It’s been too long!

I was reminded today that my site is grossly out of date. In truth, this is partly down to the fact that my camera is never charged when I create, and my previous phone’s camera let me down in dramatic, red-hue style. I now have a new phone with a funkaliscious camera so watch out […]

Post-Easter break

Picture taken from the Primrose Cottage website

So, Easter is out of the way and we have a week off. We are relaxing again at Primrose Cottage in Dorset. It’s a lovely place in the middle of nowhere and we are here with agendas; Kate is making revisions to her book (the third one, I think) and I am here to spend […]

Happy New Year!

Wow, January came round very quickly! I must catch up and put some more recipes online! Christmas was a time of indulgence. A lot of baking and cooking was done, including yule logs, stollen, and of course on the day itself, turkey (cooked for the first time!) and beef. Everything went to plan, the turkey […]

It’s that time of year…

So, December approaches. It’s that particular time of year which I don’t talk about, or think about until at least mid-December, but this year it is a little different. We have decided to give out home-made gift baskets to family and close friends. I have just taken delivery of 72, yes, 72 half-size jars. This […]

Ah, weekends!

Weekends in my house are strange occasions. Due to both parties being on second marriages, each weekend is different. This weekend for example, we have the kids. Next week, we won’t have any kids! At least, that is what has happened until recently. So, the kids in order of age are 21, 19, 17, 13, […]

The time is almost here…

It’s that time of year when everything gets a little darker, colder and, for some people, a bit sad. Not me, I love all seasons. This is the time when I start thinking about winter warmers like thick soups, and comfort foods like my famous brownies. Now, when I say famous, they are. Within the […]

A week away, at last!

Picture taken from the Primrose Cottage website

I have just come back from a week away in Dorset. It’s not often I get away. Not often at all. In fact, the last time my wife and I went away was for two days, about 8 years ago! My wife and I stayed at a little cottage in Marnhull, kind of between Shaftesbury […]

New home, same website

Well, what a fun day this has been. I bought serendipity.co.uk a week or so back, when it became available, according to the domain registrar. Turns out they jumped the gun and transferred it out before the grace period was up. So Nominet took the domain back. So here is the same website on a […]

Insurance companies

I don’t like claiming on insurance. Much less do I like claiming on someone else’s insurance. But we recently noticed a small tiny leak on our incoming stopcock in the kitchen. The drop was very slight, in fact the pipe was only damp, it was that small. I tried tightening the nut but it didn’t […]

Highly Technical Crowd

So last night the wife and I headed to London. I’d been invited to a meeting by HTC Elevate staff, to preview their next offering, the HTC One Mini. It was great to meet some of the people I see on Twitter or in the HTC members website. Some were as expected, others, well, geek […]