Norfolk Minibreak…

We always try to go away for our birthdays. It used to be: go away for Shaun’s in October and again for mine in November but with the wedding and house being a money sponge the last couple of years we’ve gone away in between! This year we were thinking of going to St Ives…

Anna, Clifton Village

Happy Weekend everyone! I do hope it stays lovely and cold until Christmas! This is just a quick hello, and quick get to ANNA asap! Based in the heart of Clifton Village their macarons and pastries are freshly made on the premises. They’ve partnered with Extract Coffee; a Bristol based company that specialises in seasonal blends with striking…

Daylesford, Kingham

Daylesford has been one of my favourite places to visit for a long time, no matter how many times I go I’m inspired every time! The run up to Christmas is probably one of my favourite times to go. The simple decorations are magical! If you’ve been before you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about…

Bonfire Night

As a child I hated bonfire night as I didn’t like the loud fireworks! Luckily I now don’t mind the ‘bangs’, and actually love Bonfire Night! Nothing better than getting wrapped up really warm and going to stand round a fire, watching pretty things in the sky!! I’ve thought of hosting a bonfire night although…

Weekends, Brunch & Lots of veg!

Weekends are all about the lie ins with cups of tea in bed, and generally taking things slower! I always get that Friday feeling and love to think up things to do! This laid back approach doesn’t always happen! As we’ve got a million and one things to do to the house, with lots of it being…

Sundays

The time has come to put the BBQ away and bring back the Sunday roasts!!! Sundays are all about long, rambling walks finished off with big lunches. Our roasts are never really ‘traditional’ as we just love Yorkshire puddings, they are served regardless.  Plus Shaun seems to think he’s a chef as the one thing he can…

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…

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…