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Saturday, March 31st, 2012

The winter really does seem to have come to an end – much earlier than usual, but nonetheless very welcome. We had a very cold stretch and the warm weather, open windows and flowers bursting into bloom feel like a very sudden contrast. We’ve been existing on winter comfort food for months – and to […]

Cabbages and Roses Northcote Stars and Stripes

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

  Here are my Northcote blocks all sewn together – on a not terribly bright day. The colors are much brighter than this in reality, but getting a true to colour photo seems to be a big no-no today. I’m now thinking borders, although I should really be thinking DESIGN for the new bee that’s […]


Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

  Sometimes there are days when the only thing to do is eat cake 🙂 Victoria Sponge courtesy of Saint Delia. Utterly divine! Helen

A little bit of England…in Switzerland

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Yesterday we held our annual Mulled Wine, Mince Pies and Christmas Carols party. It’s a couple of hours of Englishness in our little part of Switzerland. Over the years I’ve moved the party from before Christmas to after – a lot of people are away skiing, but those who aren’t generally have time and seem […]

Easy-Peasy Paella

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

It’s very, very hot here and that means that my kitchen – thanks to the ever-warm AGA – has turned into a sauna and is to be avoided at all costs. We’re living on cold meats, cheeses and salads, together with very good Swiss bread….and leftovers of this… Paella leftovers are the best leftovers ever. […]