Raspberry Bakewell cake

I thought I would share this post again, as it still remains a firm favourite. For the past few months, I have been playing around with different recipes to find my signature cake. Something I could be really good at and was easy to make and delicious at the same time. Sounds easy, I hear […]

An All Time High

Here we are at the beginning of 2017, resolutions abound, somewhat bright eyed (not too much, it was a late night) and poised for a new start. The chimes of Big Ben at midnight signify the out with the old and in with the new although I’m not quite ready to let go of last year just yet. I […]

It’s In The Job Description!

Just when you are thinking your child is growing up too fast, they do something that says I still need you mum! Today,  my daughter went with three friends to Alton Towers, which is approximately 20 miles away from our house. Nothing wrong in that I hear you cry! She has been many times before […]

Where in the world…?

You have a chance to take an all expenses paid trip to anywhere in the world for three months. Where would you go and why? If I could choose anywhere in the world to go all expenses paid, it would have to be Bora Bora, in the South Pacific. I would fly first class to […]

100 Years Young!

Yesterday, my parents took my Nan to her sister Anne’s birthday party. She was 100 years old! My Nan is 97 years old. If this is down to genes, then yippee! My Nan and her sister don’t see each other as often as they would like, albeit both are generally in good health. They had a […]

You must remember this…

Last weekend was the 1940’s event at Churnet Valley and unfortunately I was unable to attend.  I have been thinking a lot about last years event so I thought I would re-blog this post. I love vintage, especially the 1940’s era. The hair, the clothes, the music all make up a little bit of a passion for me! […]

Blind Dates

A friend of mine recently went on a blind date. This was arranged by her work colleague and the chap in question was her brother-in-law. Text messages were exchanged between them and a date, time and place was set. Date day came around and she set off for the neutral meeting place, full of nerves […]

My Top 10 Chick Flick Movies

What makes a good chick flick a great chick flick? What is it that makes us watch them over and over? We know every line, we can sing along to all the songs. We all wanted to be Baby Houseman and do ‘the lift’ with Patrick Swayze! Who didn’t want to be Julia Roberts in […]

Raspberry Bakewell cake

I thought I would share this post again, as it still remains a firm favourite. For the past few months, I have been playing around with different recipes to find my signature cake. Something I could be really good at and was easy to make and delicious at the same time. Sounds easy, I hear […]

A Country Walk

There is something about being in the countryside that is good for the soul. Last Sunday, hubby, teenager, toddler and I took the dog for a walk. It was a perfect summer morning and we headed for a wooded area not far from us,  unfortunately known locally as “the butts”! The weather was fantastic, no […]