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

A short stop in Swanage

I had a few days off last week, with grand plans of sunrise trips to Durdle Door; night excursions to try out some star photography somewhere nice and dark... so of course it poured with rain and I immediately got a cold. (I think this is actually recognised - something like "leisure sickness" when stress … Continue reading A short stop in Swanage

Lazy creme egg brownies

Sometimes when it comes to baking you just have to cheat and crack out a box mix. The trouble with box mixes is that they ALWAYS taste better than anything I can come up with, no matter how fancy the ingredients. This time I was making a couple of batches to bring into work on … Continue reading Lazy creme egg brownies

An afternoon in Stourhead and Shaftesbury

It's definitely warming up in the UK, with temperatures hot enough that I no longer need to "double jumper". We woke up to fog, but the promise of sunshine later in the day, so decided to make the hour trip to Stourhead for a wander around the gardens. Maybe it's just my ignorance but I feel … Continue reading An afternoon in Stourhead and Shaftesbury

Easy mini egg cupcakes

Everyone needs a quick recipe for something to satisfy those chocolate cravings which you can ACTUALLY make out of ingredients in your cupboard. My brother used to make hot chocolate and freeze it, just to have something solid and chocolate flavoured. These cakes fit the same definition of "something chewable which tastes like chocolate but … Continue reading Easy mini egg cupcakes