Category Archives: My Life

Thomas the Tank Engine 2nd Birthday Party

Following on from my cupcake blog I thought I’d show a couple of pictures of our decorations. We hung pictures in our apple tree, my husband made a station sign for our front door, we had Thomas music and a … Continue reading

Share
Posted in My Life, Random | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Thomas & Friends at George’s Birthday Party

My baby boy turns 2 this week and we threw him a party. He is totally Thomas the Tank Engine mad and so it wasn’t hard to choose a theme. I went cupcake crazy and made 40 Thomas cupcakes which … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Cakes, Food Thoughts & Nutrition, My Life, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

How to Pipe Icing

Next week is my little boy’s 2nd birthday party and I’ve been planning to make some fancy cupcakes. However, I’ve never used a proper piping bag before and I’ve been watching youtube videos to teach myself how to pipe icing! … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Cakes, Food Thoughts & Nutrition, My Life | Tagged | 1 Comment

Mock Trifle

On our wedding anniversay my husband and I went for a walk by the creek. When we came across some huge blackberry bushes we couldn’t resist picking some.   On our anniversay we always cook each other a special meal. My husband … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Food Thoughts & Nutrition, My Life, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Gilberts – My Local Baker

My local baker is only a short walk away, Baby G and I usually make a trip once a week to stock up on their speciality bread. Sadly they have been shut for their summer holidays but they are open … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Food Thoughts & Nutrition, My Life, Recommended Products | Tagged | 1 Comment

Cooking with Lavender

Once upon a time I would never have thought you could cook with lavender. Then over the last few years I came across lavender as a seasoning: Lavender bread sold in Picnic Fayre delicatessen in Cley Next The Sea, Norfolk. … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Food Thoughts & Nutrition, My Life | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Cookie’s Crab Shop

Rewind a week and we were celebrating my birthday. As well as the gorgeous cake I talked about yesterday we ate a smoked fish dinner from Cookies Crab Shop in Salthouse, North Norfolk – a favourite of Stephen Fry’s, read … Continue reading

Share
Posted in My Life, Recommended Products | Tagged , | 1 Comment

30 Favourite Foods

It’s my 30th birthday this week and so I thought a list of my 30 favourite foods would be an interesting exercise. Here are a random list of 30 foods I really love: Chocolate eclairs with patisserie cream (proper French … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Food Thoughts & Nutrition, My Life, Random | 1 Comment

Baking for Babies

After my first baby baking experience my Mum decided to make biscuits with Baby G. It was good fun, and messy, but we were surprised by how much he loved the biscuits. For days after all the biscuits were eaten he … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Cooking with kids, My Life, Recipes | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

A Feast of Photos at the Beach

      During last week’s heat wave we enjoyed plenty of time at the beach. We live right where the river Thames becomes the seaside. My parents’ beach hut gives us a great base to enjoy the sun, sea and sand. … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Feast of photos, My Life | 2 Comments