Kitchen

Cooking with Mrs Crocombe: Queen Drop Biscuits

Of all the things to bake, biscuits are often the quickest and easiest. Simple to put together, maybe ten minutes in the oven. The best thing to bake when in need of a sweet treat. Fresh from the oven Mrs Crocombe’s Queen Drop Biscuits are no different. Perhaps a bit cakey for modern biscuit tastes… Continue reading Cooking with Mrs Crocombe: Queen Drop Biscuits

Life

Life in Lockdown: Relaxing Restrictions

Life is beginning to open up again. From today, non-essential shops and leisure activities can reopen. Hair dressers and zoos, pubs and clothes shops. The weather, too, after last week’s arctic blast, might start to cheer up again. There’s talk of the Return to the Office. It might even happen this time, since the Roadmap… Continue reading Life in Lockdown: Relaxing Restrictions

Cross-stitch

This Week in Crafts: Mouseloft Hummingbird

One of the reasons I took up cross-stitching as a hobby again was because of Mouseloft. If you haven’t come across Mouseloft cross-stitch kits, you’re missing out. They’re the sort of kits which can be completed really quickly, by beginner and advanced stitchers alike. They fit on cards, in scrapbooks, or as patches on pockets.… Continue reading This Week in Crafts: Mouseloft Hummingbird

Kitchen

Cooking with Mrs Crocombe: Saffron Buns

My favourite meal of the year is Good Friday Tea. Homemade, fresh from the oven, hot cross buns. Dripping with butter, or layered with homemade jam (usually damson). There is nothing tastier. I don’t often make hot cross buns because of M and not liking curranty things (also because they’re a once-a-year sort of thing… Continue reading Cooking with Mrs Crocombe: Saffron Buns

Life

Notes From My Office: March 2021

Ah, the beginning of British Summer Time. Clocks went forward yesterday, though it doesn’t feel very summery yet. Still blowing a gale. Photo by Thirdman on Pexels.com It doesn’t feel like we’ve got through nearly three months of 2021. To be fair, though, since the beginning of the first lockdown this time last year, time… Continue reading Notes From My Office: March 2021

Cross-stitch

Stitch By Stitch: All the Sea-Creatures

After the success of February, and completing the Old World part of the map, I took a breather to do some smaller kits. And then had to do the whole “Just this sea-creature” thing all over again. It’s mostly worked, again. Sadly, there was no Ring Cycle on Radio 3 this time. Instead, I’ve been… Continue reading Stitch By Stitch: All the Sea-Creatures