Our blog is dedicated to seasonal living: cooking with local produce (sometimes our own), sewing for the home and searching out vintage bargains.

We believe that most of the pleasure is in the journey - in the making and creating, even if in a simple way.

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Lilac - sweet and heavy

Everywhere looks particularly beautiful at the moment and this lilac also smells sweet

Monday, 25 May 2015


Even if you don't have the perfect weather, there is still so much beauty - drawn by nature - at this time of year.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

A visitor

This little fellow spent some time with us, a couple of days ago. This occasionally happens when a racing pigeon either gets tired and wants a rest or, I suppose, veers off course. Think he had a bit of a feed and rest and went on his way!

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Banana Cake

8oz (225g) self-raising flour
2 ripe bananas, mashed
6oz Demerara (175g) sugar
6oz butter
1 large egg
50ml milk
teaspoon vanilla essence
I lb. loaf tin, greased and lined with greaseproof

Add the egg to the milk in a bowl.  Melt the butter, vanilla and sugar over a low heat. Add in the banana and the egg & milk mix. Fold in the flour and put into the tin. Bake in a moderate oven for about 30 minutes.