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Praise the Lord! I know that spring is here, although the weather is not quite in agreement, yet, but at least it’s getting its act together. Springtime heralds the dawn of new things, new beginnings, less layers, and lovely vegetables, … Continue reading
Oh my! It’s that Valentines time of year again! It really couldn’t be colder or more miserable weather-wise if you’re feeling single and sad and your love life is lacking, and the gentle whisper of red envelope as it alights … Continue reading
Flippin’ ‘eck! I can’t believe it’s nearly the middle of February already, at least it means that winter is on its way out and it won’t be long until Spring. But first we must get through the madness of Valentine’s … Continue reading
I know everyone’s talking about it but God, it’s been cold and there’s literally no getting away from it. What to do in these arctic conditions? Buy an electric blanket? Check. If my memory serves me correctly, about this time … Continue reading
Well, er, no … not quite, but it does look lovely on your front door. And it’s made from natural edible herbs and fruit. I’m talking about my latest brainchild – the rosemary, orange and oregano Christmas wreath! This weekend’s … Continue reading
It’s that time of the year again: the leaves are falling, it’s getting colder, the clocks have just gone back and the nights are drawing in, time to up the tog count of your duvet. Just around the corner is … Continue reading
I’ve just got back from an all too short but perfectly formed holiday in Italy. A friend and I stayed in Sorrento which is a great base from which to see the Amalfi coast. I’d always vowed to spend more … Continue reading
There’s no doubt about it, summer 2012 was a complete wash out weather-wise, the wettest summer in 100 years, so some say. Back in April, filled with hope, I planted some lovely veg. The crop was disappointing, so I can’t … Continue reading
I’ve just spent a day with a good friend and a load of nettles and I didn’t even get stung. What I did do, was get out in the fresh air, indulge in a spot of foraging – so on … Continue reading