Camp Bestival Planning

Mojitos for tomorrow night and in an ideal world all we would need is three things: Tequila, salt and limes, we wouldn't need anything else to get us through the weekend as no food would be required or remembered. However, we have children so that's not going to happen *sighs wistfully*.

Walking Safely on Roads

How to stay alive while walking on a road without a pavement and other rants... I'm a cyclist, both roadie and mountain biking and I'm a car driver and a walker so I suppose this is more 'guidelines for surviving in the countryside' and attempting…

Party time Edelman Style

Men's worst nightmare........ I am man's worst nightmare, I know by uttering this simple phrase I can turn men to jelly, make them run from the room screaming, swear they are going to lock themselves in the shed with the cooking sherry and…

Camp Bestival Planning Session

Camp Bestival Camping and Planning Friday is P day - planning night for Camp Bestival, our friends Grant, Daisy and Bertie are coming over for the weekend to do some serious Camp Bestival plotting and I've just had a brilliant idea.... Have…

Dangers of picking elderflowers

I get so excited it's silly when I see elderflowers in full bloom, in fact, it gets to the stage that I have to stop myself pulling the car up in dangerous places to jump out and pick the sweet scented blooms and rush home to make elderflower…

Style Police and Husbands

The only issue with summer is that English men begin to get their legs out and need a little encouragement as to what is and is not acceptable to wear with shorts.........Recent text to my lovely husband.. "Style police out to get Pete......don't…

Superfood Salad

Superfood salad is great for lunch, taking on a picnic or even in a tupperware container to work.

Buttercream or Frosting Icing

Buttercream is icing used to fill butterfly cakes or for filling and topping larger cakes, it can be flavoured with whatever you wish, chocolate, coffee, orange, lemon, lime, strawberry and coloured to match.

Basic Cupcakes or Victoria Sponge

Use this simple mix to make up basic cupcakes or your favourite sponge. For 12 cupcakes.