge was for 50 books, so I managed to beat it, yay. It’s nowhere near how many books I read in 2015 though, a massive 88, but 2015 was a pretty remarkable year reading wise, I had a lot of time where I couldn’t do that much…