Books and Cookies

Honestly – is there a better combination in the world than books and cookies? Being the sloth that I am, I’m combining two blog posts in one today: first joining the wonderful monthly Virtual Tea Party as hosted by my dear friend Su from over at Zimmerbitch, and shamelessly taking advantage of you being distractedContinue reading “Books and Cookies”

Virtual Tea Party 2020 – Christmas Edition

Today is the final Virtual Afternoon Tea for this year – and what a strange and frightening year it has been. Su’s wonderful idea to bring us all together over our favorite tea treats and have a little chat each month was one of few highlights I had the great pleasure to enjoy this year.Continue reading “Virtual Tea Party 2020 – Christmas Edition”

The Changing Seasons – November 2020

I know, I know – I’m late for Changing Seasons party! Sorry! As always, it’s hosted by my dear friend Su from over at Zimmerbitch – do yourself a favor and visit her fabulous blog if you haven’t already. This month’s theme is quite easy to detect: it’s trees and leaves. November started really beautifulContinue reading “The Changing Seasons – November 2020”

Last Photo of November 2020

Last photo on the SD card Nov 2020 Brian at Bushboy’s World had the fun idea of posting the last photo of each month, without editing or explanation. The rules are simple: 1. Post the last photo on your SD card and/or last photo on your phone for the 30th November. 2. No editing –Continue reading “Last Photo of November 2020”

A Piece of Heaven

  My dear friend Su has come up with the fabulous idea to host a virtual tea party each month, indulging us with her wonderful photos of delicious food, beautiful china and great tea.   Today I’m going to serve you a piece of heaven. Yes, that’s right – heaven. Because if you ever get the chance to eatContinue reading “A Piece of Heaven”

The Changing Seasons – July 2020

  It’s time again for the wonderful challenge The Changing Seasons hosted by my dear friend Su from Zimmerbitch! Apart from reading books – (The Cockroach by Ian McEwan, How the Dead Speak by Val McDermid, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins, The Near Witch by V. E. Schwab, Hear the Wind Sing by HarukiContinue reading “The Changing Seasons – July 2020”

The Changing Seasons – June 2020 & Corvid 2020 Wrap-Up

It’s time again for the wonderful challenge The Changing Seasons hosted by my dear friend Su from Zimmerbitch! And also, because I failed to do so yet, I’m including my wrap-up for Tracy‘s wonderful Corvid 2020 Weekly Challenge, that, like all good things have to at one point, has come to an end.   I haven’t taken manyContinue reading “The Changing Seasons – June 2020 & Corvid 2020 Wrap-Up”

The Raspberry Mystery

  My dear friend Su has come up with the fabulous idea to host a virtual tea party each month, indulging us with her wonderful photos of delicious food, beautiful china and great tea.     It’s a truth universally acknowledged that whenever fresh raspberries are anywhere near me, they vanish into thin air almost instantaneously. Scientists have beenContinue reading “The Raspberry Mystery”

The Changing Seasons – May 2020

  It’s time again for the wonderful challenge The Changing Seasons hosted by my dear friend Su from Zimmerbitch!   May presented itself with a lot of “firsts“…   …like the first rhubarb of the year that I stewed into a compote and served with warm semolina, a childhood favorite of mine that I still look forward toContinue reading “The Changing Seasons – May 2020”

Corvid-2020 weekly Challenge #10

  My wonderful friend Tracy from over at Reflections of An Untidy Mind started a lovely new blog challenge nine weeks ago – the Corvid 2020 Weekly Challenge. Here’s a little snippet from her, so you know what it’s all about: “Corvids are birds belonging to the Corvidae family, encompassing ravens, crows, magpies, jays and nutcrackers. So peruseContinue reading “Corvid-2020 weekly Challenge #10”