An old family recipe for basic fairy cakes..

In Family, Food, Lifestyle by A Phoenix from the Ashes

This is such a simple recipe that was probably the first thing that my Mum taught me as a child. It makes just simple Victoria Sponge fairy cakes. A recipe that I remember as 6,6,6 & 3 You will need: 6oz of Self Raising Flour Sifted 6oz of Soft Margarine or Soft Butter 6oz of Caster Sugar 3 Eggs (Preferably …

Mothers Day 2012

In Entertainment, Family, Food, Health, Lifestyle by A Phoenix from the Ashes

I would like to say that my Mothers Day was relaxing and tranquil… It wasn’t.  However, it was full of fun, family and laughter.  So yes, even though I crashed on the sofa at 10pm from sheer exhaustion, I did have a wonderful day.  For that I would like to thank every person that shared it with me.  Especially my …

Morning Coffee with a View….

In Family, Food, Lifestyle by A Phoenix from the Ashes

It is freezing in Hertfordshire today, so I was really happy to go for a coffee this morning with my brother to our local Farm Shop, Pearce’s. Pearce’s Farm Shop has opened the doors to its new café which is absolutely beautiful. It backs onto open fields, really spacious, clean with friendly staff and great food. I for one was …

A little bit of fresh air to blow the cobwebs away.

In Family, Health, Lifestyle by A Phoenix from the Ashes

Poorly child I have been stuck inside for three days with Master A (age 5) as he has been quite poorly with a high temperature and cold. To be honest, we have been surviving on next to no sleep and getting quite tetchy.  We have been craving fresh air. Today may be the turning point. Hooray! Master A seems happier …

A little insight into my Naughty Little Dog!

In Family, Food, Health, Lifestyle by A Phoenix from the Ashes

My dog, a labrador (Gundog Breed) who quite frankly is in disgrace and she knows it! There are probably people out there reading this who may come across this problem a lot in their home lives… Misbehaving dogs. My dog decided that whilst I was putting poorly son (Master A, age 5) to bed, she would reach onto the worktop …