Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Two New Notebooks

Recently I added two new notebooks to my collection. I use them regularly and find them very helpful for list making as well as writing goals. I mostly buy my notebooks from The Works as I love the designs and affordable prices. I paid two pounds for each of these. The brown one is made from one hundred percent recycled material and I was drawn towards the love the earth one for the lovely message. 

Where do you buy your notebooks from?

What do you like to use notebooks for? :-) Xx

Monday, 30 November 2020

Café Creations Tea Room Review & Tour

My family and I visited this tearoom last Christmas and I didn’t leave enough time to share it on my blog over the festive period. I thought I would share my review and tour now as we had a lovely time. 

As you can see from the photos, the décor is really homely and friendly. They had decorated for Christmas too. They have a little craft room in the back for craft classes which is pretty interesting. We went for a coffee and scone. The scone was fresh from the oven while the coffee was warming. The prices were reasonable and the staff were so lovely too.

I’ve been a couple of times now, the first time I visited they had a little shop set up and I bought some card making materials plus a few other bits. My parents like going for bacon sandwiches. I hope we can revisit at some point in the future.

Does this tea room interest you?

What do you like to order at cafes? :-) Xx

Saturday, 28 November 2020

Mary Berry Frugal Fruit Cake

Hope my readers are doing well. It feels a while since I shared a baking post. I had a long period of time earlier in the year of baking quite regularly. At the moment, I’m waiting for things to get back to normal after a kitchen reno but baking has been on my mind. 

I made this fruit cake in the summer, and it was one of my most successful bakes of the year. I used my trusted Fast Cakes book by Mary Berry. I was fairly new to making fruit cake but this recipe was good for beginners. I included butter for some indulgence, so in the end the cake tasted very nice and not at all frugal. I can see myself making this again, I enjoyed the baking process as well as the final result.

Have you ever made a fruit cake?

What are your favourite things to bake? :-) Xx

Thursday, 26 November 2020

Autumnal Walk Photo Diary

A few weeks ago, my family and I visited the grounds of a local museum. They have a children’s play area and so on. We went on a walk, and it was lovely to observe the seasonal colours. We bumped into a live turkey which seemed very friendly, I think it must have been missing its regular visitors because it was following us about hoping for bits of food. It was quite peaceful, and quiet. I took some photos of autumn leaves, and other things.

Have you been interested in walks at the moment?

Let me know if you have been appreciating the seasonal changes. :-) Xx

Thursday, 19 November 2020

Eco-friendly Bamboo Toothbrushes

Like many of us I’ve been looking for ways to make more environmentally friendly choices. I’d seen bamboo toothbrushes about for a while now, and thought this would be a good step for me. It may only be a small thing, but I think it’s a good start along with a few other things I’ve been doing.

I found these toothbrushes on eBay. They are a pack of three, with different bristle colours just in case you are buying for a family. The packaging is recyclable card. The bristles are lovely and soft, and the wood handle is lovely to hold; overall they are a pleasure to use. I paid less than £2.00 for the set including postage. If you want to look for yourself, use the search term 'bamboo toothbrush' on eBay and loads will pop up.

Do you think you might try these too?

Do you have any of your own eco-friendly tips to share? :-) Xx

Thursday, 29 October 2020

Haworth Break #3 (Shop Displays & Doors)

The final installment of this series is here. I have included some of the little details from shops I visited as well as a mini project finding interesting doors. I would love to go back to Haworth to explore more as we only went for a short time, and I got some new ideas from my trip.

One of the most interesting shops was a little fashion accessories shop which had a display of rainbow purses, and a lot of effort had gone into it. There was a gift boutique shop which I recommend to visitors, and their dog themed window display was interesting. 

I hope you have enjoyed this series! :-) Xx

Shop Displays

Door Project

Saturday, 24 October 2020

Haworth Break #2 (Monochrome & More)

Today I’m back with photo diary part two of my holiday to Haworth from the beginning of the year. This segment features some more atmospheric shots from the town and church grounds which I thought was appropriate to share for the spooky season.

On another note Haworth is famous for the Bronte sisters, and although we didn’t have to time to visit the museum, I became more interested in their history. The museum is in the former Brontë family home, the parsonage in Haworth, West Yorkshire, England, where the sisters spent most of their lives and wrote their famous novels. Haworth overall is a really interesting place which I hope to revisit someday!

Are you interested in the Bronte sister’s history too?

What was your favourite photo from this post? :-) Xx