Let’s eat cake.

I made a quick cake as we had family coming today for a Boxing day at home. It’s my go to recipe, so quick and easy to make and really rather delicious and indulgent. I thought I’d share it with you. Beetroot Brownie Cake… Ingredients – I’ve doubled the quantities as I always like to…

Christmas Eve.

So, the big day is nearly upon us, I finally got a chance to make some progress yesterday as the girl’s went to Mousehole with their Grandparents to see the christmas lights and to watch a play. I had planned to be much more organised this year and to have everything sorted by the end…

Creating Christmas traditions.

One of the wonderful things about having children is how Christmas is reborn for you in your parent capacity. The responsibility for creating the festive magic has passed to you and a good dose of that can’t help but rub off onto you too. Last weekend we went to Trerice, an Elizabethan house so full of…

Trees and frolics.

Today we bought our tree, a little earlier than usual, but Stu’s shift pattern coming up won’t allow much tree perousing so we decided to get it sorted today, whilst enjoying the beautiful sunshine, then take our time to decorate over the coming week. I have such fond memories of my Dad and I setting…

Small Business Saturday

​Today is Small Business Saturday and inspired by the lovely Catherine Caton’s Instagram post this morning I would like to share with you some of the small businesses that I follow, have bought from, plan to buy from in the future and some that I have just discovered. We all get caught up in the mass produced cheap…

House decorations

I was so excited to be able to fit a tree in the living room this year. In previous years it’s been too much of a squeeze and sadly it was outside the patio doors or in the kitchen. After a year of redecorating, ripping out, massively decluttering, December approached and Christmas started creeping in….

Christmas passes once more.

Christmas is passing once more and I find myself looking back at a magical few weeks, made more special by childhood memories brought back to life through two little girls. For the second year running we took part in the Lostwithiel Christmas Pageant, much to my little exhibitionist’s delight. Lostwithiel, the town my parents live…