I have a real weakness for Pinterest. It keeps my over active mind engaged in the evenings especially at the moment when there is little on television apart from sport. I rarely pin recipes as many of the Pinners I... Continue Reading →
The worst thing about blogs and twitter is that I get lured in and at this time of year feel a need to do all the Christmassy domestic things. However bitter experience has taught me that this is just ridiculous... Continue Reading →
It's funny how the smallest achievement can give you a huge sense of satisfaction and bring a smile to your face. Making four jars of strawberry jams was one of those achievements. This is the second lot of jam this... Continue Reading →
Well it's not really praline as I believe that is something altogether different but it's what we call this recipe in my family. It is very like a refrigerator cake although less ingredients. It is my youngest son's absolute favourite... Continue Reading →
... I know it's not that revolutionary but for me it is a huge achievement. My track record on preserves in recent years has been disastrous. There was the marmalade which burnt and had black bits in it and last... Continue Reading →
...eating it - well for me. I don't have a problem eating vegetables, or fruit, I love them. My problem is that I am a creature of habit and routine and I am rubbish at doing things differently. I am... Continue Reading →
I am beginning to think of myself as almost a real allomenteer (is that a word?) or veg grower as I have my first glut - courgettes. It's hardly surprising given that I have three courgette plants and it is... Continue Reading →
At 12:34 on the 7th August 2009 I was just sitting down to my lunch of Chicken Noodle Soup. I am celebrating having lost 1 stone in weight today. It has taken me 10 weeks and the last 6lbs have... Continue Reading →
I harvested my first veg today from my diddy veg plot. I am really chuffed as the plot is only 2 ft wide and about 8ft long. Sadly the fennel has started to blot and in some case has bolted. ... Continue Reading →
Hi, welcome to blog.
I have been blogging mainly about my garden since 2008 but my proper job is in higher education administration.
I have been very lucky since I started to blog to meet lots of interesting people, learn loads about plants, and visited lots of amazing gardens. These days my posts aren't as regular as they used to be because of work commitments but whenever I come across something interesting or beautiful that I think readers might enjoy I shall try to share it with you