Do you like check lists? I have a check list which goes something like this, its entitled 'New England Beckons'
Today was spent on a whistle stop tour to see my youngest son before he goes off to India, and to deliver a commissioned baby quilt, more about the quilt later.
We have been to cornwall a few times now, the trip is on good roads if you time it right, we have never been in August and probably never will, its too busy for us then.
You can always rely on Winchester for some beautiful doors and wreaths, plus a few surprises in the winter sunshine.
For my husbands birthday this year I booked him on a photography course at the spectacular West Dean College near Chichester West Sussex.
Should you ever be in Richmond be sure to visit the Wholefoods Market, you will be greeted by the most amazing selection of healthy food, a nut and pulse section, a juice bar which is just what you need to give yourself a boost after touring around London.
Autumn is definitely on its way!
The cake is made.
If you go down to Cardinham woods near Bodmin in Cornwall here is what you will find.
Chicken and egg fried rice
This is so easy, quick, and delicious.
Thats Easter all over then, we had sun and rain in equal measures, some leisure, some sorting, some nice food, and of course chocolate and cake.
Here's to next Easter and all nice things in-between.
Here are some reasons why a week away straight after christmas is a good idea.
You have time for long lovely breakfasts.
The farmers market at Round swamp farm in the Hampton's New York is just stunning.
Summer seems to have gone, and now we need to keep away all the illnesses that autumn and winter brings.
We make soup in our home, lots and lots of soup. It's so easy and most soups are a quick meal in themselves, accompanied with a massive chunk of healthy artisan bread.
This Granola is amazing, but then it would be because it comes from the cook book, Cook Eat Smile, by Bill Collison.
Apologies for those of you that buy the Saturday Telegraph, but I thought I would share with you this article by Judith Woods. She has previously hailed Paul Hollywood as a sex symbol and praised him for his efforts on The Great British Bake Off.
I love weekends, especially the ones where you have done everything during the week, all that is left to do is have a nice time for two days.This weekend was one of those, we had my youngest son and his girlfriend visit, we saw nice things, ate nice things, enjoyed each others company, and we managed to fit in the all important relaxing doing nothing. However I feel all that was lacking was three more days.
Just a quick blog tonight as I am making sure my toboggan is all ready to go in the morning!Snow at last, I'm so excited.
1 hour delay due to one of the planes emergency exit doors not shutting properly (no of course that didn't make me feel any worse about flying), 7 hours 30 minutes in the air, then landed to the most beautiful sunny day in Boston.
I dont know about you but I'm getting in the Autumn mood, so I thought just to get you into the mood I would show you some of my old photographs of my past Autumn/Fall trips to New England. I apologise for the quality of the photographs, but still thought they were worth looking at.
Some of you have asked for the recipe for my husbands tree birthday cake.Julie my friend made him this lovely tasty cake for his birthday, the tin it was made in is called a bundt tin which you can purchase from John lewis, it is quite expensive but the end result is very impressive, great for christmas coming up.