First Holy Communion Cake

First Communion Cake – #Bakeoftheweek

I’m so delighted with this First Holy Communion Cake – Yes, it has flaws, the perfectionist in me is trying not to point them out but its pretty amazing that it got made in the first place. It would have been much easier to tell Violet that there just simply wasn’t enough time to get more »

Violet First Holy Communion

Silent Sunday

Bakewell Tart

Cherry Bakewell Tart #Bakeoftheweek

Wow! Isn’t the sun incredible today? Or at least I hope it is where you are too. Its not often that the camera shouts that the subject is too bright! This is no ordinary dry Bakewell Tart – It contains a whole jar of black cherries that I brought back from France last year. They more »

Serenata Flowers giveaway

Serenata Hampers Review & £40 voucher giveaway

  I’ve heard a lot about Serenata Flowers – I didn’t realise that they also sold hampers though. When I was asked if I would be prepared to review a hamper from Serenata Hampers, I was really intrigued. I’ve talked before about my love of hampers and food gifts in general. We used to prepare more »


In My Kitchen – May 2015

I’m tempted to start off this post, by telling you what should be In My Kitchen … There should be a First Holy Communion cake all ready to decorate with a tiny sugar model of Violet. There’s not – but there’s a week to go? There should be plenty of fresh veg and fruit – more »

crochet herb pot

Fudging It #Weekendcreations

I should be bringing you luscious pictures of pale, summery lemon fudge today. I should be regretting nibbling on fudge all day. I should be panicking about fitting into my dress for Violet’s First Holy Communion next Saturday. But I’m not. (Well, actually I am wondering if it might be wise not to eat between more »

Thyme Mini Crackers

Thyme Mini Crackers #Bakeoftheweek

Ah my love for anything miniature is making a re-appearance this week. How cute are these mini crackers? Perfect for popping in your mouth whole. Once again they are super easy to make – I’m going to be experimenting with different flavours too – I’m thinking Oregano would go perfectly with tomato toppings and Chilli more »

Piped Roses on Baileys Cheesecake Cake

Baileys Chococcino Cheesecake Cake

It’s been Nanna Val’s birthday this weekend – A pretty significant 65 on the 1st May. Now Nanna Val is rather partial to a tipple of Baileys – She rarely drinks it neat but a cup of coffee just isn’t the same without some. In honour of the birthday girl, I decided to make a more »

Glazed Maple Oat Pecan Scones

Glazed Maple Oat Pecan Scones – Secret Recipe Club May

I cannot believe its my 3rd instalment of the Secret Recipe Club – These months are flying past. My partner for this month was Baking and Creating with Avril – This is just me sort of blog. I had a multitude of recipes that I could have easily devoured. From her blog, it looks like more »

vanilla table book give-away

Vanilla Table: Book Review & Giveaway

One of the my favourite parts about my job is getting the chance to lay my eyes on and review so many books. Every now and then one book stands out for its beauty (Books can be beautiful right?) Even the title of my latest review, Vanilla Table sounds inviting. I use vanilla in so more »

Pineapple Dance Studio Annie Movie

Annie Dance Workshop at Pineapple Dance Studios

I know there’s quite a few people eagerly awaiting this post. Its not often you get the chance to see me dancing. Definitely not a strong point of mine. Luckily my girls don’t seem to have inherited my dance genes and love a good routine. When we were given the chance to visit Pineapple Dance more »