It’s nearly Saint Nicholas Day! A Dutch Celebration ( A bit like Christmas)

When I was growing up in Holland, in the Hauge, we used to celebrate Saint Nicolas day on the 6th of December. Traditionally we’d open presents on the 5th December (tomorrow) eek! We’d hang up stockings, but the tradition is to leave out a pair of wooden clogs over night and when you come downContinue reading “It’s nearly Saint Nicholas Day! A Dutch Celebration ( A bit like Christmas)”

Autumnal Walks and My Pumpkin Biryani

We went for a Sunday stroll yesterday. How I love this time of year. The leaves are shedding from the trees. The weather is beginning to chill. It’s a time for chunky sweaters and warm coats. Pumpkin carving has begun. My daughter is so excited about Halloween this year. She’s just learnt to say theContinue reading “Autumnal Walks and My Pumpkin Biryani”

My two ingredient healthy Pizza Dough.

I decided to take a little break from writing yesterday and go for an adventure with my daughter at the Rising Sun Country Park. We’ve just moved to the area where we’re currently living so there’s lots of new little walks to explore. It felt good getting out in nature. There’s something so humbling aboutContinue reading “My two ingredient healthy Pizza Dough.”

Auburn and Teal Autumn Treats

As it’s Autumn, I am always in awe of firey colours and their contrasts. Although I’m not great with the chilly weather it is at least one positive of the changing season. I’ve been pampering myself, and spoiling myself with lots of treats this Autumn, getting ready for winter. I made my first attempt atContinue reading “Auburn and Teal Autumn Treats”

When I met Howard Marks: (CBD) Cookie Recipe

So I wanted to share with you a little recipe this morning. They have been my lock down companions during the pandemic. I’m not a cannabis smoker, but I am a fan of CBD oil. When I was younger I was a huge Howard Marks fan. I met him when I was 20. He reallyContinue reading “When I met Howard Marks: (CBD) Cookie Recipe”