Month: June 2014

Be gracious always

Be gracious always

“Remember, in our inmost being, we are all completely lovable because spirit is love. Beyond what anyone can make you think or feel about yourself, your unconditioned spirit stands, shining with a love nothing can tarnish.” ~ Deepak Chopra  Spirit is love, we are all […]

Bee bath

Bee bath

I belong to a Facebook group called the gardeners calendar, someone posted the other day about our beloved bees. Apparently bees get very thirsty but sometimes they drown trying to drink because of their heavy bodyweight. This is my version of making a bee bath, […]

Growing our own

Growing our own

    Today I am learning how to upload  photos to my blog, this Granny is rocking. I know its not a big deal, but I was in the last school year to sit exams without calculators, I remember pound shillings and pence and still […]

mummy’s muesli

mummy’s muesli

When my son (C4 for anyone following my blog)  was little he was very sick, unable to digest foods and spent a lot of time in hospital. I looked for the best possible  nutritional advice and came across Lucy Burney. This recipe is from her book ‘optimum nutrition […]

Sunflower and oat topped wholemeal brown bread recipe

Sunflower and oat topped wholemeal brown bread recipe

As part of our back to basics effort I have begun regularly baking my own bread again. This is my favourite recipe and always provides a good loaf. I make up a large batch of dough at a time, after the first rising I divide the dough into three […]

Floorboards and memories

Floorboards and memories

  I was sanding the floorboards of C4’s now vacated bedroom. I’m on my knees scrubbing away with my wire wool and detox spray when I was eye to eye with the plug socket. I remembered the last time I was in this position was […]

Natural washing up liquid

Natural washing up liquid

Am trying to move over to living a greener and thrifty life, respecting Gaia and tuning in to the earths vibrations. This move takes time to really research and source natural unadulterated biodegradable products. Am using up all my eco friendly brand name produce, I want […]

Vegan Strawberry Ice cream

Vegan Strawberry Ice cream

Ingredients:                                                                        Serves 4  20 mins churning 1 pint of single soya […]

Rubies in the rubble rhubarb and ginger jam

Rubies in the rubble rhubarb and ginger jam

This recipe has been a faithful friend for many years, copied from a magazine years ago, every year it proves itself a joy to make. This morning I was up early to pick the rhubarb stalks and do the preparation so late this afternoon it will be ready to boil. […]

Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice

  ‘The longest day, a mid-point, where the sun stands still upon the horizon. This marks the height of summer and the solar principle in its full radiance while the earth too is reaching fullness. On the map of human existence, mid-life is a time […]