Category Archives: Handmade & Homemade

A quiet weekend in

It has snowed all day today – and it’s really really cold – but sadly, the snow is not settling. More is due to fall over the next few days. We’ll see. Right now, the wind is howling outside. You … Continue reading

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Christmas 2012 – our handmade card

A labour of love. We’re extremely pleased with our cards. We think they’re lovely (and we got great feedback from lucky recipients, so it’s not just us). We had, quite early on, settled for a photographic design this year. And when … Continue reading

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Nice weather for ducks

The severe flooding we’ve been experiencing across the country over the last few days meant that we were unable to go down to Cornwall for the weekend. Bye bye relaxing weekend away, spa treatments, walks by the sea… Hello London. … Continue reading

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Muffins, coffee and cleaning – last weekend in a nutshell!

A great exhibition on Saturday. More house cleaning (what’s got into us recently?). We removed the secondary glazing in the living room to give the windows a good clean. Daylight. At last. And until we get the curtains back from the dry … Continue reading

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A blast from the Arctic

The temperature plummeted this weekend as we experienced a ‘short Arctic blast’. The clocks went back. We used our extra hour wisely, cleaning the kitchen tiles, sorting and re-arranging the spice rack. You may snigger…  but the kitchen looks brighter and tidier… … Continue reading

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The quietest weekend – October 2012

Last weekend was my quietest weekend in ages. I can’t believe how beautifully autumnal it was out there and grrrrr, I was unable to make the most of it. I wasn’t well. I stayed at home. Caught up with stuff on demand. Slept lots. … Continue reading

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Weekend brunch – guinea fowl eggs on sourdough bread

I do like my eggs. I tend to treat myself to a decadent duck egg scramble every Christmas. And whilst duck eggs are now commonly found on supermarket shelves, more exciting options have started to appear… such as guinea fowl … Continue reading

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Weekend baking: cabbage, frank and tomato muffins

Yep. I know. That’s got to be the weirdest thing I’ve ever baked. But you know what? They were actually okay. So okay in fact that I can see myself making them again. So there you go. By the way, … Continue reading

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Brunch – posh eggs and beans on toast, May 2012

Really easy to make and extremely tasty. With a bit of heat. That was the perfect brunch to kick start our long weekend.

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A weekend of baking

We baked this weekend. We, as in the royal ‘we’. We made Dan Lepard’s danish pastries. The verdict was… ‘not bad for a first attempt’. I like that. I like that a lot. It means there will be other attempts. I … Continue reading

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