Weekly photo challenge :sea

We took a stroll towards Selsey Lifeboat station a few weeks back which is a stark reminder that the sea is not always kindly. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution has saved over 140000 lives since 1824. This year Selsey station has launched 26 times to aid individuals in difficulty. The following became the unofficial anthem… Continue reading Weekly photo challenge :sea

Postcards from Hawkshead

Our holiday now feels a lifetime ago and was looking through the pictures and came across the pretty village of Hawkshead which I had failed to post. I was particularly drawn to the door with signage “Bend or Bump” as would be particularly apt in my husband’s case at his statuesque 6ft 5″ !

Pan haggerty

“Pan what ?” I hear you say! This is a real store cupboard but filling dish, great as a side but also on its own. It originates from Northumberland but the basic ingredients together can be seen in dishes around the globe – potato, onion and cheese . I was looking for something to show… Continue reading Pan haggerty

Another spice coffee…the best yet

With a moment of peace while no 1 son is at football club today and no 2 son is tricycling with his elder brother’s trainers on, I savoured a cup of my new favourite spicy coffee . I have been wanting this blend for weeks courtesy of this article in my favourite magazine “The Simple… Continue reading Another spice coffee…the best yet

Our roasted heritage carrots

Having been inspired in April by this recipe in Silvia Colloca’s blog Silvia’s Cucina, my 5 year old excitedly helped me plant some purple heritage carrot seeds in our raised beds. We have watered them, crossed our fingers that they would not be attacked by carrot fly and both protected them from a rampaging 1… Continue reading Our roasted heritage carrots

Edenbridge & Oxted Agricultural Show

Family fun on a sweltering bank holiday. Four hours of ambling through trade stands, mooing with the 1 year old at show cows, watching tractors with the 5 year old, hot dogs, ice creams,archery,dog shows, fairground rides, negotiating crowds and finally flopping down with a cup of builders tea at home and sore feet. Good… Continue reading Edenbridge & Oxted Agricultural Show