Jolly Nice Farm Shop

Jolly Nice Farm Shop

Occasionally when I am out and about usually in and around the Cotswolds, I do find treasures that really do deserve a visit if you are in the area. One such is the Jolly Nice Farmshop, near Stroud. I promise it more than lives up to its name. This farm shop is...
Visiting France & beginning our travels

Visiting France & beginning our travels

Old Town Boulogne, made for window shopping… For most of us travel is not on the agenda right now, but it is always nice to reflect on the places we have visited in the past. As I am sure you already know, Bill and I love to travel and have been fortunate enough...
Surrounded by silks

Surrounded by silks

Now you see why we haven’t been eating the kitchen table for some days… What is it about gazing at a collection of threads? I am sure I am not the only stitcher or sewer who loves to collect threads to use in their stitching, but actually just loves to...
Out with Monty for the afternoon

Out with Monty for the afternoon

One of the many good things about dog ownership is that you really do have to go out for a walk. Over the past months where either the weather was very wet in early spring, or later when we were forced to limit our activities, dear Monty had to be walked. As a general...
Cooking up my County Beef mixture

Cooking up my County Beef mixture

Another of my batch cooking favourites! I make this once a month or so – slightly less these days as we are eating less meat. This way I make sure Bill does eat vegetables and the meat does go a long way. The same recipe works well if you use a soya-based meat...
Enjoy Comforting Rustic Mash

Enjoy Comforting Rustic Mash

Rustic mash I’m a great believer in batch cooking – it’s the secret to fitting the things you really want to do into your day. And it makes me feel very smug to spend time stitching or gardening, and still ‘magically’ produce a very tasty...