Banana Cake

Ok, so this isn’t a healthy recipe I’m afraid just another super easy tasty one, which is perfect for when you have those damn bananas left over that are going browner by the second!! Banana cake is one of my favourites as it reminds me of travelling in Australia – I practically lived on it for months!…

Bloom & Wild

Last Friday I found myself in a tricky situation… A full on day at work with no chance to get to a florist! “It’s mum’s birthday Saturday what am I going to do?” I had seen quite a few people on Instagram using  Bloom & Wild – they provide gorgeous arrangements that come via the postman, fit through…

Caramelised Red Onion Sausage Rolls

You will start to see a pattern emerging with my favourite recipes… They’re all really easy, super quick, yet totally delish!! I am rather impatient and as much as I love cooking and baking, I like for the ingredients and recipes to not be too complicated… These sausage rolls have been enjoyed by many and…

The Kings Arms, Didmarton

I would love to live in the Cotswolds, there is something about it, but with my husband’s family business being only 10 minutes away it’s not going to happen – marriage is all about compromise right?  It’s not all bad as we can be there in about 40 mins so I do like to spend…

Honeymoon – Capo La Gala Hotel, Sorrento

For honeymoon we wanted the opposite to what I can imagine most people want…. Short trip away with a short haul flight! For one I am the BIGGEST home bird, never one to be away for long (went travelling for a year, I was home in 2 months!) and we didn’t fancy a great long…

Back to it….

So… I kept saying: I must get back into writing my blog! Months have passed with not even a glance at the poor thing. So I told myself, and anyone else who would listen to me that after the wedding I will get back to it! So… Hi, I’m back! Not much has changed; still…

Christmas Wrapping

Christmas is an art in it’s self! Everyone does is differently… From multi coloured lights to blue lights to white lights and then there are warm white and cold white lights. It goes on and on. None of which is right or wrong it’s just what suits you, your family and your home. For me its got…

Christmas Wreaths!

For the last 3 years I have soooo wanted to do a wreath making workshop and make my own creation! However I’ve never actually got round to it. This year it happened! The evening was arranged in October and I started to get excited, so naturally started hunting through pinterest for ideas! The dark, wintery Friday evening arose, and…

Chocolate Brownies

Whenever we go anywhere I’ll always ask “can I bring anything?” The response… Ooo you’re brownies!! Picnics, dinner parties, the polo, afternoon tea, baby showers, hen parties they have made an appearance at them all! And I really can’t take any credit. They are the easiest things to bake and use all ingredients which are…

A New Addition

Here at HL we have a new recruit called Ted.  He is a Border Terrier and is 8 weeks old! Having both grown up with dogs in the home, we decided we couldn’t bare our home with out a little scruff anymore. We had both said we wanted a small dog and both loved the border…