Weekend Travels – Manningtree

Last weekend, Dimas and I decided to have a day out somewhere exploring. For January, the weather seemed pleasant enough to risk going out - unlike today which is rainy, blustery and basically a duvet day. We live in Essex and decided to go somewhere that's not too far out of the way but enough… Continue reading Weekend Travels – Manningtree


War-Time Cookery: Mixed Fruit Pudding Recipe from 1940

Over the summer, I happened to pop into a local museum on my lunch break; it was a wonderfully calm (and air conditioned!) way to spend an hour. After having a look around the exhibits, I came across this little reproduction booklet of War-Time Cookery from 1940. Inside there are recipes for meat and veg… Continue reading War-Time Cookery: Mixed Fruit Pudding Recipe from 1940

Land Girl Life

Diary of a Modern Land Girl – Part 2

Since my first post on our allotment adventure, we've had an unfortunate gap in being able to give it as much attention as we had hoped. Between work and exams, we haven't made it to our patch in a few weeks. After a load of spring thunderstorms, we came back to what looked like something… Continue reading Diary of a Modern Land Girl – Part 2


Limoncello Drizzle Cake – Recipe

As it's Easter and spring is on the way, it seems a perfect time to make a cake that's full of Mediterranean sunshine - especially when spring in England usually means grey, rainy skies (just like today in fact!) For Easter Monday tea, my mum's requested a lemon drizzle cake.  As it's a bank holiday,… Continue reading Limoncello Drizzle Cake – Recipe