tea break

I love tea. I start the day with a cup of Earl Grey as soon as I get up, which I leave to stew until it’s very strong and just the right temperature – i.e. not too hot to drink … Continue reading

sheffield sybarites

Sometimes it’s good to indulge. To give yourself over to pleasure, allow yourself to partake without guilt and to feel nothing but joy at doing so. That sums up my Saturday in Sheffield. Yes, I know that probably sounds a little … Continue reading

hello saucy – reprise

Just a quick post to let you know that the search is over. Yes folks, this is the little beauty that will be taking pride of place atop our table, filled to the brim with a plethora, nay a cornucopia even, … Continue reading

afternoon tea

We got out the best china this afternoon. My sister made mince pies. We ate them with brandy cream, Earl Grey tea, mini pavs, choc rolls (for the kids) and homemade shortbread. On the deck. With a view of the … Continue reading

festive mulled fruit trifle

Hello there, I’m back again.  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to New Year. I’m going to keep my promise today and share my recipe for mulled fruit trifle.  It’s simply delicious, if I do say so myself!  This trifle makes … Continue reading