Homemade skincare (deodorant)

Both hubby & I have to be very careful what we put onto our skin,  then after menopause hit I feel like I'm caring for a whole different body, my previously oily skin now a lot drier amongst other issues. The lovely handmade artisan products have been our staple for a while, but after a …

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Stuff I like – Lineagewear leggings

  Update October 2018 - sadly it looks like Lineagewear are no longer in business so links have been removed.. We all have stuff that we really like/love and happily recommend to friends, family, clients and even folk we meet in passing, so when this offer of 10% off for refer a friend on the …

So he wanted a ‘Jayne Hat’…

After finding several pages with photo's from the Firefly series & some with knitting patterns - I didn't get the 'right feel' from them... so researched ear flap hats and found this little beauty from Alaskaknitnat.com A trip to Knight & Lee (part of John Lewis) and Paul picked some yarn - omg it was …

Socks & Chickpeas :) (Onion hummus)

  This is a double kinda post, having a mega de-clutter I found some handmade woollen socks knit for me probably 25-30 yrs ago & they are lovely & comfortable, so I found an Easy Peasy Sock pattern and finally got to John Lewis last week to purchase some needles (having previously given all mine …

What to do with windfall apples..

Paul was given a load of windfall apples, after he'd sorted them he thought to make apple juice (not enough for cider allegedly!) So using the trusty Bamix & Chufamix, we blitzed all the apples down with 1/2 pt water in each batch - Paul then decided there'd be enough juice to have a go …