Archive for October 2014

Squidgy pumpkin and ginger loaf

I have seriously fallen in love with the humble pumpkin this year, and this is another recipe that I just had to try! We’re huge fans of ginger and it works perfectly with the pumpkin in this squidgy pumpkin and ginger loaf. It tastes even better if you wrap it up well in parchment paper…

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Instagram gallery: October 2014

I know I say this every month, but I can’t believe it’s the end of the month already! October has been surprisingly warm, and filled with beautiful autumnal colour. I hope you enjoy my little gallery! 

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Roasted tomato and mascarpone soup

A couple of weeks ago, me and Daria had a little catch up in town – we were meant to be doing LGMC errands but ended up spending most of our time having lunch…and then cake! We both had some really yummy tomato and mascarpone soup for lunch, and I decided to have a look…

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Owl pumpkin

Halloween is just a couple of days away, but if you haven’t got your pumpkin sorted yet, don’t worry! I spotted this really cool owl template on the Hobbycraft blog and knew that I would have to give it a go. I usually go for super smiley pumpkins and thought this would be something different…

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Colouricious stamps

When I visited The Great Northern Quilt Show earlier this year, there were so many amazing stalls – it really was like Christmas had come early! One of my favourites by far was Colouricious, and they had the most beautiful hand carved wooden stamps. I bought a few stamps (and it took a while to…

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Lovely new(ish) plants

I have been meaning to write a post about our garden for such a long time now! I have also been meaning to get out and do a few jobs in it, but it has been so windy recently that it makes it impossible to do the jobs that we need to do…and I also…

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Project Life: September 2014

I’ve been working on my Project Life album a bit differently this month – it’s definitely been more of a ‘do a little bit in a spare 5 or 10 minutes’ kind of thing instead of sitting down and doing it for an afternoon. This is partly because I was waiting for a few photos…

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Cholesterol busting chicken curry

If you’re looking for a healthy but really super delicious curry recipe, then look no further! This curry is amazingly good and is taken from The Medicinal Chef: Healthy Every Day by Dale Pinnock. It has become one of our go-to recipes because it’s also pretty quick to make, so we often make it during the week.…

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A trip to Beamish

Back in September, we had a day out at Beamish. Tom had never been before, and I had only been once – about 20 years ago! It isn’t that far from us really, and I’ve been saying for ages that I wanted to go again. For those of you who have never been, Beamish is…

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Squidgy flapjack

I can’t really remember where this flapjack recipe came from, but we’ve been making it for years and have passed it on to so many people! I was actually very surprised to find that I haven’t blogged it before, so it’s good to finally post it. I’ve called it ‘squidgy flapjack’ because you get that…

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Sewing machine cover

I spotted this amazing fabric about a week ago and immediately began thinking about what I could possibly make with it in order to justify buying it (know that feeling too?!). Then I read a post on Tilly Walnes’ blog about keeping sewing machines dust free, and decided that it would be perfect as a sewing…

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