Mermaid Pie….because you all asked so nicely

If you have seen the film Waitress starring Keri Russell, then you have heard of mermaid pie. I love this film and have been making Mermaid Pie and Fall in Love Pie since watching it. As I have shared pictures and tweets regarding my Mermaid Pie making sessions, I always get asked what pie is…

Homemade Oat Milk – How To

 In early 2015, I discovered that I might have a slight intolerance to dairy! Bad news for me as I love cheese! After visiting my Doctor who said I couldn’t be tested for lactose intolerance, I just decided to give up milk and cream, I instantly started to feel better when drinking soya milk. I tried…

Surviving New Years Eve.

  It’s the end of the year again and whether you have had a good year or a disappointing year, it’s generally a messy ending. If you are out and about at a ticketed event or a house party, we normally see the new year in with a hangover and spend the day recovering, but…

How to make a Lampshade

2015 has been a crafty year for me and 2016 will be no different. With the crafty bug taking a bite, I am certainly hooked. I am also lucky to have one friend who is as crafty as me so together we are embarking on crafty adventures with workshops and courses around Gloucestershire. Our first…

Upcycling

I started upcycling old pieces of furniture after seeing a La De Da in Montpellier chalk painting furniture. Little did I know it would grow into a hobby. I was given an old toy box which was in desperate need of TLC, I purchased my first can of Annie Solan Paint without planning or thinking…

Travel Essentials Summer 2015

   We are already a few weeks into summer and most of us are jet setting off into the sunshine. Most of us have waiting months for sun, sea and the sand between our toes. Myself, it’s been over 5 long years since I stepped on a plane to relax in a tropical climate. Your skin…

Surviving the January Sales

Its January and its all about the sales. If your savvy you can grab a great bargain, however you can also be stuck with an unwanted purchase that actually you didn’t need but thought it was a good idea at the time. At Christmas I swore to myself that I wouldn’t shop the sales and certainly…

Vintage Shopping Tips

Following the success of Dawn Porter’s Channel 4 series This Old Thing Vintage Clothes Show, the love of vintage as rocketed. Dawn’s message is simple, forget the High Streets throw away fashion and get back to the thinking of there is still life in this old thing. Shopping for vintage isn’t easy, you need patience…