Apr 19

Hot Cross Bun Pudding!!

Hot Cross Bun Pudding

Earlier this week, I made some homemade hot cross buns, so they would be ready for Good Friday. Unfortunately they were a failure. Surprisingly, as I’d made them in the bread maker, they were quiet hard, I think adding cold water rather than warm water was my problem. I was about to consign them to …

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Apr 16

My Favourite Place…


I’ve had a greenhouse for about six years now and I’d be lost without it. It’s used all year round, in the Spring for growing the hardier seedlings such as sunflowers; in Summer it is packed with tomatoes, chilies and peppers; and in the Autumn, the chilies and peppers ripen in the warm October sun. …

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Apr 15

Garden Invasion!!

flowering fritilaria

This week, my garden has been invaded by pests, they’re trying to take over!!. As I’d run out of the my usual pest-control products, I thought I’d take the opportunity to try out an alternative ‘green’ method. After a bit of research and a root around in the kitchen, I found all of the ingredients …

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Apr 13

Silent Sunday ~ 13th April 2014

Collie dog on forest path


Apr 11

US Road Trip 2012: Part 2 ~ Utah, Kanab to the Colorado Border East of Green River

Zion National Park, Utah

We entered Utah on day six of our road trip, driving into the state, just south of the small town of Kanab on the 89A. We had wanted to take a slightly different route via Page and Lake Powell, but all of the hotels were full. Mr HC and I had been to Lake Powell …

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Apr 09

Poppy Seed Heads ~ Macro Photography…

Dried poppy head seeds

A few weeks ago, when I was clearing away last year’s dead and dried plant growth around the garden, I found three poppy seed heads. To keep them in once piece, I popped them into my greenhouse and have been meaning to photograph them ever since. This Saturday’s Better Photo Project from Love All Blogs …

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Apr 07

The Great British Sewing Bee ~ It’s the Final!!

The Great British Sewing Bee Book

The Great British Sewing Bee ~ Sew Your Own Wardrobe. I’m a huge fan of The Great British Sewing Bee, I have watched every episode of both series and I can’t believe it’s the final on Tuesday evening. If I don’t manage to watch the program live, I will have to avoid twitter until I …

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Apr 06

Silent Sunday ~ 6th April 2014

Upside down tree

Apr 03

How to Make a Garden Apron

How to amke a Garden Apron

I’ve fancied owning a garden apron for a year or so now and with the Spring gardening season well and truly here, I’ve found myself needing one more and more. As I move around the garden pruning and weeding, I often spend ages searching for my trowel. So, earlier this week, I decided that I …

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Apr 02

Garden Calendar ~ April

bumblebee on cherry blossom

Wow, it’s April already, lets hope we have lots of Spring sunshine and not too many April showers. My March calendar turned out to be very useful and I have done all the jobs listed. Now I just need to get rid of all the cuttings. So one of my first jobs this month, will …

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