My Favourite Simple & Sweet Baking Recipes

Anybody who knows me, knows that baking is a real love and passion of mine. I am forever experimenting in the kitchen in my quest to become a domestic goddess! I was inspired to give baking ago years back whilst watching the first series of The Great British Bake Off. Here is…

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Alfie’s Adventures in Blairadam Wood

My love of nature and animals is no big secret. My golden lab Alfie and my cat Molly play a huge part in my life – and I wouldn’t have it any other way! “So are you a dog or a cat person?”, I’m often asked, there is no way…

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

“When it comes to girls (and in Colin’s case, it so often did), everyone has a type. Colin Singleton’s type was not physical but linguistic: he liked Katherines. And not Katies or Kats or Kitties or Cathys or Rynns or Trinas or Kays of Kates or, God forbid. Catherines. K.A.T.H.E.R.I.N.E.S.”…

Homemade Jammie Dodgers

Despite the gloomy weather today I made the most of my day off with a little shopping trip to Dunfermline in the morning before coming home to stick my pjs on and bake some delicious ‘Jammie Dodger’ biscuits. I was delighted to spot a black & white polka dot dress with shoulder bow…

Nectarine & Cinnamon Cupcakes with Honey Whipped Cream

Summer calls for long lazy days in the garden, sipping strawberry daiquiris and feasting on fresh fruit and ice lollies. During my last grocery trip I bought lots of summer berries and fruits; cherries, pineapple, watermelon, plums etc. I also bought a punnet of sweet juicy nectarines that I planned…

The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Toffee Cake

I did something unthinkable this weekend – I made a cake… from a pre-made cake mix! *cue dramatic music*. This is the first in a series of posts – ‘The Lazy Girl’s Guide to…’, a collection of recipes and ideas designed to trick people into believing you’re a domestic goddess! I was in an…