Slow Cooker Syrup Sponge Pudding Recipe

With the arrival of the new year and the cold weather, its always comforting to have a delicious warming dessert after dinner. As the costs of electricity have been a big issue of late here in the UK, my slow cooker has been my go to piece of equipment in the kitchen. Plus with the… Continue reading Slow Cooker Syrup Sponge Pudding Recipe


Wristband Pin Cushion – DIY Craft

Recently I have really wanted to take up dressmaking, both to make some unique vintage style clothes for myself and to also hopefully be able to update my wardrobe while saving money. I have some sewing experience, mainly making cushions using my sewing machine or making small toys for my mum's school.  As much as… Continue reading Wristband Pin Cushion – DIY Craft


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


Navidad en Alicante – Tibi

Since my last post just before Christmas, we've had a wonderful time with all the family and so much yummy food for Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day lunch! Most evenings, we have been going for walks around the city centre and wandering in and out of the shops; occasionally stopping for coffee and of… Continue reading Navidad en Alicante – Tibi


Navidad en Alicante – Our Christmas Holiday Diaries

At Christmas, Dimas and I spend alternate years in either England or Spain and this year it's a Spanish Christmas year! This year is even more special as we have not been back to Spain since our honeymoon a year and a half ago.  It's been a long time coming and we have both been… Continue reading Navidad en Alicante – Our Christmas Holiday Diaries

Vintage Hair & Beauty

I Love Lucie Vintage Hair Workshop

I was really looking forward to meeting Lucie and to learn how to create styles similar to those gorgeous looks that you see on Instagram and I was not disappointed. It was also a lovely opportunity to meet other like minded ladies within the pin-up community. Lucie has her own salon in Stockport near Manchester and holds… Continue reading I Love Lucie Vintage Hair Workshop


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 1

As of this week, hubby and I are the proud owners of our very own allotment! Having our own little patch of land has been our dream for years, and after my younger brother got offered an allotment where he lives we decided to put our names down too, though we never expected to be… Continue reading Diary of a Modern Land Girl – Part 1

Vintage Fashion

Lindy Bop Dress Review – Ionia

The Ionia dress was not my first dress by Lindy Bop, but it is definitely one of my favourites. The sleeves, bust and waist shape are very flattering and comfortable - especially if you are more of a plus size like myself! The length is also just on the knee, so very suitable for work as… Continue reading Lindy Bop Dress Review – Ionia