The Commitments – finding the time (and will) to blog!

Something Had to Give, and in this case it was this blog.  I’ve had to do some real soul searching as to whether to come back to it: Do I really have something to say given the number of other blogs out there that are so informative and more importantly, committed? Do I even have  time? … More The Commitments – finding the time (and will) to blog!

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – how to make your cake and eat it!

We had a busy week with eldest step-child’s 18th birthday and a new addition to the family . See the themed cake I made and meet the fantastic beast himself. … More Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – how to make your cake and eat it!

A Family Thanksgiving

Having originally hoped to be in America for Thanksgiving, before my Father’s health and certain financial issues intervened and we decided to delay our application, I was determined to have a family Thanksgiving with JT and the children. Also it seemed quite authentic to mark the occasion as a European, by turning up to a … More A Family Thanksgiving

Halloween

Always a big deal for me, I missed this year because of a migraine, luckily a friend came over the following wednesday so that we could carve our pumpkins any way, so I thought I would show case my pumpkins, past and present. 2008 i was in America until just before Halloween and the pumpkins … More Halloween

Hope Springs

One of my favourite times of year, in addition to the obvious festivals like Halloween and Christmas, is the private annual celebration of the first day I can have my coffee outside in the sun. Today is that day. Armed with my coffee, a copy of the Kripalu Cookbook of Gourmet Vegetarian Recipes and the … More Hope Springs