I’m currently right-up-to-my-middle in an online course to improve my blogging. I’m having a brilliant time with the Blog with Pip e-course hosted by the legendary Pip Lincolne of Meet me at Mike’s fame. I’ve learned so much over these first two weeks. It’s so great to be part of a blogging community with my class-mates, … Continue reading Taking Stock
I seem to have taken up the position of amateur nutritionist and chef at my house. Miss E has been on a strict gluten-free diet for 13 years now, since being diagnosed with coeliac disease aged 2. That’s not a new one. I have a handle on that. Mr. B has been doing the 5:2 fasting … Continue reading The Cook, The Coeliac, The Vegaquarian and The Faster.
In the terrible aftermath of my brother’s recent death, since those emotionally intense first days and weeks, and now into the no-man’s land of emptiness and sadness, my Dad, my sisters and I have recognised that his most important legacy was his profound kindness. Beyond this regular man with a regular job and a regular life … Continue reading Kindness and care: Things I’ve learned about my brother.
I’m not sure if I’m ready for this. I don’t think I’ll ever be ready. I’ve cried oceans thinking about it. I can’t move until I write it down. On 3rd November my brother was found dead at his flat in London. My wonderful, funny, talented, kind, shy, sensitive, 45 year old brother had taken his … Continue reading Grief: A Personal Study.
I seem to have lost my crafting mojo these past few years. I always seem to be busy with family life or hosting my AirBnB guests, distracted ( in a good way) by my garden, newly emerging love of food photography, or getting to grips with the technicalities of blogging. I do feel the need to … Continue reading Craft for Good (not Evil).
I’m no stranger to Pinterest, and I collect recipes on an almost frenzied level, but rarely try them out. I’m truly a visual person and usually attracted by a beautiful image. The mouth-watering photo of this scrumptious cake on Pinterest got all my senses going, and this time I actually tried it out. It was amazing and … Continue reading Chocolate Meringue Cake with Fresh Berries.