Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Room of Shame

So here’s the full post. I generally craft in my spare room. I’m lucky to have it, but it’s generally full of piles of stuff everywhere…. like so: It wasn’t very inspiring, and I had random bags with bits from different old projects, new bits of material, scraps of material………….. MESS! So it was definitely […]

Moustachetastic Neck Warmer

This weekend we go away on holiday. Whooooooop! I’m just a little excited. We’re spending a few days in San Diego, then flying up to Portland, spending a few days there and meeting a friend of ours, driving up to Seattle, spending some time there including a trip up to Whistler for some skiing! It’s […]

The Room of Shame: Box tags for organising and sorting.

Our spare room is a source of great shame to me. It’s full of junk and random crafting supplies. When people come to stay I have to try and clear enough room so they can get to the bed, then it just gets messy again. A messy space is just not helpful when it comes […]

For my “Tweetheart”

The first very Valentines Day that my husband and I were together, I was just about recovering after having been in bed for over a week with Glandular fever. Unpleasant. I had looked like a swamp monster with squinty puffy eyes, and couldn’t stay awake for more than 5 minutes….. and we had only been […]


Today…. it is Pancake Day. Or technically, Shrove Tuesday. A day where it is pretty much necessary to eat pancakes until you feel a bit sick. My standard recipe is Delia’s: Basic Pancake Batter Recipe – taken from Delia Smith’s Complete Cookery Course Ingredients 110g/4oz plain flour a pinch of salt 2 large eggs 200ml/7floz […]

Ginger and Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Putting vegetables in cake makes it healthy right? Even though it has chocolate in it too? That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Much like every other time I bake… I added a little something extra when making these cakes…….. Ginger! Ginger and Chocolate Chip Cupcakes Recipe – adapted from Red Velvet Chocolate Heartache […]

Lemony Smoked Paprika Hummous

Work really gets in the way of my life. Well…. that, and that we went to Switzerland last weekend…………………….. ……………..and did some skiing, and for the first time in 3 visits…. I did not come back with an injury! Wooo! (previously I have hurt my shoulder, and then the next time we went I caught […]