A Personal Ramble About Trees And Broccoli

I’m taking you on a slight departure from my usual content today, to share a personal ramble about trees and broccoli. It was prompted by this link that I came across on Twitter, of a story about a project in Melbourne in which individual trees were given email addresses. The intention was to give locals ... Read more »

Who? Why? Huawei?

Since my first smartphone, I’ve been a loyal Android girl. Having worked extensively with Apple macs in a professional capacity I was never as bowled over by their alleged coolness as many of my contemporaries, nor willing to pay the premium. I started with an HTC Wildfire which didn’t disappoint; I quickly became used to ... Read more »

Farewell to 2014

I’m wont to extremely long and rambling annual round ups, when it comes to the end of the year. When I start looking back, I get so excited about so many things I saw, did and ate that I struggle to narrow it down. This year is no different! JANUARY My recipe for Yakitori Chicken ... Read more »

Finding the Joy in Life

By most measures, I have a good life. I have a husband I adore, a loving family and wonderful friends. I am self-employed in IT and enjoy my job. Our house is utter chaos but at least it’s ours and, hey, it’s lived in! I have a smile on my face most of the time. ... Read more »

Five Valley Cordials: A Family Review

Recently, I asked my friends “The Mapes” to review Five Valleys Cordials for Kavey Eats. There are seven cordials in the range, made from natural ingredients with no artificial flavours, sweeteners, colourings or preservatives. They are available from Waitrose and Ocado, as well as a number of Gloucestershire retailers. Over to “Daddy Mape”, Mark: When ... Read more »