The best things in life are free

Hi everyone. As I recover from the news I’ve just watched of the government’s plans for the quite drastic 4 July lockdown easing, I want to talk about free (and nearly free) stuff today. Yes, I am going to stay in my little garden sanctuary world ignoring all our new freedoms and you’ll have toContinue reading “The best things in life are free”

Life in the slow lane with a Mai Tai cocktail

Greetings everyone. Last night I made Mai Tai cocktails. The recipe I used is here. It doesn’t give exact amounts as just mentions 1 part or 2 parts of each ingredient. I used 40 ml for each part. If I made this again I think I would reduce this a bit as it was VERYContinue reading “Life in the slow lane with a Mai Tai cocktail”

The Colours of Summer

Hi everyone. I know it’s been a rainy old day today here in the UK, but now the sun is out, all the trees are looking so lush and green, and I’m feeling a bit summery. I’m not really buying clothes now as, quite frankly, I have more than enough already. My aspiration of aContinue reading “The Colours of Summer”

Champagne Mojitos and belated BBQ

Good evening, morning, whatever to you all. This is going to be a quick post as I have a BBQ to arrange. We were going to do one last night but the typically unpredictable British weather had other plans and we decided to postpone to tonight. On the menu is rump steak with a homemadeContinue reading “Champagne Mojitos and belated BBQ”

Fancy a cuppa?

Don’t be a mug, read my blog… ha ha🤣 How are you all? Just wondering what sort of mug you prefer? Big, small, chunky, delicate, patterned or plain? For me I think the type of mug you choose is pretty important in the enjoyment of the beverage.. what it looks like, the history of theContinue reading “Fancy a cuppa?”

Waffle garden tour

Hi, how are you all doing? I think for the first time today I don’t feel quite so bored. Writing “The Waffle”is always fun for me, hopefully as reading it is for you!? So, let’s start off with a socially distant tour of The Waffle estate. Everything is looking so lush and green. Honestly, ifContinue reading “Waffle garden tour”

Weekend blog-a-log

Hello and Happy Sunday everyone. Hands up who’s bored? Me for one. What a boring weekend. They all seem to be the same these days. I feel like life is passing me by in its nothingness direction, where we are all stuck in this limbo of sort of coming out of lockdown but really not.Continue reading “Weekend blog-a-log”

Sea bass tagine and rhubarb and crumble ice cream

Hi, how are you all? What’s cooking in your kitchen tonight? The other day I made this rhubarb and crumble ice cream, from the Good Housekeeping June issue. The rhubarb is made into a sweet syrup and puréed before swirling through double cream and condensed milk, with really chunky homemade sweet and buttery crumble bitsContinue reading “Sea bass tagine and rhubarb and crumble ice cream”

Gail’s money saving tips (Part 1)

Hi everyone. Anyone who knows me knows that I really like to get a bargain. I get a real buzz out of it and I’ve always been of the opinion that I’d rather spend a bit less so that I can work a bit less! I thought I’d share a few money saving tips withContinue reading “Gail’s money saving tips (Part 1)”