A Taste of Japan

A Taste of Japan

All the amazing trees in blossom right now made me think of a very special trip. Japan had been high on my list for years. I have met so many lovely Japanese visitors in England and particularly when an exhibitor at The Knitting & Stitching Shows, so I was very...
The beginning of Herb Corner & more…

The beginning of Herb Corner & more…

Herb Corner so far… the rusty chickens seem to be enjoying it! As I sit here in my tiny workroom with the rain and the wind lashing at my west-facing window, I can hardly believe how much I’ve managed in the garden lately. One afternoon I had to strip off my...
Easter at Pinks Barn

Easter at Pinks Barn

The in-house bakery was very busy for the occasion! I think that since we had children, and certainly now that they have flown the nest, I really like Easter – perhaps even more than Christmas! I think this is partly due to not having to be Father Christmas and get...
About a Berkshire Pixie

About a Berkshire Pixie

The lesser spotted Berkshire Pixie! Last week Bill and I we celebrated our wedding anniversary and enjoyed a lovely romantic date night with candles on the table and home-made Veal Cordon Bleu with spaghetti (a firm favourite over the years) and chatting about our...
Hellebore Heaven

Hellebore Heaven

A magical mixture for my kitchen! First off, you should congratulate me for spelling the name of this plant correctly! For years, I have had it wrong and to my shame I can admit to misspelling the name on a flower sampler. When it was pointed out in my lovingly done...
A special connection

A special connection

Don’t you love it when your favourite things connect? In my case, a very favourite sampler and my lovely friend Kate Bowles have made the perfect connection.  Kate is a book binder extraordinaire. I send her pieces of my stitching and prints of special samplers...