Monday, 21 August 2017

Amazing Pear Cake

When your gifted a bowl of freshly picked pears, recipes need to be found! thank goodness for pinterest and all the amazing ideas on there!

This pear cake is totally delicious, sweet and really light, lovely paired with custard or vanilla icecream

If you have pears you so need to bake this cake! Recipe can be found here

Friday, 18 August 2017

Life Lately - Full of Veg

This last week has been filled with the general work and home, a few hours out here and there, gardening and just quality time with the boys doing art, crafts and movie watching together

The local community allotment scheme had a charity open day so we popped along for tea, cake and plenty of fresh vegetables which we've already devoured and savoured in our salads
My neighbour are always passing baked goodies to each other and I have to give her a shout out for the amazing dairy free brownie cookies we managed to scoff, they were delicious. Her pear tree had also given off a wonderful fruit load so I have a bowl full waiting to be turned into chutney ready for Christmas presents this weekend (thinking ahead and loving it)

I'm sitting here figuring out how I want my blog to take shape, snippets of our life through the week I'm loving, is that enough! I always have such grand plans to do so much more!!!

Maybe those plans will come to light once I've worked on them a little more, in the meantime my fur babies are keeping me company whilst I type, always by my side!
Have a fabulous week x

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Bats and Blackberries!

We're a few weeks into our summer holidays! I'm mixing work with family and trying to keep calm in between!!
We've took the first week as a complete chill from the structure of school, letting the boys enjoy their freedom. Plans are made for mini adventures over the next few weeks from home art projects to days out

We are super lucky to have this amazing countryside very local to home and within walking distance, and amazingly a million and one blackberries to pick, which of course we obliged
I love finding wishes! I always wonder who's wish it holds and what they've asked for!

I treated the eldest to a boat trip with a difference to look out for bats! It was amazing, awe and fun filled, partly thanks to having to row a boat! sharing said boat with very large black hairy spiders! and rowing said boat back in the pitch black!
Hearing the bats through the frequency on the bat detector was amazing and we'll certainly be booking tickets again next year

The youngest has art stations set up in most rooms of the house! There's always pens and cut paper everywhere! If you ask him what he wants to be when he's older he happily replies 'an artist'
 We've all spent time in the garden whether its tending to flowers, veg, weeds!! or bouncing on the trampoline, its nice to all be in the garden together and I cant wait for it to be finished. Restyling our space is taking a long time but it will be great once its complete