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Happy Halloween! Headless Man Tutorial

Tweet I’m not usually a fan of Halloween (in the slightest, if truth be told) but this year we are taking our children to Lowther Castle and Gardens for their Haunted Halloween event. Amongst the plethora of spectacularly scary activities, such as falconry displays and snot making, ghost hunting and wicked witchcraft, there is the traditional […]

A Very Northern Boozy Christmas

Tweet Following on in my little mini series about Booths Christmas, I absolutely simply must tell you about their Christmas spirit. Well, ok, not spirits, but certainly their wine and beer range. During the Christmas preview evening, there was a chance to sample some of the fine tipples, and the first supplier was particularly focusing on a […]

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, […]

A Very Northern Family Christmas

Tweet I consider myself very lucky to live in a totally beautiful part of the country (and, indeed, of the world). Nothing beats the feeling of the fresh Cumbrian air, gently blowing across your face at the top of a Lake District fell (okay, so perhaps the bracing gale nearly whipping you off your feet […]

Kitten Playing Football

Tweet My youngest son requested a birthday cake with his new kitten, Bella, on. As his other favourite thing is football, I decided to combine the two and came up with this cake featuring his kitten playing football in the grass. I used a Pyrex bowl to make the football part of the cake, and […]

Lemon and Raspberry Shortbread Slices

Tweet If you are having an afternoon tea party for your mum this Mother’s Day, you could do far worse than knock up a batch of these delicious, dainty lemon and raspberry shortbread slices. They are perfect on a cake stand, look super pretty, taste divine and are easy to make to boot! That ticks […]