Blog: 5 in a Boat

Blog: 5 in a Boat

5 in a Boat is a great blog written by my wonderful friend, Jenny Coleman, who is a mother to three amazing kids, Ben, Archie and Millie and wife to the brilliant Neil.  And let’s not forget the dog, Barney. It’s a very funny account of all the adventures and...
Homemade Easter Eggs

Homemade Easter Eggs

Why not get creative (and a bit messy) and make Easter eggs this year for your loved ones. They're great fun to make, and eat, and they're more special than shop bought and really easy to personalise too.

Two Weddings, a Rowing boat and other Summer Tales!

Okay, I know I’ve been very neglectful of this poor blog over the last few months but things have been rather hectic! We had the most wonderful summer with lots of family and friends (and mud!). It all started with a trip to Carmarthen for Mark’s graduation, the weather was amazing and we had a great few days. Needless to say, I am very proud of Mark for graduating with a 2:1! Next came the Jubilee celebrations when, despite the weather forecast, we thought it’d be a good idea to go up to London to party with the Queen (or something like that!). But they were right, and it rained. Lots. But it was a wonderful day of 1950s fancy-dress, great music, an amazing parade and a vintage market! It only took a week to dry out after! Then we had a massive family celebration at my cousin’s wedding. It...
Mary Berry's Chocolate Crackles

Mary Berry’s Chocolate Crackles

I’m working my way through Mary Berry’s Baking Bible which can be bought here - I definitely recommend it! The latest of her recipes I made was the ‘Chocolate Crackles’. These are yummy, scrummy, dark chocolate biscuits and are baked with icing sugar on them which is what creates the ‘crackled’ affect. The recipe...
A Stormy Afternoon in Plymouth

A Stormy Afternoon in Plymouth

We haven’t had a good thunderstorm in absolutely ages – so I was really pleased that we had one today, it was the loudest thunder I have ever heard! Sadly the lightning wasn’t very clear so I didn’t get any photographs of it – plus I’m too impatient! The sky...
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Buy My Biscuits on Etsy!

Buy My Biscuits on Etsy!

You can now buy my Luxury Lavender Biscuits (dairy-free) on Etsy – YAY! They’re great as gifts or for treating yourself and they are made fresh to order! Take a look HERE Please pass this page (and the page for my Etsy shop!) along to all of your wonderful friends!
Orange Cake with Easter Toppings!

Orange Cake with Easter Toppings!

Happy Easter! So I wanted to make an Easter cake but I wanted to make something a bit different and fun. My sister and I put our thinking caps on and decided to make an orange cake with chocolate nests, eggs and icing birds on top. Here’s how it turned out: Here’s the cake recipe…...
Lavender biscuits - that don't taste like soap!

Lavender biscuits – that don’t taste like soap!

So I tried adding dried lavender to a plain biscuit recipe and they turned out really scrummy! Here’s the recipe… Ingredients: 175g hard baking margarine 100g caster sugar 225g plain flour 1 1/2 tablespoons of dried lavender Directions: Pre-heat the oven to 160c/gas mark 3 1. Beat the dried lavender into the margarine in a large mixing...

Two Year Old Denied Kidney Transplant Because she is Developmentally Delayed.

Okay guys,  I know that this is not in line with my usual blog posts, but it is incredibly important. Two year old Amelia Rivera has been denied the life-saving kidney transplant that she needs by doctors at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).  They have denied this because she has brain damage and is developmentally...

Etsy Announcement

Hello everyone! Just a quick note to say that I have recently updated my Etsy shop…You can find it here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/KatrinasGifts Please drop by to have a look!
Christmas Tutorial: Easy Snowglobes

Christmas Tutorial: Easy Snowglobes

I love these snowglobes, they’re really easy to make, very effective and easily personalised. We made three as Christmas gifts for our friends kids. Ben: Archie: and Millie: Here is what they end up like: And here is how to do it. You Will Need: Clean jars ‘Fillings’ – Lego men/plastic figures/little toys etc. etc....
Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a really fantastic Christmas and that you’re all rested up and ready for 2012! Here are a few photos from my Christmas…