Happy Easter – Watercolour Guinea Pigs are Easter-y, Right?

Happy Easter bloggers! I’ve been working on my watercolours and here is one of my most recent – Mr. Guinea Pig. I know, it’s not an Easter bunny, but guinea pigs don’t get much of a look in in general, so I’m letting this little buddy join the Easter party.I found him very difficult as it took…

Happy National Cereal Day! 

This is a token that proves my love for cereal, in its many, wonderful forms – sweet/savoury, crunchy/soggy – I haven’t found one I’d turn away yet! This Cereal Killer spoon was slipped into one of my cereal boxes on Valentine’s day a long time ago, whilst at university. (In case you were wondering, I…

Snow Finally Comes to London…

I wake up this morning in my warm duvet-cocoon in London, draw my curtains and finally, finally, we have snow! So, of course, like any snow fan, I take myself for a walk in our local park to kick around the fluffy white stuff, not caring that my toes get steadily damp and numb as the…

Most Scrumptious Brownies!

This is my go-to, fool proof recipe for indulgent, squidgy brownies! You can have them as they are, simple and delicious, with a cup of tea or milk on the side. Or, you can gently heat them up again and have warm brownies with ice cream. It’s so good that it ended up being my…

Mr Watercolour Robin

Say hello to my little friend… Robin, Watercolour Robin. Watercolour has never been my medium of choice… probably because to get it right takes a looser touch, or at least a touch that is not so used to acrylic paint, but I want to get better at it. I found that I could allow the…

Happy New Year! …Any Resolutions?

Welcome New Year! New Year’s Eve arrives then passes and I had a cheery hoohar with friends. We spent December 31st 2014 in an entirely geeky capacity… playing lots of games, card games, and (cringe a little) numerous rounds of ‘Just Dance’ on my friends Wii thing. (I won a lot… I’d like to say I’m a…

Happy Christmas!

Well, dear WordPressers (WordPressees?), night is descending on my Christmas Day but it stops at our door and at our windows and looks in with intrigue, waiting patiently till we’re done. Just as Christmas should be, mine has been spent with family, and whilst some recover from their food induced, or alcohol inspired comas, I…

Hand-Made Christmas Decorations… Ice Skating Boots!

It’s Christmas… that means Christmas craft. I sat down to watch a film one evening (I’d like to think it was a Christmas one, but it probably wasn’t) and made these sweet, simple Ice Skating Boots to hang on my tree. You will need – At least two colours of felt (I chose dark brown,…

Apricot, Sultana and Marzipan Loaf

This apricot, sultana and marzipan loaf cake is quick and easy and great for many occasions! Have a slice with a cup of tea, or toast it under the grill for breakfast with a lick of butter. You will need – 300g self-raising flour good pinch of salt 150g unsalted butter (not rock hard!) 100g…