A Very Northern Christmas Party

Tweet Following on from my Booths Christmas preview event post, I promised to give you some of the finer details in separate posts. I thought I’d start by giving you some pointers for hosting the perfect Christmas party. The range of party food on offer from Booths, supplied by both Gazebo Foods and Frank Dale, […]

Snow leopard cake

Snow Leopard And Cub Cake

Tweet It was J’s birthday, and as he’s still snow leopard-mad, he requested (and by requested, I mean drew a design for and left it lying around the kitchen were he knew I would see it) a cake with a snow leopard on. His little face lit up when he saw it recreated with the […]

Country Living Christmas Fair…It’s Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Christmas

Tweet Yesterday I made a spur of the moment trip to Glasgow to have walk around the Country Living Country Fair. It’s not often that I spoil myself with a treat such as this, and I have to say, strange as it seemed to be doing something for me, without my children or husband in […]

World Cup

Tweet As Mr’s birthday fell on the first day of the World Cup, there was only one real choice for his cake this year. I carved this cake from sponge, then decorated it using fondant icing, which I sprayed with metallic food colouring spray to give it a bit of sheen.

Harvest Scarecrow Cake

Tweet This harvest scarecrow cake was made as an offering for the local church’s harvest festival supper. My sons’ school hold a supper, in conjunction with the church, followed by an auction, and the funds raised go towards supporting a child in Uganda. It was a simple, but deliciously moist,  vanilla madeira cake recipe, with strawberry […]

Animal Welfare during British Sandwich Week

Tweet It’s British Sandwich Week this week, and during our Sunday morning ritual of all my family (me, Mr and our boys, along with my brother, my sister in law, Amanda, and their children) congregating at my parents house for bacon or sausage sandwiches, the conversation turned to the recent Halal controversy, and from there […]

A Day and a Night in Leeds

Tweet Last weekend, we were lucky enough to talk my folks into babysitting while Mr and I went on a Yorkshire adventure, spending an afternoon shopping in Leeds before hitting a nice restaurant for dinner, and topping it off with an overnight stay at a posh hotel. After a relaxing drive down, we arrived in […]

Good Food Show Spring

Tweet I am rather excited about my upcoming trip to Harrogate to visit the very first BBC Good Food Show Spring at the HIC. I have persuaded Mr to take me to Leeds the day before, staying in a lovely looking hotel, 42 The Calls, which is a fab treat in itself – it has a […]