cooking, reading, loving, dreaming :: May

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This month, I am…

cooking … our favourite biscuits. My mother-in-law’s Ginger Snaps are the quickest, easiest and tastiest biccies around. The trickiest bit is resisting the temptation to eat an entire batch of them!

reading… about wildflowers in The Concise British Flora In Colour, which I picked up in a charity bookshop for 50p. This year, I’m determined to learn the names of the flowers that I see in the meadows and on the verges. To date, I’ve identified: Cuckoo Flower, Herb Robert, Red Clover, Common Vetch, Stitchwort and Jack-by-the-Hedge. Such mellifluous names.

loving… the beautiful late spring light. Sitting at my kitchen table with the early evening sunshine streaming in through the sash window is my favourite time of day. I’ve been collecting images of lovely light over on Pinterest.

dreaming… of a wild adventure by the sea. We’re visiting Fore Adventure in a couple of weeks, and I can’t wait.

What are you cooking, reading, loving and dreaming of this month?



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  • I used to love making ginger biscuits with my children when they were younger. Haven’t made any for a long time. I have set myself a challenge to bake or make something I haven’t made before or not for a long time this year so may be ginger biscuits should be one on my list. I have read two very good books so far this month The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton and The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins.

  • Recently have baked your rhubarb and orange cake and we all fell in love with it, no doubt it will become a favourite. Reading the Happy Tree (persephone books) although it isn’t; loving new sock yarn (wendy roam fusion) and dreaming of summery days away.

  • I’m still trying to avoid gluten yeast and dairy, so I’ve been roasting chickpeas with red oinion and a bit of spice. Reading lots of blogs trying to catch up, loving this time of year all the greens and yay the Bluebells in the woods. Dreaming of improved energy levels and Summer plans
    Clare x

  • OH MY GOODNESS, Laura!!! I just found you via my beloved Jeska from Lobster & Swan over on Instagram. I feel like a kid in a candy store right now! Yours is exactly the kind of blog I adore – pretty things, books, food. I can’t wait to read through your site and follow your adventures from here on out!

  • i’ve just discovered how much more amazing burgers are (turkey in this case) with a generous tablespoon of miso added to the mixture. will be on repeat at our place for a while i’d say.

    i’m reading anna jones “a modern way to cook” and also tara o’brady’s “seven spoons” (<– where i found the miso burger recipe) and salivating a lot

    i'm loving how it feels to be working from our new office – a little studio we have recently completed that lives a little way down our garden. we call it the cabin in the woods as there's tree views from every window

    and dreaming/planning some new zealand adventures for later in the year -including going to walk one of NZ's great walks over christmas.

    (love your light-filled pinterest board!)