It's only the 4th of February and some recent sunny days may have turned my head but I think there are signs of Spring in the air. I'm definitely noticing longer days, it's so nice when it stops being dark by 5pm. On my walk this morning I spotted these pushing their way through the … Continue reading
Well it's been a long six months (almost a year) but we're nearly ready to welcome guests again. I'm brushing up my baking now that I've got a real oven again and when George isn't busy with a paintbrush he's practising his frying skills. Now, if only the weather plays nicely.......
I tried making an old Scottish staple today. Oatcakes. I didn't have any family recipes, though I'm sure there must be some, so I used this one from BBC GoodFood. And as I was using up some ingredients, I tweaked it slightly. My gluten free oats were coming to the end of their shelf life so … Continue reading
I can't promise weather like this...... Or the prince/princess of your dreams.... But I can promise........ A comfortable bed.... ........a delicious breakfast ..... a movie to share.. And perhaps a little extra. So don't be shy, give it a try (As I might have "sung" last week … Continue reading
In the attic of his Aunt's house, George found a box. It was bit battered about but sound. A good example of a 19th century pine kist. These chests were very common in Scotland and had a multitude of uses. They could be simply storage vessels or they might be used to transport a family's … Continue reading