Hello and thanks for reading my blog.
I'm a mother and special guardian to my grandchildren. I love to cook, bake and knit.
I'm gradually creating a vintage home and trying to live a simpler, traditional life.
Sorry for my lack of posts. I had good intentions but life's so busy!
The first week of the holidays was spent in North Yorkshire. We had a wonderful time even though it rained everyday!
We celebrated Henry's 2nd birthday and had some lovely days out.
I thought I'd share a few holiday snaps with you...
The caravan was lovely but so cold at night. We had the heating on at the end of July!
I made a birthday cake to take with us. Buying one would of been easier but obviously no good for Daisy. Daisy enjoyed icing it while we were there. The candle holders are vintage and we can add to them as he gets older...Henry loves trains!
This was our second visit to the wonderful World of James Herriot museum. So much to look at and do.
The sitting room...
I love this room, the old toys, books and furniture. Such a sweet room to relax in.
Daisy has a vintage dolly cot but I haven't managed to find a wooden ironing board yet.
I love old prams.
Such a great place to visit. My eyes were everywhere in that kitchen!
We finished our day out in Thirsk with fish and chips :)
It's a home day today so I've got a little more time to get stuff done. So far I've emptied and rearranged my chest freezer in the garage (while a long leggy spider watched on and climbed onto the inside of the lid!) I'm planning a Saturday batch cooking session and needed to know what I've got so I know what needs using up.
Another reason for the sort out is to make room for a meat order I'll be doing shortly from our village butcher. We don't eat meat everyday, but I much prefer to buy from a butcher than from the supermarket. It's worth spending a bit more for the quality.
I've come across lots of bits and bobs that I can use up over the next few weeks too.
My fridge freezer is mainly used for ice cream and lollies and leftovers that I've frozen. I've had a tidy up and made room for the individual meals I'll put in containers after my batch cooking.
My next task after lunch is being ruthless with my cookbooks! I have so many and I just don't use them all. I tend to bake from my vintage cookbooks now, but cook meal recipes from the more modern ones (although the seventies retro ones are my favourites) so I'm challenging myself to get rid of half of them. Those will go off to the charity shop.
I also have a box of recipes I've collected in various folders. That needs looking at but can wait for another day.
I've just been through my pictures and founds loads of photos of food! I did take those photos with the intention of posting them on my blog at that time...never mind. Here's a selection of what we've been making and eating over the last couple of months...