Busy Weekend

Well !, what a busy week and weekend. The kitchen is nearly tiled, I have tided up the front garden two hours of weeding and cutting back . I have fought my way through my eldest child’s cupboard and come out alive, though I may see if my tetanus needs updating, it was messy.

I have sent my Christmas cards to the printers and I would love to know what people think. Have a great evening and a good week.


Cretian Holiday

Sandy days, sunshine haze and holiday. I am sad yet another family holiday is over, but it is good to be home to see our little dog. We had a great week in Crete stopping at the Kalyves Beach Hotel. It was the first time we have booked all inclusive and it was brilliant. My eldest has a teenage boys appetite so having meals, drinks and snacks included was just what we needed. The staff were great as well and very friendly.

The hotel is relaxing and quiet with a beach and free sunbeds so all you need is a book and suncream. We read three books between us, my husband read ‘Goldfinger’ by Ian Fleming, I read ‘ Believe me a memoir of love, death and jazz chickens’ by Eddie Izzard and ‘ Burnt Paper Sky’ by Gilly Macmillan. I actually enjoyed the ‘Burnt Paper Sky’ book which cost me a £1.00 from Poundland. Unfortunately, with all this reading and the Greek sun we did all burn so maybe more suncream next time or less reading. !!!

We found time with all this relaxing to see our friends Douglas and Chris who treated us to a traditional meal at a local restaurant. They live in Vamos, but travelled to see us so there was lots of fun and laughter.












Great British Cake Off

Well, what a busy few weeks of cake baking and sugar crafting. My family seem to have birthdays very close together sometimes, but you cannot have a birthday without cake can you.  My first cake was to celebrate my mums birthday, a very tipsy fruit cake covered in marzipan and icing. She likes flowers and pink, so pink roses and white hydrangea flowers were what I chose to do.


Next it was my beautiful nieces 18th birthday party so two cakes had to be made super quick. I chose a four tiered velvet cake and vanilla sponge covered in jam and buttercream combo for one of the twins and then I baked another alcohol soaked fruit cake for the other one.




I dressed my fruit cake with a girl in pink ,but when I set up the cake for cutting, I placed mini champagne candles around the figure and in her arms, it was a celebration after all. I hear from my brother in law this morning that any left over sponge cake has been eaten for breakfast ! it sounds like the celebrations are carrying on for another day.



Hi everyone,

I have been rubbish at keeping up with this blogging thing. I have been really distracted with work, children and my knitting book. I always think that summer days will go on and on, but they whizz by. We have also on top of all our other commitments been stripping out our kitchen. I will photo everything and put pictures of our kitchen on the blog soon.

Have a great Friday.

K x

Father’s Friday

Well, that is another day at work done and dusted. Hubster met me from work and we went to Hilltop Farm in Hunningham to buy our weekend fruit and vegetables. The weather was so beautiful we sat in the patio area and had americanos. My husband had an eccles cake fall into the order, and he ate it so quickly when it arrived, it must have been delicious.

I took some pictures of the beautiful roses and the aliums and lavender looked good together in the borders around the seating area. I love aliums even when they have passed their flowering stage. We brought our vegetables, fruit, a crusty loaf, meat for a weekend barbeque and cooking apples as I have promised my husband an apple pie for Sunday pudding. I always buy more than I intend to, but the food is good. I loved looking at all the cakes in glass domes, there was one called a Pimms cake a Victoria sponge covered in strawberries, mint and cucumber, just the thing for the sunny weekend we are promised.

While we were there we popped into The Craft Studio which is full of local craft and craft kits. I spotted a few pictures I liked so, I just have to persuade my husband that he wants them too.












Have a great weekend and Happy Fathers Day to the great Dads out there.

Sunday Dog Walk

Well at last, I have five minutes to type my blog post. It has been very exciting here as my new Knitting book should be available to purchase from the beginning of September.

My husband and I have been very busy at work as well so before the weekend had completely gone we decided to visit the village of Harbury with our dog. Millie loves going off the lead and Harbury has a great playing field for dog walkers. Our Yorkie was in her element chasing a Westie and Red Setter. It is great to see how confident she is now and not the nervous Dog Trust rescue she was when we had her.

The first thing that stuck me was the beautiful gardens and the amount of flowers that were already big and blousy.



Harbury is such a pretty village anyway with thatched houses, stone cottages and Georgian houses. It is a quaint place with very friendly people. As we walked we noticed there are a lot of new buildings going up on the edge of the village, but it looks like the builders are trying to make them blend in.



I did do a bit of daydreaming as I found my dream cottage, but work another week I think as I have not won the lottery yet.

Mega Mevagissy

I am feeling sad, looking at the washing pile and cleaning. Yep, you have guessed it, I have just come home from a fantastic relaxing holiday. I also got to meet someone whose crafting I have admired for quite a while.

Mevagissy is a small fishing town near St Austell and we love coming here as a family.



The campsite we stop in is not in the main town, but is in the countryside by the Lost Gardens Of Heligan.

We love walking and the weather was just beautiful so we decided to spend our first morning looking around the Lost Gardens. It does not matter how many times we visit, there is always something that is new, it always brings out the big kid in me. My poor suffering family.

We visited National Trust properties, Padstow and St Michaels Mount, but there was one shop that I dragged everyone to see.

I love Claire’s work and her small shop is really lovely. I brought French soap and chocolate and admired her knitted goods. I am now saving up to go again.


Sunday Funday

Sunday was great fun, visiting family in Shropshire, the sun was out again!!!!.




We had a great meal at ‘The Half Moon’ in Jackfield, the meal was huge and we could only manage mains, but the service was good and there was a really good atmosphere. The tables outside the pub were full of customers enjoying the view and getting a few rays it felt like June, lovely.










We had to walk the dog and my Mum, only joking. You have to have a walk on a Sunday its the law.