Monthly Archives: October 2011

Pumpkin Risotto, Hits the Spot at Comfort Food Time of Year

Now the autumn evenings are long and dark it’s the perfect season of comfort food, with it’s creamy texture and rich bacon hit, pumpkin risotto hits the spot. It’s a great recipe for using up left over pumpkin from Halloween … Continue reading

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Spooky Happenings at Ham House

An impeccable spooky source has reliably informed me that they have met former owner Lady Dysart who is reputed to haunt the house. Hurry down to Ham House this weekend and get on a tour to find out about the … Continue reading

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Kensal Green Cemetery

A friend was telling me that when she goes back to Sweden to visit her family next week she will go to her grandmothers’ grave with her mother following the tradition in Sweden of visiting the dead on Halloween. I got … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Soup

With all that pumpkin hollowing going on over the next week this is a great way to use up the flesh or then again squash is just as good. The soup is warming and spicey, easy to put together, just … Continue reading

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This Bag is Just Great

How can I resist showing you my latest make? I love the berry bright tweed with the retro fabric lining. I’m going to stuff it with home made goodies, biscuits, jelly, rose syrup and maybe make a shoe bag to … Continue reading

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Blue and White Changes Direction

I’ve always had a bit of a passion for the ditsy florals and fantasy landscapes of blue and white transferware. Great to combine with bold confident stripey plate by Sue Binns.

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Green Tea

Incurable romantic that I am I am bowled over at the cleverness of friends. Tea brought back from China, goes perfectly in the tea pot brought back by another. The tea is rolled into tight glossy bronze coloured balls. When … Continue reading

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Moving On

Doesn’t seem nearly a year ago that I showed my mother pictures of a gatehouse lodge I had fallen in love with, an exquisite idyll out of the pages of a Beatrix Potter book, somewhere for simple elegant living. My … Continue reading

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Revamp, Think Cushions

I want this, it could  be the graphic black and white romantic imagery combined with the acid colours. So there I am thinking about shaking up a tailored black and white interior scheme by bringing in flashes of colour, when … Continue reading

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Harvest Festival Field, the Pleasure of Disorder

The glorious sight of a field full of pumpkins. The fertile fiery russet shades of the fruits contrasting with the vibrant sap green of the umbrella leaves. A patch of untidy pleasure, a tumble of voluptuous proud golden rumps, the … Continue reading

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