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Auntie’s Spice Cake

My maternal Great Aunt, Margaret, whose spice cake recipe this is, was known simply as ‘Auntie’ by her two nieces and five great-nieces. She figured hugely in my mother’s reminiscences about her childhood and my cousins often mention her fondly. Sadly she died before she met her sixth great-niece who is, as you may have Read More…

Making Healthy Choices Easy

In early December of last year I discovered that despite eating reasonably well and working out pretty regularly, my jeans were feeling tight. I always believed I had a pretty healthy diet – and on the whole I did – but when I was honest with myself I realised it definitely could be better. It was time to start making some Read More…

Travelling The 17 Mile Drive

No visit to the Monterey Coast is complete without travelling the 17 Mile Drive with its amazing scenery, wonderful food and stunning architecture. Covering 17 miles of coastline and forest in the gated community of Pebble Beach this iconic drive incorporates one of my favourite places in the whole world, Spanish Bay. But more about Read More…

Hearth and Soul Hop Link Party May 23 to 28

Welcome to the May 23rd through May 28th edition of The Hearth and Soul Hop Link Party. We invite you to share all family-friendly posts as well as, of course, food from the hearth to feed your soul. I hope everyone is having a lovely week so far. Thank you to everyone who visited and shared last week. Today Read More…

Tips for Clean and Cool Air in Your Home

Disclosure: I was gifted with a Dyson Pure Cool Link Desk Fan by John Lewis for review purposes. This has not affected my opinion of the product and this review contains my honest opinions. Full Disclosure Policy. It is really important to have clean and cool air in your home but with pollen, bacteria and mould, emissions, Read More…