DIY Christmas Gift Jars

The countdown to Christmas has officially begun! 

I’m spending this cold and frosty Thursday evening late night shopping with a friend which I’m really excited about. I love this time of year. I’ve been watching the Christmas 24 movie channel religiously for the past month so it’s fair to say that I’m feeling festive. It’s the time to dig out the Michael Buble Christmas album, stock up on chocolate coins and get your shopping skates on to start all that Christmas shopping. This year will be slightly different to usual as I’ve decided to cut back on buying presents…

Salted Caramel Brownies from Tanya Bakes

Tanya Burr is a woman of many talents, but it’s her baking book that may be my favourite venture of hers so far. I can’t recall any other book where I have tried, tested and succeeded at so many recipes in such a short period of time – so I thought I would share one of them today. This salted caramel brownie recipe from Tanya Bakes is one my favourites, one I made twice within ten days as it was so popular.

Picnic in the Park with HomeSense

Picnic season in the UK is sporadic. There isn’t a particular month that shines brighter than the other, you just need to prepare yourself for a spontaneous afternoon here and there.

A few Sunday’s ago the sun came out so I made some last minute picnic plans with a friend. We made a quick dash to the supermarket for food essentials before heading off in the direction of our local park.

Afternoon Tea at Jolly’s

A few Saturdays ago I visited the beautiful city of Bath for the day with one of my best friends. No set plans, aside from seeing Jack Savoretti later on that evening (you can read about that here) and hopeful for afternoon tea somewhere. We wandered around before stumbling across this hidden gem…

Rock ‘n’ Choc Bakes

Mondays call for cake, so let me introduce these Rock ‘n’ Choc Bakes…

I remember baking rock cakes in primary school, and hating them. I’m not sure what it was that I disliked so much but for years I wouldn’t go near one. Today is a different story, but perhaps that’s because I have an awesome recipe that involves chocolate – and let’s face it, anything with chocolate is bound to be better!