Jane’s Journal

A Room of One’s Own.

A Room of One’s Own.

Guys, I’m excited. I’m getting a room of my own. A home office/writing room/art studio, ladycave? So this is the story. When we built this house, eleven years ago, I had a completely different life to the one I have now. I worked outside the […]

Flapjacks

Flapjacks

Great to see this little woman up and about after days of being terribly sick. The sun came out for five minutes between gales to celebrate, and we made flapjacks. Because they’re easy and cosy, plus they smell great. Flapjacks 175g/60z butter 175g/60z brown sugar […]

Easy Breakfast Ideas for Kids

Easy Breakfast Ideas for Kids

Easy Breakfast Muffins You will need: 1/2 bananas mashed 3 eggs 100g self-raising flour 2tbsp golden or maple syrup 80-120 ml of olive oil or melted coconut oil (cooled) 50g chopped nuts, pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts. 2 tsp of cinnamon or mixed spice 2 tsp of […]

In The Bleak Midwinter

In The Bleak Midwinter

In the bleak midwinter Frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone: Snow had fallen, snow on snow Snow on snow, In the bleak mid-winter, Long ago. – From ‘The Bleak Midwinter’ a poem by Christina Rossetti 1830 – 1894 […]

Creamy Tomato & Coconut Soup

Creamy Tomato & Coconut Soup

Here’s a quick and easy soup to make winter easier and life tastier…. Creamy Tomato & Coconut Soup… You will need… 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion (chopped) 2 cloves of garlic (chopped) 1 tsp paprika half tsp chilli flakes 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 […]