• Gardening

    Garden, July & August 2021

    I have to admit that I by the time I got round to thinking about July’s post it was practically time to do August’s. It’s a lot more fun being in the garden than writing about it, but I need to do this if I want to be able to refer back to it

  • Chat

    August 2021

    August has simply flown by here at Ceefer Mansions. I’ve been getting back into the routine of my residential home craft classes and preparing for the crochet classes at The Wool Haven in addition to the regular working in the garden and baking.

  • Chat

    July 2021

    The strap line for this month is “I’m back!” At the residential care homes at least, the crochet classes will begin soon.

  • Gardening

    Garden, May & June 2021

    The garden is where most of my attention has been for the last 2 months. In fact the only reason I’m not out there right now is due to the very heavy rain showers. I’m not complaining it saves me from watering and the plants all need a good drink. (Yes I’ve hit that age)

  • Baking

    Potato Scones

    This is one of those recipes that I’ve kept thinking I should do and have never got round to before.

  • Chat

    May & June 2021

    Blogging would be less of a faff if I did it regularly. I guess I’m good at procrastination.

  • Baking

    Incredible Chocolate Cake

    It’s another Mary Berry one and it is everything I’ve ever wanted in a chocolate cake. This was the first of hopefully many holiday baking days with my daughter and while our presentation may not be professional the cakes taste amazing

  • Baking

    Elderflower Cordial

    I love elderflowers. I love the creamy white floatiness of the flowers, their incredible scent and most of all I love the flavour. I’ve made a few batches of cordial this year so it was time to try this one.