Wonderful Wednesday 12 December 2018

These pics were actually taken a few weeks ago – but not in summer as they might seem – just back in early November when we had that random heatwave. Feels like a distant memory now though as I’m snuggled up listening to Christmas music on my lovely Roberts digital radio (thanks Mr. Roast Chicken…

Wonderful Wednesday 7 November 2018

Hello one and all, and welcome to another Wonderful Wednesday. I’m in my stride at the moment, and a lot of that has to do with this being a lovely time of year. It’s all about new beginnings and throwing out the old. Like the trees, it’s a good time to reflect on the past…

Wonderful Wednesday 31 October 2018

Wonderful Wednesday has rolled around again, and I’ve been a little haphazard with it, sometimes scribbling away regularly and other times leaving big chunks in between my musings. These last few weeks have been the latter. But it does feel good to list the lovely. Namely: 1. The nip in the air. THE best time…

Cassoulet

We eat the Hairy Bikers’ Great Sausage Casserole a LOT. But now I look back at the recipe, I realise mine has morphed away from their original version. This time, I made my version of the sausage casserole, but added a layer of breadcrumbs, after eating the most DELICIOUS cassoulet at my mum’s. I’m not…

Wonderful Wednesday 19 September 2018

Oh Lake District you continue to delight and revitalise me. When I’m down in the dumps, knackered, grumpy or frustrated (or all of the above) you never fail to bring a smile to my little face. There has NEVER been a time when I haven’t come away from you feeling better. Even though your main…

Carrot and Courgette Salad

I bought these courgettes on a little wander through my local allotment, where the gardeners often leave their produce next to an honesty box for anyone who wants fresh, truly local vegetables. I was looking for an accompaniment to a delicious Beef Stifado (sorry we ate it too quickly to blog!) but here‘s a good…

Roast Veg and Egg Traybake Hash

Noone’s got any time, have they? I was going to start this post by bemoaning my own lack of time but since it’s an affliction which effects everyone, I’ll just go straight in and say this is SUPER easy and SUPER yum 🙂 I can’t decide whether the star of the show was the fresh…

Oat, Almond and Chocolate Energy Balls

Have energy balls gone out of fashion? Just like the smoothie obsession, which I was late to, the smoothie bowl wave (which I did not get on board with), energy balls seem to be dying a death. Or maybe that’s because everyone now knows how to make them. Anyhoo – I’ve made a couple in…

Wonderful Wednesday 1 August 2018

And it’s a particularly wonderful one, as I’m just back from a good, restful week away in the sun which did me the WORLD of good. We haven’t had a hot holiday for ages, so this recent escape to Northern France was mucho welcome. I even have tanned feet. FEET! Here’s what I particularly loved:…

Wonderful Wednesday 18 July 2018

Hola one and all! How are we all? I hope everyone who reads this is spending time enjoying the little happy things. They’re what make the world go round, don’t ya know? Here’s what’s been tickling me lately: 1. A sweet evening reading with the window open. To be honest, I was daydreaming more than…

Wonderful Wednesday 20 June 2018

It’s still important to make note of the little things 🙂 Here’s what’s made me happy this week: 1. Time. I feel like my life has calmed down a lot lately. I’m no longer chasing my tail and feel I have more time. We’ve made a family decision that, within the bounds of our comparatively…

Wonderful Wednesday 30 May 2018

Hello and welcome to another Wonderful Wednesday! Without further ado, here’s what’s been bringing a smile to my little face this week: 1. Iced coffee. I’m not sure I really like coffee. I like the idea of it. I LOVE the smell of it. But after I’ve taken a deep inhale of that wonderful aroma…