Month: October 2017

Comfort Foods to Relieve Stress

Comfort Foods to Relieve Stress

When I’m feeling overloaded with home and work pressure I start feeling that I need to treat myself to something nice or at least a big bowl of comfort food. The problem with this is that if I am feeling tired, run-down, anxious or stressed […]

Drink Tea and be Orgasmic

Drink Tea and be Orgasmic

There is nothing quite like a cup of tea in times of stress and strife, indeed in times of crisis nothing seems more natural or as comforting  as popping on the kettle to make tea.  Whilst the claims of the stress relieving qualities of the […]

The Art of reading tea leaves

The Art of reading tea leaves

Reading tea leaves is an ancient and fascinating art. Tea leaf reading is a little like any other form of divination in so much that you need a clear mind, creativity, patience and an ability to just sit and contemplate.  The art of tea leaf […]

Love your Left Overs

Love your Left Overs

When it comes to using up a glut of eggs there is more that can be done than simply making an omelette. How about luscious lemon curd to spread over your warm croissants in a morning or slather over a nice sponge cake? Lemon curd […]

Fast Food Fresh off the Grill – the art of Cooking Skewers

Fast Food Fresh off the Grill – the art of Cooking Skewers

With the warm weather comes the desire to dine outdoors. Summer is a great time of year to be creative and have some fun with food and you can’t get much more gaiety than food on a stick. Skewers have become increasingly popular in Western […]

Love your leftovers:  Celery

Love your leftovers:  Celery

As the cold chill leaves the air and the skies hold the promise of balmier days we tend to pack away the slow cooker and thoughts of comfort food and start craving healthier, lighter foods such as salads. When we fancy a salad for dinner […]

Bonkers About Conkers:   Playground  Games

Bonkers About Conkers:   Playground  Games

Today’s children probably own more toys and games than those from any preceding generation, but I can’t help thinking that they are missing out on good old fashioned fun and games. In the age before children owned mobile phones, I-pads and games consoles children used […]

Natural Sleep Solutions

Natural Sleep Solutions

When you wake from a good night’s sleep the world seems a little brighter and you feel able to tackle the day ahead.   Most of would agree that there are few things that feel worse than feeling exhausted but unable to sleep. Around one in […]

The Story of Cakes – it’s as much about memories as recipes 

The Story of Cakes – it’s as much about memories as recipes 

Cakes are one of the most familiar and extraordinary objects of the Western world. There is nothing quite like cake – indeed no wedding or children’s party would be complete without it. Cake can come in many shapes and sizes and indeed there is heated […]

How to Renovate a Scottish Mansion.

How to Renovate a Scottish Mansion.

For me re-decorating the lounge is always a major undertaking; it’s not so much the effort of painting and wallpapering that fills me with dread, but all the disruption the cleaning, clearing and re-organising. It is fair to say that I always enjoy choosing a […]