Archive for September 2014

Instagram gallery: September 2014

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1412107858537{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”]I didn’t do a round-up of my favourite photos last month because my blog was doing its transferring thing, so it’s good to be back with my Instagram gallery! September was such a fun month – here’s to October! 

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Festival of Thrift 2014

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1411851326181{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”]Today was a really exciting day – it was the first day of the Festival of Thrift! The sun shone over Lingfield Point and me and Mum went along to see what was going on. And a lot was going on! I’ve been really excited about this for such a long time,…

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How to re-line a bag

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I’m so excited about the Festival of Thrift, which starts tomorrow! It has been great to be a part of the School of Thrift and I thought I’d share another tutorial with you. This is a project that I have been planning for ages – I bought this satchel last year and always thought that…

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More rainbow quilting

Over the past few weeks I’ve been making another rainbow baby quilt, this time for our dear friends Katrina and Adam, who are expecting their first baby next month – it has been a year of first babies for lots of our friends this year! I wanted to make a different quilt to my last one…

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Holiday snaps

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]This year we took holiday in September – this is the first year that I’ve had to wait that long for a break, and was really tough! Despite being in the teaching profession, we don’t get the long summer break because our second intake of students each year finish mid-August. We thought that September…

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Catching up…

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I’m getting back into the swing of things with my blog now it’s up and running – I really hope you like my new site! 🙂 It feels like I’ve been away for ages, so today I’m spending a bit of time planning posts and generally working out where I’m up to! There are a…

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Project Life: August 2014

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I started on working on my first Project Life album last month, and I’ve been so excited to share it with you! It’s one of those things that I knew I’d enjoy, but I didn’t realise just how much – it’s just fab! It’s been really good to think about the things I’ve enjoyed doing…

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Chocolate mousse with fiery ginger shortbread and candied orange peel

[vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1411071182930{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”][vc_column_text]***This post is a reposting of a recipe that got lost in my blog transfer – sorry!***   If you follow me on Instagram (or you’ve seen the photos in my feed on my blog) then you may already know that yesterday our new Kitchen Aid mixer was delivered! I can’t believe…

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Our first wedding anniversary!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1411070580125{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”]*** This is a reposting of a post from August 2014 that didn’t make it through my blog transfer – sorry if you’ve already read it! Some of the photos might be different, because I couldn’t work out which ones were in the original…Enjoy! ***   Can you believe it was a year on…

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10 years in Newcastle

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]September 11th is a date that we all remember, but for me it has other connections too. It’s my Dad’s birthday (Happy Birthday, Dad!) and it is also the date I moved up to Newcastle from my hometown, York. And that was 10 years ago! I can hardly believe it really, as it doesn’t…

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Bakewell cake with raspberry curd filling

I’ve been invited to take part in Vertbaudet’s Summer Baking challenge, and was asked to make any summery cake and share it on my blog. So this is my entry – a combination of recipes that I love to make! The cake is a Bakewell cake, which usually only consists of one layer but I…

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