Linocut Baubles

It feels very weird to be thinking about Christmas in February – but these are the linocut cards I made this year. It’s become a bit of a tradition now, and I can only assume that this year I was hungry when I designed them – don’t they look like Tunnocks Tea Cakes?!

Kitchen Exploits – Week 1


It’s the first week of my new project (explained in this post) to photograph my kitchen exploits. A frittata is one of my favourite go-to recipes because it’s pretty quick, and is so good for using up food that you don’t want to go to waste. I’m pleased to report that this was up there with the best I’ve made.

I didn’t use a recipe but the ingredients were: 1 red onion, 5 spring onions, 1 courgette, 1 red pepper, 1 (ginormous) sweet potato, half a jar of sundried tomatoes, a chunk of cheddar and a chunk of feta, and 5 eggs. Everything I used was in the fridge already, and needed eating up – in the end all I had to buy were the eggs – which means it cost about £1 and served 4 people! That’s my kind of meal.

There was also supposed to be spinach in there, but in my hunger I forgot to add it in, so we ate it as a side instead.


As a tiny bonus for week 1, here’s a small Sweet To Complete…


G actually made this cake (a Victoria Sponge with amazing butter cream and fresh strawberries), but I contributed the decoration. I’m pretty proud, considering it was my first attempt at cake typography.

December in iPhone Photos

December was a good month. I’ve actually been thinking that it was probably one of the best Christmases for a few years. In Oxford we made our own cards and a few handmade gifts, I completed my annual pilgrimage to the Winchester Christmas Market, I had a lovely (busy) festive time at work, I got some lovely presents from lovely people, and I ate A LOT of food.