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Countryside, winter

Christmas cottage

It’s been a while as I’ve been busy moving, renovating a cottage, having a baby and getting married (yep a busy few months!). It’s cold in our cottage today, 16 degrees as our radiator has broken in the living room, so me and Tabitha (my daughter) are snuggled under a blanket. I am hoping this… Continue reading Christmas cottage

hygge, lifestyle

Candles and Cottages: Why I choose Parks London

I’ve been a fan of candles ever since I can remember. Some of my earliest memories are of candles my Mother used to burn in our house in Avebury Wiltshire during the summer months to bring the freshness of the outdoors inside and in the winter to bring a feeling of coziness and relaxation to… Continue reading Candles and Cottages: Why I choose Parks London

Baking with Lucy

Norwegian waffles with cherry blossom jam

I’ve been making these since 2010 when I first visited Norway and experienced these delicious things at my university friends in Oslo. Mine are slightly adapted and made lactose free. You will need to buy a waffle maker for this recipe. I’d suggest the same as mine which is relatively inexpensive (under £20, you can… Continue reading Norwegian waffles with cherry blossom jam

Baking with Lucy

Wisteria Jam Fairy Cakes

Wisteria is a well known beautiful flower that often grows across the side of houses and walls. It can also be grown as a tree and if you didn’t know already, be used (in part) to make a very floral jam! Whilst the majority of the plant is toxic and it should be handled with… Continue reading Wisteria Jam Fairy Cakes

Baking with Lucy

Cherry Blossom Jam

I’ve wanted to make cherry blossom jam for the last few years and every time I’ve got around to making it, I’ve either had bad luck with the blossom or it’s been to late in the year. Today when we got back from a trip into Oxford I noticed all the blossom was blowing off… Continue reading Cherry Blossom Jam

Countryside

Welcoming Spring

This month we are welcoming the first day of spring on the 21st which is a Saturday, a day which I am sure I’m not alone in welcoming with open arms! There have already been lots of signs that it is well on its way with the abundance of snowdrops and crocuses poking their heads… Continue reading Welcoming Spring