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Hello Again


Hello again, it’s been a while.  So long in fact, that I’m not sure anyone will even read this, but for those of you that might, I wanted to explain my absence.

As you may know, I have been struggling with health problems for a few years, since just after the birth of my youngest daughter really, so nearly four years now.  It isn’t something I talk about much here because that’s not what this blog is about, however, I do mention it from time to time because unfortunately, it is part of my life.  I also feel that it is only fair to be honest, after all, real life isn’t all sunshine and roses.

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Eat / Home / Recipe

Spiced Apricot Upside Down Cake


Today, I am delighted to introduce Nicky Clinch.  Nicky is a Certified Macrobiotic Nutritionist, Counsellor and Chef who loves to empower others in their relationship to food, their lives and within themselves.  She has very kindly created a recipe just for us, and it fits perfectly with the season.  Given my current dietary requirements, it is also grain, dairy, egg and nut free.

And just in case you were wondering, yes, the day I allocated to take these photos was practically devoid of light, roll on the 21 December!

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Flowers / Home / Made / Tutorial

Hydrangea & Feather Wreath Tutorial


Strictly speaking, this isn’t actually a tutorial, it is more a story of images.  It shows my gorgeous friend Zoe putting together a wreath using the tutorial created with Wild Rubus a couple of years back.  The tutorial has been so popular, I thought it might be rather nice to do a new version of it.  We have followed the same theory, but added to the wreath with hydrangea pieces and feathers so it is no longer just foliage.

If you would like to try it yourself, you can find detailed instructions here (just note, we attached the feathers and hydrangea by wiring them separately and adding in at the end).

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