Bottle and Thyme

August not only signifies the build up to the forthcoming X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing series (Rev Richard Coles - can't wait!); but it also brings us the middle chunk of the school summer holidays - the big chunk, the chunkiest chunk. This is the chunk that secretly sneaks up on you during your … Continue reading Bottle and Thyme

Love food, hate waste

I can't believe it's August already....which means that it's only a few weeks until X factor starts again, which of course mean's it's nearly Christmas....... So we had a fabulous foodie weekend: The local artisan market was on and it was also the first ever Chesterfield food and drink festival. Lots of delicious pies, cheeses, … Continue reading Love food, hate waste

It’s a sunny Saturday, hip hip (part two)

So, first of all as promised, the finished product from this morning's sleepover bake off. The motto of the morning was 'more is more' Obviously, they look delicious but they REALLY do taste good. Regardless of how you decorate them and let's face it - who doesn't love pretending to be Nigella when decorating a … Continue reading It’s a sunny Saturday, hip hip (part two)

It’s a Sunny Saturday…hip hip (part one)

Yes folks, its another sunny Saturday - so what are we doing this morning......baking!! Baking cupcakes (or fairy cakes or whatever you call them) comes as part and parcel of a primary girl sleepover activity. So despite the fact that none of us slept last night (actually that's a lie - Ollie typically slept like … Continue reading It’s a Sunny Saturday…hip hip (part one)