We have been in the house over six months now and things are slowing down with the renovation for the summer months. While we are saving for a Kitchen in the extension we plan to tackle project garden, but we have decided to hold off on further house plans and book ourselves a nice… Continue reading Renovation update & Spring cleaning with Shark*
All the hearts & chocolate chunk brownies – what more could you want? ♡ I love Valentines Day. A day to show loved ones what they mean to you with a small heartfelt gesture. As we have been saving and renovating the house for the past few years I have baked for valentines day, turning it… Continue reading Baking – Valentines Brownies
I am a little behind on the blogging, months infact, but on our first night in the house (15/10/2017) I surprised Phil with an over night spa break in Chester. It’s been great to relax in our home we worked so hard on, but I wanted to book a relaxing break for him for all… Continue reading Time to relax – Chester
Ingredients: · 350g/12oz plain flour, plus extra for rolling out · 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda · 2 tsp ground ginger · 1 tsp ground cinnamon · 125g/4½oz butter · 175g/6oz light soft brown sugar · 1 free-range egg · 4 tbsp golden syrup To decorate: · writing icing · Chocolate/sweets for decoration Method 1. Sift together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger and cinnamon and pour into the bowl… Continue reading Baking – Christmas Gingerbread
With the January blues well and truly kicking in why not re-visit 2016/2017’s most popular trend – Hygge. The word on the street is that Hygge is ‘so out’ and widely ‘over hyped’, but I disagree and think we should try to make this a way of life all year round, not just the autumn/winter… Continue reading How to Hygge.
Our first Christmas in the house! I had been looking forward to this all year, and ahhh our first ever tree. With the renovation still in full swing and the house only having plastered walls, original floor boards and most of the rooms not yet decorated, we had no choice but to go for a… Continue reading Our first Christmas at 850
I love nothing better than a winter warmer this time of year. I wanted to use up the left over red wine in the fridge from our housewarming party (here if you missed it) so I thought I would have a go at a chicken and chorizo with red wine stew. It turned out amazing… Continue reading Chicken & Chorizo Stew