Foolproof chocolate cookies

Having just spent a week stuffing our faces with pizza and gelato (Amalfi Coast blog pictures to follow...) we felt that we needed to come down slowly with some classic extreme chocolate cookies. These cookies are so easy to make - they're just a basic chocolate cookie recipe with tons of chocolate chunks. I usually … Continue reading Foolproof chocolate cookies

Bluebell obsession

How can anyone not be obsessed with bluebells at this time of year? It seems like nature has done everything x1000 this year - especially bluebells. We got our first fix over Easter at Coy Pond Gardens, which I remembered from last year had a bumper crop. Didn't disappoint this time round! Still, I'd heard … Continue reading Bluebell obsession

Sunny afternoon at Blue Pool

It feels like ages since we've been to Blue Pool - one of those places you forget a bit about when thinking of nice walks. In our heads we haven't been for years but we actually last went almost exactly a year ago. Synchronised swimmers! I love how every time the light changes, the colour … Continue reading Sunny afternoon at Blue Pool

April Flowers

It feels like spring has come around so suddenly this year. In reality of course it's been warming up for weeks and wild flowers have been popping up all over the place. I've been cracking my camera out at every opportunity, particularly since a week after I took this picture... https://www.instagram.com/p/BSRgA-xA8zk/?taken-by=annarayers ... all the little … Continue reading April Flowers

The perfect weekend

It doesn't take much to make a perfect weekend if you think about it in "list" terms: Loved ones Sunshine Beautiful scenery But it all comes down to timing of course. This weekend my parents and the pooch came to stay, and we were blessed with the warmest, sunniest weather of the year so far. … Continue reading The perfect weekend

Lulworth Cove at sunset

All week I've been hoping for a pretty sunset - it had been quite promising with plenty of sunny days and just the right amount of clouds. We headed off to Lulworth Cove on Tuesday evening for a little walk, with fingers crossed for some nice skies as the sun set. Unfortunately there were too … Continue reading Lulworth Cove at sunset

Sunshine lemon cupcakes

I found myself at a bit of a loose end last night, with no real plans, an itch to do something "creative" and of course a craving for something sweet (standard of an evening). The perfect solution was to bake! But let's be honest, when isn't cake the answer to all of life's problems? I've … Continue reading Sunshine lemon cupcakes