A house that looks lived in is perfect, to my mind. I don’t feel welcome in overly clean homes, afraid just by being there I’ll deflate a perfectly plumped cushion or inadvertently drop a long, dark hair onto white tiles. The same goes for gardens. In parks or the grounds of stately homes, I’m… Continue reading Pretty Neat
So, you reckon the SAHM life is not for you? What’ll I do all day? Yeah, that’s what I thought too before I tried it for a few years. If, like me, you end up at home for an extended spell, here’s how to keep yourself busy outside of being a mammy. 1. Volunteering –… Continue reading But what’ll I do all day?
The garden is trying to get the message through that it is Autumn. The temperatures and the sun are blantantly refusing to pack up and go away. I am stuck in the middle, humouring the garden by going along with some of its autumnal hints – making apple tart, picking up the first bout of… Continue reading Making More Use of The Garden In Autumn
Its that time of year again when tons of delicious fruit is coming into season and the supermarket shelves fill up with jam sugar, jars and lables. Sadly, jam-making seems to be something a lot of people view as a complicated ordeal that is better left to others. In reality, jam-making is quick and easy, thanks… Continue reading 7 Tips on Jam-Making With Kids
At this time of year and throughout the summer, I am very, very glad that we have a garden with so much fruit and vegetables in it. When there is nothing much in the house to eat, we can wander the garden, pick whatever is ready to be harvested, combine it with whatever we have… Continue reading Windowsill Salads and Storecupboard Suppers
This weekend we’ve done a big clear up in the garden. During Autumn all our time was taken up with raking leaves and picking up fallen walnuts, so we never got round to tidying the garden before the weather got bad. The combination of a dry weekend and having no plans led to us deciding… Continue reading It’s Not So Bad Really, Gardening