Exciting News!

Where to begin… So now Christmas has passed and we’re into our third month of 2019 I thought it was about time to sit and write a little for This Is Me! I’ve been busy sorting our little cottage out after three years of neglect while I studied, recently having my official graduation allowing me…

Festive Bakes

Christmas Pudding Cupcakes Makes 16-18 cupcakes 16-18 muffin cases2 x 12 Muffin Tins200g Unsalted Butter (At room temperature)100g Soft Brown Sugar100g Caster Sugar1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract3 eggs1 Tablespoon Baking Powder250g Plain Flour220g Mincemeat (Mince Pie Filling) Pre-heat oven to 160°C for fan assisted or 180°C non fan assisted. (320°F) In a mixer/ mixing bowl place…

It’s the season for pumpkin picking!!!

After an exhausting summer I’m looking forward to autumn and what it has to offer. I’ve already got the chunky knits out from the depths of my walk in and have enjoyed a few cozy nights in front of the fire, whilst watching strictly and enjoying one or two glasses of red wine. It’s one…

A Perfect Dinner Party…

I love to spend time with friends and family and more often than not that involves some sort of food and drink. Throughout my twenties I spent many evenings catching up with friends and trying out new restaurants but due to the quiet nature of the old market town I live in our options were…

A little update on where I’m at with life…

We’ve just started summer break and for the first time in 3 years I’m free to enjoy it with my family. I’ve spent many moments over the past 3 years wishing I had given more time to Olivia and Toby feeling the pull of being a full time working mum. Having previously spent 5 years…

‘Orange Soup, Please Mummy!’

Today was a day to relax and enjoy my Toby’s company. He has me going stir crazy most of the time but there are many moments through out my days with him that in the midst of the madness he melts my heart. I sat with him this morning in a local coffee shop where…

Buttermilk Pancakes with Whipped Vanilla Cream

The Ultimate Buttermilk Pancakes Serves 4 300g (2 Cups) Plain Flour 2 teaspoons Baking Powder 1 teaspoon Baking Soda ½ teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons Sugar 560ml (2 Cups) Buttermilk 80ml (1/3 cup) Milk 2 Eggs lightly beat 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract 3 Tablespoons butter melted and a little more for the pan/griddle Pre heat pan/griddle…