Writing, researching and spreading yourself too thin

Good evening chaps and chapettes Today’s words are all about writing and research and the importance of backing your stories up. I’ve had to go through all my bits and pieces with regards to the four stories I’ve got on the go (all at very different stages) because summer is coming!!! and the conservatory where I normally keep them gets too hot. The heat and … Continue reading Writing, researching and spreading yourself too thin

Good morning from Col Buttero

Just a quickie today to share these beautiful photos with views from our windows. Our italian house is in the mountains outside the small town of Apecchio in le Marche, Italy. The town is well known for its truffles and rather posh beers.  We arrived yesterday (ridiculously early ryanair flight) and opened the pool up for summer. After the dreary weather at home wrote quite … Continue reading Good morning from Col Buttero

Granola and Swedish vanilla sugar

Hello chaps and chapettes It’s Friday, Footloose is on rather loudly on an Amazon 80s floorfillers in the lounge. I’m fighting the urge to dance around to it and instead write a few lines on the beautiful granola I made today. It’s based on the toasted buckwheat and coconut granola recipe in Deliciously Ella with Friends book but I’ve changed a few things about it. … Continue reading Granola and Swedish vanilla sugar

Easter egg madness…

Hello chaps and chapettes, It’s almost Easter and every few years my mind starts thinking that I’ve got chocolate making cracked, and I confidently announce that I will make home-made easter eggs for all. This tends to happen when I’ve been playing around with chocolates for a while, with no time constraints and no expectations. This is one of those years. My chocolate tempering success … Continue reading Easter egg madness…