Fresh new look… same great team

Fresh new look… same great team

As an exciting July week draws I’m musing on much and thinking how truly delighted I am with our new paint colours and exterior shop branding of our little shop. Using two fabulous local contractors for the project completion, I really rather love the new tone chosen from Little Greene. After various enquiries I just … Continue reading

The end of an era

The end of an era

Our family loves this time of year, the weather, the longer days, the time to stop awhile. The end of school for a couple of months, and we have a summer birthday boy, so its time to celebrate without the restrictions that school can place upon such occasions. Family, friends and cake aplenty… we are … Continue reading

Baking the world a happier place…

Baking the world a happier place…

So I can’t solve the Brexit crisis, poverty divide or even stop people worrying about things that don’t need worrying about… but it seems to me that kindness in cakebaking form can raise smiles, whilst uniting many with a cup of tea and a momentary pause in busy busy lives. This is a super easy … Continue reading

Tastes of Summer

Tastes of Summer

Feeling blessed, the weather continues to be gorgeous. Lighter flavours abound at mealtimes, no lengthy cooking, just seasonal alfresco eating wherever possible. Few tastes are more indicative of the summer season for me, than basil combined with perfectly ripe tomatoes; add mozzarella and black pepper and the simplest Caprese Salad is ready to be enjoyed… … Continue reading

By Request…

By Request…

It’s no secret I love to bake, love to cook and entertain friends and family. I have never understood those people who keep yummy recipes to themselves… surely it is the greatest compliment, when someone wants to share nurturing in food form a little further? So here it is, my latest bake… the recipe requested … Continue reading

May Adventures

May Adventures

A period of gorgeous weather… waking to sunshine… smiles guaranteed. Time to have adventures, get outside, see the wider world. England is so beautiful. I hope you are enjoying the abundance of sunbeams as much as I am Kirsten x

Fresh Tastes and Simple Pleasures

Fresh Tastes and Simple Pleasures

So… the weather held for Bank Holiday weekend and what a weekend that made it. Simple pleasures of breakfast in the sunny courtyard, Sunday papers by a village cricket pitch and early morning mist by the lake that brought forth the promise of another gorgeously bright, warm day. We climbed trees, saw bluebells, laughed with … Continue reading

Baking on a bright bright sunshiny day

Baking on a bright bright sunshiny day

It’s no secret I love to cook and bake… its almost a religion for me and whilst the creations may not look as beautifully perfect as those in magazines and cookbooks, (127 to date and counting) they are always filled with care and love. An easy rustic recipe today for such a bright sunshiny day; … Continue reading

Organic Beauty Magic…

Organic Beauty Magic…

It is always such a delight to showcase new British brands in our little shop. Perfect as presents, a brand new range of indulgent yet naturally fragranced beauty products from on-trend brand MOA, arrive instore next week. Initially created to fulfill the need for gorgeous yet natural skin and beauty products, the range is organic … Continue reading