In time for Christmas


I’ve always thought our garden a lovely affair. It’s satisfyingly wild, has more than its fair share of brambles, annoys the neighbours to head popping proportions, produces random harvests of edible fare with little human intervention, which include such delicious things as red flesh apples, pears, chives, fairy strawberries, the very occasional courgette & of …

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Here we go again


Well hello there my salty sea chums, how are we all, how have you all been keeping this long while? I do hope we're all fine & ready to get on with some fine adventures & thoroughly wholesome tales of life as a Sailor's Mum. There are many tales to tell & much advice to …

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Bake me something with Apples


My story starts with apples & some very unexpected pears. I have in my garden a somewhat misshapen apple tree, variety unknown. Possibly, maybe Pink Sparkle? The apples it produces are very special, they have pink & red speckled flesh & every year, as Autumn approaches I get excessively excited at the prospect of their …

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Christmas Treacle Market Part 1


  So it's the first Festive Treacle Market on Sunday, how wonderful!! That means 2 chances at getting your mittens on some rather wonderful festive fare, heaps of treasures, cart loads of beautiful pressies, there'll be festive music, a carousel & oh so much more! But to keep your spirits up & your energy levels …

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Pre-Christmas Drinkies


It's exactly one month to Christmas Day. Now I'm not saying I'm panicking exactly, well not outwardly, well not yet anyway, but.... There's definitely visions of sugared plums dancing in my head, whether I'm awake or not, I'm consumed by gingerbread, which to be fair isn't as much of problem as you'd think.  I've accidentally …

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Last bit of Summer… Let’s celebrate the Treacle Market way!


  It's already beginning to feel like Summer has slipped away & Autumn is forcing its way in, causing all sorts of niggling & unrest. I mean there we were, enjoying blue skies, balmy days & balmy nights, bbqs & evening drinks on the terrace, & suddenly it's Autumn! Don't get me wrong, I love …

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